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JVC GC-PX100 vs Panasonic HC-X920

JVC GC-PX100 vs Panasonic HC-X920

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JVC GC-PX100
Panasonic HC-X920

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 64x (digital) camcorder. That's 24x bigger than the Panasonic HC-X920 (40x). 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.

User reviews are a lot better
The JVC GC-PX100 has an average user review score of 100%, but the Panasonic HC-X920 has an average rating of 90% (based on 127 reviews).
9 Reasons For
Hugely bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 38.28MP sensor, but the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 12.8MP sensor camcorder (25.48MP 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 Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12x (optical) camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 10x (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.

0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 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 Panasonic HC-X920 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixels, however the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 460,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (692,000 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3D Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is not 3D.
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189g weight camcorder. That's 311g lighter than the JVC GC-PX100 (189g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,021 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-X920 is $1,020.80 cheaper than the JVC GC-PX100.
Available from 6 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.
Expert reviews are a lot better
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an average expert review score of 91% based on 17 reviews, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 has an average rating of 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

9 Reasons Against
2x smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a total megapixels of 12.8MP, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MP sensor camcorder (25.48MP 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 Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12x (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
JVC GC-PX100 is only 3" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-X920 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.

Significantly lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 1,152,000 pixels display resolution camcorder (692,000 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

63% heavier Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 500g weight camcorder. That's 311g heavier than the Panasonic HC-X920 (189g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,021 more expensive
The JVC GC-PX100 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X920 by $1,020.80.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 seller sell the JVC GC-PX100, however 7 shops sell the Panasonic HC-X920. 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.
Over one year older
The JVC GC-PX100 is older than the Panasonic HC-X920 by 15 months.
A lot Lower expert review Score
The JVC GC-PX100 has an average expert rating of 80%, but the Panasonic HC-X920 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 17 reviews).
2 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a digital zoom of 40x. That's 24x smaller than the JVC GC-PX100 (40x). 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.

A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

Awards

No awards found 8 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
plusxaward.de: Innovation and Ease of Use
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

50 months Ago 34 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.8MP 38.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.49MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.49MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 12x
BEST
Digital Zoom
64x
BEST
40x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Filter Size
46mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 295 29.8 - 399.2
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.76 - 37.6 2.84 - 34.1
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

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

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 6400
 640
 400
 64
BEST
 6400
 640
 400
 64

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Manual
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/8000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2 - 1/2000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 1,152,000 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 12lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4096 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
 4096 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
BEST
 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
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,250mAh
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g 189g
BEST
Height
76mm 59mm
Depth
183mm 82mm
Width
110mm 73mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 HD Writer AE 5.0
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
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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