Panasonic HC-V720K vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Panasonic HC-V720K
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 21xx (optical) camcorder. That's 9x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (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.

183g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a weight of 277gg, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460gg weight camcorder (183g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Smaller Edit
Panasonic HC-V720K is 69.3mmmm high. That's 3.2mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (72.5mmmm).
8% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 124.4mmmm deep camcorder. That's 9.6mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (134mmmm).
7.4mm smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 60.1mmmm wide camcorder. That's 7.4mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (67.5mmmm).
Cheaper by $840
The Panasonic HC-V720K is $839.63 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
1 Reason For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 6.98MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
40% smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-V720K is only 17.52MPMP sensor. That's 6.98MP smaller 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.

Older by nine months
The Panasonic HC-V720K is nine months older than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
6 Reasons Against
75% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an optical zoom of 12xx. That's 9x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V720K (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.

A lot heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460gg, however the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 277gg weight camcorder (183g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 72.5mmmm high camcorder. That's 3.2mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (72.5mmmm).
Bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a depth of 134mmmm. That's 9.6mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (134mmmm).
11% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a width of 67.5mmmm. That's 7.4mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (67.5mmmm).
More expensive by $840
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is $839.63 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V720K.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
17.52MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
21x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 160x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 34.8mm
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range
2.82 - 59.2 2.9 - 34.8

Storage

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

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
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3"
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
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Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 6592 x 3712
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
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Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
277g
BEST
460g
Height
69.3mm
BEST
72.5mm
Depth
124.4mm
BEST
134mm
Width
60.1mm
BEST
67.5mm

Packaging Content

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

Projector

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