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Sony HDR-AZ1 vs Vivitar DVR786

Sony HDR-AZ1 vs Vivitar DVR786

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Sony HDR-AZ1
Vivitar DVR786

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Significantly lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g weight camcorder. That's 481g lighter than the Vivitar DVR786 (544g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Vivitar DVR786 is 12MP sensor. That's 0.1MP bigger than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (12MP). 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.

Cheaper by $201
The Vivitar DVR786 is $201.15 cheaper than the Sony HDR-AZ1.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
A little smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is only 11.9MP sensor, but the Vivitar DVR786 is a 12MP sensor camcorder (0.1MP 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.

$201 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is more expensive than the Vivitar DVR786 by $201.15.
1 Reason Against
Significantly heavier Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a weight of 544g, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g weight camcorder (481g 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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Date Released

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Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
11.9MP 12MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.8 9.3 mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 50 cm - infinity

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

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 Auto

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 White
 Blue
 White
 Blue
Waterproof Up to
5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-BY1 Lithium-ion Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
63g
BEST
544g
Height
36mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
74mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
24.2mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
BEST
 USB

Other Features

Lens Focal Range
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Type
Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.8 F/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 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.2mm 65mm
USB Cable
 USB cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.2 x 36 x 74 Unknown - Click to provide data
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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