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Sony HDR-CX450 vs Zoom Q8

Sony HDR-CX450 vs Zoom Q8

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Sony HDR-CX450
Zoom Q8

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has a digital zoom of 350x, however the Zoom Q8 is only a 4x (digital) camcorder (346x 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has an image stabilizer, however the Zoom Q8 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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 is a 3" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" larger than the Zoom Q8 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 features wi-Fi, whereas the Zoom Q8 does not feature wi-Fi.
10g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX450 has a weight of 250g, whereas the Zoom Q8 is a 260g weight camcorder (10g 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 £99
The Sony HDR-CX450 is £99.01 cheaper than the Zoom Q8.
Significantly better user reviews
Based on 4 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony HDR-CX450 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Zoom Q8 is 71% (based on 17 reviews).
2 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Zoom Q8 is 3MP sensor. That's 0.71MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX450 (3MP). 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.

12 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
32% smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-CX450 is only 2.29MP sensor. That's 0.71MP smaller than the Zoom Q8 (3MP). 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.

Fewer sellers
The Sony HDR-CX450 is only stocked by 2 shops, but the Zoom Q8 is stocked by 14 shops. Read more
The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
87x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a digital zoom of 4x, however the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (346x bigger). 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.

0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Zoom Q8 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Sony HDR-CX450 (2.7"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Zoom Q8 does not feature wi-Fi, however the Sony HDR-CX450 features wi-Fi.
10g heavier Edit
The Zoom Q8 has a weight of 260g, whereas the Sony HDR-CX450 is a 250g weight camcorder (10g 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 £99
The Zoom Q8 is £99.01 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX450.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Zoom Q8 is only 71%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX450 is 100% (based on 4 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.29MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
350x
BEST
4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 35mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
26.8 - 804 Unknown - Click to provide data
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Night
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Sunrise
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Metering
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)
BEST
 Evaluative (Multi-pattern)

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
Image Quality Adjustment
 Brightness
 Brightness

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MOV
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MOV
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 4032 x 2272

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,700mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
250g
BEST
260g
Height
59.5mm 69mm
Depth
128.5mm 158mm
Width
57mm 48mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Lens Cover Included
 Lens cover included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Channels
5.1channels Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
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