Sony HDR-CX130 vs Sony HVR-Z7

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Sony HDR-CX130
Sony HVR-Z7

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has a total megapixels of 3.3MP. That's 2.18MP bigger than the Sony HVR-Z7 (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.

Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 1.49MP. That's 0.45MP higher than the Sony HVR-Z7 (1.04MP).
60% bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX130 is 30x (optical). That's 18x bigger than the Sony HVR-Z7 (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.

Lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has a weight of 250g, but the Sony HVR-Z7 is a 2.4kg weight camcorder (2.2kg 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 $4,985
The Sony HDR-CX130 costs $214.70, whereas the Sony HVR-Z7 is $5,200.00.
7 Reasons For
Interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has an interchangeable lens, however the Sony HDR-CX130 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
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a 3.2" screen size camcorder. That's 0.2" larger than the Sony HDR-CX130 (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.

1.5lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a 1.5lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.5lx smaller than the Sony HDR-CX130 (1.5lx).
Vastly higher battery capacity Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has a battery capacity of 2,200mAh, however the Sony HDR-CX130 is only a 1,030mAh battery camcorder (1,170mAh lower).
56% bigger battery capacity (Watt hours) Edit
Sony HVR-Z7 is 15.8Wh battery capacity. That's 8.8Wh bigger than the Sony HDR-CX130 (15.8Wh).
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of sellers increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Much better user reviews
Based on 2 reviews, the average user review score of the Sony HVR-Z7 is 100%, whereas the average rating of the Sony HDR-CX130 is 83% (based on 6 reviews).

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
Does not have an interchangeable lens Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 does not have an interchangeable lens, however the Sony HVR-Z7 has 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.

7% smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-CX130 is only 3" screen size. That's 0.2" smaller than the Sony HVR-Z7 (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.

Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.5lx bigger than the Sony HVR-Z7 (1.5lx).
Significantly lower battery capacity Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 is a 1,030mAh battery camcorder, whereas the Sony HVR-Z7 is a 2,200mAh battery camcorder (1,170mAh higher).
8.8Wh smaller battery capacity (Watt hours) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX130 has a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 7Wh. That's 8.8Wh smaller than the Sony HVR-Z7 (15.8Wh).
Not as many stockists
The Sony HDR-CX130 is only stocked by 1 retailer, however the Sony HVR-Z7 is stocked by 2 stores. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Sony HDR-CX130 has an average user score of 83%, but the Sony HVR-Z7 has an average user rating of 100% (based on 2 reviews).
6 Reasons Against
Two times smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HVR-Z7 is only 1.12MP sensor. That's 2.18MP smaller than the Sony HDR-CX130 (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.

44% lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HVR-Z7 is only 1.04MP (movie mode). That's 0.45MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX130 (1.04MP).
Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 is a 12x (optical) camcorder. That's 18x smaller than the Sony HDR-CX130 (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.

2.2kg heavier Edit
The Sony HVR-Z7 has a weight of 2.4kg, whereas the Sony HDR-CX130 is a 250g weight camcorder (2.2kg 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 $4,985
The Sony HVR-Z7 is $4,985.30 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX130.
Older by one month
The Sony HVR-Z7 is one month older than the Sony HDR-CX130.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.3MP
BEST
1.12MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
1.67MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
1.49MP
BEST
1.04MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x
BEST
12x
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
1,095mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
29.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
3.4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
37mm 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
29.8 - 894 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.1 - 63 4.4 - 474
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Internal Storage Capacity
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Memory
4GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Camcorder Tape Type
 HDV
 HDV
BEST
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 CF+
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS PRO Duo HS
 MS PRO Duo Mark 2
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 CF+
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Sunset
 Twilight
 Spotlight

White Balance

Outdoor White Balance
 Outdoor white balance
 Outdoor white balance
Indoor White Balance
 Indoor white balance
 Indoor white balance
Onepush White Balance
 Onepush white balance
 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
1/6 - 1/6000 1/3 - 1/10000

Display

Display Diagonal
3" 3.2"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,226,880 pixels
Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
 3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 BIONZ
BEST
 BIONZ
Back Light Compensation
 Back light compensation
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
3lx 1.5lx
BEST
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Progressive Scan
 Progressive scan
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour of Product
 Blue
 Black
 Blue
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
BEST
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
28 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Capture Modes
 FXP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 XP+
 FXP
 FH
 HQ
 LP
 XP+
Supported Video Modes
 1080i
 1080p
 576i
 1080i
 1080p
 576i
Video Formats Supported
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
BEST
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
 Dual shot (video & photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 JPG
BEST
 JPG
Still Image Resolution(s)
 2112 x 1584
 1600 x 1200
BEST
 2112 x 1584
 1600 x 1200
Maximum Image Resolution
 2112 x 1584
BEST
 2112 x 1584

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
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST
 Dolby Digital 2.0

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
 Microphone in
DV Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 DV port
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
 Headphone outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
1 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
BEST
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
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 Type
NP-FV50 NP-F570
Battery Voltage
6.8V 7.2V
Battery Capacity
1,030mAh 2,200mAh
BEST
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
7Wh 15.8Wh
BEST
Number of Batteries Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Charging Source
 USB
 USB

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
250g
BEST
2.4kg
Height
52.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth
113.5mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width
57mm Unknown - Click to provide data

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 AV
 Component
 USB
 AV
 Component
AC Adapter Included
 AC adapter included
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
X.v.Color Support
 X.v.Color support
Unknown - Click to provide data
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