Sony HDR-PJ650 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Sony HDR-PJ650
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
31% bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a sensor size of 20.4MPMP. That's 6.2MP bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (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.

Lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Sony PXW-X70 (2.8).
Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 10 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 5.5 higher than the Sony PXW-X70 (4.5).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a weight of 450gg, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900gg weight camcorder (450g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by $456
The Sony HDR-PJ650 costs $1,393.21, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is $1,848.76.
Much better user reviews
Based on 33 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 90%, but the average rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
2 Reasons For
0.5" larger screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a screen size of 3.5"", whereas the Sony HDR-PJ650 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.

Available from 4 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (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.

Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Sony PXW-X70 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.
Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is 17 months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller sensor size Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is only 14.2MPMP sensor, but the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 20.4MPMP sensor camcorder (6.2MP bigger). 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.

1 higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum aperture of 2.8, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
Lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum aperture value of 4.5, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 10 maximum aperture value camcorder (5.5 higher).
50% heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900gg weight camcorder. That's 450g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (900gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$456 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-PJ650 by $455.55.
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 90% (based on 33 reviews).

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Date Released

45 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
20.4MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Value
10
BEST
4.5
Filter Size
46mm 62mm
Focal Length
26.8 - 321.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.9 - 34.8 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

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

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 4512 x 3384
BEST
 4512 x 3384
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
BEST
 6016 x 3384

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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
450g
BEST
900g
Height
72.5mm 103.5mm
Depth
134mm 274.3mm
Width
67mm 120.7mm

Other Features

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

Projector

Projector Brightness
20 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
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