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JVC GY-LS300 vs Sony PXW-Z100

JVC GY-LS300 vs Sony PXW-Z100

JVC GY-LS300
Sony PXW-Z100

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
$1,904 cheaper
The JVC GY-LS300 is $1,904 cheaper than the Sony PXW-Z100.
4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 is an 18.9MP sensor camcorder. That's 5.4MP bigger than the JVC GY-LS300 (18.9MP). 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has an image stabilizer, but the JVC GY-LS300 does not have 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.

0.21" larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45", however the JVC GY-LS300 is only a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.21" smaller).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a weight of 2.5kg, however the JVC GY-LS300 is a 3.8kg weight camcorder (1.3kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
JVC GY-LS300 is only 13.5MP sensor, but the Sony PXW-Z100 is an 18.9MP sensor camcorder (5.4MP 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.

Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The JVC GY-LS300 is a 0.24" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.21" smaller than the Sony PXW-Z100 (0.45").
35% heavier Edit
The JVC GY-LS300 is a 3.8kg weight camcorder. That's 1.3kg heavier than the Sony PXW-Z100 (2.5kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2 Reasons Against
More expensive by $1,904
The Sony PXW-Z100 is $1,904 more expensive than the JVC GY-LS300.
Older by eleven months
The Sony PXW-Z100 is eleven months older than the JVC GY-LS300.

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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
13.5MP 18.9MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30 - 600
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.1 - 82

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/4 - 1/10000 1/3 - 1/9000

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5" 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
920,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.45"
BEST
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
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 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
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 2160p
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 XAVC-I
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
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Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
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 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
 LPCM
 AC3
 PCM
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
2 2
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.75h
Battery Type
SSL-JVC50 NP-F970
Battery Voltage
7.4V 7.2V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
30 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
-20 - 50 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
3.8kg 2.5kg
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Height
190mm 193mm
Depth
263mm 362mm
Width
135mm 189mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
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