Sony HDR-AZ1 vs Vivitar DVR786

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Sony HDR-AZ1
Vivitar DVR786

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
11% lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Vivitar DVR786 is a 3.1 minimum aperture camcorder (0.3 higher).
6.5mm shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum focal length of 2.8mmmm, but the Vivitar DVR786 is a 9.3mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (6.5mm longer).
2m deeper waterproof depth Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a waterproof depth of 5mm, whereas the Vivitar DVR786 is only a 3mm waterproof depth camcorder (2m shallower).
63% longer battery life Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2hh battery life camcorder. That's 1.25h longer than the Vivitar DVR786 (0.75hh). 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.

29mm smaller Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is 36mmmm high, but the Vivitar DVR786 is a 65mmmm high camcorder (29mm bigger).
Significantly smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 24.2mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Vivitar DVR786 is a 45mmmm wide camcorder (20.8mm bigger).
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.
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has an average user review score of 92%, whereas the Vivitar DVR786 has an average rating of 78% (based on 52 reviews).
4 Reasons For
6.5mm longer maximum focal length Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a maximum focal length of 9.3mmmm, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 is only a 2.8mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (6.5mm shorter).
10% higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 3.1 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 0.3 higher than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (3.1).
47mm smaller Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 27mmmm deep camcorder. That's 47mm smaller than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (27mmmm).
Cheaper by $60
The Vivitar DVR786 is $60.07 cheaper than the Sony HDR-AZ1.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Three times shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2.8mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 6.5mm shorter than the Vivitar DVR786 (9.3mmmm).
11% lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, however the Vivitar DVR786 is a 3.1 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.3 higher).
Significantly bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 74mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Vivitar DVR786 is a 27mmmm deep camcorder (47mm smaller).
$60 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is more expensive than the Vivitar DVR786 by $60.07.
8 Reasons Against
10% higher minimum aperture Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 3.1 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 0.3 higher than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (3.1).
70% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 9.3mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 6.5mm longer than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (9.3mmmm).
67% shallower waterproof depth Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 3mm waterproof depth camcorder. That's 2m shallower than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (3mm).
2x shorter battery life Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a battery life of 0.75hh, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2hh battery life camcorder (1.25h longer). 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.

45% bigger Edit
Vivitar DVR786 is 65mmmm high. That's 29mm bigger than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (65mmmm).
Bigger Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 45mmmm wide camcorder. That's 20.8mm bigger than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (45mmmm).
Fewer sellers
The Vivitar DVR786 is only stocked by 2 stores, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 is stocked by 7 sellers. Read more
The fewer the number of shops that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst shops to keep prices low.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The average user rating of the Vivitar DVR786 is only 78%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-AZ1 is 92% (based on 10 reviews).

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
4x
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
2.8mm 9.3mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
2.8
BEST
3.1
Minimum Focal Length
2.8mm
BEST
9.3mm
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 3.1
BEST
Focal Length
2.8 9.3
Focal Length Range
2.8 9.3

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
2"
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

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

Video

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

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
BEST
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
BEST
 MP4

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
2h
BEST
0.75h
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
NP-BY1 Lithium-ion Lithium-Ion
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
63g
BEST
Height
36mm
BEST
65mm
Depth
74mm 27mm
BEST
Width
24.2mm
BEST
45mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Lens Focal Range
2.8 9.3
Interface
Micro USB USB 2.0
Cable
Micro USB USB
Aperture Range
2.8 3.1
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 MP4
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
17.1mm 30mm
Dimensions
24.2 x 36 x 74 45 x 65 x 27
USB 2.0 Connector
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.08cm

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.2 x 36 x 74 45 x 65 x 27
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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