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5 Best Shoulder Camcorders in the UK - September 2019

Updated 29 August 2019 by Matthew
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5 best shoulder camcorders

Which Are the Best Shoulder Camcorders?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best shoulder camcorders? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best shoulder camcorders are:


What Shoulder Camcorder to Buy in September 2019?

Let's take a look at the top 5 shoulder camcorders currently for sale in the UK, compared side by side:

Best Buy
JVC GZ-RY980H Sony HXRNX100 Canon XC15 Panasonic HCX1000E Blackmagic Design URSA EF
JVC GZ-RY980H Sony HXRNX100 Canon XC15 Panasonic HCX1000E Blackmagic Design URSA EF
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18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
14.2MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1.8kg
7.42h
BATTERY LIFE
13.36MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
955g
4K
RESOLUTION
1.83h
BATTERY LIFE
18.91MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.6kg
7.4kg
4K
RESOLUTION
4"
OPTICAL
60
Brand Rating
Good Brand
96
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
15 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
89
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
65
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
87
Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
82
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
14 Months Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
87
Reviews
9 Reviews + 2 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
68
Age
5 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good
51
Brand Rating
Average Brand
71
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
60
Value for Money
Good
66
Age
5 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good
A high image quality and top-quality 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof. A fully featured but 4 year old 12x optical zoom, 1.8kg video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. The latest shoulder camcorder on the market. It has an image stabilizer, a built-in display and a built-in microphone and supports HDMI. Owners report that this video camera has good controls, it's well designed but it has a bad screen. It's a fully featured and award winning 20x optical zoom, 1.6kg video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site and a massive 18.91MP total megapixels. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. A good spec but 5 year old 7.4kg 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution camcorder, with ok reviews. It has an interchangeable lens, a built-in display and an optical sensor size of 4/3" and is Full HD.
18 Reasons For
Lighter
50% Bigger Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Full HD
34% Faster Maximum Frame Rate
27% Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)
Face Detection
Remote Operation
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
4.05h Longer Video Recording Time
Waterproof
Better Kagoo Score
£332 Cheaper
8 Reasons For
Image Stabilizer
471mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Full HD
13% Larger Display Diagonal
Remote Operation
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
43% Longer Maximum Battery Life
10 Reasons For
Higher Maximum Video Resolution
Image Stabilizer
Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Newer by Three Years
A Bit Better Expert Reviews
Significantly Better User Reviews
Better Brand
15 Reasons For
34% Bigger Optical Zoom
23% Bigger Total Megapixels
Image Stabilizer
50% Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Full HD
Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Larger Display Diagonal
1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution
Built-in Microphone
HDMI
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
More Shops Are Selling it
More Popular
Two More Awards
4 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Interchangeable Lens
Full HD
3" Larger Optical Sensor Size
15 Reasons Against
A Lot Smaller Optical Zoom
0.010000000000002MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
0.4 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
23% Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
A Lot Lower Maximum Aperture Number
3" Smaller Optical Sensor Size
5.94MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Smaller Display Diagonal
Lower Still Image Resolution
Shorter Maximum Battery Life
Not As Many Stockists
Less Popular
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
8x Smaller Optical Zoom
Vastly Heavier
4.71MP Smaller Total Megapixels
Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution
Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1.4 Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Hugely Smaller Optical Sensor Size
Worse Kagoo Score
£332 More Expensive
Less Retailers
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
16 Reasons Against
Smaller Optical Zoom
897g Heavier
30% Smaller Total Megapixels
Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom
Higher Minimum Aperture Number
Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
7% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal
5.59h Shorter Maximum Battery Life
90% Shorter Video Recording Time
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £1,207
Fewer Sellers
One Less Award
14 Reasons Against
Heavier
Lower Maximum Video Resolution
190x Smaller Digital Zoom
1,020mm Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
4% Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
68% Lower Maximum Aperture Number
Smaller Optical Sensor Size
5.15MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by £707
Older by Over Three Years
Expert Review Rating is Moderately Worse
User Review Rating is Hugely Worse
Worse Brand
12 Reasons Against
7.3kg Heavier
Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer
50% Slower Maximum Frame Rate
Does Not Have a Built-in Flash
Does Not Support HDMI
Worse Kagoo Score
£1,308 More Expensive
Fewer Sellers
Over Four Years Older
Less Popular
Significantly Lower User Review Score
Worse Brand
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JVC GZ-RY980H

