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Sony HDR-PJ650 vs Sony PXW-X70

Sony HDR-PJ650 vs Sony PXW-X70

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Sony HDR-PJ650
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
31% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a total megapixels of 20.4MP. That's 6.2MP bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (14.2MP). 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.

Lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Sony PXW-X70 (2.8).
Higher maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 10 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 5.5 higher than the Sony PXW-X70 (4.5).
Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a weight of 450g, but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder (450g 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 $666
The Sony HDR-PJ650 costs $1,393.21, whereas the Sony PXW-X70 is $2,059.00.
Much better user reviews
Based on 33 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 90%, but the average rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80% (based on 2 reviews).
2 Reasons For
0.5" larger display diagonal Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ650 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller). 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.

Available from 2 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-PJ650 is only 3" screen size. That's 0.5" smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (3.5"). 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 as many stockists
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is only stocked by 2 stores, however the Sony PXW-X70 is stocked by 4 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by eleven months
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is eleven months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
6 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is only 14.2MP sensor, but the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 20.4MP sensor camcorder (6.2MP bigger). 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.

1 higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a minimum aperture number of 2.8, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 lower).
Lower maximum aperture number Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum aperture number of 4.5, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 10 maximum aperture value camcorder (5.5 higher).
50% heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 900g weight camcorder. That's 450g heavier than the Sony HDR-PJ650 (900g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$666 more expensive
The Sony PXW-X70 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-PJ650 by $665.79.
A lot Lower user review Score
The average user rating of the Sony PXW-X70 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 90% (based on 33 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

44 months Ago 33 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
20.4MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Digital Zoom
160x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Maximum Aperture Number
10
BEST
4.5
Filter Size
46mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
26.8 - 321.6 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.9 - 34.8 9.3 - 111.6
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Manual
 Manual
Smile Detection
 Smile detection
Unknown - Click to provide data

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Flash

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

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.7lx
Geotagging
 Geotagging
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 4512 x 3384
BEST
 4512 x 3384
Maximum Image Resolution
 6016 x 3384
BEST
 6016 x 3384

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 5.1
BEST
 Dolby Digital 5.1

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
 DC-in jack
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
 PictBridge
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in

Networking

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

Battery

Battery Type
NP-FV50 NP-FV70
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
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
450g
BEST
900g
Height
72.5mm 103.5mm
Depth
134mm 274.3mm
Width
67mm 120.7mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

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

Projector

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