Sony FDR-AX53 vs Sony NEX-VG30
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Sony FDR-AX53

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX53

£699.00
Our Verdict:
The highest rated video camera under £1,000, with excellent user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
158 Reviews
63
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.29MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Sony NEX-VG30

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony NEX-VG30

£16,980.00
Our Verdict:
A huge optical sensor size and award winning 11.1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with marvellous features and one of the highest image qualities on the market
94
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
51
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
11.1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 16.7MP 1.8" Sep 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 11.1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size 1.8"
Release Date Sep 2013
Sony FDR-AX53

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX53

£699.00
Our Verdict:
The highest rated video camera under £1,000, with excellent user reviews but representing only middle of the road value for money
92
Reviews
158 Reviews
63
Value for Money
Good
93
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Age
2 Years Old
82
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 8.29MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Sony NEX-VG30

76

Overall Score

76

Overall Score

Sony NEX-VG30

£16,980.00
Our Verdict:
A huge optical sensor size and award winning 11.1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with marvellous features and one of the highest image qualities on the market
94
Reviews
3 Reviews + 1 Award
51
Value for Money
Average
90
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good
11.1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 16.7MP 1.8" Sep 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 11.1x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size 1.8"
Release Date Sep 2013

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£699.00
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£749.00
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£749.00
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Reasons For

Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
13 Reasons For
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony FDR-AX53 has an optical zoom of 20x, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 is only an 11.1x optical zoom camcorder (8.9x smaller).

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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Vastly Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a digital zoom of 250x. That's 248x bigger than the Sony NEX-VG30 (2x).

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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Image Stabilizer
The Sony FDR-AX53 has an image stabilizer, however the Sony NEX-VG30 does not have an image stabilizer.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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51% Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Sony FDR-AX53 is 656mm maximum focal length. That's 334mm longer than the Sony NEX-VG30 (322mm).

'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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Vastly Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a minimum aperture number of 2, however the Sony NEX-VG30 is a 3.5 minimum aperture camcorder (1.5 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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Significantly Shorter Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Sony FDR-AX53 is 10mm minimum focal length, but the Sony NEX-VG30 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm longer).

'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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59% Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 120fps camcorder. That's 70fps faster than the Sony NEX-VG30 (50fps).

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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Smile Detection
The Sony FDR-AX53 features smile detection, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 does not feature smile detection.

Smile detection is a system to automatically detect when people in the camcorder's shot are smiling, and pull focus towards them to make sure they're always in full focus.

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Built-In Flash
The Sony FDR-AX53 has a built-in flash, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

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2x Lighter
The Sony FDR-AX53 is a 635g camcorder. That's 785g lighter than the Sony NEX-VG30 (1.4kg).

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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£16,281 Cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX53 is £16,281 cheaper than the Sony NEX-VG30.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User Reviews Are Better
Based on 143 user reviews, the average review score of the Sony FDR-AX53 is 86%, whereas the average rating of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
3 Reasons For
40% Higher Maximum Aperture Number
Sony NEX-VG30 is 6.3 maximum aperture value. That's 2.5 higher than the Sony FDR-AX53 (3.8).

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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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony NEX-VG30 is a 16.7MP camcorder. That's 8.41MP bigger than the Sony FDR-AX53 (8.29MP).

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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Higher Effective Megapixels (movie)
The Sony NEX-VG30 is a 16.1MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 7.81MP higher than the Sony FDR-AX53 (8.29MP).

The resolution of the videos 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.

A sensor with more megapixels will be able to capture more detailed frames and the videos will appear sharper.

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Reasons Against

Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
No awards found
1 Award
Digitaltrends.com: Recommended Product

Average Expert Rating

Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
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5 stars
1 review
4 stars
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Average User Rating

The Sony FDR-AX53 has better user reviews than the Sony NEX-VG30. The average user reviews score for the Sony FDR-AX53 is 86% based on 143 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony NEX-VG30 is 80% based on 2 reviews.
Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Best
5 stars
89 reviews
4 stars
26 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
11 reviews
1 star
4 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

For both the Sony FDR-AX53 than the Sony NEX-VG30 the same percentage of owners recommend the product. In both cases 11.7% recommend the product, based on a total of 197 reviews for the Sony FDR-AX53 and 197 reviews for the Sony FDR-AX53.

