Sony HDR-CX450 vs Zoom Q4n
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Sony HDR-CX450vsZoom Q4n

Sony HDR-CX450

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX450

£229.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and excellently reviewed 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money
93
Reviews
86 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 30x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Zoom Q4n

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Zoom Q4n

£169.99
£35.01
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 2 year old 1x optical zoom 2304 x 1296 pixels resolution video camera, representing only moderate value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good
1x 2304 X 1296 Pixels 3MP 1" Feb 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 2304 X 1296 Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2016
Sony HDR-CX450

75

Overall Score

75

Overall Score

Sony HDR-CX450

£229.99
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and excellently reviewed 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money
93
Reviews
86 Reviews
50
Value for Money
Average
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Age
2 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 30x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2016
Zoom Q4n

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Zoom Q4n

£169.99
£35.01
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 2 year old 1x optical zoom 2304 x 1296 pixels resolution video camera, representing only moderate value for money
51
Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
81
Age
2 Years Old
70
Overall Score
Very Good
1x 2304 X 1296 Pixels 3MP 1" Feb 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 2304 X 1296 Pixels
Total Megapixels 3MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Feb 2016

Top Prices

Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
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Sony - HDR-CX450 Camcorder - Black
£229.99
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£245.99
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Reasons For

Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
4 Reasons For
29x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX450 has an optical zoom of 30x, but the Zoom Q4n is only a 1x optical zoom camcorder (29x 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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348.5x Bigger Digital Zoom
The Sony HDR-CX450 is a 350x (digital) camcorder. That's 348.5x bigger than the Zoom Q4n (1.5x).

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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1" Larger Display Diagonal
Sony HDR-CX450 is 3" screen size, but the Zoom Q4n is only a 2" screen size camcorder (1" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 82.4%, however Zoom has an average rating of 81.4%.
4 Reasons For
Bigger Total Megapixels
The Zoom Q4n has a total megapixels of 3MP, but the Sony HDR-CX450 is only a 2.29MP camcorder (0.71MP smaller).

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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Lighter
The Zoom Q4n is a 178.6g camcorder. That's 71.4g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX450 (250g).

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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£60 Cheaper
The Zoom Q4n is £60 cheaper than the Sony HDR-CX450.
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.

Reviews & Awards

Average User Rating

Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Best
5 stars
52 reviews
4 stars
21 reviews
3 stars
5 reviews
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
4 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Zoom. The average brand rating for Sony is 82.4% based on 10,421 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Zoom is 81.41% based on 231 reviews.
Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Sony

82

82

Based on 10,421 reviews
Zoom

81

81

Based on 231 reviews

Date Released

Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
25 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.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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 HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Optical Zoom 30x
BEST
1x
Digital Zoom 350x
BEST
1.5x
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 37mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Max Video Resolution
2304 x 1296
 2304 x 1296
2304 x 1296
 2304 x 1296
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 50 Mbit/s
BEST
24 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
1080p 720p
 1080p
 720p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Total Megapixels 2.29MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Maximum Memory Card Size Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots 1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
microSD SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS Micro (M2) MicroSD (Transflash)
MicroSDHC MicroSDXC
microSD SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Closest Focusing Distance 0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
Light Exposure Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Light Exposure Modes
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Push Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
Auto Outdoor
Push Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Display Diagonal 3"
BEST
2"
Display Resolution (numeric) 460,800 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Camera Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Minimum Illumination 3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Maximum Image Resolution
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
 
 
 
Audio Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Audio System
Mono
 Mono
Mono
 Mono
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
Mini HDMI Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Video Recording Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Recharge Time Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Weight 250g 178.6g
BEST
Height 59.5mm 86mm
Depth 128.5mm 119mm
Width 57mm 49mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony HDR-CX450 Zoom Q4n
Cables Included
USB Mini-USB
 USB
 Mini-USB
USB Mini-USB
 USB
 Mini-USB

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