Panasonic HC-V720K vs Sony HDR-PJ650

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Panasonic HC-V720K
Sony HDR-PJ650

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has an optical zoom of 21xx. That's 9x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (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.

173g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a weight of 277gg, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 450gg weight camcorder (173g 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
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 69.3mmmm high camcorder. That's 3.2mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (72.5mmmm).
8% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a depth of 124.4mmmm. That's 9.6mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (134mmmm).
12% smaller Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a width of 60.1mmmm. That's 6.9mm smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (67mmmm).
Cheaper by $840
The Panasonic HC-V720K costs $839.63 less than the Sony HDR-PJ650.
1 Reason For
2.88MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 20.4MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 2.88MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (20.4MPMP). 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

1 Reason Against
2.88MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 17.52MPMP sensor camcorder. That's 2.88MP smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (20.4MPMP). 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.

6 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 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.

173g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a weight of 450gg, however the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 277gg weight camcorder (173g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 72.5mmmm high camcorder. That's 3.2mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (72.5mmmm).
8% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a depth of 134mmmm. That's 9.6mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (134mmmm).
11% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a width of 67mmmm. That's 6.9mm bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (67mmmm).
More expensive by $840
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is $839.63 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V720K.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
17.52MP 20.4MP
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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
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 321.6
Focal Length Range
2.82 - 59.2 2.9 - 34.8

Storage

Memory Card
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
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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

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 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
Minimum Illumination
3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
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
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
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Still Image

Image Format
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 4512 x 3384
 4512 x 3384
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
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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
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450g
Height
69.3mm
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72.5mm
Depth
124.4mm
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134mm
Width
60.1mm
BEST
67mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC

Other Features

Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 - 3.4
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x

Projector

Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 ANSI lumens
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