Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Sony PXW-Z150

Panasonic AG-DVX200
Sony PXW-Z150

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A bit bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has an optical zoom of 13xx, however the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 12xx (optical) camcorder (1x 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.

5% longer maximum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 365.3mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 17.3mm longer than the Sony PXW-Z150 (348mmmm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a minimum focal length of 28mmmm, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 29mmmm minimum focal length camcorder (1mm longer).
19% larger screen size Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a screen size of 4.3"", however the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 3.5"" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

Slightly smaller Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 181mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 187.8mmmm high camcorder (6.8mm bigger).
6 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
Sony PXW-Z150 is 20MPMP sensor. That's 4.51MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (20MPMP). 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.

0.4g lighter Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a weight of 2.3kgg, whereas the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 2.7kgg weight camcorder (0.4g 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 Sony PXW-Z150 is a 371.3mmmm deep camcorder. That's 2.7mm smaller than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (371.3mmmm).
Smaller Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 171.3mmmm wide camcorder. That's 44.7mm smaller than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (171.3mmmm).
Cheaper by $979
The Sony PXW-Z150 is $979 cheaper than the Panasonic AG-DVX200.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
4.51MP smaller sensor size Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 15.49MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 20MPMP sensor camcorder (4.51MP 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.

15% heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 2.7kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.4g heavier than the Sony PXW-Z150 (2.3kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2.7mm bigger Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a depth of 374mmmm, however the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 371.3mmmm deep camcorder (2.7mm smaller).
21% bigger Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a width of 216mmmm, however the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 171.3mmmm wide camcorder (44.7mm smaller).
$979 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is more expensive than the Sony PXW-Z150 by $979.
Less retailers
Only 3 sellers sells the Panasonic AG-DVX200, whereas 4 sellers sell the Sony PXW-Z150. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
9% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder. That's 1x smaller than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (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.

17.3mm shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a maximum focal length of 348mmmm, but the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 365.3mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (17.3mm longer).
4% longer minimum focal length Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 29mmmm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (29mmmm).
0.8" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 3.5"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (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.

4% bigger Edit
Sony PXW-Z150 is 187.8mmmm high. That's 6.8mm bigger than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (187.8mmmm).
Older by two months
The Sony PXW-Z150 is two months older than the Panasonic AG-DVX200.

Date Released

7 months Ago 9 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
15.49MP 20MP
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Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Megapixel Count
8.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
15.49MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
13x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
365.3mm
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348mm
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
28mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 62mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29 - 348
Focal Length Range
12.8 - 167 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Card Slot
2 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 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 10m
BEST
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1000
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Auto

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 1/8
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
4.3"
BEST
3.5"
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" 0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

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

Design

Colour
 Black
 Red
 Black
 Red

Video

HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Video Mode
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
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 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
Video Format
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 XAVC-I
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 XAVC-I
Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 360
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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
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
PCM Digital Audio
 24-bit/48 kHz
 24-bit/48 kHz
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
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 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

Component Video Out 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 7.2V
Battery Capacity
5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity Range
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature Range
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 2.3kg
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Height
181mm
BEST
187.8mm
Depth
374mm 371.3mm
BEST
Width
216mm 171.3mm
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Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
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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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