£791.70
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JVC GZ-RY980H

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JVC GZ-RY980H
18.9MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
58g
5h
BATTERY LIFE
1440 X 1080
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
3"
SCREEN SIZE
200x
(DIGITAL)
4.5h
VIDEO

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a Kagoo Score of 80. With a price tag of £791.70 this camcorder is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the JVC GZ-RY980H or read our article on whether you should buy a JVC camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.9MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Lighter than average (58g)
Has an image stabilizer
Long maximum battery life (5h)

A high image quality and top-quality 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution video camera. It has an image stabilizer and an interchangeable lens, supports HDMI and is waterproof.

96
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
15 Months Old
80
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

18 Reasons For for Choosing the JVC GZ-RY980H

Lighter

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58g camcorder. That's 7.3kg lighter than the Blackmagic Design URSA EF (7.4kg), 897g lighter than the Canon XC15 (955g), 1.5kg lighter than the Panasonic HCX1000E (1.6kg) and 1.7kg lighter than the Sony HXRNX100 (1.8kg). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

50% Bigger Digital Zoom

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 200x (digital) camcorder. That's 198x bigger than the Canon XC15 (2x) and 190x bigger than the Panasonic HCX1000E (10x). 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

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an image stabilizer, and so do the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Interchangeable Lens

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an interchangeable lens (as does the Blackmagic Design URSA EF), whereas the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 do not have this feature. More ...

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Full HD

The JVC GZ-RY980H is Full HD, and so are the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100, whereas the Canon XC15 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

34% Faster Maximum Frame Rate

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 120fps camcorder. That's 60fps faster than the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Sony HXRNX100 (60fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

27% Higher Effective Megapixels (Image)

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 14MP camcorder. That's 2MP higher than the Canon XC15 (12MP) and 5.15MP higher than the Panasonic HCX1000E (8.85MP). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Face Detection

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a face detection, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 do not. More ...

'Face Detection' indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

Remote Operation

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports remote operation (as does the Sony HXRNX100), however the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15 and the Panasonic HCX1000E do not support this feature. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Built-in Microphone

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a built-in microphone (as do the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

HDMI

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports HDMI, and so do the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The JVC GZ-RY980H features Wi-Fi, and so do the Canon XC15 and the Panasonic HCX1000E, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Sony HXRNX100 do not. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports Near Field Communication (NFC), and so does the Panasonic HCX1000E, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15 and the Sony HXRNX100 do not. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

Bluetooth

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports bluetooth, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 do not support this feature. More ...

'Bluetooth' indicates whether the camcorder supports bluetooth, a communication protocol frequently used with accessories such as wireless flash units.

4.05h Longer Video Recording Time

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a video recording time of 4.5h, however the Canon XC15 is only a 0.45h video recording time camcorder (4.05h shorter). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Waterproof

The JVC GZ-RY980H is waterproof, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 are not. More ...

'Waterproof' denotes whether the camcorder is resistant against liquid - so can be safely immersed in water without causing problems.

Waterproof cameras allow you to safely take your camera out on a boat or to the beach without worrying about damage. It also allows for some visually stunning underwater videos!

Better Kagoo Score

The JVC GZ-RY980H has received a Kagoo Score of 80, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF scored only 69, the Canon XC15 scored 77, the Panasonic HCX1000E scored 77 and the Sony HXRNX100 scored 78.

£332 Cheaper

The JVC GZ-RY980H costs £791.70, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is £2,100.00, the Canon XC15 is £1,999.00, the Panasonic HCX1000E is £1,499.00 and the Sony HXRNX100 is £1,123.99.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the JVC GZ-RY980H

A Lot Smaller Optical Zoom

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an optical zoom of 10x (as does the Canon XC15), but the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 20x optical zoom camcorder (10x bigger) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 12x optical zoom camcorder (2x bigger). 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.

