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Panasonic HC-V720K vs Sony HDR-PJ810

Panasonic HC-V720K vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Panasonic HC-V720K
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 21x (optical) camcorder. That's 9x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (12x). 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a built-in flash, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash.
183g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a weight of 277g, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (183g 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 $840
The Panasonic HC-V720K is $839.63 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
One more awards
The Panasonic HC-V720K has 2 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has 1 award.
2 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 24.5MP sensor camcorder. That's 6.98MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (24.5MP). 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 better expert reviews
The average expert review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 90% based on 2 reviews, however the average rating of the Panasonic HC-V720K is 87% (based on 10 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
40% smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-V720K is only 17.52MP sensor. That's 6.98MP smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (24.5MP). 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.

Older by nine months
The Panasonic HC-V720K is nine months older than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
Expert review Rating is a bit Worse
The average expert rating of the Panasonic HC-V720K is 87%, whereas the average expert rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 90% (based on 2 reviews).
5 Reasons Against
75% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an optical zoom of 12x. That's 9x smaller than the Panasonic HC-V720K (12x). 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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash, but the Panasonic HC-V720K does.
A lot heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460g, however the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 277g weight camcorder (183g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

More expensive by $840
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is $839.63 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V720K.
One less award
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has only received 1 award, whereas the Panasonic HC-V720K has received 2 awards.

Awards

2 Awards
PC Mag: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
altomdata.dk: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

No reviews found

Date Released

50 months Ago 41 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
17.52MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
21x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 160x
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 34.8mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.82 - 59.2 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

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

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
 Onepush white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Outdoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Outdoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
BEST
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in light
Shoe Mounting Point
 Shoe mounting point
Unknown - Click to provide data

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
3lx 3lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Remotely Operated
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Remotely operated

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
 6592 x 3712
 6592 x 3712
BEST

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Capacity
1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Supported
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
277g
BEST
460g
Height
69.3mm 72.5mm
Depth
124.4mm 134mm
Width
60.1mm 67.5mm

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 5.0 PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Stylus Pen
 Stylus pen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof
Display Type
 LCD
 LCD

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 ANSI lumens
Minimum Projection Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

Technical Details

Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
Freezeproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Freezeproof
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