Panasonic HC-V720K vs Sony HDR-PJ650

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Panasonic HC-V720K
Sony HDR-PJ650

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has an optical zoom of 21x. That's 9x bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (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.

173g lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K has a weight of 277g, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 450g weight camcorder (173g 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 costs $839.63 less than the Sony HDR-PJ650.
1 Reason For
2.88MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 20.4MP sensor camcorder. That's 2.88MP bigger than the Panasonic HC-V720K (20.4MP). 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.

Reasons Against

1 Reason Against
2.88MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic HC-V720K is a 17.52MP sensor camcorder. That's 2.88MP smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (20.4MP). 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.

4 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 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.

173g heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a weight of 450g, however the Panasonic HC-V720K is a 277g weight camcorder (173g 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-PJ650 is $839.63 more expensive than the Panasonic HC-V720K.
Older by two months
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is two months older than the Panasonic HC-V720K.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
17.52MP 20.4MP
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
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 10
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 46mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 321.6
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.82 - 59.2 2.9 - 34.8
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
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
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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

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
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ESP
Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Geotagging

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Colour of Product
 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
 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080
 960 x 540
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPEG XR
 JPG
 JPEG XR
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4512 x 3384
 4512 x 3384
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
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
DC-In Jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DC-in jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 S-Video out

Networking

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

Battery

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
277g
BEST
450g
Height
69.3mm 72.5mm
Depth
124.4mm 134mm
Width
60.1mm 67mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Bundled Software
HD Writer AE 5.0 Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
BEST
 USB
 HDMI
 AC
 DC
Stylus Pen
 Stylus pen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

Night Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Night mode
Manual Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Manual focus
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 - 3.4
BRAVIA Sync
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Backlight
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Integrated USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Integrated USB cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Electrical viewfinder
Power Cord Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Power cord included

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector
Projector Brightness
Unknown - Click to provide data 20 ANSI lumens
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