0.010000000000002MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a total megapixels of 18.9MP, however the Canon XC15 is a 13.36MP camcorder (5.54MP smaller), the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 18.91MP camcorder (0.010000000000002MP bigger) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 14.2MP camcorder (4.7MP smaller). 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.

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Canon XC15 have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

0.4 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Canon XC15 and the Sony HXRNX100 are both 2.8 minimum aperture camcorders (1 higher) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1.4 minimum aperture camcorder (0.4 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

23% Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The JVC GZ-RY980H has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 40.5mm, however the Canon XC15 is a 500mm minimum focal length camcorder (459.5mm longer), the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 30mm minimum focal length camcorder (10.5mm shorter) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (11.5mm shorter). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

A Lot Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Canon XC15 is a 5.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.8 higher), the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1 lower) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.7 higher). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

3" Smaller Optical Sensor Size

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an optical sensor size of 1" (as do the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a 4" optical sensor size camcorder (3" larger). More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

5.94MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The JVC GZ-RY980H has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.91MP, however the Canon XC15 and the Panasonic HCX1000E are both 8.85MP (movie mode) camcorders (5.94MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The JVC GZ-RY980H does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Canon XC15), whereas the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Smaller Display Diagonal

JVC GZ-RY980H is only 3" screen size (as does the Canon XC15), but the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 are both 3.5" screen size camcorders (0.5" larger). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Lower Still Image Resolution

The JVC GZ-RY980H supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080, but the Panasonic HCX1000E supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). We do not know what type of still image resolution the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Sony HXRNX100 support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a 5h battery life camcorder. That's 3.17h longer than the Canon XC15 (1.83h) and 2.42h shorter than the Sony HXRNX100 (7.42h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

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

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 seller sell the JVC GZ-RY980H, however 2 retailers sell the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, 2 shops sell the Canon XC15, 3 sellers sell the Panasonic HCX1000E and 2 sellers sell the Sony HXRNX100. 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.
Less Popular

The JVC GZ-RY980H is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Worse Brand

JVC camcorders have an average rating of only 79.2%, however Canon has an average rating of 95%, Panasonic has an average rating of 89.8% and Sony has an average rating of 94.1%.

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£1,123.99
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Sony HXRNX100

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Sony HXRNX100
14.2MP
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1.8kg
7.42h
BATTERY LIFE
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
128GB
MAXIMUM

The Sony HXRNX100 has a Kagoo Score of 78. However with a price tag of £1,123.99 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Sony HXRNX100 or read our article on whether you should buy a Sony camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (14.2MP)
Large optical sensor size (1")
Long maximum battery life (7.42h)
Has an image stabilizer
Large display diagonal (3.5")

A fully featured but 4 year old 12x optical zoom, 1.8kg video camera. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

89
Features
Fully-Featured
66
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
65
Value for Money
Good
72
Age
4 Years Old
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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Sony HXR-NX100 Test Video
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Sony HXR-NX100 First Test 1080p
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Sony HXR-NX100 Test Video 2
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Sony HXR-NX100 Video Review
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Sony HXR-NX100 Shutter Test
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Sony HXR-NX100 low light testing
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Sony HXR-NX100 camcorder stabilisation tests
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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Sony HXRNX100

Image Stabilizer

The Sony HXRNX100 has an image stabilizer, and so do the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

471mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony HXRNX100 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Canon XC15 is a 500mm minimum focal length camcorder (471mm longer), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 40.5mm minimum focal length camcorder (11.5mm longer) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 30mm minimum focal length camcorder (1mm longer). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

Full HD

The Sony HXRNX100 is Full HD, and so are the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E, but the Canon XC15 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

13% Larger Display Diagonal

The Sony HXRNX100 has a display diagonal of 3.5" (as does the Panasonic HCX1000E), however the Canon XC15 and the JVC GZ-RY980H are both only 3" screen size camcorders (0.5" smaller). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Remote Operation

The Sony HXRNX100 supports remote operation (as does the JVC GZ-RY980H), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15 and the Panasonic HCX1000E do not support this feature. More ...

'Remote Operation' denotes whether the camcorder can be controlled (start/stop recording) by a separate remote, or whether all control has to happen on the device itself.

A remotely operated camera is helpful because it allows you to mount the camera on a tripod and be in your own movies.