Date Released

Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
25 months old Best 53 months old

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.

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Best
Yes
No

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 Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Optical Zoom 20x
BEST
11.1x
Digital Zoom 250x 2x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 656mm
BEST
322mm
Minimum Aperture Number 2
BEST
3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 10mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Number 3.8 6.3
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 55mm 67mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Maximum Frame Rate 120fps 50fps
BEST
HD Type
4K Ultra HD HD
HD Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 HD
 HD
 Full HD
4K Ultra HD HD
HD Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 HD
 HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 100 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
2160p 1440p
1080p 720p
60p
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
2160p 1440p
1080p 720p
60p
 2160p
 1440p
 1080p
 720p
 60p
Video Resolutions
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Total Megapixels 8.29MP
BEST
16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1.8"
BEST
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29MP
BEST
16.1MP
 
 
 
Storage Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Memory Slots Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
Memory Stick (MS) MS PRO
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MS PRO Duo Mark 2
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
Memory Stick (MS) MS PRO
MS PRO Duo MS Pro-HG
MS Pro-HG Duo MSXC
MS XC-HG Duo MS PRO Duo Mark 2
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
Memory card Flash card
 Memory card
 Flash card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 Programme
Auto Manual
Programme
 Auto
 Manual
 Programme
 
 
 
White Balance Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
Auto Outdoor
Indoor Custom
presets
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Custom
 presets
 
 
 
Flash Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Flash Modes
Auto Fill-in
Flash on Flash off
Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
Auto Fill-in
Flash on Flash off
Pre-flash
 Auto
 Fill-in
 Flash on
 Flash off
 Pre-flash
 
 
 
Shutter Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 921,600 Pixels 921,600 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.5"
BEST
Viewfinder 1,555,200 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Shooting Modes
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Minimum Illumination 1.2lx
BEST
9lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Still Image Resolution
4912 x 2760
 4912 x 2760
4912 x 2760
 4912 x 2760
Image Formats Supported
JPEG RAW
 JPEG
 RAW
JPEG RAW
 JPEG
 RAW
Maximum Image Resolution
5440 x 3056
 5440 x 3056
5440 x 3056
 5440 x 3056
 
 
 
Audio Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Audio System
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Maximum Battery Life 3h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Battery Voltage 6.8V 6.8V
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours) 13Wh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Weight 635g 1.4kg
BEST
Height 80.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth 166.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width 73mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Cables Included
USB HDMI
AC Micro-USB
micro usb AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
 AV
USB HDMI
AC Micro-USB
micro usb AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
 AV
 
 
 
Other Features Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
I/O Ports Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens System Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Unknown - Click to provide data
Light Exposure Control Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data
Shooting Programs Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Sony FDR-AX53 Sony NEX-VG30
Microphone Operation Mode Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Exposure Compensation Unknown - Click to provide data

