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Panasonic HC-V777 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

Panasonic HC-V777 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Panasonic HC-V777
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Vastly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 has a total megapixels of 24MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (21.71MP smaller). 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.

Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 is a 24MP camcorder. That's 21.71MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
Vastly higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 12.76MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (10.47MP lower).
3D Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 is 3D, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is not 3D.
5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder. That's 10x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V777 (30x). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a digital zoom of 350x, however the Panasonic HC-V777 is only a 50x (digital) camcorder (300x 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.

46g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, whereas the Panasonic HC-V777 is a 354g weight camcorder (46g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

7 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 selling
The Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 47338 by number of sales, whereas the Panasonic HC-V777 ranks No. 611187.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V777 is only 20x (optical), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

300x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 is a 50x (digital) camcorder. That's 300x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (350x). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 is a 354g weight camcorder. That's 46g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Panasonic HC-V777, however 8 shops sell the Sony HDR-PJ620. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Worse selling
The Panasonic HC-V777 ranks No. 611187 by sales volume, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 47338.
4 Reasons Against
10x smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP sensor. That's 21.71MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-V777 (2.29MP). 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.

Significantly lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29MP, whereas the Panasonic HC-V777 is a 24MP camcorder (21.71MP higher).
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP (movie mode). That's 10.47MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V777 (2.29MP).
Older by one month
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is one month older than the Panasonic HC-V777.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
24MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.6
BEST
 1/1.6
Sensor Type
 BSI
 BSI
Effective Megapixels (image)
24MP
BEST
2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
12.76MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
50x 350x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9 - 57

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
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
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash

Shutter

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Formats Supported
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
354g 308g
BEST
Height
65mm 66.5mm
Depth
139mm 130.5mm
Width
73mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 HDMI
 USB
 AC
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
 USB charging
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