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Sony FDR-X1000 vs Sony HDR-AS200

Sony FDR-X1000 vs Sony HDR-AS200

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Sony FDR-X1000
Sony HDR-AS200

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a total megapixels of 13.5MP. That's 4.7MP bigger than the Sony HDR-AS200 (8.8MP). 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.

19mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm. That's 19mm shorter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (21.8mm).
Cheaper by £25
The Sony FDR-X1000 costs £159.60, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is £185.00.
Better selling
The Sony FDR-X1000 ranks No. 15519 by number of sales, but the Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 23253.
Better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony FDR-X1000 is 85% based on 10 reviews, but the average rating of the Sony HDR-AS200 is 80% (based on 1 review).
6 Reasons For
84% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 14.3mm longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (17.1mm).
67% smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 0.2m smaller than the Sony FDR-X1000 (0.3m).
A lot deeper waterproof up to Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a waterproof up to of 16m, however the Sony FDR-X1000 is only a 10m waterproof depth camcorder (6m shallower).
Longer battery life (max) Edit
Sony HDR-AS200 is 2h battery life. That's 1.5h longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (2h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder. That's 21g lighter than the Sony FDR-X1000 (68g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Six times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder (14.3mm longer).
0.2m bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a closest focusing distance of 0.5m, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 0.3m closest focusing distance camcorder (0.2m smaller).
60% shallower waterproof up to Edit
Sony FDR-X1000 is only 10m waterproof depth. That's 6m shallower than the Sony HDR-AS200 (16m).
Significantly shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 0.5h battery life camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2h battery life camcorder (1.5h longer). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a weight of 89g, but the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder (21g lighter). 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
The Sony FDR-X1000 is only stocked by 4 shops, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is stocked by 5 stores. 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.
5 Reasons Against
4.7MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is an 8.8MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 13.5MP sensor camcorder (4.7MP 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.

Significantly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 21.8mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm shorter).
£25 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AS200 is more expensive than the Sony FDR-X1000 by £25.40.
Worse selling
The Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 23253 by sales volume, however the Sony FDR-X1000 ranks No. 15519.
Lower expert review Score
The Sony HDR-AS200's average expert rating is 80%, however the Sony FDR-X1000's is 85% (based on 10 reviews).

Awards

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

Average User Rating

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Date Released

46 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
13.5MP
BEST
8.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm 17.1mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm
BEST
21.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.8 17.1 - 21.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 17.1 - 21.8

Storage

Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m 0.3m
BEST
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 - 1,1/10000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Camera

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

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 White
 White
Shock Proof Up to
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to
10m 16m
BEST

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 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
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.5h 2h
BEST
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion NP-BX1 Lithium-ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g 68g
BEST
Height
51.7mm 46.5mm
Depth
88.9mm 81.5mm
Width
24.4mm 24.2mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Windows & Mac
Lens Focal Range
2.8 17.1 - 21.8
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB Micro USB
Cable Type
Micro USB Micro USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
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 Yes - Play Memories Home
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
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
 HDMI out
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.4mm 24.2mm
USB Cable
 USB cable
 USB cable
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
 Wireless connection

Projector

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

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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