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JVC GC-PX100 vs Sony FDR-AX1

JVC GC-PX100 vs Sony FDR-AX1

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JVC GC-PX100
Sony FDR-AX1

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Face detection Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a face detection, but the Sony FDR-AX1 does not have a face detection.
Touchscreen Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a touchscreen, however the Sony FDR-AX1 does not.
Four times lighter Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 500g weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg lighter than the Sony FDR-AX1 (2.4kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,680 cheaper
The JVC GC-PX100 costs $1,719.80, whereas the Sony FDR-AX1 is $4,399.99.
User reviews are better
The JVC GC-PX100 has an average user review score of 100% based on 1 review, but the Sony FDR-AX1 has an average rating of 93% (based on 3 reviews).
6 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony FDR-AX1 is 18.9MP sensor, but the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 12.8MP sensor camcorder (6.1MP 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.

10x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 10x (optical) camcorder (10x 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.

One more memory slots Edit
The number of memory slots on the Sony FDR-AX1 is two, but the JVC GC-PX100 only has one memory slots.
0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" 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.

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,229,000 pixels, however the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (769,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a total megapixels of 12.8MP, however the Sony FDR-AX1 is an 18.9MP sensor camcorder (6.1MP 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is only 10x (optical), but the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). 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.

One less memory slots Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has one memory slots, however the Sony FDR-AX1 only has two memory slots.
Smaller display diagonal Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is only 3" screen size, but the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). 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.

2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Sony FDR-AX1 is a 1,229,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (769,000 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Not as many stockists
Only 1 shop sell the JVC GC-PX100, however 3 retailers sell the Sony FDR-AX1. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Five months older
The JVC GC-PX100 is older than the Sony FDR-AX1 by five months.
4 Reasons Against
Does not have a touchscreen Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 does not have a touchscreen, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 has a touchscreen.
80% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder. That's 1.9kg heavier than the JVC GC-PX100 (2.4kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,680 more expensive
The Sony FDR-AX1 is more expensive than the JVC GC-PX100 by $2,680.19.
Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony FDR-AX1 is 93%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

49 months Ago 44 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.8MP 18.9MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
64x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 590mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 295 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.76 - 37.6 4.1 - 82
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 2
BEST
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 XQD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
BEST
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 6400
 640
 400
 64
BEST
 6400
 640
 400
 64

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
BEST
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 1,229,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
BEST
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 4lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 2160p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F970
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g
BEST
2.4kg
Height
76mm 193mm
Depth
183mm 362mm
Width
110mm 189mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
 Lens hood

Other Features

Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Number of Diaphragm Blades
Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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