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ION the Game ActION vs Sony HDR-AZ1

ION the Game ActION vs Sony HDR-AZ1

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ION The Game ActION
Sony HDR-AZ1

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The ION the Game ActION has a minimum illumination of 1.4lxlx, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 6lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (4.6lx bigger).
34% longer battery life Edit
The ION the Game ActION is a 3hh battery life camcorder. That's 1h longer than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (2hh). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Significantly smaller Edit
The ION the Game ActION is a 38.1mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 74mmmm deep camcorder (35.9mm bigger).
5 Reasons For
2m deeper waterproof depth Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a waterproof depth of 5mm, however the ION the Game ActION is only a 3mm waterproof depth camcorder (2m shallower).
Significantly smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 36mmmm high camcorder, whereas the ION the Game ActION is an 85mmmm high camcorder (49mm bigger).
41.8mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a width of 24.2mmmm, however the ION the Game ActION is a 66mmmm wide camcorder (41.8mm bigger).
$57 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AZ1 costs $56.94 less than the ION the Game ActION.
Available from 5 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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
2m shallower waterproof depth Edit
The ION the Game ActION has a waterproof depth of 3mm, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 5mm waterproof depth camcorder (2m deeper).
49mm bigger Edit
ION the Game ActION is 85mmmm high, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 36mmmm high camcorder (49mm smaller).
Significantly bigger Edit
The ION the Game ActION is a 66mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 24.2mmmm wide camcorder (41.8mm smaller).
$57 more expensive
The ION the Game ActION is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AZ1 by $56.94.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 stores sells the ION the Game ActION, but 7 retailers sell the Sony HDR-AZ1. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
3 Reasons Against
Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum illumination of 6lxlx, however the ION the Game ActION is a 1.4lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (4.6lx smaller).
50% shorter battery life Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2hh battery life camcorder. That's 1h shorter than the ION the Game ActION (2hh). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

A lot bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a depth of 74mmmm, however the ION the Game ActION is a 38.1mmmm deep camcorder (35.9mm smaller).

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1,1/4000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1,1/4000 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Screen Size

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
1.4lx
BEST
6lx
Self-Timer
2,10 2,10

Design

Colour
 Black
 Blue
 White
 Black
 Blue
 White
Waterproof Depth
3m 5m
BEST

Video

Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 MP4
 AAC++
 MP4
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Battery

Battery Life
3h
BEST
2h
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Rechargeable 1200 mAh NP-BY1 Lithium-ion
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
157g
BEST
63g
Height
85mm 36mm
BEST
Depth
38.1mm
BEST
74mm
Width
66mm 24.2mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Operating System
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Interface
USB 2.0 Micro USB
Cable
USB Micro USB
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Audio Recording Format
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
Other Features
Yes - iON App Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm
Dimensions
66 x 85 x 38.1 24.2 x 36 x 74
USB 2.0 Connector
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
66 x 85 x 38.1 24.2 x 36 x 74
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1,1/4000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
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