JVC GC-PX100 vs Sony NEX-VG30

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JVC GC-PX100
Sony NEX-VG30

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 64xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 is only a 2xx (digital) camcorder (62x smaller). 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.

Hugely better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Sony NEX-VG30 is 16.7MPMP sensor. That's 3.9MP bigger than the JVC GC-PX100 (16.7MPMP). 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.

10% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 is an 11.1xx (optical) camcorder. That's 1.1x bigger than the JVC GC-PX100 (11.1xx). 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.

Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 461 pixels higher than the JVC GC-PX100 (921,600 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
31% smaller sensor size Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a sensor size of 12.8MPMP. That's 3.9MP smaller than the Sony NEX-VG30 (16.7MPMP). 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). That's 1.1x smaller than the Sony NEX-VG30 (11.1xx). 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.

2x lower display resolution Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 460,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 461 pixels lower than the Sony NEX-VG30 (921,600 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Expert review Rating is much Worse
The JVC GC-PX100 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Sony NEX-VG30 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 5 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a digital zoom of 2xx, however the JVC GC-PX100 is a 64xx (digital) camcorder (62x bigger). 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.

Older by seven months
The Sony NEX-VG30 is seven months older than the JVC GC-PX100.
User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Date Released

45 months Ago 52 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.8MP 16.7MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 11.1x
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Digital Zoom
64x
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2x
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 322mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
46mm 67mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 295 29 - 322
Focal Length Range
3.76 - 37.6 18 - 200

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 RAW
 RAW

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
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 1/4000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
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Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 9lx
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
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Still Image Resolution
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
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Maximum Image Resolution
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 3264
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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
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
76mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
183mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
110mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
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Other Features

Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 6.3
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
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