JVC GC-XA1 vs Sony HDR-PJ240

JVC GC-XA1
Sony HDR-PJ240

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Amazon UK
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Standard delivery: £7.99
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Amazon UK
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Standard delivery: £7.99

Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Lighter Edit
The JVC GC-XA1 is a 126g weight camcorder. That's 84g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ240 (210g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

£207 cheaper
The JVC GC-XA1 is £207 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ240.
Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
315x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is a 320x (digital) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-XA1 is only a 5x (digital) camcorder (315x smaller). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Better selling
The Sony HDR-PJ240 ranks No. 70296 by number of sales, but the JVC GC-XA1 ranks No. 146912.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The JVC GC-XA1 has a digital zoom of 5x. That's 315x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ240 (320x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Over one year older
The JVC GC-XA1 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ240 by 19 months.
Worse selling
The JVC GC-XA1 ranks No. 146912 by sales volume, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ240 ranks No. 70296.
3 Reasons Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ240 has a weight of 210g, but the JVC GC-XA1 is a 126g weight camcorder (84g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £207
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is £207 more expensive than the JVC GC-XA1.
Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ240 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the JVC GC-XA1 is stocked by 2 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.

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Date Released

57 months Ago 37 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
5MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 27x
Digital Zoom
5x 320x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
BEST
 Digital
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.8 - 804\\n29.8 - 1609.2
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.1 - 57
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Display

Display Diagonal
1.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
BEST
 action cam

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Red
 Black
 Red

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG

Audio

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
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
126g
BEST
210g
Height
53mm 59.5mm
Depth
35mm 128mm
Width
74mm 59mm

Other Features

Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9 - 4
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Freeze-Resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freeze-resistant
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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