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Panasonic HC-X1000 vs Sony PXW-Z150
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Panasonic HC-X1000

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,729.00
Our Verdict:
A top of the range and best selling 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
93
Reviews
19 Reviews + 2 Awards
62
Value for Money
Good
94
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
3 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.91MP 1" Sep 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 18.91MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Sep 2014
Sony PXW-Z150

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony PXW-Z150

£3,099.00
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and powerful 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
61
Value for Money
Good
97
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1" Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2016
Panasonic HC-X1000

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Panasonic HC-X1000

£1,729.00
Our Verdict:
A top of the range and best selling 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with an Editor's Choice award from one expert review website and an additional award from another expert site
93
Reviews
19 Reviews + 2 Awards
62
Value for Money
Good
94
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Age
3 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.91MP 1" Sep 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 18.91MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Sep 2014
Sony PXW-Z150

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony PXW-Z150

£3,099.00
Our Verdict:
A high image quality and powerful 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
61
Value for Money
Good
97
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Age
2 Years Old
80
Overall Score
Excellent
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1" Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2016

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Reasons For

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
7 Reasons For
40% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the Sony PXW-Z150 (12x).

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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252mm Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a 600mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 348mm maximum focal length camcorder (252mm shorter).

'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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Lower Minimum Aperture Number
Panasonic HC-X1000 is 1.4 minimum aperture. That's 1.4 lower than the Sony PXW-Z150 (2.8).

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 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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A Lot Lighter
The Panasonic HC-X1000 has a weight of 1.6kg, however the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 2.3kg camcorder (720g 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 £1,370
The Panasonic HC-X1000 costs £1,370 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.
More Popular
The Panasonic HC-X1000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
4 Reasons For
Significantly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 24x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X1000 is only a 10x (digital) camcorder (14x smaller).

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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Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 29mm. That's 1mm shorter than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (30mm).

'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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6% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 20MP camcorder. That's 1.09MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-X1000 (18.91MP).

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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Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 84.4%, 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

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Average User Rating

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
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7 reviews
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Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 84.43% based on 8,911 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 76.8% based on 693 reviews.
Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Panasonic

77

77

Based on 693 reviews
Sony

84

84

Based on 8,911 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
42 months old 24 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.

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 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 Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size 49mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Max Video Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 120fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Full HD HD
HD 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution Unknown - Click to provide data 100 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
480p 60p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 60p
2160p 1080i
1080p 720p
480p 60p
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480p
 60p
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 720 640 x 360
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
4096 x 2160 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 1440 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 360
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Total Megapixels 18.91MP 20MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
BSI
 BSI
BSI
 BSI
Effective Megapixels (image) 8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.85MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
SDXC SDHC
 SDXC
 SDHC
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
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
White Balance
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed 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 Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Minimum Illumination 4lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
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
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
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
Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.2V
Battery Capacity 5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Weight 1.6kg
BEST
2.3kg
Height 170mm 187.8mm
Depth 315mm 371.3mm
Width 160mm 171.3mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Cables Included
USB AC
 USB
 AC
USB AC
 USB
 AC
 
 
 
Technical Details Panasonic HC-X1000 Sony PXW-Z150
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Speakers Unknown - Click to provide data

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