Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Panasonic HC-WX970

Panasonic AG-DVX200
Panasonic HC-WX970

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
6% higher megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is an 8.8MPMP camcorder. That's 0.51MP higher than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (8.29MPMP).
A lot larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a screen size of 4.3"", whereas the Panasonic HC-WX970 is only a 3"" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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.

Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 60fpsfps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (50fpsfps).
80% higher battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a battery capacity of 5,800mAhmAh. That's 4mAh higher than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (1,940mAhmAh).
Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 2.7kgg weight camcorder. That's 357.3g lighter than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (360gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 1 shops
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Panasonic HC-WX970 is 18.91MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is only a 15.49MPMP sensor camcorder (3.42MP 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.

7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is only a 13xx (optical) camcorder (7x smaller). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a digital zoom of 60xx. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (60xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

$2,898 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is $2,897.53 cheaper than the Panasonic AG-DVX200.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Panasonic AG-DVX200 is only 15.49MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-WX970 is an 18.91MPMP sensor camcorder (3.42MP 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.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 13xx (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 20xx (optical) camcorder (7x 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.

5x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a digital zoom of 10xx. That's 50x smaller than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (60xx). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

$2,898 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-WX970 by $2,897.53.
7 Reasons Against
Lower megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is an 8.29MPMP camcorder. That's 0.51MP lower than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (8.29MPMP).
1.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a screen size of 3"", whereas the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 4.3"" screen size camcorder (1.3" larger). 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.

Slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 50fpsfps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (50fpsfps).
Four times lower battery capacity Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a battery capacity of 1,940mAhmAh. That's 4mAh lower than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (1,940mAhmAh).
357.3g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 360gg weight camcorder. That's 357.3g heavier than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (360gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Fewer sellers
Only 4 sellers sells the Panasonic HC-WX970, but 5 shops sell the Panasonic AG-DVX200. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Eight months older
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is older than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 by eight months.

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
15.49MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
8.8MP
BEST
8.29MP
Movie Megapixel Count
15.49MP 8.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
13x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x 60x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
365.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 49mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.8 - 626
Focal Length Range
12.8 - 167 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/24, 1/25, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
4.3"
BEST
3"
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

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

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.2lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Red
 Black
 Red

Video

HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
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 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 1080i
 540p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 1080i
 540p
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 960 x 540
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 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1728 x 1152
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
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 LPCM
 PCM
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Micro-USB
 USB Type-A
 Micro-USB B
 USB B
 Micro-USB
 USB Type-A
 Micro-USB B
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Voltage
7.2V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
5,800mAh
BEST
1,940mAh
Battery
 Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt
 Nickel-Manganese-Cobalt

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg
BEST
360g
Height
181mm 73mm
Depth
374mm 139mm
Width
216mm 65mm

Technical Details

Speaker
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Channels
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Type
DC 7.2 V, DC 12 V Unknown - Click to provide data
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