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Sony FDR-AX1 vs Sony NEX-VG30

Sony FDR-AX1 vs Sony NEX-VG30

Sony FDR-AX1

49

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX1

£3,449.00
Our Verdict:
A huge 18.9MP 1 camcorder with passable features but high running costs
93
4 Reviews
14
Poor
44
Average Features
39
3 Years Old
Overall Score
49
Mediocre
18.9MP 1/2.3" Yes 2.4kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony NEX-VG30

54

Overall Score

Sony NEX-VG30

£351.54
£1,678.95
Our Verdict:
An award winning 1 Full HD video camera with good features and a giant 16.7MP total megapixels
89
3 Reviews + 1 Award
13
Poor
68
Good Features
41
3 Years Old
Overall Score
54
Average
16.7MP 1.8" Yes 1.4kg Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
No awards found 1 Award
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product
Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating

Specification

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels 18.9MP
BEST
16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size  1  1
Sensor Type  CMOS  CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.3MP
BEST
16.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom 20x
BEST
11.1x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 2x
Image Stabilizer Type  Optical
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 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 590mm
BEST
322mm
Minimum Aperture Number 3.4
BEST
3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29.5mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Number 1.6 6.3
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Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)

Storage

Memory Slots 2
BEST
1
Compatible Memory Cards  XQD  SDXC  SDHC  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS PRO Duo Mark 2  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  SD/SDHC  SD/SDHC/SDXC  XQD  SDXC  SDHC  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS PRO Duo Mark 2  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  SD/SDHC  SD/SDHC/SDXC
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Camcorder Media Type  Memory card  Memory card
Camera File System  RAW  RAW

Focusing

Focus Adjustment  Manual  Auto  Manual  Auto

White Balance

White Balance  Auto  Indoor  Auto  Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,229,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display  LCD  LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type  electrical  electrical

Camera

Camcorder Type  Shouldercam  Shoulder camcorder  handheld  Shouldercam  Shoulder camcorder  handheld
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Image Processor  BIONZ  BIONZ
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Minimum Illumination 4lx
BEST
9lx

Design

Colour  Black  Black

Video

HD Type  Full HD  HD  Full HD  HD
Supported Video Modes  2160p
BEST
 2160p
Video Formats Supported  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVCHD  AVC  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVCHD
Video Resolutions  1920 x 1080  1920 x 1080
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Maximum Video Resolution  3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported  RAW  RAW
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Still Image Resolution  4912 x 3264  4912 x 2760  4912 x 3264  4912 x 2760
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Maximum Image Resolution  4912 x 3264  4912 x 3264
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Audio

Audio Formats Supported  LPCM  PCM
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 LPCM  PCM
PCM Digital Audio  1  1
Audio System  Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1  Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity 2 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 2.4kg 1.4kg
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Height 193mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth 362mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width 189mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included  USB  HDMI  AV  USB  HDMI  AV

Other Features

Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blades 6 Unknown - Click to provide data
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