Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Sony HXR-NX3
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Panasonic HC-X1000vsSony HXR-NX3

Panasonic HC-X1000

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,699.00
£35.00
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with two industry awards but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
14 Reviews + 2 Awards
56
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.47MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.47MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Sony HXR-NX3

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Sony HXR-NX3

£2,760.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 4 year old 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
80
Features
Fully-Featured
67
Age
4 Years Old
69
Overall Score
Good
20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.41MP 1" Jan 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.41MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2014
Panasonic HC-X1000

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,699.00
£35.00
Our Verdict:
A fully loaded and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with two industry awards but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
14 Reviews + 2 Awards
56
Value for Money
Average
92
Features
Fully-Featured
71
Age
3 Years Old
78
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.47MP 1" Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.47MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2014
Sony HXR-NX3

69

Overall Score

69

Overall Score

Sony HXR-NX3

£2,760.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 4 year old 20x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
80
Features
Fully-Featured
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Age
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Overall Score
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20x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.41MP 1" Jan 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.41MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2014

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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
5 Reasons For
Bigger Total Megapixels
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is an 18.47MP camcorder. That's 16.06MP bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (2.41MP).

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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6.78MP Higher Effective Megapixels (image)
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has an effective megapixels (image) of 8.85MP, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (6.78MP lower).

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.

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A Lot Lighter
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a weight of 1.6kg, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is a 2.2kg camcorder (660g 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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Cheaper by £1,061
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is £1,061 cheaper than the Sony HXR-NX3.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
1 Reason For
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, whereas Panasonic has an average rating of 73.2%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Recommended reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Best
5 stars
7 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
2 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.34% based on 10,009 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 73.15% based on 592 reviews.
Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 592 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 10,009 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
41 months old Best 49 months old

Key Features

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.

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 Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Optical Zoom 20x 20x
Digital Zoom 10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 705mm
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 49mm 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Max Video Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
1080p
 1080p
1080p
 1080p
Video Resolutions
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720 720 x 576
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720 720 x 576
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Total Megapixels 18.47MP 2.41MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 8.85MP
BEST
2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS Duo SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS Duo SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
White Balance
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,152,000 Pixels 921,000 Pixels
BEST
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.45" 0.45"
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Minimum Illumination 4lx 0.5lx
BEST
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 
 
 
Audio Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Mini USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 6.85h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity 5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Weight 1.6kg
BEST
2.2kg
Height 170mm 193mm
Depth 315mm 393mm
Width 160mm 174.5mm
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony HXR-NX3
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data

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