Built-in Microphone

The Sony HXRNX100 has a built-in microphone (as do the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E), but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have this feature. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

HDMI

The Sony HXRNX100 supports HDMI, and so do the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E, however the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

43% Longer Maximum Battery Life

Sony HXRNX100 is 7.42h battery life. That's 5.59h longer than the Canon XC15 (1.83h) and 2.42h longer than the JVC GZ-RY980H (5h). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

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

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Sony HXRNX100

8x Smaller Optical Zoom

The Sony HXRNX100 has an optical zoom of 12x, however the Canon XC15 and the JVC GZ-RY980H are both 10x optical zoom camcorders (2x smaller) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 20x optical zoom camcorder (8x bigger). 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 Heavier

The Sony HXRNX100 is a 1.8kg camcorder. That's 5.6kg lighter than the Blackmagic Design URSA EF (7.4kg), 835g heavier than the Canon XC15 (955g), 1.7kg heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g) and 240g heavier than the Panasonic HCX1000E (1.6kg). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

4.71MP Smaller Total Megapixels

The Sony HXRNX100 has a total megapixels of 14.2MP, whereas the Canon XC15 is a 13.36MP camcorder (0.84MP smaller) and the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E are both 18.91MP camcorders (4.71MP bigger). 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.

Only 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Sony HXRNX100 has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels (as are the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E), but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Canon XC15 have a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony HXRNX100 is a 426mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 1,194mm shorter than the JVC GZ-RY980H (1,620mm) and 174mm shorter than the Panasonic HCX1000E (600mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

1.4 Higher Minimum Aperture Number

Sony HXRNX100 is 2.8 minimum aperture (as does the Canon XC15), but the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E are both 1.4 minimum aperture camcorders (1.4 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Lower Maximum Aperture Number

Sony HXRNX100 is only 4.5 maximum aperture value, but the Canon XC15 is a 5.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.1 higher), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 2.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.7 lower) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder (2.7 lower). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The Sony HXRNX100 is a 60fps camcorder, and so does the Blackmagic Design URSA EF. That's 60fps slower than the JVC GZ-RY980H (120fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Hugely Smaller Optical Sensor Size

The Sony HXRNX100 has an optical sensor size of 1" (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E), but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a 4" optical sensor size camcorder (3" larger). More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Sony HXRNX100 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, however the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80.

£332 More Expensive

The Sony HXRNX100 is more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H by £332.

Less Retailers

Only 2 sellers sells the Sony HXRNX100, whereas 3 shops sell the Panasonic HCX1000E. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over Two Years Older

The Sony HXRNX100 is older than the Canon XC15 by three years and older than the JVC GZ-RY980H by three years.

Worse Brand

Sony camcorders have an average rating of only 94.1%, whereas Canon has an average rating of 95%.

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Canon XC15

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Canon XC15

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Canon XC15
13.36MP
10x
OPTICAL ZOOM
955g
4K
RESOLUTION
1.83h
BATTERY LIFE
8.29 ?12 MP
STILL IMAGE
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The Canon XC15 has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of £1,999.00 this camcorder is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Canon XC15 or read our article on whether you should buy a Canon camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (13.36MP)
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Features Wi-Fi

The latest shoulder camcorder on the market. It has an image stabilizer, a built-in display and a built-in microphone and supports HDMI.

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Reviews
6 Reviews + 1 Award
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Features
Fully-Featured
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
62
Value for Money
Good
88
Age
14 Months Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Canon XC15 has great expert reviews and excellent user reviews with an average overall rating of 71%. Canon XC15 has received a "Recommended" award from Focus-Numerique.fr. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are also excellent.

