Sony HDR-AZ1 vs Vivitar DVR786

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Sony HDR-AZ1
Vivitar DVR786

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has an image stabilizer, however the Vivitar DVR786 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.

11% lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Vivitar DVR786 is a 3.1 minimum aperture camcorder (0.3 higher).
6.5mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is 2.8mm minimum focal length, but the Vivitar DVR786 is a 9.3mm minimum focal length camcorder (6.5mm longer).
2m deeper waterproof up to Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 5m waterproof depth camcorder, whereas the Vivitar DVR786 is only a 3m waterproof depth camcorder (2m shallower).
63% longer battery life (max) Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a battery life (max) of 2h. That's 1.25h longer than the Vivitar DVR786 (0.75h). 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.

3 Reasons For
6.5mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Vivitar DVR786 is 9.3mm maximum focal length, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 is only a 2.8mm maximum focal length camcorder (6.5mm shorter).
10% higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a maximum aperture number of 3.1. That's 0.3 higher than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (3.1).
Cheaper by $130
The Vivitar DVR786 is $130.11 cheaper than the Sony HDR-AZ1.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Three times shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is only 2.8mm maximum focal length. That's 6.5mm shorter than the Vivitar DVR786 (9.3mm).
11% lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Vivitar DVR786 is a 3.1 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.3 higher).
$130 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is more expensive than the Vivitar DVR786 by $130.11.
5 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 does not have an image stabilizer, but the Sony HDR-AZ1 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.

10% higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a minimum aperture number of 3.1. That's 0.3 higher than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (3.1).
70% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Vivitar DVR786 is 9.3mm minimum focal length. That's 6.5mm longer than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (9.3mm).
67% shallower waterproof up to Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 3m waterproof depth camcorder. That's 2m shallower than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (3m).
2x shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a battery life (max) of 0.75h, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2h battery life camcorder (1.25h longer). 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

43 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm 9.3mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8
BEST
3.1
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm
BEST
9.3mm
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 3.1
BEST
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.8 9.3
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 9.3

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2"

Camera

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

Design

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

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 AVI
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
BEST
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
BEST
 4608 x 2592
 2592 x 1944
Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

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 Life (max)
2h
BEST
0.75h
Battery Type
NP-BY1 Lithium-ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
63g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
36mm 65mm
Depth
74mm 27mm
Width
24.2mm 45mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Lens Focal Range
2.8 9.3
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB USB 2.0
Cable Type
Micro USB USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.8 3.1
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
17.1mm 30mm
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.2 x 36 x 74 45 x 65 x 27
USB Cable
 USB cable
 USB cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.08cm
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.2 x 36 x 74 45 x 65 x 27
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
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