Sony HDR-CX330 vs Sony NEX-FS700R

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Sony HDR-CX330
Sony NEX-FS700R

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 9.2MP camcorder. That's 0.8MP higher than the Sony NEX-FS700R (8.4MP).
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has an image stabilizer, but the Sony NEX-FS700R does not. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Hugely higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is 230,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony NEX-FS700R is only a 91,200 pixels display resolution camcorder (138,800 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

8x lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 190g weight camcorder. That's 1.5kg lighter than the Sony NEX-FS700R (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$3,610 cheaper
The Sony HDR-CX330 costs $3,610.01 less than the Sony NEX-FS700R.
3 Reasons For
2.4MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R is an 11.6MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is only a 9.2MP sensor camcorder (2.4MP 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.

6.01MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R is an 8.3MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is only a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.01MP lower).
23% larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Sony HDR-CX330 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 9.2MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700R is an 11.6MP sensor camcorder (2.4MP 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.

3x lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-FS700R is an 8.3MP (movie mode) camcorder (6.01MP higher).
0.8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a display diagonal of 2.7", however the Sony NEX-FS700R is a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

One month older
The Sony HDR-CX330 is older than the Sony NEX-FS700R by one month.
5 Reasons Against
10% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R is an 8.4MP camcorder. That's 0.8MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX330 (8.4MP).
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R does not have an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony NEX-FS700R is only 91,200 pixels display resolution, but the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 230,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (138,800 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700R is a 1.7kg weight camcorder. That's 1.5kg heavier than the Sony HDR-CX330 (1.7kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$3,610 more expensive
The Sony NEX-FS700R is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX330 by $3,610.01.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.2MP 11.6MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
BEST
 1/5
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
9.2MP
BEST
8.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP 8.3MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
26.8 - 804 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MS PRO
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Manual

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/8 - 1/100000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels
BEST
91,200 pixels
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 NTSC
BEST
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F770
Battery Voltage
3.6V 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of Batteries Supported
1 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
190g
BEST
1.7kg
Height
59.5mm 178.5mm
Depth
119mm 235.5mm
Width
57mm 145mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Technical Details

Lens Cover Included
 Lens cover included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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