Panasonic HX-WA10 vs Sony NEX-VG30

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Panasonic HX-WA10
Sony NEX-VG30

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Bigger sensor size Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is a 16.8MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.1MP bigger than the Sony NEX-VG30 (16.7MPMP). 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.

3 Reasons For
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a movie megapixel count of 16.1MPMP. That's 14.91MP higher than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (16.1MPMP).
Larger screen size Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 is a 3"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.4" larger than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (3""). 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.

Hugely better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 90% based on 5 reviews, but the average rating of the Panasonic HX-WA10 is 70% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
14.91MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is a 1.19MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 14.91MP lower than the Sony NEX-VG30 (16.1MPMP).
16% smaller screen size Edit
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is a 2.6" screen size camcorder. That's 0.4" smaller than the Sony NEX-VG30 (3""). 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.

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Older by one year
The Panasonic HX-WA10 is one year older than the Sony NEX-VG30.
Expert review Rating is vastly Worse
The Panasonic HX-WA10's average expert score is only 70%, however the Sony NEX-VG30's is 90% (based on 5 reviews).
1 Reason Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a sensor size of 16.7MPMP. That's 0.1MP smaller than the Panasonic HX-WA10 (16.7MPMP). 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.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
16.8MP
BEST
16.7MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
11.9MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
1.19MP 16.1MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
5x
BEST
11.1x
Digital Zoom
120x 2x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Digital
BEST
 Digital
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 322mm
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length
41.5 - 498 29 - 322
Focal Length Range
6.8 - 34 18 - 200

Storage

Memory Card Slot
1 1
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
File System
 RAW
 RAW

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Incandescent

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1/10000 1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000
Photo Shutter Speed
1/2-1/1000 30 - 1/4000

Display

Screen Size
2.6" 3"
BEST
Display Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
9lx
BEST
9lx
On Screen Display Language
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 DEU
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 CZE

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Video Mode
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480p
BEST
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 480p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Format
 JPG
 RAW
 JPG
 RAW
Still Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
 4608 x 3456
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4608 x 3456
 4912 x 3264
 4608 x 3456
 4912 x 3264
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 AAC++
 AAC++
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
3.7V 6.8V
Battery Capacity
700mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Height
123.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
92mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
41.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer VE1.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV

Other Features

Aperture Range
3.5 - 3.7 3.5 - 6.3
Power Requirement
DC 3.6V / 5.0V Unknown - Click to provide data
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