Canon XF200 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Canon XF200
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
A lot bigger sensor size Edit
Canon XF200 is 3.09MPMP sensor, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MPMP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

Higher movie megapixel count Edit
Canon XF200 is 2.91MPMP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.62MP lower).
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Canon XF200 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 3"" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

One hundred and ninety-two times lighter Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 1.6kgg weight camcorder. That's 306.4g lighter 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.

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30xx. That's 10x bigger than the Canon XF200 (30xx). 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 longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a maximum focal length of 984mmmm, whereas the Canon XF200 is only a 576mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (408mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon XF200 (26.8mmmm).
Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 1.2 higher than the Canon XF200 (4).
Higher display resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels higher than the Canon XF200 (460,800 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF200 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.

Shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 576mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 408mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (984mmmm).
2mm longer minimum focal length Edit
The Canon XF200 has a minimum focal length of 28.8mmmm, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm shorter).
1.2 lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Canon XF200 has a maximum aperture value of 2.8, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.2 higher).
459x lower display resolution Edit
The Canon XF200 has a display resolution of 1,230,000 pixels pixels, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder (459 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

6 Reasons Against
35% smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 0.8MP smaller than the Canon XF200 (2.29MPMP). 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.

28% lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.62MP lower than the Canon XF200 (2.29MPMP).
17% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon XF200 (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.

Vastly heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308gg, however the Canon XF200 is a 1.6kgg weight camcorder (306.4g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.09MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
2.91MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
6x
BEST
350x
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
576mm 984mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length
28.8mm 26.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Value
2.8 4
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 46mm
Focal Length
28.8 - 576 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
3.67 - 73.4 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
Light Metering Type
 Centre-weighted
BEST
 Centre-weighted

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Shutter Speed
0.0005 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Screen Size
3.5"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
1,230,000 pixels 460,800 pixels
BEST
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Resolution
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
 DIGIC DV IV
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
50fps 50fps
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg
BEST
308g
Height
158mm 66.5mm
Depth
264mm 130.5mm
Width
144mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI

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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