Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Sony PXW-Z150

Panasonic AG-DVX200
Sony PXW-Z150

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
A bit bigger optical zoom Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has an optical zoom of 13x, however the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 12x (optical) camcorder (1x 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.

5% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 365.3mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 17.3mm longer than the Sony PXW-Z150 (348mm).
Slightly shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 28mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 29mm minimum focal length camcorder (1mm longer).
9m smaller closest focusing distance Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 1m closest focusing distance camcorder. That's 9m smaller than the Sony PXW-Z150 (10m).
19% larger display diagonal Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 has a display diagonal of 4.3", however the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 3.5" screen size camcorder (0.8" 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.

4 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony PXW-Z150 is 20MP sensor. That's 4.51MP bigger than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (20MP). 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.

430g lighter Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a weight of 2.3kg, whereas the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder (430g 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 $979
The Sony PXW-Z150 is $979 cheaper than the Panasonic AG-DVX200.
3 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
4.51MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 15.49MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 20MP sensor camcorder (4.51MP 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.

16% heavier Edit
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 2.7kg weight camcorder. That's 430g heavier than the Sony PXW-Z150 (2.3kg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$979 more expensive
The Panasonic AG-DVX200 is more expensive than the Sony PXW-Z150 by $979.
Less retailers
Only 2 sellers sells the Panasonic AG-DVX200, whereas 5 shops sell the Sony PXW-Z150. Read more
Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock.
6 Reasons Against
9% smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 12x (optical) camcorder. That's 1x smaller than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (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.

17.3mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony PXW-Z150 is only 348mm maximum focal length, but the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 365.3mm maximum focal length camcorder (17.3mm longer).
4% longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
Sony PXW-Z150 is 29mm minimum focal length. That's 1mm longer than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (29mm).
9m bigger closest focusing distance Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a closest focusing distance of 10m, however the Panasonic AG-DVX200 is a 1m closest focusing distance camcorder (9m smaller).
0.8" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 0.8" smaller than the Panasonic AG-DVX200 (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.

Older by two months
The Sony PXW-Z150 is two months older than the Panasonic AG-DVX200.

Date Released

9 months Ago 11 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
15.49MP 20MP
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Sensor Type
 MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
8.8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
15.49MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
13x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
10x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
365.3mm
BEST
348mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
28mm
BEST
29mm
Maximum Aperture Number
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
72mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 29 - 348
Focal Length Range (f-F)
12.8 - 167 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Slots
2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
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 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
BEST
10m
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 1000
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

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 1/8
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
4.3"
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3.5"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.39" 0.39"
Viewfinder Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.2lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Red
 Black
 Red

Video

HD Type
 4K Ultra HD
 4K Ultra HD
Supported Video Modes
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
BEST
 2160p
 1080p
 720p
 576p
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 XAVC-I
 MP4
 MOV
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MPEG2
 XAVC-I
Video Resolutions
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 360
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 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 4096 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
BEST
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 640 x 360
Maximum Image Resolution
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
 4096 x 2160
 3840 x 2160

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In Microphone
 Built-in microphone
 Built-in microphone
PCM Digital Audio
 24-bit/48 kHz
 24-bit/48 kHz
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
BEST
 Dolby Digital

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
DC-In Jack
 DC-in jack
Unknown - Click to provide data
Composite Video Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Composite video out
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
XLR in
 XLR in
 XLR in
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 7.2V
Battery Capacity
5,800mAh Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 0 - 40
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
10 - 80 Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Unknown - Click to provide data -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.7kg 2.3kg
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Height
181mm 187.8mm
Depth
374mm 371.3mm
Width
216mm 171.3mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
BEST
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Lens Hood
 Lens hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Supply Type
DC 7.2 V, DC 12 V Unknown - Click to provide data
Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
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