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10 Reasons For for Choosing the Canon XC15

Higher Maximum Video Resolution

The Canon XC15 has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, and so is the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, which is 4 times higher maximum video resolution as the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 (1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Image Stabilizer

The Canon XC15 has an image stabilizer (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100), however the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Higher Maximum Aperture Number

The Canon XC15 has a maximum aperture number of 5.6. That's 2.8 higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.8), 3.8 higher than the Panasonic HCX1000E (1.8) and 1.1 higher than the Sony HXRNX100 (4.5). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Built-in Microphone

The Canon XC15 has a built-in microphone, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100, however the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

HDMI

The Canon XC15 supports HDMI (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The Canon XC15 features Wi-Fi (as do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Sony HXRNX100 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Newer by Three Years

The Canon XC15 is four years newer than the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, four years newer than the Panasonic HCX1000E and three years newer than the Sony HXRNX100

A Bit Better Expert Reviews

Based on 5 expert reviews, the Canon XC15 has an average review score of 82%, whereas the Panasonic HCX1000E has an average rating of 78% (based on 8 reviews).

Significantly Better User Reviews

Based on 1 user review, the Canon XC15 has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF has an average rating of 40% (based on 1 review) and the Panasonic HCX1000E has an average rating of 60% (based on 1 review).

Better Brand

Canon camcorders have an average rating of 95%, but Blackmagic Design only has an average rating of 72.7%, JVC only has an average rating of 79.2%, Panasonic only has an average rating of 89.8% and Sony only has an average rating of 94.1%.

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Canon XC15

Smaller Optical Zoom

The Canon XC15 is a 10x optical zoom camcorder, and so does the JVC GZ-RY980H. That's 10x smaller than the Panasonic HCX1000E (20x) and 2x smaller than the Sony HXRNX100 (12x). 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.

897g Heavier

The Canon XC15 has a weight of 955g, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a 7.4kg camcorder (6.4kg heavier), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58g camcorder (897g lighter), the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1.6kg camcorder (595g heavier) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 1.8kg camcorder (835g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

30% Smaller Total Megapixels

The Canon XC15 is a 13.36MP camcorder. That's 5.55MP smaller than the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E (18.91MP) and 0.84MP smaller than the Sony HXRNX100 (14.2MP). 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.

Vastly Smaller Digital Zoom

The Canon XC15 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 200x (digital) camcorder (198x bigger) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is a 10x (digital) camcorder (8x bigger). 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.

Higher Minimum Aperture Number

The Canon XC15 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, and so does the Sony HXRNX100. That's 1.4 higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Panasonic HCX1000E (1.4). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Canon XC15 is 500mm minimum focal length. That's 459.5mm longer than the JVC GZ-RY980H (40.5mm), 470mm longer than the Panasonic HCX1000E (30mm) and 471mm longer than the Sony HXRNX100 (29mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

2MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Canon XC15 has an effective megapixels (image) of 12MP, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 14MP camcorder (2MP higher) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is an 8.85MP camcorder (3.15MP lower). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

7% Lower Effective Megapixels (Movie)

Canon XC15 is only 8.29MP (movie mode). That's 5.38MP higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.91MP) and 0.56MP lower than the Panasonic HCX1000E (8.85MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Canon XC15 does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the JVC GZ-RY980H), however the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 do. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

0.5" Smaller Display Diagonal

The Canon XC15 is a 3" screen size camcorder, and so does the JVC GZ-RY980H. That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 (3.5"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

5.59h Shorter Maximum Battery Life

The Canon XC15 has a maximum battery life of 1.83h, however the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 5h battery life camcorder (3.17h longer) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 7.42h battery life camcorder (5.59h longer). More ...

'Maximum Battery Life' indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

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

90% Shorter Video Recording Time

The Canon XC15 is a 0.45h video recording time camcorder. That's 4.05h shorter than the JVC GZ-RY980H (4.5h). More ...

'Video Recording Time' is how long the camcorder can record uninterrupted footage before the battery needs charging or changing.

A longer video recording time means that you can record more video in a single session, and need to recharge the battery less.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Canon XC15 has received a Kagoo Score of 77, whereas the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80 and the Sony HXRNX100 scored 78.

More Expensive by £1,207

The Canon XC15 is £1,207 more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H, £500 more expensive than the Panasonic HCX1000E and £875 more expensive than the Sony HXRNX100.

Fewer Sellers

The Canon XC15 is only stocked by 2 sellers, but the Panasonic HCX1000E is stocked by 3 sellers. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
One Less Award

The Canon XC15 has only received 1 award, but the Panasonic HCX1000E has received 2 awards.

