Canon XF105 vs Sony PXW-X70
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Canon XF105vsSony PXW-X70

Canon XF105

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

Canon XF105

£1,999.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and fully featured 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a gigantic 1/1.3" optical sensor size but representing only average value for money
85
Reviews
2 Reviews
55
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Aug 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2013
Sony PXW-X70

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X70

£2,115.00
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes around but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
3 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Aug 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2014
Canon XF105

72

Overall Score

72

Overall Score

Canon XF105

£1,999.00
Our Verdict:
A classic and fully featured 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with a gigantic 1/1.3" optical sensor size but representing only average value for money
85
Reviews
2 Reviews
55
Value for Money
Average
81
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
72
Overall Score
Very Good
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.37MP 1" Aug 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2013
Sony PXW-X70

73

Overall Score

73

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X70

£2,115.00
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 3 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with one of the largest optical sensor sizes around but representing only average value for money
55
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
70
Age
3 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Aug 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Aug 2014

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Reasons For

Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
5 Reasons For
1 Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Canon XF105 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).

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.

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Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Canon XF105 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 0.060000000000002fps faster than the Sony PXW-X70 (59.94fps).

This 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.

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3D
The Canon XF105 is 3D, but the Sony PXW-X70 is not 3D.

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of recording video in 3D or not.

3D videos have the ability to be far more immersive and captivating than standard 2D videos. However be aware that displaying them requires a monitor or TV that is capable of displaying 3D videos, and a set of glasses to allow you to view them properly.

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£116 Cheaper
The Canon XF105 costs £1,999.00, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is £2,115.00.
User Reviews Are Hugely Better
The average user review score of the Canon XF105 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
6 Reasons For
Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 12x optical zoom camcorder. That's 2x bigger than the Canon XF105 (10x).

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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Higher Maximum Aperture Number
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 2.7 higher than the Canon XF105 (1.8).

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.

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84% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 14.2MP camcorder. That's 11.83MP bigger than the Canon XF105 (2.37MP).

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.

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Wi-Fi
The Sony PXW-X70 features wi-Fi, but the Canon XF105 does not feature wi-Fi.

This 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.

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390g Lighter
The Sony PXW-X70 has a weight of 900g, but the Canon XF105 is a 1.3kg camcorder (390g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, however Canon has an average rating of 84%.

Reasons Against

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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
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0 reviews
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1 review
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Average User Rating

The Canon XF105 has better user reviews than the Sony PXW-X70. The average user reviews score for the Canon XF105 is 100% based on 1 review, where as the average score for the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% based on 2 reviews.
Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
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5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
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1 review
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Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Canon. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.34% based on 10,009 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Canon is 84.01% based on 2,530 reviews.
Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Canon

84

84

Based on 2,530 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 10,009 reviews

Date Released

Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
55 months old 42 months old Best

Key Features

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Optical Sensor Size

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.

3D

This denotes whether the camcorder is capable of recording video in 3D or not.

3D videos have the ability to be far more immersive and captivating than standard 2D videos. However be aware that displaying them requires a monitor or TV that is capable of displaying 3D videos, and a set of glasses to allow you to view them properly.

Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Best
Yes
No

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Optical Zoom 10x 12x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number 1.8 4.5
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 58mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Maximum Frame Rate 60fps
BEST
59.94fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Video Capturing Speed 60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 576 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 576 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 
 
 
Image Sensor Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Total Megapixels 2.37MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
CF+ SDXC
SDHC MS PRO
MS PRO Duo SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
CF+ SDXC
SDHC MS PRO
MS PRO Duo SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Closest Focusing Distance 0.02m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
White Balance
Auto Manual
Tungsten Daylight
Custom modes Custom
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Custom
Auto Manual
Tungsten Daylight
Custom modes Custom
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Custom modes
 Custom
 
 
 
Shutter Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 920,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.39"
BEST
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Minimum Illumination 4.5lx 1.7lx
BEST
 
 
 
Audio Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Video Recording Time 10.4h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Weight 1.3kg
BEST
900g
Height 148mm 103.5mm
Depth 250mm 274.3mm
Width 121mm 120.7mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Canon XF105 Sony PXW-X70
Cables Included
Component
 Component
Component
 Component

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