Canon XF200 vs Sony HDR-PJ620

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Canon XF200
Sony HDR-PJ620

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon XF200 is 3.09MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.8MP 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.

0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

Vastly higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon XF200 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,230,000 pixels, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is only a 460,800 pixels display resolution camcorder (769,200 pixels lower). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has an optical zoom of 30x. That's 10x bigger than the Canon XF200 (30x). 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 lot longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder, whereas the Canon XF200 is only a 576mm maximum focal length camcorder (408mm shorter).
Shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder. That's 2mm shorter than the Canon XF200 (26.8mm).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is 4 maximum aperture value. That's 1.2 higher than the Canon XF200 (4).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a weight of 308g, however the Canon XF200 is a 1.6kg 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

5 Reasons Against
10x smaller optical zoom Edit
The Canon XF200 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.

Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon XF200 is only 576mm maximum focal length. That's 408mm shorter than the Sony HDR-PJ620 (984mm).
2mm longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Canon XF200 is 28.8mm minimum focal length, but the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 26.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (2mm shorter).
1.2 lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Canon XF200 has a maximum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 4 maximum aperture value camcorder (1.2 higher).
81% heavier Edit
The Canon XF200 is a 1.6kg weight camcorder. That's 1.3kg 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.

5 Reasons Against
35% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 is a 2.29MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.8MP smaller than the Canon XF200 (2.29MP). 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.

17% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a display diagonal of 3". That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon XF200 (3"). 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.

Hugely lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Sony HDR-PJ620 is only 460,800 pixels display resolution. That's 769,200 pixels lower than the Canon XF200 (460,800 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.09MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x 30x
BEST
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
576mm 984mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28.8mm 26.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 4
BEST
Filter Size
58mm 46mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
3.67 - 73.4 1.9 - 57

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
64GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
3 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 CF+
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.01m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
 Face detection
 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
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
0.0005 1/10000 - 1/6

Display

Display Diagonal
3.5"
BEST
3"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
1,230,000 pixels
BEST
460,800 pixels
Display
 OLED
BEST
 OLED
Vari-Angle LCD Display
 Vari-angle LCD display
Unknown - Click to provide data

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
1,230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Minimum Illumination
0.1lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Remotely Operated
 Remotely operated
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

LED Indicators
 LED indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Unknown - Click to provide data 50 Mbit/s
Video Capturing Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MXF
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
 4032 x 2272
BEST

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 AAC++
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 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.6kg 308g
BEST
Height
158mm 66.5mm
Depth
264mm 130.5mm
Width
144mm 61.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
BEST
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
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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