JVC GC-PX100 vs Panasonic HC-X920

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JVC GC-PX100
Panasonic HC-X920

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 64xx (digital) camcorder. That's 24x bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (40xx). 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.

459 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a display resolution of 460,000 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is only a 1,152,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

User reviews are hugely better
The JVC GC-PX100 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Panasonic HC-X920 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).
7 Reasons For
Hugely bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 38.28MPMP sensor, but the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 12.8MPMP sensor camcorder (25.48MP 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 10xx (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the JVC GC-PX100 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189gg weight camcorder. That's 311g lighter than the JVC GC-PX100 (189gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

17mm smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 59mmmm high, but the JVC GC-PX100 is a 76mmmm high camcorder (17mm bigger).
$1,071 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-X920 is $1,070.80 cheaper than the JVC GC-PX100.
Available from 5 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
2x smaller sensor size Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a sensor size of 12.8MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MPMP sensor camcorder (25.48MP 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is only 10xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder (2x 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 JVC GC-PX100 has a screen size of 3"", 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.

63% heavier Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 500gg weight camcorder. That's 311g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X920 (189gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

23% bigger Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a height of 76mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 59mmmm high camcorder (17mm smaller).
$1,071 more expensive
The JVC GC-PX100 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X920 by $1,070.80.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the JVC GC-PX100, however 6 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.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a digital zoom of 40xx. That's 24x smaller than the JVC GC-PX100 (40xx). 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.

Vastly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a display resolution of 1,152,000 pixels pixels, however the JVC GC-PX100 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Two months older
The Panasonic HC-X920 is older than the JVC GC-PX100 by two months.
Significantly Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

45 months Ago 47 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.8MP 38.28MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.49MP
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.49MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x
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Digital Zoom
64x
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40x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Filter Size
46mm 49mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 295 29.8 - 399.2
Focal Length Range
3.76 - 37.6 2.84 - 34.1
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 6400
 640
 400
 64
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 6400
 640
 400
 64

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Shutter

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

Display

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 12lx
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 1080p
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Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 960 x 540
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
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Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
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Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
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 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
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Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g 189g
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Height
76mm 59mm
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Depth
183mm
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82mm
Width
110mm
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73mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 HD Writer AE 5.0
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
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Other Features

Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
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