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JVC GC-PX100 vs Sony NEX-VG30

JVC GC-PX100 vs Sony NEX-VG30

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JVC GC-PX100
Sony NEX-VG30

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Significantly bigger digital zoom Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 64x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 is only a 2x (digital) camcorder (62x 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 does not have 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.

Wide angle lens system Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 supports wide angle lens system, but the Sony NEX-VG30 does not support wide angle lens system.
Built-in light Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a built-in light, whereas the Sony NEX-VG30 does not.
Two times lighter Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a weight of 500g, but the Sony NEX-VG30 is a 1.4kg weight camcorder (920g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Hugely better user reviews
Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100%, but the average rating of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony NEX-VG30 is 16.7MP sensor. That's 3.9MP bigger than the JVC GC-PX100 (16.7MP). 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.

10% bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 is an 11.1x (optical) camcorder. That's 1.1x bigger than the JVC GC-PX100 (11.1x). 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.

Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a display resolution (numeric) of 921,600 pixels. That's 461,600 pixels higher than the JVC GC-PX100 (921,600 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Considerably better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 90%, whereas the average rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 80% (based on 1 review).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
31% smaller total megapixels Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 has a total megapixels of 12.8MP. That's 3.9MP smaller than the Sony NEX-VG30 (16.7MP). 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). That's 1.1x smaller than the Sony NEX-VG30 (11.1x). 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.

2x lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 460,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 461,600 pixels lower than the Sony NEX-VG30 (921,600 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Older by five months
The JVC GC-PX100 is five months older than the Sony NEX-VG30.
Expert review Rating is much Worse
The JVC GC-PX100 has an average expert score of 80%, but the Sony NEX-VG30 has an average expert rating of 90% (based on 5 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a digital zoom of 2x, however the JVC GC-PX100 is a 64x (digital) camcorder (62x bigger). 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.

Does not have a built-in light Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 does not have a built-in light, but the JVC GC-PX100 has a built-in light.
Significantly heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-VG30 has a weight of 1.4kg, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is a 500g weight camcorder (920g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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User review Rating is significantly Worse
The average user rating of the Sony NEX-VG30 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 100% (based on 1 review).

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Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

50 months Ago 44 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.8MP 16.7MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 16.1MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
10x 11.1x
BEST
Digital Zoom
64x
BEST
2x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 322mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
46mm 67mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 295 29 - 322
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.76 - 37.6 18 - 200
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
BEST
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 RAW
 RAW

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 6400
 640
 400
 64
BEST
 6400
 640
 400
 64

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3-1/10000, 1/48-1/10000, 1/50-1/10000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 1/4000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,000 pixels 921,600 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5"
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Back Light Compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Back light compensation
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 9lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging
Progressive Scan
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Progressive scan

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
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
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 RAW
 RAW
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 2760
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4912 x 3264
 4912 x 3264
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
Audio Dubbing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Audio dubbing

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
S-Video in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video in

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8V
Charging Source
 AC
 AC

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
500g
BEST
1.4kg
Height
76mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
183mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
110mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Bundled Software
Pixela Everio MediaBrowser 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 USB
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
 Lens hood
Wrist Strap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wrist strap included

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Noise Reduction
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Noise reduction
Spotlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5 - 6.3
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Exposure
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto exposure
Lens Cap Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cap included
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 AVCHD
TV Out Port
 TV out port
Unknown - Click to provide data
X.v.Color Support
Unknown - Click to provide data
 X.v.Color support

Technical Details

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
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