The cheapest price that we could find for the XC15 in the UK is £1,999.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Panasonic HCX1000E

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Panasonic HCX1000E

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Panasonic HCX1000E
18.91MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
1"
OPTICAL
1.6kg
10x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
HD
128GB
MAXIMUM

The Panasonic HCX1000E has a Kagoo Score of 77. However with a price tag of £1,499.00 this camcorder is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic HCX1000E or read our article on whether you should buy a Panasonic camcorder.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (18.91MP)
Large optical sensor size (1/2.3")
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
Large display diagonal (3.5")

Owners report that this video camera has good controls, it's well designed but it has a bad screen. It's a fully featured and award winning 20x optical zoom, 1.6kg video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site and a massive 18.91MP total megapixels. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.

87
Reviews
9 Reviews + 2 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
68
Age
5 Years Old
77
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Panasonic HCX1000E has good expert reviews but below average user reviews with an average overall rating of 73%. Panasonic HCX1000E has received two awards including a "Recommended" from Expert Reviews and an "Editor's Choice" from Reviewed.com. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are also excellent.

Expert Reviews Recommended
reviewed.com Editor's Choice
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15 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic HCX1000E

34% Bigger Optical Zoom

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a 20x optical zoom camcorder. That's 10x bigger than the Canon XC15 and the JVC GZ-RY980H (10x) and 8x bigger than the Sony HXRNX100 (12x). 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.

23% Bigger Total Megapixels

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a 18.91MP camcorder. That's 5.55MP bigger than the Canon XC15 (13.36MP), 0.010000000000002MP bigger than the JVC GZ-RY980H (18.9MP) and 4.71MP bigger than the Sony HXRNX100 (14.2MP). 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.

Image Stabilizer

The Panasonic HCX1000E has an image stabilizer (as do the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Sony HXRNX100), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

50% Lower Minimum Aperture Number

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1.4 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1.4 lower than the Canon XC15 and the Sony HXRNX100 (2.8) and 0.4 lower than the JVC GZ-RY980H (1.8). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

Full HD

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a Full HD camcorder (as are the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Sony HXRNX100), whereas the Canon XC15 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Higher Effective Megapixels (Movie)

The Panasonic HCX1000E has an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.85MP. That's 0.56MP higher than the Canon XC15 (8.29MP) and 5.94MP higher than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.91MP). More ...

The resolution of the videos a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

Larger Display Diagonal

Panasonic HCX1000E is 3.5" screen size, and so does the Sony HXRNX100. That's 0.5" larger than the Canon XC15 and the JVC GZ-RY980H (3"). More ...

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic HCX1000E supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), but the JVC GZ-RY980H supports a still image resolution of 1440 x 1080. We do not know what type of still image resolution the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Sony HXRNX100 support. More ...

Image resolution is a measurement of how many pixels make up a single image taken with the camcorder.

A higher image resolution means that the photos taken with the camcorder will be more detailed and sharper, and you'll be able to pick out smaller detailed far better. They will also far more suited to being enlarged, and can be blown up to larger sizes without blurring or losing detail.

Built-in Microphone

The Panasonic HCX1000E has a built-in microphone, and so do the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Sony HXRNX100, whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not. More ...

'Built-In Microphone' denotes whether the camcorder has a microphone built into the body of the device, in order to record audio along with the video.

A built-in microphone isn't going to be as high quality as a professional mic, but it's a good alternative if you want to record audio alongside your home videos.

HDMI

The Panasonic HCX1000E supports HDMI (as do the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Sony HXRNX100), but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Wi-Fi

The Panasonic HCX1000E features Wi-Fi (as do the Canon XC15 and the JVC GZ-RY980H), but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Sony HXRNX100 do not feature this benefit. More ...

'Wi-Fi' denotes whether the camcorder is capable of connecting to the net via wifi, in order to upload videos and images.

A wireless connection on your camcorder allows you to easily transfer videos to your computer, store them on the cloud or upload them to Facebook, all without having to worry about connecting via a wire.

Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Panasonic HCX1000E supports Near Field Communication (NFC) (as does the JVC GZ-RY980H), whereas the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, the Canon XC15 and the Sony HXRNX100 do not support this feature. More ...

