Canon EOS C300 vs Sony NEX-FS700

Canon EOS C300
Sony NEX-FS700

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
13% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a display diagonal of 4". That's 0.5" larger than the Sony NEX-FS700 (3.5"). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a weight of 1.4kg, however the Sony NEX-FS700 is a 3.2kg weight camcorder (1.8kg heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by $1,901
The Canon EOS C300 costs $1,901 less than the Sony NEX-FS700.
2 Reasons For
1.76MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is an 11.6MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Canon EOS C300 is only a 9.84MP sensor camcorder (1.76MP 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.

A bit higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is an 8.3MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Canon EOS C300 is only an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.010000000000002MP lower).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
1.76MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a 9.84MP sensor camcorder. That's 1.76MP smaller than the Sony NEX-FS700 (11.6MP). 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.

Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder. That's 0.010000000000002MP lower than the Sony NEX-FS700 (8.3MP).
Older by eight months
The Canon EOS C300 is eight months older than the Sony NEX-FS700.
3 Reasons Against
15% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a display diagonal of 3.5", however the Canon EOS C300 is a 4" screen size camcorder (0.5" larger). Read more

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

56% heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is a 3.2kg weight camcorder. That's 1.8kg heavier than the Canon EOS C300 (3.2kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,901 more expensive
The Sony NEX-FS700 is more expensive than the Canon EOS C300 by $1,901.

Awards

2 Awards
focus-numerique.fr: Recommended
tipa.com: Technical Image Press Association Award
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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.84MP 11.6MP
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP 8.3MP
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Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
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Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 380mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.6mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.3
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 67mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 18 - 200
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

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

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.52" Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
 1080i
 1080p
 720p
 576i
 480i
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Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
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Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
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Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-F770
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
-5 - 45 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 60 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.4kg
BEST
3.2kg
Height
171mm 178.5mm
Depth
179mm 235.5mm
Width
133mm 145mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
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AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood
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