Panasonic HC-VX870 vs Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Panasonic HC-VX870
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both only 12xx (optical) camcorders (8x smaller). Read more

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.

34% bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a digital zoom of 60xx. That's 20x bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (160xx) and 100x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160xx). Read more

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.

7 Reasons For
19.37MP bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 38.28MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is only an 18.91MPMP sensor camcorder (19.37MP smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder (13.78MP 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.

1.49MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MPMP camcorder. That's 1.49MP higher than the Panasonic HC-VX870 ().
0.2MP higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 8.49MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is only an 8.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.2MP lower).
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both only 3"" screen size camcorders (0.5" 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.

2x lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189gg weight camcorder. That's 164g lighter than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (460gg) and 271g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$744 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-X920 is $744.21 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
Available from 7 shops
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.
2 Reasons For
920 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a display resolution of 921,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 is only a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (461 pixels lower) and the Panasonic HC-X920 is only a 1,152,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (920 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

User reviews are a lot better
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user review score of 97% based on 29 reviews, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 has an average rating of 82% (based on 12 reviews) and the Panasonic HC-X920 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
19.37MP smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is only 18.91MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MPMP sensor camcorder (19.37MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder (5.59MP bigger). 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.

1.49MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 7MPMP camcorder. That's 1.49MP lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 ().
0.2MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870 is only 8.29MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.2MP higher).
0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a screen size of 3"" (as does the Sony HDR-PJ810), whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). 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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 1,152,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (461 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 164g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X920 (460gg) and 107g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 82%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder (as does the Sony HDR-PJ810), whereas the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). Read more

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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a digital zoom of 40xx. That's 20x smaller than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (160xx) and 120x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160xx). Read more

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.

920 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a display resolution of 1,152,000 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels higher) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (920 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Over two years older
The Panasonic HC-X920 is older than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by two years and older than the Sony HDR-PJ810 by ten months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Panasonic HC-VX870 is 82% (based on 12 reviews) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
Vastly smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a sensor size of 24.5MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-VX870 is an 18.91MPMP sensor camcorder (5.59MP smaller) and the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MPMP sensor camcorder (13.78MP bigger). 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.

8x smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 12xx (optical) (as does the Panasonic HC-X920), but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (8x bigger). Read more

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.

Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a screen size of 3"" (as does the Panasonic HC-VX870), but the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). 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.

A lot bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum illumination of 3lxlx, but the Panasonic HC-VX870 is a 2lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (1lx smaller) and the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (9lx bigger).
59% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460gg weight camcorder. That's 107g heavier than the Panasonic HC-VX870 (460gg) and 271g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X920 (460gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$744 more expensive
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X920 by $744.21.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the Sony HDR-PJ810, however 8 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-X920. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over one year older
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is older than the Panasonic HC-VX870 by 14 months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
18.91MP 38.28MP
BEST
24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
7MP 8.49MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP 8.49MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
60x
BEST
40x 160x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 34.8mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9mm
Filter Size
49mm 49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
30.8 - 626 29.8 - 399.2 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 2.84 - 34.1 2.9 - 34.8
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
0.000125 - 0.04 Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 1,152,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
2lx 12lx
BEST
3lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 189g
BEST
460g
Height
73mm 59mm 72.5mm
Depth
139mm 82mm 134mm
Width
65mm 73mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Unknown - Click to provide data HD Writer AE 5.0 PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
BEST

Projector

Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
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