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Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

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Panasonic HC-X920
Sony HDR-PJ810

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Reasons For

10 Reasons For
36% bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-X920 is 38.28MP sensor. That's 13.78MP bigger 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.

Built-in flash Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a built-in flash, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash.
0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.5" larger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (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.

21% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a display resolution (numeric) of 1,152,000 pixels. That's 231,000 pixels higher than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

3D Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 3D camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is not 3D.
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a weight of 189g, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 460g weight camcorder (271g 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 $694
The Panasonic HC-X920 is $694.21 cheaper than the Sony HDR-PJ810.
6 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Seven more awards
The Panasonic HC-X920 has 8 awards from expert review sites, but the Sony HDR-PJ810 has 1 award.
Moderately better expert reviews
Based on 17 reviews, the average expert review score of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 91%, whereas the average rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 90% (based on 2 reviews).
4 Reasons For
120x bigger digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 160x (digital) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 is only a 40x (digital) camcorder (120x smaller). 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 does not. Read more

The lens in the device can be swapped round.

An interchangeable lens system allows the user to use alternative lenses which might be better suited for a shoot than a standard lens.

Three times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 9lx smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (3lx).
Better user reviews
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, but the average rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 90% (based on 127 reviews).

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Three times smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 has a digital zoom of 40x, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 160x (digital) camcorder (120x bigger). 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.

75% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Panasonic HC-X920 is a 12lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 9lx bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (3lx).
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Panasonic HC-X920 is 90%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% (based on 29 reviews).
10 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a total megapixels of 24.5MP. That's 13.78MP smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (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.

Does not have a built-in flash Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash, whereas the Panasonic HC-X920 does.
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-PJ810 is only 3" screen size. That's 0.5" smaller than the Panasonic HC-X920 (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.

Lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is a 921,000 pixels display resolution camcorder. That's 231,000 pixels lower than the Panasonic HC-X920 (921,000 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Hugely heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a weight of 460g, but the Panasonic HC-X920 is a 189g weight camcorder (271g 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 $694
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is $694.21 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-X920.
Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Panasonic HC-X920 is stocked by 7 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by seven months
The Sony HDR-PJ810 is seven months older than the Panasonic HC-X920.
Seven less awards
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has only received 1 award, however the Panasonic HC-X920 has received 8 awards.
Expert review Rating is marginally Worse
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an average expert score of 90%, but the Panasonic HC-X920 has an average expert rating of 91% (based on 17 reviews).

Awards

8 Awards
camcorderinfo.com: Editor's Choice
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Expert Reviews: Best Buy
Les Numeriques.com: 5 Star
plusxaward.de: Innovation and Ease of Use
Pocket Lint: Recommended
reviewed.com: Editor's Choice
Trusted Reviews: Editor's Choice
1 Award
altomdata.dk: Recommended

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

34 months Ago 41 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
38.28MP
BEST
24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
8.49MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
8.49MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
40x 160x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
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
Filter Size
49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.8 - 399.2 2.9 - 34.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.84 - 34.1 1.8 - 3.4
Wide Angle Lens System
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wide angle lens system
Lens Mount Interface
 Leica M
 Leica M

Storage

Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MSXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/10000

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)
1,152,000 pixels
BEST
921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
BEST
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
 BIONZ
BEST
Minimum Illumination
12lx 3lx
BEST
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
 DUT
 CZE
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POL
 ESP
 SWE
 TUR
 HUN
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
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 MPO
 JPG
 MPO
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4096 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 4096 x 2304
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6592 x 3712
 6016 x 3384
 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 2.0/5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV50
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity
1,250mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
189g
BEST
460g
Height
59mm 72.5mm
Depth
82mm 134mm
Width
73mm 67.5mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 PlayMemories Home
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

AV Output
 AV output
Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof

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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