Near Field Communications (NFC) allows the camcorder to wirelessly communicate with smartphones over very short distances (<1m).

NFC can be used to transfer videos and photos from your camcorder direct to your phone, where you can then share them with friends or upload to Facebook/Twitter/etc.

More Shops Are Selling it

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

More Popular

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Two More Awards

The Panasonic HCX1000E has received 2 awards from expert review sites, however the Blackmagic Design URSA EF has received no awards, the Canon XC15 has received 1 award, the JVC GZ-RY980H has received no awards and the Sony HXRNX100 has received no awards.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic HCX1000E

Heavier

The Panasonic HCX1000E has a weight of 1.6kg, but the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a 7.4kg camcorder (5.9kg heavier), the Canon XC15 is a 955g camcorder (595g lighter), the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 58g camcorder (1.5kg lighter) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 1.8kg camcorder (240g heavier). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Lower Maximum Video Resolution

The Panasonic HCX1000E has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels pixels, and so are the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Sony HXRNX100, which is 4 times lower maximum video resolution as the Blackmagic Design URSA EF and the Canon XC15 (3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels). More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

190x Smaller Digital Zoom

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a 10x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Canon XC15 is a 2x (digital) camcorder (8x smaller) and the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 200x (digital) camcorder (190x bigger). 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.

1,020mm Shorter Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HCX1000E has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600mm, however the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 1,620mm maximum focal length camcorder (1,020mm longer) and the Sony HXRNX100 is a 426mm maximum focal length camcorder (174mm shorter). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

4% Longer Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Panasonic HCX1000E has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 30mm. That's 470mm shorter than the Canon XC15 (500mm), 10.5mm shorter than the JVC GZ-RY980H (40.5mm) and 1mm longer than the Sony HXRNX100 (29mm). More ...

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore smaller focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom out further to take in more of the scene at once.

A smaller minimum focal length means that the camcorder can take in more of the scene at once, allowing for wide landscape shots.

68% Lower Maximum Aperture Number

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1.8 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 3.8 lower than the Canon XC15 (5.6), 1 lower than the JVC GZ-RY980H (2.8) and 2.7 lower than the Sony HXRNX100 (4.5). More ...

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a larger aperture number translates to a smaller hole, therefore a smaller amount of light will be let through.

A larger aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to close to a very small hole, letting in very little light. This can be used for very tight depths of field shots, allowing on a single part of the photo to be in full focus, leading to some very nice artistic shots.

Smaller Optical Sensor Size

The Panasonic HCX1000E is a 1" optical sensor size camcorder, and so do the JVC GZ-RY980H and the Sony HXRNX100. That's 3" smaller than the Blackmagic Design URSA EF (4"). More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

5.15MP Lower Effective Megapixels (Image)

The Panasonic HCX1000E has an effective megapixels (image) of 8.85MP, but the Canon XC15 is a 12MP camcorder (3.15MP higher) and the JVC GZ-RY980H is a 14MP camcorder (5.15MP higher). More ...

The resolution of the images a camcorder produces is measured in megapixels (MP). One megapixel is equal to 1 million pixels and is a result of the pixel width multiplied by the pixel height of the image. While a higher image resolution generally results in sharper images, only a relatively low megapixel count is required when printing the image at a small size or to display it on a computer screen.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed photos and the image will appear sharper. Images with more megapixels can also be printed at a larger size.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic HCX1000E has received a Kagoo Score of 77, but the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80 and the Sony HXRNX100 scored 78.

More Expensive by £707

The Panasonic HCX1000E is £707 more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H and £375 more expensive than the Sony HXRNX100.

Older by Over Three Years

The Panasonic HCX1000E is four years older than the Canon XC15, four years older than the JVC GZ-RY980H and 13 months older than the Sony HXRNX100.

Expert Review Rating is Moderately Worse

The Panasonic HCX1000E only has an average expert score of 78%, but the Canon XC15 has an average expert rating of 82% (based on 5 reviews).

