Panasonic HC-V770 vs Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Panasonic HC-V770
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 are both only 12xx (optical) camcorders (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.

$201 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 is $201.01 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-X920 and $945.22 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
Available from 9 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.
6 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a sensor size of 38.28MPMP. That's 25.52MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (24.5MPMP) and 13.78MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (24.5MPMP). 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.

2.46MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a megapixel count of 8.49MPMP, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 6.03MPMP camcorder (2.46MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a movie megapixel count of 8.49MPMP. That's 2.46MP higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 ().
39x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 40xx (digital) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 1,500xx (digital) camcorder (39x smaller) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is only a 160xx (digital) camcorder (120x 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.

Larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Panasonic HC-V770 and the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3""). 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.

Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a weight of 189gg, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder (164g heavier) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460gg weight camcorder (271g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2 Reasons For
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 461 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-V770 (921,000 pixels pixels) and 920 pixels higher than the Panasonic HC-X920 (921,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Better user reviews
Based on 29 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89% (based on 14 reviews) and the average rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
25.52MP smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 12.76MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MPMP sensor camcorder (25.52MP bigger) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder (11.74MP 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 megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MPMP camcorder. That's 2.46MP lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 ().
A lot lower movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 6.03MPMP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (2.46MP higher).
159x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500xx. That's 39x smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (160xx) and 159x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (160xx). 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.

0.5" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a screen size of 3"" (as does the Sony HDR-PJ810), whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 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.

Two times lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display resolution of 460,800 pixels pixels, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 1,152,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels lower) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (461 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

47% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 164g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X920 (460gg) and 107g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
67% smaller optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is only 12xx (optical), and so does the Sony HDR-PJ810. That's 8x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (12xx). 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.

Significantly lower display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 1,152,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (921,000 pixels pixels) and 920 pixels lower than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (921,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

More expensive by $201
The Panasonic HC-X920 is $201.01 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770.
Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-X920 is only stocked by 5 retailers, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 10 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by over one year
The Panasonic HC-X920 is 23 months older than the Panasonic HC-V770 and ten months older than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an average user score of 80%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews) and the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 29 reviews).
8 Reasons Against
57% smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 11.74MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (24.5MPMP) and 13.78MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (24.5MPMP). 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
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an optical zoom of 12xx, and so does the Panasonic HC-X920. That's 8x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (12xx). 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.

17% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3"" screen size camcorder, and so does the Panasonic HC-V770. That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3""). 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.

67% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2lx bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (3lxlx) and 9lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3lxlx).
271g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460gg, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder (107g lighter) and the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189gg weight camcorder (271g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $945
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is $945.22 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 and $744.21 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X920.
Less retailers
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is stocked by 10 shops and the Panasonic HC-X920 is stocked by 5 sellers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is 13 months older than the Panasonic HC-V770.

Awards

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Average User Rating

Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 38.28MP
BEST
24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.49MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP 8.49MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
1,500x 40x
BEST
160x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 34.8mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9mm
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
49mm 49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 29.8 - 399.2 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 2.84 - 34.1 2.9 - 34.8
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

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

Flash

Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold
 Cold

Shutter

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

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 1,152,000 pixels 921,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
1lx 12lx
BEST
3lx
On Screen Display Language
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 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
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
 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
 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
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
 6528 x 3672
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
 6528 x 3672
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
1h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh
BEST
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 189g
BEST
460g
Height
73mm 59mm 72.5mm
Depth
139mm 82mm 134mm
Width
65mm 73mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 HD Writer AE 5.0 PlayMemories Home
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 AV

Projector

Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
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