Canon EOS C300 vs Sony HDR-CX330

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Canon EOS C300
Sony HDR-CX330

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
7% bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon EOS C300 is 9.84MP sensor. That's 0.64MP bigger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (9.2MP). 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.

73% higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon EOS C300 is 8.29MP (movie mode). That's 6MP higher than the Sony HDR-CX330 (2.29MP).
Interchangeable lens Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has an interchangeable lens, however the Sony HDR-CX330 does not have an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon EOS C300 is a 4" screen size camcorder. That's 1.3" larger than the Sony HDR-CX330 (2.7"). 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.

Cheaper by $127
The Canon EOS C300 is $126.98 cheaper than the Sony HDR-CX330.
1 Reason For
Seven times lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 has a weight of 190g, whereas the Canon EOS C300 is a 1.4kg weight camcorder (1.2kg 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

2 Reasons Against
1.2kg heavier Edit
The Canon EOS C300 has a weight of 1.4kg, whereas the Sony HDR-CX330 is a 190g weight camcorder (1.2kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by eight months
The Canon EOS C300 is eight months older than the Sony HDR-CX330.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is only 9.2MP sensor. That's 0.64MP smaller than the Canon EOS C300 (9.2MP). 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.

Three times lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HDR-CX330 is only 2.29MP (movie mode). That's 6MP lower than the Canon EOS C300 (2.29MP).
Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 does not have an interchangeable lens, but the Canon EOS C300 has an interchangeable lens. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

49% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX330 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 1.3" smaller than the Canon EOS C300 (2.7"). 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.

More expensive by $127
The Sony HDR-CX330 is $126.98 more expensive than the Canon EOS C300.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.84MP
BEST
9.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/5
 1/5
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 9.2MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.29MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9 - 57
Lens Mount Interface
 Canon EF
 Canon EF

Storage

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

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Push
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8 - 1/100000

Display

Display Diagonal
4"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 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
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV III
BEST
 DIGIC DV III
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Camera Playback
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show
 Highlights
 Movie
 Single image
 Slide show

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Capture Modes
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
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
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 AAC++
 LC-AAC
 MP4
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
Microphone Connectivity
 XLR
 XLR

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.6V
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.4kg 190g
BEST
Height
171mm 59.5mm
Depth
179mm 119mm
Width
133mm 57mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included

Technical Details

Lens Cover Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens cover included
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
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