Panasonic HC-WX970 vs Sony HXR-NX100

Panasonic HC-WX970
Sony HXR-NX100

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
25% bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a sensor size of 18.91MPMP. That's 4.71MP bigger than the Sony HXR-NX100 (14.2MPMP). 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.

Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic HC-WX970 is 20xx (optical). That's 8x bigger than the Sony HXR-NX100 (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.

459 pixels higher display resolution Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 460,800 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels higher than the Sony HXR-NX100 (1,560,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Cheaper by $667
The Panasonic HC-WX970 costs $952.99, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is $1,619.99.
4 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (3.5""). 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.

17% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a maximum frame rate of 60fpsfps, however the Panasonic HC-WX970 is only a 50fpsfps camcorder (10fps slower).
199x lighter Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a weight of 1.8kgg, but the Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 360gg weight camcorder (358.2g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

1 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony HXR-NX100 (3.5""). 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.

20% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a maximum frame rate of 50fpsfps, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 60fpsfps camcorder (10fps faster).
Heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a weight of 360gg, but the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1.8kgg weight camcorder (358.2g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Not as many stockists
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is only stocked by 4 retailers, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is stocked by 5 retailers. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
4 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a sensor size of 14.2MPMP. That's 4.71MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (14.2MPMP). 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.

67% smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HXR-NX100 is only 12xx (optical). That's 8x smaller than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (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.

459 pixels lower display resolution Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 is a 1,560,000 pixels pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 459 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (1,560,000 pixels pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

More expensive by $667
The Sony HXR-NX100 is $667 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-WX970.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
18.91MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
8.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
60x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 426mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
49mm 62mm
Focal Length
30.8 - 626 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
4.08 - 81.6 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01 - ∞/1 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Shutter

Photo Shutter Speed
0.0005 - 0.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
0.000125 - 0.04 1/6 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
460,800 pixels
BEST
1,560,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,560,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx

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 Mode
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 2160p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 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 60fps
BEST
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 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
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.42h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F770
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
360g 1.8kg
BEST
Height
73mm 187.8mm
Depth
139mm 371.3mm
Width
65mm 171.3mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 USB
BEST
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