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Coby CAM3001 vs Sony HVR-Z7

Coby CAM3001 vs Sony HVR-Z7

Coby CAM3001
Sony HVR-Z7

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
0.18MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Coby CAM3001 is a 1.3MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HVR-Z7 is only a 1.12MP sensor camcorder (0.18MP smaller). 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.

Vastly lighter Edit
The Coby CAM3001 is a 340g weight camcorder. That's 2.1kg lighter than the Sony HVR-Z7 (2.4kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$3,964 cheaper
The Coby CAM3001 costs $3,963.75 less than the Sony HVR-Z7.
5 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Coby CAM3001 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.

Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has an interchangeable lens, whereas the Coby CAM3001 does not have an interchangeable lens. 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.

Larger display diagonal Edit
Sony HVR-Z7 is 3.2" screen size. That's 1.76" larger than the Coby CAM3001 (3.2"). 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.

Full HD Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a Full HD camcorder, whereas the Coby CAM3001 is not Full HD. Read more

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

HDMI Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 supports HDMI, but the Coby CAM3001 does not support HDMI.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
Two times smaller display diagonal Edit
The Coby CAM3001 has a display diagonal of 1.44", however the Sony HVR-Z7 is a 3.2" screen size camcorder (1.76" larger). 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.

Not Full HD Edit
The Coby CAM3001 is not Full HD, whereas the Sony HVR-Z7 is Full HD. Read more

A full HD camcorder captures video with a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Full HD camcorders capture more pixels which make the recording appear sharper compared to camcorders with a lower resolution.

Does not support HDMI Edit
The Coby CAM3001 does not support HDMI, but the Sony HVR-Z7 supports HDMI.
Ten months older
The Coby CAM3001 is older than the Sony HVR-Z7 by ten months.
3 Reasons Against
17% smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has a total megapixels of 1.12MP. That's 0.18MP smaller than the Coby CAM3001 (1.12MP). 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.

2.1kg heavier Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has a weight of 2.4kg, but the Coby CAM3001 is a 340g weight camcorder (2.1kg 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 $3,964
The Sony HVR-Z7 is $3,963.75 more expensive than the Coby CAM3001.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
1.3MP
BEST
1.12MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.04MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 12x
Digital Zoom
4x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.4 - 474

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
8GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camcorder Tape Type
 HDV
 HDV
BEST
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
BEST
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

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
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/3 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
1.44" 3.2"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,226,880 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.5lx
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POR
 ESP
 ENG
 FRE
 ITA
 POR
 ESP

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
BEST
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 576i
 1080i
 576i
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 AVI
 M-JPEG
BEST
 AVI
 M-JPEG
Video Resolutions
 640 x 480
BEST
 640 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 640 x 480
BEST
 640 x 480
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG

Audio

Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
DV Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DV port
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Battery

Battery Life (max)
1.5h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
AA NP-F570
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,200mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Unknown - Click to provide data 15.8Wh
Battery Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 40
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
340g
BEST
2.4kg
Height
116.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
27.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
60.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Hand Strap
 Hand strap
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 AV
 Component
 AV
 Component
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

AC Adapter Output Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.4V
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)
170 x 243.8 x 38 Unknown - Click to provide data
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