Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-AS15

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Panasonic HC-X920
Sony HDR-AS15

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Significantly bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AS15 is only a 16.8MPMP sensor camcorder (21.48MP 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.

Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MPMP camcorder. That's 6.49MP higher than the Sony HDR-AS15 (2MPMP).
Available from 4 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.
3 Reasons For
A lot smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is a 47mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 59mmmm high camcorder (12mm bigger).
Vastly smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 has a width of 24.5mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 73mmmm wide camcorder (48.5mm bigger).
$594 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AS15 costs $594.45 less than the Panasonic HC-X920.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
12mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 59mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AS15 is a 47mmmm high camcorder (12mm smaller).
Vastly bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a width of 73mmmm, however the Sony HDR-AS15 is a 24.5mmmm wide camcorder (48.5mm smaller).
$594 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-X920 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AS15 by $594.45.
4 Reasons Against
2x smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is a 16.8MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MPMP sensor camcorder (21.48MP 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.

Vastly lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is a 2MPMP camcorder. That's 6.49MP lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (2MPMP).
Less retailers
Only 3 retailers sells the Sony HDR-AS15, whereas 7 stores sell the Panasonic HC-X920. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Five months older
The Sony HDR-AS15 is older than the Panasonic HC-X920 by five months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
38.28MP
BEST
16.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
8.49MP
BEST
2MP
Movie Megapixel Count
8.49MP
BEST
11.9MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Digital
 Digital
BEST
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
29.8 - 399.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.84 - 34.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

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

Display

Screen Size
3.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution
1,152,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
Minimum Illumination
12lx
BEST
6lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 DUT
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 6016 x 3384
 1920 x 1080

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 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
189g
BEST
65g
Height
59mm 47mm
BEST
Depth
82mm 82mm
Width
73mm 24.5mm
BEST

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
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