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Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Panasonic HC-WX970

Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Panasonic HC-WX970

Panasonic AG-DVX200
Panasonic HC-WX970

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
6% higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is an 8.8MP camcorder. That's 0.51MP higher than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (8.29MP).
7.2MP higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic AG-DVX200 is 15.49MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic HC-WX970 is only an 8.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.2MP lower).
A lot larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 4.3" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-WX970 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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.

Faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 60fps camcorder. That's 10fps faster than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (50fps).
6 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-WX970 is 18.91MP sensor, but the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is only a 15.49MP sensor camcorder (3.42MP 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.

7x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 20x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is only a 13x (optical) camcorder (7x smaller). 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 has a digital zoom of 60x. That's 50x bigger than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (60x). 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.

Significantly lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 360g weight camcorder. That's 2.3kg lighter than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (360g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,872 cheaper
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is $2,872.01 cheaper than the Panasonic AG-DVX200.
Available from 1 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

6 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic AG-DVX200 is only 15.49MP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-WX970 is an 18.91MP sensor camcorder (3.42MP 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.

Significantly smaller optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 13x (optical) camcorder, whereas the Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 20x (optical) camcorder (7x bigger). 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.

5x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a digital zoom of 10x. That's 50x smaller than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (60x). 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.

Heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder. That's 2.3kg heavier than the Panasonic HC-WX970 (360g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$2,872 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is more expensive than the Panasonic HC-WX970 by $2,872.01.
Fewer sellers
Only 3 stores sells the Panasonic AG-DVX200, but 4 sellers sell the Panasonic HC-WX970. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
5 Reasons Against
Lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is an 8.29MP camcorder. That's 0.51MP lower than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (8.29MP).
Hugely lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Panasonic HC-WX970 is only 8.29MP (movie mode), but the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 15.49MP (movie mode) camcorder (7.2MP higher).
1.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 4.3" screen size camcorder (1.3" 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.

Slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is a 50fps camcorder. That's 10fps slower than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (50fps).
Eight months older
The Panasonic HC-WX970 is older than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 by eight months.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
15.49MP 18.91MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
8.8MP
BEST
8.29MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
15.49MP
BEST
8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
13x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom
10x 60x
BEST
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
365.3mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 49mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 30.8 - 626
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12.8 - 167 4.08 - 81.6

Storage

Memory Slots
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif
 Exif 2.2
 DCF
 Exif

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
1m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

White Balance

Indoor White Balance
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Indoor white balance
White Balance
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/24, 1/25, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/500, 1/750, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/8000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.0005 - 0.5
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.000125 - 0.04
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
4.3"
BEST
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 460,800 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 handheld
BEST
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Minimum Illumination
0.2lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Red
 Black
 Red

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
BEST
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 1080i
 540p
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
 1080i
 540p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 960 x 540
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 960 x 540
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps
BEST
50fps

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1728 x 1152
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
 5472 x 3648
 3984 x 2656
 1728 x 1152
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 LPCM
 PCM
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
 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
 XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Micro-USB
 USB Type-A
 Micro-USB B
 USB B
 Micro-USB
 USB Type-A
 Micro-USB B
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

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 Voltage
7.2V 3.6V
Battery Capacity
5,800mAh
BEST
1,940mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium
BEST

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 360g
BEST
Height
181mm 73mm
Depth
374mm 139mm
Width
216mm 65mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
 Lens hood
Shoulder Strap
 Shoulder strap
Unknown - Click to provide data

Other Features

USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cap Included
 Lens cap included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Speakers
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Cover Included
 Lens cover included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Charger Included
 Battery charger included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Output Channels
2channels Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Type
DC 7.2 V, DC 12 V Unknown - Click to provide data
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