Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

7 Reasons For
8x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an optical zoom of 20x, however the Sony PXW-X70 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

1 lower minimum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 1.8 minimum aperture, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a minimum illumination of 1lx, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.7lx bigger).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 547g lighter than the Sony PXW-X70 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,561 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-V770 costs $1,561.01 less than the Sony PXW-X70.
Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
User reviews are better
The Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user review score of 89%, however the Sony PXW-X70 has an average rating of 80% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
11% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a total megapixels of 14.2MP, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (1.44MP 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.

0.9 higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.9 lower).
Larger display diagonal Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is 3.5" screen size, but the Panasonic HC-V770 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.

17% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 59.94fps camcorder. That's 9.94fps faster than the Panasonic HC-V770 (59.94fps).

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
1.44MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is a 14.2MP sensor camcorder (1.44MP 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.

Lower maximum aperture number Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is only 3.6 maximum aperture value, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.9 higher).
17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Sony PXW-X70 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.

9.94fps slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 9.94fps slower than the Sony PXW-X70 (59.94fps).
8 Reasons Against
Hugely smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is only 12x (optical), but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (8x 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.

A lot higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
0.7lx bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum illumination of 1.7lx, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 1lx minimum illumination camcorder (0.7lx smaller).
Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 547g heavier than the Panasonic HC-V770 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,561 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V770 by $1,561.01.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 stores sells the Sony PXW-X70, however 6 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-V770. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Five months older
The Sony PXW-X70 is older than the Panasonic HC-V770 by five months.
Lower user review Score
The Sony PXW-X70 has an average user rating of 80%, but the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average user rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Awards

1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

25 months Ago 30 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP 14.2MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
1,500x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6 4.5
BEST
Filter Size
49mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/25 - 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/2 - 1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 1/8 - 1/10000

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)
460,800 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx
BEST
1.7lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 59.94fps
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
BEST
 6528 x 3672

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 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
353g
BEST
900g
Height
73mm 103.5mm
Depth
139mm 274.3mm
Width
65mm 120.7mm

Packaging Content

Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
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