Sony HDR-CX130 vs Sony HVR-Z7

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Sony HDR-CX130
Sony HVR-Z7

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has a sensor size of 3.3MPMP. That's 2.18MP bigger than the Sony HVR-Z7 (1.12MPMP). 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.

Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has a movie megapixel count of 1.49MPMP. That's 0.45MP higher than the Sony HVR-Z7 (1.04MPMP).
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX130 is 30xx (optical). That's 18x bigger than the Sony HVR-Z7 (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.

Cheaper by $5,561
The Sony HDR-CX130 costs $214.70, whereas the Sony HVR-Z7 is $5,775.99.
6 Reasons For
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a 3.2"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.2" larger than the Sony HDR-CX130 (3.2""). 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.

1.5lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a 1.5lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.5lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX130 (1.5lxlx).
A lot higher battery capacity Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has a battery capacity of 2,200mAhmAh, however the Sony HDR-CX130 is only a 1,030mAhmAh battery camcorder (1mAh lower).
247.6g lighter Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has a weight of 2.4kgg, whereas the Sony HDR-CX130 is a 250gg weight camcorder (247.6g 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
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Much better user reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HVR-Z7 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX130 is 83% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
7% smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.2" smaller than the Sony HVR-Z7 (3.2""). 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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.5lx bigger than the Sony HVR-Z7 (1.5lxlx).
1mAh lower battery capacity Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 is a 1,030mAhmAh battery camcorder, whereas the Sony HVR-Z7 is a 2,200mAhmAh battery camcorder (1mAh higher).
Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has a weight of 250gg, but the Sony HVR-Z7 is a 2.4kgg weight camcorder (247.6g 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 Sony HDR-CX130 is only stocked by 1 store, however the Sony HVR-Z7 is stocked by 2 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops 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-CX130 is 15 months older than the Sony HVR-Z7.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sony HDR-CX130 has an average user score of 83%, but the Sony HVR-Z7 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons Against
Two times smaller sensor size Edit
Sony HVR-Z7 is only 1.12MPMP sensor. That's 2.18MP smaller than the Sony HDR-CX130 (1.12MPMP). 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.

44% lower movie megapixel count Edit
Sony HVR-Z7 is only 1.04MPMP (movie mode). That's 0.45MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX130 (1.04MPMP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a 12xx (optical) camcorder. That's 18x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX130 (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.

More expensive by $5,561
The Sony HVR-Z7 is $5,561.29 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX130.

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

58 months Ago 42 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.3MP
BEST
1.12MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
1.67MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
1.49MP
BEST
1.04MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabiliser
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length
1,095mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm 72mm
Focal Length
29.8 - 894 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range
2.1 - 63 4.4 - 474

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage
 HDV
 HDV
BEST
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 CF+
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/6000 1/3 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3" 3.2"
BEST
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,226,880 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.5lx
BEST

Design

Colour
 Blue
 Black
 Blue
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Mode
 FXP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 XP+
 FXP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 XP+
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 576i
 1080i
 1080p
 576i
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution
 2112 x 1584
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 2112 x 1584
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 2112 x 1584
BEST
 2112 x 1584

Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
1 1
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-F570
Battery Voltage
6.8V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
1,030mAh 2,200mAh
BEST
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity
7Wh
BEST
15.8Wh
Battery Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

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
250g 2.4kg
BEST
Height
52.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
113.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
57mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AV
 Component

Other Features

AC Adapter Output
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.4V
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