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Sony HDR-PJ410 vs Zoom Q4

Sony HDR-PJ410 vs Zoom Q4

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Sony HDR-PJ410
Zoom Q4

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has an image stabilizer, whereas the Zoom Q4 does not. 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.

Longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 984mm. That's 962mm longer than the Zoom Q4 (22mm).
1 lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1 higher).
0.7" larger display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-PJ410 is 2.7" screen size, but the Zoom Q4 is only a 2" screen size camcorder (0.7" 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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 features wi-Fi, but the Zoom Q4 does not feature wi-Fi.
User reviews are a lot better
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has an average user review score of 91%, but the Zoom Q4 has an average rating of 80% (based on 24 reviews).
2 Reasons For
24% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a total megapixels of 3MP. That's 0.71MP bigger than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (3MP). 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.

A lot lighter Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a weight of 167g, but the Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 235g weight camcorder (68g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
A lot smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP, however the Zoom Q4 is a 3MP sensor camcorder (0.71MP 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.

29% heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 235g weight camcorder. That's 68g heavier than the Zoom Q4 (167g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

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6 Reasons Against
962mm shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Zoom Q4 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 22mm, however the Sony HDR-PJ410 is a 984mm maximum focal length camcorder (962mm longer).
36% higher minimum aperture number Edit
The Zoom Q4 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 higher than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (2.8).
36% smaller display diagonal Edit
Zoom Q4 is only 2" screen size. That's 0.7" smaller than the Sony HDR-PJ410 (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.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Zoom Q4 does not feature wi-Fi, whereas the Sony HDR-PJ410 does.
Older by nine months
The Zoom Q4 is nine months older than the Sony HDR-PJ410.
User review Rating is considerably Worse
The Zoom Q4 has an average user score of 80%, but the Sony HDR-PJ410 has an average user rating of 91% (based on 57 reviews).

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Date Released

21 months Ago 31 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
2.29MP 3MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
 1/3
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.29MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
30x Unknown - Click to provide data
Digital Zoom
350x Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Optical
BEST
 Optical
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
984mm
BEST
22mm
Minimum Aperture Number
1.8
BEST
2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
26.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
4 Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
1.9 - 57 Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 128GB
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SD
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
Camera File System
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif
 DCF 2.0
 Exif 2.3
 DCF
 MPF
 Exif

Focusing

Face Detection
 Face detection
Unknown - Click to provide data
Normal Focusing Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.55 - ∞
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Landscape
 Portrait
 Spotlight
 Night
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
1/10000 - 1/6 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
2.7"
BEST
2"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,400 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
Minimum Illumination
3lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay
10 Unknown - Click to provide data
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

LED Indicators
Unknown - Click to provide data
 LED indicators
Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MOV
 H.264
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 848 x 480
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 60fps
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution
 4032 x 2272
BEST
 4032 x 2272

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
 LPCM
 PCM
 WAV
Built-In Speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
 Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Bluetooth
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Bluetooth

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BT-02
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.2V
Battery Capacity
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,050mAh
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Recharge Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 3h

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
235g 167g
BEST
Height
59.5mm 57.8mm
Depth
128mm 30.4mm
Width
59mm 106.4mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
Warranty Card
 Warranty card
Unknown - Click to provide data
Included Memory Card Size
16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
Screen Size Compatibility
10 - 100 Unknown - Click to provide data
Projector Brightness
13 ANSI lumens Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Projection Distance
0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

USB Charging
 USB charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
User Guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
 User guide
Sample Frequencies
Unknown - Click to provide data 44.1, 48, 96kHz
Charging Indicator
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Charging indicator
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