Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MPMP camcorder. That's 3.74MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MPMP).
Hugely higher movie megapixel count Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 6.03MPMP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (3.74MP lower).
22 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 72 Mbit/s Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 50 Mbit/s Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s smaller).
8 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30xx, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20xx (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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 350xx (digital). That's 349x bigger than the Panasonic HC-V770 (350xx). 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.

A bit higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum aperture value of 4, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.4 lower).
15% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308gg weight camcorder. That's 45g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (308gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Marginally smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 73mmmm high camcorder (6.5mm bigger).
8.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a depth of 130.5mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 139mmmm deep camcorder (8.5mm bigger).
3.5mm smaller Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a width of 61.5mmmm, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 65mmmm wide camcorder (3.5mm bigger).
User reviews are slightly better
Based on 36 reviews, the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user review score of 92%, however the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

8 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30xx (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.

Vastly smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500xx. That's 349x smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (350xx). 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.

12% lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum aperture value of 3.6, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.4 higher).
45g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 45g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (308gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6.5mm bigger Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 73mmmm high, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 66.5mmmm high camcorder (6.5mm smaller).
Slightly bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 139mmmm deep camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 130.5mmmm deep camcorder (8.5mm smaller).
Slightly bigger Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 65mmmm wide camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 61.5mmmm wide camcorder (3.5mm smaller).
Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92% (based on 36 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
3.74MP lower megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MPMP camcorder. That's 3.74MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MPMP).
2x lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (3.74MP higher).
A lot smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 72 Mbit/s Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s bigger).
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Date Released

23 months Ago 24 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
12.76MP 2.29MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
6.03MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,500x 350x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Value
3.6 4
BEST
Filter Size
49mm 46mm
Focal Length
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF

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 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
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
BEST
50 Mbit/s
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
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
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-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 308g
BEST
Height
73mm 66.5mm
BEST
Depth
139mm 130.5mm
BEST
Width
65mm 61.5mm
BEST

Packaging Content

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

Projector

Projected Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m
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