Panasonic AG-HPX600 vs Sony PMWEX3

Panasonic AG-HPX600
Sony PMWEX3

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Reasons For

2 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Panasonic AG-HPX600 is 16x (optical). That's 2x bigger than the Sony PMWEX3 (14x). 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.

30fps faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic AG-HPX600 has a maximum frame rate of 60fps, however the Sony PMWEX3 is only a 30fps camcorder (30fps slower).
1 Reason For
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony PMWEX3 has a weight of 1.9kg, but the Panasonic AG-HPX600 is a 2.8kg weight camcorder (900g 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

1 Reason Against
A lot heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-HPX600 has a weight of 2.8kg, but the Sony PMWEX3 is a 1.9kg weight camcorder (900g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons Against
Smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony PMWEX3 is only 14x (optical). That's 2x smaller than the Panasonic AG-HPX600 (14x). 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.

Vastly slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PMWEX3 has a maximum frame rate of 30fps, however the Panasonic AG-HPX600 is a 60fps camcorder (30fps faster).
Older by over two years
The Sony PMWEX3 is two years older than the Panasonic AG-HPX600.

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Image Sensor

Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
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Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
16x
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14x
Image Stabilizer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 31.4 - 439
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 5.8 - 81.2

Storage

Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto Focus (AF) lock

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,000 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
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3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.14lx

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 480i
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 1080i
 1080p
 720i
 720p
 576i
 480i
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
 HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
30fps

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10 - 90
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.8kg 1.9kg
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Height
267mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
350mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
144mm Unknown - Click to provide data
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