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Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-AS15

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-AS15

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Panasonic HC-X920
Sony HDR-AS15

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
Significantly bigger total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AS15 is only a 16.8MP sensor camcorder (21.48MP 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.

Higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MP camcorder. That's 6.49MP higher than the Sony HDR-AS15 (2MP).
Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash, however the Sony HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in flash.
Built-in light Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in light, but the Sony HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in light.
3D Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is 3D, however the Sony HDR-AS15 is not 3D.
Available from 4 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.
Two more awards
The Panasonic HC-X920 has 8 awards, whereas the Sony HDR-AS15 has 6 awards.
Expert reviews are vastly better
The Panasonic HC-X920 has an average expert review score of 91%, however the Sony HDR-AS15 has an average rating of 71% (based on 39 reviews).
4 Reasons For
3.41MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is an 11.9MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is only an 8.49MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.41MP lower).
Vastly smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 has a minimum illumination of 6lx, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12lx minimum illumination camcorder (6lx bigger).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is a 65g weight camcorder. That's 124g lighter than the Panasonic HC-X920 (65g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$599 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AS15 costs $599.01 less than the Panasonic HC-X920.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
A lot lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is an 8.49MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AS15 is an 11.9MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.41MP higher).
A lot bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a minimum illumination of 12lx, however the Sony HDR-AS15 is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder (6lx smaller).
66% heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189g weight camcorder. That's 124g heavier than the Sony HDR-AS15 (65g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$599 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-X920 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AS15 by $599.01.
8 Reasons Against
2x smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is a 16.8MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 38.28MP sensor camcorder (21.48MP 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.

Vastly lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 is a 2MP camcorder. That's 6.49MP lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (2MP).
Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in flash, but the Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash.
Does not have a built-in light Edit
The Sony HDR-AS15 does not have a built-in light, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 does.
Less retailers
Only 3 stores sells the Sony HDR-AS15, whereas 7 stores sell the Panasonic HC-X920. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Over one year older
The Sony HDR-AS15 is older than the Panasonic HC-X920 by 22 months.
Fewer awards
Whilst the Sony HDR-AS15 has received 6 awards, the Panasonic HC-X920 has received 8 awards.
Vastly Lower expert review Score
The Sony HDR-AS15's average expert rating is only 71%, however the Panasonic HC-X920's is 91% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
plusxaward.de: Innovation and Ease of Use
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
6 Awards
bondfaro.com.br: Recommended
conowego.pl: Recommended
ljudochbild.se: Best Buy
Lydogbilde.no: Best Buy 5 Star
lydogbillede.dk: Best Buy 5 Star
toptenreviews.com: Silver

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Date Released

34 months Ago 56 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
38.28MP
BEST
16.8MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
8.49MP
BEST
2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.49MP 11.9MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
40x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Digital
 Digital
BEST
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.8 - 399.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.84 - 34.1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
BEST
 Built-in light

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

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,152,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
12lx 6lx
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 H.264
 MPEG4
 MPEG
 H.264
 MPEG4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
BEST
 JPG
 MPO
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4096 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 4096 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 6016 x 3384
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Port
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
189g 65g
BEST
Height
59mm 47mm
Depth
82mm 82mm
Width
73mm 24.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
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