Sony HDR-PJ620 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Sony HDR-PJ620
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 30x (optical). That's 18x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (12x). 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.

Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 350x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 160x (digital) camcorder (190x smaller). Read more

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

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

Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 984mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 34.8mm maximum focal length camcorder (949.2mm shorter).
152g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (152g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6 Reasons For
Vastly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a total megapixels of 24.5MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (22.21MP 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 does not have an interchangeable lens. Read 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.

23.9mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.9mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (23.9mm longer).
A lot higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (460,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

A lot brighter projector brightness Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a projector brightness of 50 ANSI lumens, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 25 ANSI lumens projector brightness camcorder (25 ANSI lumens dimmer).
User reviews are better
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user review score of 97%, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average rating of 92% (based on 36 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP. That's 22.21MP smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (24.5MP). 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.

Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 does not have an interchangeable lens, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens. Read 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.

Longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 26.8mm. That's 23.9mm longer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (2.9mm).
460,200 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 460,200 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

25 ANSI lumens dimmer projector brightness Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 25 ANSI lumens projector brightness camcorder. That's 25 ANSI lumens dimmer than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (50 ANSI lumens).
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user score of 92%, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 30 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Two times smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 12x (optical), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (18x 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.

2x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 160x (digital) camcorder. That's 190x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (160x). 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.

Twenty-eight times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 34.8mm. That's 949.2mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (34.8mm).
34% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder. That's 152g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (460g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Over one year older
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ620 by 13 months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.29MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
350x
BEST
160x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm
BEST
34.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm 2.9mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 2.9 - 34.8
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

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

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
 4032 x 2272
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV50

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
308g
BEST
460g
Height
66.5mm 72.5mm
Depth
130.5mm 134mm
Width
61.5mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector
Screen Size Compatibility
10 - 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness
25 ANSI lumens 50 ANSI lumens
BEST
Minimum Projection Distance
0.5m 0.5m

Technical Details

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