Sony FDR-X1000 vs Vivitar DVR786

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Sony FDR-X1000
Vivitar DVR786

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Vivitar DVR786 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.

3x shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm, however the Vivitar DVR786 is a 9.3mm minimum focal length camcorder (6.5mm longer).
Hugely deeper waterproof up to Edit
Sony FDR-X1000 is 10m waterproof depth, but the Vivitar DVR786 is only a 3m waterproof depth camcorder (7m shallower).
4 Reasons For
70% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 9.3mm. That's 6.5mm longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (9.3mm).
Longer battery life (max) Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 is a 0.75h battery life camcorder. That's 0.25h longer than the Sony FDR-X1000 (0.75h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

$360 cheaper
The Vivitar DVR786 costs $39.88, whereas the Sony FDR-X1000 is $399.99.
Available from 2 shops
The more retailers stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm. That's 6.5mm shorter than the Vivitar DVR786 (9.3mm).
Shorter battery life (max) Edit
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a 0.5h battery life camcorder. That's 0.25h shorter than the Vivitar DVR786 (0.75h). Read more

Battery life is the time the camcorder can record video.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

$360 more expensive
The Sony FDR-X1000 is more expensive than the Vivitar DVR786 by $360.11.
Not as many stockists
Only 1 store sell the Sony FDR-X1000, however 3 sellers sell the Vivitar DVR786. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
3 Reasons Against
Does not have an image stabilizer Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 does not have an image stabilizer, however the Sony FDR-X1000 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.

Vastly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Vivitar DVR786 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 9.3mm, however the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (6.5mm shorter).
Shallower waterproof up to Edit
Vivitar DVR786 is only 3m waterproof depth, but the Sony FDR-X1000 is a 10m waterproof depth camcorder (7m deeper).

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Date Released

43 months Ago 43 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm 9.3mm
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.1
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
2.8mm
BEST
9.3mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.1
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
2.8 9.3
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 9.3

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 2"

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
BEST
 BIONZ X
Minimum Illumination
6lx Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour of Product
 White
 Blue
 White
 Blue
Shock Proof Up to
1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to
10m
BEST
3m

Video

Video Capturing Speed
24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 AVI
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 AVI
Video Resolutions
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 3840 x 2160

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 2592 x 1944
 2592 x 1944
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
BEST
 MP4

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
0.5h 0.75h
BEST
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
89g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height
51.7mm 65mm
Depth
88.9mm 27mm
Width
24.4mm 45mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
2.8 9.3
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
 Auto focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB USB 2.0
Cable Type
Micro USB USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.1
Windows Operating Systems Supported
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Yes,Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Smooth Slow Record
 Smooth slow record
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
17.1mm 30mm
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 45 x 65 x 27
USB Cable
 USB cable
 USB cable
USB 2.0 Connectors
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVI
Display Diagonal (metric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.08cm
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.4 x 51.7 x 88.9 45 x 65 x 27
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
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