Canon EOS C500 vs Sony NEX-FS700

Canon EOS C500
Sony NEX-FS700

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
6% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon EOS C500 is an 8.85MP camcorder. That's 0.45MP higher than the Sony NEX-FS700 (8.4MP).
Larger display diagonal Edit
Canon EOS C500 is 4" screen size, but the Sony NEX-FS700 is only a 3.5" 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.

Lighter Edit
The Canon EOS C500 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder. That's 1.4kg lighter than the Sony NEX-FS700 (3.2kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

2 Reasons For
1.76MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 is an 11.6MP sensor camcorder. That's 1.76MP bigger than the Canon EOS C500 (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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has an image stabilizer, but the Canon EOS C500 does not have an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
18% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Canon EOS C500 has a total megapixels of 9.84MP, however the Sony NEX-FS700 is an 11.6MP sensor camcorder (1.76MP 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.

Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Canon EOS C500 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Sony NEX-FS700 has an image stabilizer. Read more

Image stabiliser is a system, either software (not good) or hardware (good) driven that smooths out the movement of the camera when used in a handheld mode. The Z7 has a hardware image stabiliser.

Nine months older
The Canon EOS C500 is older than the Sony NEX-FS700 by nine months.
3 Reasons Against
A bit lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has an effective megapixels (image) of 8.4MP, however the Canon EOS C500 is an 8.85MP camcorder (0.45MP higher).
15% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a display diagonal of 3.5". That's 0.5" smaller than the Canon EOS C500 (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.

1.4kg heavier Edit
The Sony NEX-FS700 has a weight of 3.2kg, however the Canon EOS C500 is a 1.8kg weight camcorder (1.4kg lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
9.84MP 11.6MP
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Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
8.85MP
BEST
8.4MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 11x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
 Optical
BEST
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
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 CF+
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MS Pro-HG Duo HX
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Auto Focus (AF) Assist Beam
 Auto Focus (AF) assist beam
Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
 Auto Focus (AF) lock
Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

ISO Sensitivity
 16000
 12800
 10000
 8000
 6400
 5000
 4000
 3200
 2500
 2250
 2000
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 500
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25
BEST
 16000
 12800
 10000
 8000
 6400
 5000
 4000
 3200
 2500
 2250
 2000
 1600
 1250
 1000
 800
 640
 500
 400
 320
 250
 200
 160
 125
 100
 80
 64
 50
 25

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
 Manual
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Manual
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

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
Viewfinder
1.55 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
BEST
 electrical

Camera

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

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
 1080p
 720p
 1080i
 576i
 480i
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG2
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
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
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC
Pre-Record
 Pre-record
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
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
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.8kg
BEST
3.2kg
Height
171mm 178.5mm
Depth
179mm 235.5mm
Width
160mm 145mm

Packaging Content

Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AC
 AV
 Component
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 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

Other Features

Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Output Voltage
8.4V Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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