Sony HDR-PJ810 vs Sony NEX-VG30

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Sony HDR-PJ810
Sony NEX-VG30

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
7.8MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 is only a 16.7MPMP sensor camcorder (7.8MP 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.

Marginally bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an optical zoom of 12xx, however the Sony NEX-VG30 is only an 11.1xx (optical) camcorder (0.9x 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.

9x shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum focal length of 2.9mmmm, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 is a 29mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (26.1mm longer).
2x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a minimum illumination of 3lxlx, however the Sony NEX-VG30 is a 9lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (6lx bigger).
User reviews are appreciably better
Based on 29 user reviews, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average review score of 97%, however the Sony NEX-VG30 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
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Reasons Against

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7.8MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a sensor size of 16.7MPMP, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder (7.8MP 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.

A bit smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony NEX-VG30 is only 11.1xx (optical), but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder (0.9x 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.

Vastly longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a minimum focal length of 29mmmm, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 2.9mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (26.1mm shorter).
6lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a minimum illumination of 9lxlx, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (6lx smaller).
Over one year older
The Sony NEX-VG30 is older than the Sony HDR-PJ810 by 15 months.
Appreciably Lower user review Score
The Sony NEX-VG30 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average user rating of 97% (based on 29 reviews).

Awards

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Date Released

36 months Ago 52 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
24.5MP
BEST
16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x
BEST
11.1x
Digital Zoom
160x 2x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
34.8mm
BEST
322mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length
2.9mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length
2.9 - 34.8 29 - 322
Focal Length Range
2.9 - 34.8 18 - 200

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 RAW
 RAW

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

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
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 1/4000
Shutter Speed
1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx
BEST
9lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
Still Image Resolution
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6592 x 3712
 4912 x 3264
BEST
 6592 x 3712
 4912 x 3264

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
460g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
72.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
134mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
67.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
PlayMemories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV

Other Features

Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 6.3

Projector

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