Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony FDR-AX33

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony FDR-AX33

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 is only a 10xx (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

99% lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 347g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (700gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$252 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $252 cheaper than the Sony FDR-AX33.
Available from 4 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.
User reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, whereas the Sony FDR-AX33 has an average rating of 79% (based on 47 reviews).
4 Reasons For
A lot higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a movie megapixel count of 8.29MPMP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP lower).
119x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 120xx (digital) camcorder. That's 119x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (120xx). 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.

Significantly higher display resolution Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 has a display resolution of 921,600 pixels pixels, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (461 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Expert reviews are a lot better
The Sony FDR-AX33 has an average expert review score of 100%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 90% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
A lot lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 6.03MPMP (movie mode), but the Sony FDR-AX33 is an 8.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.26MP higher).
119x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500xx. That's 119x smaller than the Sony FDR-AX33 (120xx). 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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 921,600 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (461 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Four months older
The Panasonic HC-V770 is older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by four months.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 90%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony FDR-AX33 is 100% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is only 10xx (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

50% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder. That's 347g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (700gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$252 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX33 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $252.
Not as many stockists
Only 6 shops sells the Sony FDR-AX33, however 10 retailers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. 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.
A lot Lower user review Score
The Sony FDR-AX33 only has an average user rating of 79%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

24 months Ago 20 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
10.3MP
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
10x
Digital Zoom
1,500x 120x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 3.8 - 38

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG 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

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

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 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
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 50fps
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 3840 x 2160
 1440 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps

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
 6048 x 3400
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 6048 x 3400

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g
BEST
700g
Height
73mm 78.5mm
Depth
139mm 155mm
Width
65mm 71mm

Packaging Content

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

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Number of Diaphragm Blade
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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