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Canon XA25vsSony PXWZ150

Canon XA25

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

Canon XA25

£1,525.73
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 20x optical zoom, 1.2kg video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from reviewed.com. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a good video quality.
3.09MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.2kg
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
400x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
6 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sony PXWZ150

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

Sony PXWZ150

£2,634.00
£2,774.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 4 year old 12x optical zoom, 1.9kg video camera, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.9kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
12x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Canon XA25

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

Canon XA25

£1,525.73
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 20x optical zoom, 1.2kg video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from reviewed.com. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD. Our review analysis indicates that this video camera has a good video quality.
3.09MP
20x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.2kg
1"
OPTICAL
FULL
HD
RESOLU-
TION
400x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
78
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
63
Value for Money
Good
67
Age
6 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Sony PXWZ150

75

Kagoo Score

75

Kagoo Score

Sony PXWZ150

£2,634.00
£2,774.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 4 year old 12x optical zoom, 1.9kg video camera, good for recording high-quality video. It has an image stabilizer and a built-in display, supports HDMI and is Full HD.
12x
OPTICAL ZOOM
1.9kg
4K
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
12x
(DIGITAL)
3.5"
SCREEN SIZE
84
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
62
Value for Money
Good
73
Age
3 Years Old
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
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Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
8 Reasons For
8x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Canon XA25 has an optical zoom of 20, but the Sony PXWZ150 is only a 12x optical zoom camcorder (8x smaller).

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.

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Bigger Digital Zoom
The Canon XA25 is a 400 (digital) camcorder. That's 388x bigger than the Sony PXWZ150 (12x).

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.

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Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon XA25 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 600. That's 252mm longer than the Sony PXWZ150 (348mm).

'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.

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19mm Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Canon XA25 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 10, however the Sony PXWZ150 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm longer).

'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.

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£1,108 Cheaper
The Canon XA25 costs £1,525.73, whereas the Sony PXWZ150 is £2,634.00.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
One More Award
The Canon XA25 has received 1 award, however the Sony PXWZ150 has received no awards.
Better Brand
Canon camcorders have an average rating of 95%, however Sony only has an average rating of 94.3%.
3 Reasons For
3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels Pixels Resolution
The Sony PXWZ150 has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels pixels, but the Canon XA25 only has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels.

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.

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Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Sony PXWZ150 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), but the Canon XA25 does not.

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.

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Three Years Newer
The Sony PXWZ150 was released three years later than the Canon XA25

Awards

Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Best
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Average Brand Rating

Canon has a better average brand rating than Sony. The average brand rating for Canon is 95% based on over 1,600 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Sony is 94.3% based on over 5,700 reviews.
Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Canon

95

95

Based on over 1,600 reviews
Sony

94

94

Based on over 5,700 reviews

Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
81 months old 47 months old Best

Optical Zoom

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.

Weight

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

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

Max Video Resolution

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.

Digital Zoom

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.

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Optical Zoom 20x
BEST
12x
Weight 1.2kg
BEST
1.9kg
Total Megapixels 3.09MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 
 
 
Lens System Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Digital Zoom 400x
BEST
12x
Image Stabilizer
Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 600mm
BEST
348mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 10mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Number 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
BEST
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 28.8 - 576 29 - 348
Focal Length Range (F-F) 26.8 - 576 9.3 - 111.6
Wide Angle Lens System
Wide angle lens system
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
Full HD 4K
 Full HD
 4K
Full HD 4K
 Full HD
 4K
BEST
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
576i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
BEST
1080p 720p
576i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
Video Formats Supported
Avchd MP4
 Avchd
 MP4
Avchd MP4
 Avchd
 MP4
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
BEST
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
Cmos
 Cmos
Cmos
 Cmos
 
 
 
Storage Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Memory Slot 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
Sd / Sdhc / Sdxc / Sdio
 Sd / Sdhc / Sdxc / Sdio
Sd / Sdhc / Sdxc / Sdio
 Sd / Sdhc / Sdxc / Sdio
Camcorder Media Type
Memory Card
 Memory Card
Memory Card
 Memory Card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data 1000
Focus Adjustment
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Manual Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 
 
 
Exposure Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Scene Modes
Beach Fireworks
Night Portrait
Snow Sports
Spotlight Sunset
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Snow
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Sunset
Beach Fireworks
Night Portrait
Snow Sports
Spotlight Sunset
 Beach
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Snow
 Sports
 Spotlight
 Sunset
Light Exposure Modes
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Fluorescent Fluorescent H
Tungsten
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Fluorescent
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
Auto Cloudy
Fluorescent Fluorescent H
Tungsten
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Fluorescent
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 
 
 
Flash Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Built-in Flash
Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-in Light
Built-in light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
Shoe mounting point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Shutter Speed (Video) Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8
 
 
 
Display Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Built-in Display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
Oled
 Oled
BEST
Lcd
 Lcd
Vari-Angle LCD Display Unknown - Click to provide data
Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Flip-Out Screen
Flip-out screen
 Flip-out screen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
3D
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Camcorder Type
Handheld
 Handheld
Handheld
 Handheld
Minimum Illumination 0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Colour
Black
 Black
Black
 Black
 
 
 
Still Image Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Maximum Image Resolution
2136 x 1362
 2136 x 1362
3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 
 
 
Audio Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Built-in Microphone
Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio Formats Supported
Lc-Aac Pcm
 Lc-Aac
 Pcm
Lc-Aac Pcm
 Lc-Aac
 Pcm
PCM Digital Audio
24-Bit / 48 Khz
 24-Bit / 48 Khz
24-Bit / 48 Khz
 24-Bit / 48 Khz
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
HDMI
HDMI
 HDMI
HDMI
 HDMI
Headphone Output
Headphone output
 Headphone output
Headphone output
 Headphone output
DC-in Jack
DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite video out
 Composite video out
S-Video Out
S-Video out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
XLR in
 XLR in
XLR in
 XLR in
 
 
 
Network Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC) Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Ieee 802.11a Ieee 802.11b
Ieee 802.11g Ieee 802.11n
 Ieee 802.11a
 Ieee 802.11b
 Ieee 802.11g
 Ieee 802.11n
Ieee 802.11a Ieee 802.11b
Ieee 802.11g Ieee 802.11n
 Ieee 802.11a
 Ieee 802.11b
 Ieee 802.11g
 Ieee 802.11n
 
 
 
Battery Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Battery Voltage 7.4V 7.2V
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Lithium
 Lithium
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Operating Temperature (T-T) 5 - 45 0 - 40
BEST
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Height 231mm 187.8mm
Depth 180mm 371.3mm
Width 131mm 171.3mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Batteries Included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
Batteries included
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included Unknown - Click to provide data
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control Unknown - Click to provide data
Handheld remote control
 Handheld remote control
Quick Start Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
Ac Hdmi
Usb
 Ac
 Hdmi
 Usb
Ac Hdmi
Usb
 Ac
 Hdmi
 Usb
Lens Hood
Lens hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Recording Media Unknown - Click to provide data SDXC
Recording Format Unknown - Click to provide data XAVC QFHD, XAVC HD, MPEG HD422, MPEG HD420, AVCHD
 
 
 
Technical Details Canon XA25 Sony PXWZ150
Full HD Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
 Full HD

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