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Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-V777 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-V777 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
97% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder. That's 1,450x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V777 (350x) and 1,150x bigger 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.

A lot bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a bitrate at maximum video resolution of 72 Mbit/s, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s smaller).
£93 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs £331.18, whereas the Panasonic HC-V777 is £423.90.
Available from 19 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
More popular
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 20418 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-V777 ranks No. 612240 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 43871.
3 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 has a total megapixels of 24MP. That's 11.24MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MP) and 21.71MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (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.

21.71MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 has an effective megapixels (image) of 24MP, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MP camcorder (17.97MP lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP camcorder (21.71MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 12.6MP. That's 6.57MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MP) and 10.31MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
5 Reasons For
10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Panasonic HC-V777 are both only 20x (optical) camcorders (10x smaller). 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.

0.4 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum aperture number of 4, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.4 lower).
46g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 45g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (308g) and 46g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V777 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Built-in projector Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector, but the Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

User reviews are moderately better
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user review score of 92% based on 36 reviews, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
11.24MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a total megapixels of 12.76MP, however the Panasonic HC-V777 is a 24MP sensor camcorder (11.24MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (10.47MP 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.

Three times lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 17.97MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V777 (2.29MP) and 3.74MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
Vastly lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 6.03MP, however the Panasonic HC-V777 is a 12.6MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.57MP higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.74MP lower).
A lot smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 20x (optical) (as does the Panasonic HC-V777), 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.

0.4 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.4 higher).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 1g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V777 (308g) and 45g 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.

A bit Lower user review Score
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89%, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user rating of 92% (based on 36 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
50% smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-V777 is only 20x (optical), and so does the Panasonic HC-V770. That's 10x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (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.

1,450x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 is a 50x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1,500x (digital) camcorder (1,450x bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder (300x bigger). Read more

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

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

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V777 has a weight of 354g, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder (1g lighter) and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder (46g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by £93
The Panasonic HC-V777 is £92.72 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-V777 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 20 retailers and the Sony HDR-PJ620 is stocked by 8 shops. 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.
Older by one month
The Panasonic HC-V777 is one month older than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Less popular
The Panasonic HC-V777 is a less popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 612240 by number of sales in our camcorders, but the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 20418 and the Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 43871.
8 Reasons Against
10x smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (10.47MP bigger) and the Panasonic HC-V777 is a 24MP sensor camcorder (21.71MP 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 lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 3.74MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MP) and 21.71MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V777 (2.29MP).
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 2.29MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.74MP higher) and the Panasonic HC-V777 is a 12.6MP (movie mode) camcorder (10.31MP higher).
Four times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a digital zoom of 350x. That's 1,150x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (350x) and 300x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V777 (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.

22 Mbit/s smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 72 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s bigger).
Fewer sellers
Only 8 shops sells the Sony HDR-PJ620, but 20 shops sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Two months older
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is older than the Panasonic HC-V770 by two months and older than the Panasonic HC-V777 by one month.
Worse selling
The Sony HDR-PJ620 ranks No. 43871 by sales volume, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 ranks No. 20418.

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
No awards found No awards found

Average Expert Rating

No reviews found

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

26 months Ago 27 months Ago 28 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 24MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/1.6
 1/1.6
BEST
 1/1.6
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP 24MP
BEST
2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP 12.6MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
50x 350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data 4
BEST
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 DUT
 ARA
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 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
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh 1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 USB
 USB
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 354g 308g
BEST
Height
73mm 65mm 66.5mm
Depth
139mm 139mm 130.5mm
Width
65mm 73mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Projector

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

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
 USB charging
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