Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an optical zoom of 20xx, however the Sony PXW-X70 is only a 12xx (optical) camcorder (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.

1 lower minimum aperture Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum aperture of 1.8, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 547g lighter than the Sony PXW-X70 (900gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Vastly smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a depth of 139mmmm, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 274.3mmmm deep camcorder (135.3mm bigger).
$1,611 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs $1,611.01 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
Available from 9 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, however the Sony PXW-X70 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
11% bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a sensor size of 14.2MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MPMP sensor camcorder (1.44MP 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.

0.9 higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum aperture value of 4.5, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.9 lower).
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a screen size of 3.5"", but the Panasonic HC-V770 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.

17% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 59.94fpsfps camcorder. That's 9.94fps faster than the Panasonic HC-V770 (59.94fpsfps).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
1.44MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 14.2MPMP sensor camcorder (1.44MP 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.

Lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum aperture value of 3.6, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.9 higher).
17% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a screen size of 3"", however the Sony PXW-X70 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.

9.94fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fpsfps camcorder. That's 9.94fps slower than the Sony PXW-X70 (59.94fpsfps).
8 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is only 12xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V770 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.

A lot higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900gg weight camcorder. That's 547g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (900gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

135.3mm bigger Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 274.3mmmm deep, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 139mmmm deep camcorder (135.3mm smaller).
$1,611 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $1,611.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 3 stores sells the Sony PXW-X70, however 12 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Five months older
The Sony PXW-X70 is older than the Panasonic HC-V770 by five months.
Lower user review Score
The Sony PXW-X70 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

23 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 14.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
1,500x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 4.5
BEST
Filter Size
49mm 62mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
1lx 1.7lx
BEST
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 59.94fps
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
BEST
 6528 x 3672

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
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
353g
BEST
900g
Height
73mm 103.5mm
BEST
Depth
139mm
BEST
274.3mm
Width
65mm 120.7mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
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