Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
0.99MP bigger sensor size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MPMP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.29MPMP sensor camcorder (0.99MP 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.

Slightly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an optical zoom of 32xx, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 30xx (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

Slightly larger screen size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a screen size of 3"", however the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.7"" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

Seven times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lxlx, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx bigger).
Ten times smaller Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 58mmmm high camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 595mmmm high camcorder (537mm bigger).
11% smaller Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a depth of 116mmmm, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 128mmmm deep camcorder (12mm bigger).
1mm smaller Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a width of 53mmmm, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 54mmmm wide camcorder (1mm bigger).
User reviews are better
Based on 46 user reviews, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average review score of 90%, however the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average rating of 83% (based on 192 reviews).
6 Reasons For
A bit higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a megapixel count of 2.29MPMP, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MPMP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
10% higher movie megapixel count Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 2.29MPMP (movie mode). That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MPMP).
Vastly bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a digital zoom of 350xx, however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 1,140xx (digital) camcorder (349x smaller). 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.

70g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215gg, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder (70g 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 $39
The Sony HDR-CX405 is $39.11 cheaper than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
6 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.

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
11% lower megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MPMP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MPMP).
0.22MP lower movie megapixel count Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MPMP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
Hugely smaller digital zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 1,140xx (digital). That's 349x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX405 (350xx). 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.

25% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder. That's 70g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$39 more expensive
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405 by $39.11.
Less retailers
Only 6 shops sells the Canon Vixia HF R600, whereas 12 stores sell the Sony HDR-CX405. 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.
9 Reasons Against
44% smaller sensor size Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.29MPMP sensor. That's 0.99MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MPMP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 30xx (optical) camcorder. That's 2x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (30xx). 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.

0.3" smaller screen size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.7"" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.7""). 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.

87% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (3lxlx).
Bigger Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 595mmmm high. That's 537mm bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (595mmmm).
10% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 128mmmm deep camcorder. That's 12mm bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (128mmmm).
2% bigger Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 54mmmm wide camcorder. That's 1mm bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (54mmmm).
Older by one month
The Sony HDR-CX405 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Average User Rating

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x 350x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Mode
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Exposure Mode
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/10000
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Format
 EXIF
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 PCM
 AAC++
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity Range
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm
BEST
595mm
Depth
116mm
BEST
128mm
Width
53mm
BEST
54mm
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