Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Vixia HF R600
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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
A lot bigger sensor size Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 3.28MPMP sensor, but 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 32xx (optical) camcorder, whereas 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.

0.3" larger screen size Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a screen size of 3"", whereas 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.

14x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lxlx, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 6lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (5.6lx bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx bigger).
$159 cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is $195.04 cheaper than the Sony HDR-AS200 and $159.04 cheaper than the Sony HDR-CX405.
User reviews are better
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user review score of 90% based on 46 reviews, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average rating of 82% (based on 981 reviews) and the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average rating of 83% (based on 192 reviews).
No data 6 Reasons For
0.22MP higher megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a megapixel count of 2.29MPMP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MPMP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Higher movie megapixel count Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a movie megapixel count of 2.29MPMP. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MPMP).
349x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350xx (digital) camcorder, whereas 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.

56% lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Sony HDR-AS200 (1.8).
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215gg, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder (70g heavier) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68gg weight camcorder (147g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

5 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.22MP 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).
Lower movie megapixel count Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 2.07MPMP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MPMP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
Three hundred and fourty-nine times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a digital zoom of 1,140xx. 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.

77% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285gg weight camcorder. That's 217g heavier than the Sony HDR-AS200 (215gg) and 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.

Fewer sellers
Only 6 retailers sells the Canon Vixia HF R600, but 9 shops sell the Sony HDR-CX405. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
6 Reasons Against
36% higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Sony HDR-CX405 (1.8).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 6lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 5.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (3lxlx) and 3lx bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lxlx).
More expensive by $195
The Sony HDR-AS200 is $195.04 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600 and $36 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Less retailers
The Sony HDR-AS200 is only stocked by 4 stores, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is stocked by 6 shops and the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 9 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-AS200 is 19 months older than the Canon Vixia HF R600 and 18 months older than the Sony HDR-CX405.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony HDR-AS200's average user score is 82%, however the Canon Vixia HF R600's is 90% (based on 46 reviews) and the Sony HDR-CX405's is 83% (based on 192 reviews).
7 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a sensor size of 2.29MPMP. 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.

7% smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 30xx (optical). 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.

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.

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) and 3lx smaller than the Sony HDR-AS200 (3lxlx).
More expensive by $159
The Sony HDR-CX405 is $159.04 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
Older by one month
The Sony HDR-CX405 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user score of 83%, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Image Sensor

Sensor Size
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST
Movie Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x 350x
BEST
Image Stabiliser
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
43mm 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1 - 21.8 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range
2.8 - 89.6 17.1 - 21.8 1.9 - 57

Storage

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

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

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

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
1/2000 1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Shutter Speed
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/25 - 1/10000
Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Screen Size
3"
BEST
2.7"
Display Resolution
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
Shooting Mode
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
6lx 3lx
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Waterproof Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 16m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 2h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1 Lithium-ion NP-BX1
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 68g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm 46.5mm 595mm
Depth
116mm 81.5mm 128mm
Width
53mm 24.2mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Operating System
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1 - 21.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Format
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes - Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Format
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
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