Sony FDR-X1000 vs Transcend DrivePro 100

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Sony FDR-X1000
Transcend DrivePro 100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

15% shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm, however the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 3.21mm minimum focal length camcorder (0.41mm longer).
50% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 0.5m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.25m smaller than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (0.75m).
Waterproof Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is waterproof, whereas the Transcend DrivePro 100 is not waterproof.
7 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Transcend DrivePro 100 is 3.21mm maximum focal length, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is only a 2.8mm maximum focal length camcorder (0.41mm shorter).
Significantly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 4lx smaller than the Sony FDR-X1000 (2lx).
6fps higher video capturing speed Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 30fps video capturing speed camcorder. That's 6fps higher than the Sony FDR-X1000 (30fps).
16.4g lighter Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a weight of 72.6g, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is an 89g weight camcorder (16.4g 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 £205
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is £205.01 cheaper than the Sony FDR-X1000.
5 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.
Better manufacturer's guarantee by one year
The Transcend DrivePro 100 comes with a two year guarantee from the manufacturer, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 has a one year guarantee.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
15% shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm. That's 0.41mm shorter than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (3.21mm).
4lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a minimum illumination of 6lx, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 2lx minimum illumination camcorder (4lx smaller).
Lower video capturing speed Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a video capturing speed of 24fps, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 is a 30fps video capturing speed camcorder (6fps higher).
Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is an 89g weight camcorder. That's 16.4g heavier than the Transcend DrivePro 100 (72.6g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£205 more expensive
The Sony FDR-X1000 is more expensive than the Transcend DrivePro 100 by £205.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 retailers sells the Sony FDR-X1000, however 8 stores sell the Transcend DrivePro 100. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
One month years shorter manufacturer's guarantee
The Sony FDR-X1000 comes with a manufacturer's guarantee of one year, but the Transcend DrivePro 100 has a one year guarantee.
4 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony FDR-X1000 does. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Transcend DrivePro 100 is 3.21mm minimum focal length. That's 0.41mm longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (3.21mm).
A lot bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 has a closest focusing distance of 0.75m, however the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 0.5m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.25m smaller).
Not waterproof Edit
The Transcend DrivePro 100 is not waterproof, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is.

Awards

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Date Released

43 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 2 Years

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm 3.21mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm
BEST
3.21mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.8 3.21
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 3.21

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
BEST
0.75m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.4"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
BEST
 action cam
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx 2lx
BEST
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
24fps 30fps
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 H.264
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 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
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
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 0.5h
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Lithium-Polymer 470 mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g 72.6g
BEST
Height
51.7mm 683mm
Depth
88.9mm 344mm
Width
24.4mm 631mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
2.8 3.21
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB USB 2.0
Cable Type
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
 Windows operating systems supported
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Other Features
Yes,Play Memories Home G Sensor
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
17.1mm 22.8mm
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 631 x 683 x 344
USB Cable
 USB cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Waterproof
 Waterproof
BEST
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.1cm
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 631 x 683 x 344
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Battery,12V car adapter
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