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ION The Game ActION vs Sony HDR-AZ1

ION the Game ActION vs Sony HDR-AZ1

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ION The Game ActION
Sony HDR-AZ1

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Smaller minimum illumination Edit
The ION the Game ActION has a minimum illumination of 1.4lx, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder (4.6lx bigger).
34% longer battery life (max) Edit
The ION the Game ActION has a battery life (max) of 3h. That's 1h longer than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (2h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

5 Reasons For
Significantly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is an 11.9MP sensor camcorder, whereas the ION the Game ActION is only a 5MP sensor camcorder (6.9MP 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.

2m deeper waterproof up to Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a waterproof up to of 5m, however the ION the Game ActION is only a 3m waterproof depth camcorder (2m shallower).
2x lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g weight camcorder. That's 94g lighter than the ION the Game ActION (63g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AZ1 costs $1.85 less than the ION the Game ActION.
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.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
ION the Game ActION is only 5MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 is an 11.9MP sensor camcorder (6.9MP 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.

2m shallower waterproof up to Edit
The ION the Game ActION is a 3m waterproof depth camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 5m waterproof depth camcorder (2m deeper).
60% heavier Edit
The ION the Game ActION is a 157g weight camcorder. That's 94g heavier than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (63g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2 more expensive
The ION the Game ActION is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AZ1 by $1.85.
Fewer sellers
Only 2 sellers sells the ION the Game ActION, but 4 sellers sell the Sony HDR-AZ1. Read more
The smaller the number of stores that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
2 Reasons Against
Vastly bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum illumination of 6lx, however the ION the Game ActION is a 1.4lx minimum illumination camcorder (4.6lx smaller).
50% shorter battery life (max) Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is only 2h battery life. That's 1h shorter than the ION the Game ActION (2h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

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Date Released

46 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
5MP 11.9MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8

Storage

Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2 - 1,1/4000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1,1/4000 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
1.4lx
BEST
6lx
Self-Timer Delay
2,10 2,10
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 Black
 Blue
 White
 Black
 Blue
 White
Waterproof Up to
3m 5m
BEST

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Life (max)
3h
BEST
2h
Battery Type
Rechargeable 1200 mAh NP-BY1 Lithium-ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
157g 63g
BEST
Height
85mm 36mm
Depth
38.1mm 74mm
Width
66mm 24.2mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB
Pouch
 Pouch
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
USB 2.0 Micro USB
Cable Type
USB Micro USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Yes - iON App Unknown - Click to provide data
Smooth Slow Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smooth slow record
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm
Protective Pouch
 Protective pouch
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
66mm 24.2mm
USB Cable
 USB cable
 USB cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
 Wireless connection

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
66 x 85 x 38.1 24.2 x 36 x 74
Freeze-Resistant
 Freeze-resistant
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1,1/4000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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