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Sony FDR-X1000 vs Sony HDR-PJ540

Sony FDR-X1000 vs Sony HDR-PJ540

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Sony FDR-X1000
Sony HDR-PJ540

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
32% bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony FDR-X1000 is 13.5MP sensor. That's 4.3MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ540 (9.2MP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

236g lighter Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a weight of 89g, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 325g weight camcorder (236g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Cheaper by £280
The Sony FDR-X1000 is £280.39 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ540.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
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Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
Older by five months
The Sony FDR-X1000 is five months older than the Sony HDR-PJ540.
4 Reasons Against
4.3MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-PJ540 is only 9.2MP sensor, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 13.5MP sensor camcorder (4.3MP bigger). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is a 325g weight camcorder. That's 236g heavier than the Sony FDR-X1000 (325g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

£280 more expensive
The Sony HDR-PJ540 is more expensive than the Sony FDR-X1000 by £280.39.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Sony HDR-PJ540, but 4 retailers sell the Sony FDR-X1000. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Awards

2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Ultimate
Pocket Lint: Hot Product
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Average User Rating

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Date Released

46 months Ago 41 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year No data

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
13.5MP
BEST
9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.8 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 1.9 - 57
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shoe mounting point

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
BEST
 action cam
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Smartphone Remote Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smartphone remote support
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
Shock Proof Up to
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to
10m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
BEST
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

Still Image

Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g
BEST
325g
Height
51.7mm 66.5mm
Depth
88.9mm 121mm
Width
24.4mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Spotlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Spotlight
Interface
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Type
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 - 4
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Yes,Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
USB Port
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
 USB cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Waterproof
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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