Panasonic AG-AC8 vs Sony PXW-X200

Panasonic AG-AC8
Sony PXW-X200

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Walmart
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Overstock
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
20% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has an optical zoom of 21xx. That's 4x bigger than the Sony PXW-X200 (17xx). 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.

0.1g lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a weight of 2.3kgg, however the Sony PXW-X200 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder (0.1g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by $5,579
The Panasonic AG-AC8 costs $5,579.05 less than the Sony PXW-X200.
2 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
1 Reason For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X200 has a screen size of 3.5"", but the Panasonic AG-AC8 is only a 3"" screen size camcorder (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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
17% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-AC8 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony PXW-X200 (3.5""). 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.

Older by ten months
The Panasonic AG-AC8 is ten months older than the Sony PXW-X200.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X200 is only 17xx (optical), but the Panasonic AG-AC8 is a 21xx (optical) camcorder (4x 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.

5% heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X200 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.1g heavier than the Panasonic AG-AC8 (2.4kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$5,579 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X200 is more expensive than the Panasonic AG-AC8 by $5,579.05.
Not as many stockists
Only 2 sellers sells the Sony PXW-X200, however 4 retailers sell the Panasonic AG-AC8. 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.

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Date Released

37 months Ago 27 months Ago

Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
9.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
21x
BEST
17x
Digital Zoom
50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
893mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 16
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.3 - 499
Focal Length Range
2.82 - 59.2 5.6 - 95.2

Storage

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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 ATW
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 ATW

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/32 - 1/2000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
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Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
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Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 4752 x 3168
 4096 x 2304
 1440 x 1080
BEST
 4752 x 3168
 4096 x 2304
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
BEST
 6016 x 3384

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
2,900mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.3kg
BEST
2.4kg
Height
217mm 161mm
Depth
479mm 331mm
Width
205mm 168mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
BEST
 USB
 AC
 AV
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