Panasonic HC-V770 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Panasonic HC-V770
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Hugely bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 12.76MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (10.47MP 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-V770 is a 6.03MP camcorder. That's 3.74MP higher than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (2.29MP).
Hugely higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 6.03MP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.74MP lower).
Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a digital zoom of 1,500x. That's 1,150x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (350x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

22 Mbit/s bigger bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
Panasonic HC-V770 is 72 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s smaller).
5 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x, however the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 20x (optical) camcorder (10x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

A bit higher maximum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 4 maximum aperture value, but the Panasonic HC-V770 is only a 3.6 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.4 lower).
15% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 308g weight camcorder. That's 45g lighter than the Panasonic HC-V770 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Built-in projector Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 does not. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

User reviews are slightly better
Based on 36 reviews, the Sony HDR-PJ620 has an average user review score of 92%, however the Panasonic HC-V770 has an average rating of 89% (based on 14 reviews).

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 30x (optical) camcorder (10x bigger). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

12% lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 has a maximum aperture number of 3.6, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (0.4 higher).
45g heavier Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 is a 353g weight camcorder. That's 45g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (308g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Does not have a built-in projector Edit
The Panasonic HC-V770 does not have a built-in projector, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector. Read more

The device has an internal projector, to show images.

Marginally Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-V770 is 89%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ620 is 92% (based on 36 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 12.76MP sensor camcorder (10.47MP 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.

3.74MP lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP camcorder. That's 3.74MP lower than the Panasonic HC-V770 (2.29MP).
2x lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 6.03MP (movie mode) camcorder (3.74MP higher).
Smaller digital zoom Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 350x (digital). That's 1,150x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V770 (350x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

A lot smaller bitrate at maximum video resolution Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 50 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-V770 is a 72 Mbit/s maximum video resolution bitrate camcorder (22 Mbit/s bigger).
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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
12.76MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
6.03MP
BEST
2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
6.03MP
BEST
2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
1,500x
BEST
350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 984mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
3.6 4
BEST
Filter Size
49mm 46mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.5 - 612 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
4.08 - 81.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 MPF

Focusing

Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Smile Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smile detection

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shoe Mounting Point Type
 Cold
 Cold

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
Camera Shutter Speed
1/2 - 1/8000 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
460,800 pixels 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA
 THA
 ENG
 CHI (TR)
 CHI (SIMPL)
 PER
 ARA

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
72 Mbit/s
BEST
50 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 540p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MP4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps 50fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
BEST
 5472 x 3648
 4896 x 3672
 3984 x 2656
 3264 x 2448
 1920 x 1080
 1728 x 1152
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 6528 x 3672
 4032 x 2272

Audio

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

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
1h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g 308g
BEST
Height
73mm 66.5mm
Depth
139mm 130.5mm
Width
65mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 DC
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector
BEST
Screen Size Compatibility
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 100
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 25 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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