User Review Rating is Hugely Worse

The Panasonic HCX1000E only has an average user score of 60%, but the Canon XC15 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Panasonic camcorders have an average rating of only 89.8%, however Canon has an average rating of 95% and Sony has an average rating of 94.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the HCX1000E in the UK is £1,499.00 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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7.4kg
4K
RESOLUTION
4"
OPTICAL

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has a Kagoo Score of 69. However with a price tag of £2,100.00 this camcorder is very expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Blackmagic Design URSA EF.

Features We Love:
Huge optical sensor size (4/3")
3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution (3840x2160 pixels)
Has an interchangeable lens
Full HD
Has a vari-angle LCD display

A good spec but 5 year old 7.4kg 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels resolution camcorder, with ok reviews. It has an interchangeable lens, a built-in display and an optical sensor size of 4/3" and is Full HD.

71
Features
Good Features
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
60
Value for Money
Good
66
Age
5 Years Old
69
Kagoo Score
Good

Owners report that Blackmagic Design URSA EF has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 40%. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro video cameras are excellent.

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4 Reasons For for Choosing the Blackmagic Design URSA EF

3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels (as is the Canon XC15), however the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 have a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. More ...

Video resolution is the amount of pixels that make up each frame of the recorded video.

A higher video resolution means that each frame will be more detailed and sharper, with less blurring or smudging. This leads to a far higher quality video.

Interchangeable Lens

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has an interchangeable lens (as does the JVC GZ-RY980H), however the Canon XC15, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 do not have this feature. More ...

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Full HD

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is Full HD, and so are the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100, however the Canon XC15 is not. More ...

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

3" Larger Optical Sensor Size

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has an optical sensor size of 4", however the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 are all only 1" optical sensor size camcorders (3" smaller). More ...

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the Blackmagic Design URSA EF

7.3kg Heavier

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a 7.4kg camcorder. That's 6.4kg heavier than the Canon XC15 (955g), 7.3kg heavier than the JVC GZ-RY980H (58g), 5.9kg heavier than the Panasonic HCX1000E (1.6kg) and 5.6kg heavier than the Sony HXRNX100 (1.8kg). More ...

'Weight' denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have an image stabilizer, but the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 have this feature. More ...

'Image Stabilizer' denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

50% Slower Maximum Frame Rate

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a 60fps camcorder, and so does the Sony HXRNX100. That's 60fps slower than the JVC GZ-RY980H (120fps). More ...

'Maximum Frame Rate' denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not have a built-in flash (As do the the Canon XC15 and the JVC GZ-RY980H), however the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 have this feature. More ...

'Built-in Flash' denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

Does Not Support HDMI

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF does not support HDMI, however the Canon XC15, the JVC GZ-RY980H, the Panasonic HCX1000E and the Sony HXRNX100 support this feature. More ...

'HDMI' denotes whether the camcorder has an HDMI connection, allowing it to connect directly to TVs and monitors.

An HDMI connection allows you to display the videos you take in high definition on your TV or computer monitor, making it easy to stage screenings for family and friends!

Worse Kagoo Score

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the Canon XC15 scored 77, the JVC GZ-RY980H scored 80, the Panasonic HCX1000E scored 77 and the Sony HXRNX100 scored 78.

£1,308 More Expensive

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is more expensive than the Canon XC15 by £101, more expensive than the JVC GZ-RY980H by £1,308, more expensive than the Panasonic HCX1000E by £601 and more expensive than the Sony HXRNX100 by £976.

Fewer Sellers

Only 2 retailers sells the Blackmagic Design URSA EF, but 3 stores sell the Panasonic HCX1000E. More ...

The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Over Four Years Older

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is older than the Canon XC15 by four years, older than the JVC GZ-RY980H by four years, older than the Panasonic HCX1000E by one month and older than the Sony HXRNX100 by 14 months.

Less Popular

The Blackmagic Design URSA EF is a less popular choice amongst buyers.

Significantly Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the Blackmagic Design URSA EF is only 40%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon XC15 is 100% (based on 1 review) and the Panasonic HCX1000E is 60% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Blackmagic Design camcorders have an average rating of only 72.7%, but Canon has an average rating of 95%, JVC has an average rating of 79.2%, Panasonic has an average rating of 89.8% and Sony has an average rating of 94.1%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the URSA EF in the UK is £2,100.00 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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