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Cheaper
Better brand
Vastly lower
minimum
aperture number
Vastly higher
maximum
aperture number
A lot bigger
optical zoom
1" larger
display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
Vastly lighter
Larger optical sensor size
29% higher maximum aperture number
Interchangeable lens
VS
Sony PXW-Z150
Sony
PXW-Z150
£3,099.00
£13,881
Cheaper
Lower minimum
aperture number
Faster maximum
frame rate
Bigger total
megapixels
0.5" larger
display
diagonal
0.9x bigger
optical zoom
Longer maximum
focal length
(35mm film
equiv)
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
91% lighter
Interchangeable lens
VS
Sony PMW-200
Sony
PMW-200
£2,899.00
£14,081
Cheaper
Lower minimum
aperture number
Higher maximum
aperture number
2.9x bigger
optical zoom
0.5" larger
display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
2x lighter
87% bigger total megapixels
VS
JVC GY-HM850
JVC
GY-HM850
£5,149.00
£11,831
Cheaper
90% bigger
digital zoom
A lot larger
display
diagonal
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
Better brand
Lighter
3.2MP bigger total megapixels
VS
JVC GY-LS300
JVC
GY-LS300
£2,599.00
£14,381
Cheaper
0.5" larger
display
diagonal
A little bigger
optical zoom
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
Better brand
0.8" larger optical sensor size
7.24MP bigger total megapixels
6.64MP higher effective megapixels (movie)
Lighter
A lot higher maximum aperture number
VS
Panasonic HC-X1E
Panasonic
HC-X1E
£2,389.00
£14,591
Cheaper
Vastly better
user reviews
8x bigger
digital zoom
45% bigger
optical zoom
186mm longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
26% lower
minimum
aperture number
5mm shorter
minimum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
10fps faster
maximum frame
rate
15% larger
display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
2.5MP bigger total megapixels
VS
Sony HXR-NX80
Sony
HXR-NX80
£2,249.00
£14,731
Cheaper
59% faster
maximum frame
rate
14% larger
display
diagonal
Lighter
Moderately
bigger optical
zoom
Image
stabilizer
3D
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
Higher maximum aperture number
Bigger total megapixels
VS
Canon GX10
Canon
GX10
£2,239.00
£14,741
Cheaper
Better brand
298x bigger
digital zoom
A lot bigger
optical zoom
A lot lower
minimum
aperture number
Lighter
16% longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
Larger display
diagonal
14% shorter
minimum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
Larger optical sensor size
29% higher maximum aperture number
15% bigger total megapixels
VS
Sony PXW-X70
Sony
PXW-X70
£2,115.00
£14,865
Cheaper
58% lighter
0.7 lower
minimum
aperture number
9.94fps faster
maximum frame
rate
15% larger
display
diagonal
0.9x bigger
optical zoom
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
13.61MP bigger total megapixels
Significantly higher maximum aperture number
Lighter
Interchangeable lens
VS
Canon XF200
Canon
XF200
£2,099.00
£14,881
Cheaper
Better brand
Vastly lower
minimum
aperture number
A lot bigger
optical zoom
45% longer
maximum focal
length (35mm
film equiv)
0.5" larger
display
diagonal
Moderately
shorter minimum
focal length
(35mm film
equiv)
Image
stabilizer
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
55% lighter
Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
15% lower minimum aperture number
VS
Sony PXW-FS5K
Sony
PXW-FS5K
£4,999.00
£11,981
Cheaper
Hugely faster
maximum frame
rate
56% larger
optical sensor
size
0.5" larger
display
diagonal
Shorter minimum
focal length
(35mm film
equiv)
Sony NEX-VG30
Sony
NEX-VG30
£16,980.00
70% lighter
Interchangeable lens
VS
Sony PXW-X200
Sony
PXW-X200
£5,799.00
£11,181
Cheaper
1.6 lower
minimum
aperture number
9.7 higher
maximum
aperture number
5.9x bigger
optical zoom
15% larger
display
diagonal
Image
stabilizer
Sony FDR-AX53
Sony
FDR-AX53
£699.00
16.8mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
9x smaller closest focusing distance
More popular
Better brand
Higher effective megapixels (image)
Faster maximum frame rate
Significantly higher effective megapixels (movie)
Significantly bigger total megapixels
42% lighter
1 higher maximum aperture number
80mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
0.3" larger display diagonal
Built-in flash
VS
Canon Legria HF G40
Canon
Legria HF G40
£819.00
User reviews
are a lot
better
Bigger digital
zoom
32% longer
maximum battery
life
0.2 lower
minimum
aperture number
Sony FDR-AX53
Sony
FDR-AX53
£699.00
Better user reviews
65% higher effective megapixels (movie)
63% bigger total megapixels
265g lighter
VS
Canon 1005C012
Canon
1005C012
£819.00
Better brand
150x bigger
digital zoom