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Panasonic HC-X1000vsSony PXW-Z150

Panasonic HC-X1000

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,729.00
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring shoulder camcorder available, with two industry awards and excellent features
91
Reviews
18 Reviews + 2 Awards
57
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
3 Years Old
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.91MP 1.6kg Sep 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.91MP
Weight 1.6kg
Release Date Sep 2014
Sony PXW-Z150

74

Kagoo Score

74

Kagoo Score

Sony PXW-Z150

£2,675.80
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 2 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
55
Value for Money
Average
97
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
74
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1.9kg Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20MP
Weight 1.9kg
Release Date Mar 2016
Panasonic HC-X1000

80

Kagoo Score

80

Kagoo Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,729.00
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring shoulder camcorder available, with two industry awards and excellent features
91
Reviews
18 Reviews + 2 Awards
57
Value for Money
Average
91
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
3 Years Old
90
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
80
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.91MP 1.6kg Sep 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.91MP
Weight 1.6kg
Release Date Sep 2014
Sony PXW-Z150

74

Kagoo Score

74

Kagoo Score

Sony PXW-Z150

£2,675.80
Our Verdict:
A powerful but 2 year old 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
55
Value for Money
Average
97
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
74
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1.9kg Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20MP
Weight 1.9kg
Release Date Mar 2016

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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
2 Reasons For
Cheaper by £947
The Panasonic HC-X1000 costs £946.80 less than the Sony PXW-Z150.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
1 Reason For
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 85.3%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 76.8%.

Reviews & Awards

Awards

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
2 Awards
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Average Expert Rating

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
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 85.31% based on 9,912 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 76.82% based on 661 reviews.
Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Panasonic

77

77

Based on 661 reviews
Sony

85

85

Based on 9,912 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
45 months old 27 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.

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.

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.

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 PXW-Z150
Optical Zoom 20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom 10x 24x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 600mm
BEST
348mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.4
BEST
2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 30mm 29mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number 1.8 4.5
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 49mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 30.8 ― 626 29 - 348
Focal Length Range (f-F) 29.5 - 600 @ Aspect Ratio: 17:9 30.8 - 626 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9|4.08 - 81.6 Mm 29 to 348mm (16:9)|9.3 to 111.6mm
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 3,840fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Full HD HD
4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Max Video Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
Supported Video Modes
1080i 1080p
2160p 480p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 2160p
 480p
 720p
1080i 1080p
2160p 480p
720p
 1080i
 1080p
 2160p
 480p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1280 x 720 1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 640 x 360
1280 x 720 1440 x 1080
1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160
4096 x 2160 640 x 360
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 3840 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
 640 x 360
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
BSI
 BSI
BSI
 BSI
Effective Megapixels (image) 8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Total Megapixels 18.91MP 20MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.85MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 20 Pixels
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 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 Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data 1000
Focus Adjustment
Manual
 Manual
Manual
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
White Balance
Auto Manual
Indoor One Push
Outdoor Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Indoor
 One Push
 Outdoor
 Push
Auto Manual
Indoor One Push
Outdoor Push
 Auto
 Manual
 Indoor
 One Push
 Outdoor
 Push
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8
Camera Shutter Speed 0.125 - 0.000125 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,152,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.45"
BEST
0.39"
Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39 Pixels
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Minimum Illumination 4lx 1.7lx
BEST
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
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 PXW-Z150
PCM Digital Audio
24-Bit / 48 KHz
 24-Bit / 48 KHz
24-Bit / 48 KHz
 24-Bit / 48 KHz
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2
 Dolby Digital 2
Dolby Digital 2
 Dolby Digital 2
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out 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 PXW-Z150
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 6.6h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F
Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity 5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Height 170mm 187.8mm
Depth 315mm 371.3mm
Weight 1.6kg
BEST
1.9kg
Width 160mm 171.3mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Cables Included
AC USB
 AC
 USB
AC USB
 AC
 USB
 
 
 
Other Features Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data AF/MF Selectable
Power Requirements Unknown - Click to provide data Battery Pack: 7.2 VDC AC Adapter: 8.4 VDC
Package Weight 8kg 8.8kg
BEST
Recording Media SDHC/SDXC Unknown - Click to provide data
Zoom Ratio Unknown - Click to provide data Optical: 12x (optical) Clear Image Zoom: 18x (4K) / 24x (HD) Digital Zoom: 48X (HD)
 
 
 
Projector Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Projector Brightness 1 ANSI Lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Dimensions (WxHxD) Unknown - Click to provide data Approx.: 6.7 X 7.4 X 14.6" / 171.3 X 187.8 X 371.3 Mm (with the Accessories| Excluding the Grip Belt and Including the Projecting Parts)
Power Consumption In LCD Operation: 15.4 W In Viewfinder Operation: 14.3 W Approx. 6.3 W (while Recording With Viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080|60i 50 Mb|s) Approx. 6.6 W (while Recording With LCD and XAVC HD 1080|60i 50 Mb|s)
Shutter Speed Not Specified By Manufacturer 60i: 1|8 - 1|10,000 50i: 1|6 -1|10,000 24p: 1|6 - 1|10,000
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Dynamic Unknown - Click to provide data

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