Canon C100 Mark II vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon C100 Mark II
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Significantly bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 9.84MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.29MPMP sensor camcorder (7.55MP smaller). Read more

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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is an 8.29MPMP camcorder. That's 6MP higher than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MPMP).
Significantly higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is an 8.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (6MP lower).
22% larger screen size Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a screen size of 3.46"", however the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.76" smaller). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Eleven times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a minimum illumination of 0.25lxlx, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (2.75lx bigger).
213.9g lighter Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder. That's 213.9g lighter than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

4 Reasons For
2x lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 2.2 lower than the Canon C100 Mark II (1.8).
229 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 229 pixels higher than the Canon C100 Mark II (230,400 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Cheaper by $3,786
The Sony HDR-CX405 costs $213.99, whereas the Canon C100 Mark II is $3,999.95.
4 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
2.2 higher minimum aperture Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a minimum aperture of 4, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (2.2 lower).
Lower display resolution Edit
The Canon C100 Mark II has a display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels pixels, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (229 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

$3,786 more expensive
The Canon C100 Mark II is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405 by $3,785.96.
Less retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Canon C100 Mark II, whereas 7 sellers sell the Sony HDR-CX405. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
7 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a sensor size of 2.29MPMP. That's 7.55MP smaller than the Canon C100 Mark II (2.29MPMP). Read more

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.

3x lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a megapixel count of 2.29MPMP, but the Canon C100 Mark II is an 8.29MPMP camcorder (6MP higher).
Three times lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a movie megapixel count of 2.29MPMP. That's 6MP lower than the Canon C100 Mark II (2.29MPMP).
29% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.76" smaller than the Canon C100 Mark II (2.7""). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

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

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.75lx bigger than the Canon C100 Mark II (3lxlx).
Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215gg, but the Canon C100 Mark II is a 1.1kgg weight camcorder (213.9g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Older by six months
The Sony HDR-CX405 is six months older than the Canon C100 Mark II.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
9.84MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
8.29MP
BEST
2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
216mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
4 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
29mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
22 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
77mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29 - 216 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
24 - 105 1.9 - 57
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
ISO Sensitivity
 51200
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 2000
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 80
 64
 25
 20000
BEST
 51200
 25600
 12800
 6400
 3200
 2000
 1600
 800
 640
 400
 320
 200
 160
 80
 64
 25
 20000

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 - 1/3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.46"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.25lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Format
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 EXIF
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 4032 x 2272
 3840 x 2160
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Video Recording Time
4.58h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Voltage
7.4V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
5,200mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
-5 - 45 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.1kg
BEST
215g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 595mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 128mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 54mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Data Import Utility Unknown - Click to provide data
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