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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 vs Canon XA20

Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 vs Canon XA20

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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5
Canon XA20

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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
1% bigger total megapixels Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is a 3.1MP sensor camcorder. That's 0.01MP bigger than the Canon XA20 (3.09MP). 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.

HDMI Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 supports HDMI, however the Canon XA20 does not support HDMI.
Six times lighter Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a weight of 120g, however the Canon XA20 is a 765g weight camcorder (645g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Better user reviews
Based on 3 reviews, the average user review score of the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is 73%, however the average rating of the Canon XA20 is 64% (based on 11 reviews).
4 Reasons For
Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon XA20 has an image stabilizer, however the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 does not have an image stabilizer. 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.

Hugely larger maximum memory card size Edit
The Canon XA20 has a maximum memory card size of 128GB, but the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is only a 32GB maximum memory card size camcorder (96GB smaller). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

32% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon XA20 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder. That's 1.1" larger than the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 (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.

Wi-Fi Edit
The Canon XA20 features wi-Fi, whereas the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 does not feature wi-Fi.

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Significantly smaller maximum memory card size Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a maximum memory card size of 32GB, whereas the Canon XA20 is a 128GB maximum memory card size camcorder (96GB larger). Read more

Using memory cards in addition to the camcorder's internal storage increases the time the camcorder can record video.

Using a larger memory card allows the user to record video for longer and at higher resolution.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a display diagonal of 2.4". That's 1.1" smaller than the Canon XA20 (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.

Does not feature wi-Fi Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 does not feature wi-Fi, but the Canon XA20 features wi-Fi.
5 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Canon XA20 is only 3.09MP sensor. That's 0.01MP smaller than the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 (3.09MP). 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.

Does not support HDMI Edit
The Canon XA20 does not support HDMI, however the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 supports HDMI.
Significantly heavier Edit
The Canon XA20 has a weight of 765g, whereas the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is a 120g weight camcorder (645g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Older by three months
The Canon XA20 is three months older than the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Canon XA20 is only 64%, whereas the average user rating of the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is 73% (based on 3 reviews).

Average Expert Rating

Average User Rating

Date Released

44 months Ago 47 months Ago

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.1MP
BEST
3.09MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.91MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.91MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 20x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 400x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
BEST
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 576mm
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8mm
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 8
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 58mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 28.8 - 576
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3.67 - 73.4
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB 128GB
BEST
Memory Slots
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 SDXC
BEST
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.6m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Light Exposure Correction
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
 ± 3EV (1/3EV step)
BEST
Light Metering
 Centre-weighted
 Centre-weighted
BEST

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade
 Auto
 Fluorescent H
 Tungsten
 Fluorescent
 Cloudy
 Daylight
 Shade

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/6 - 1/2000
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2000 - 1/6

Display

Display Diagonal
2.4" 3.5"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1,230,000 pixels
Display
 OLED
 OLED
BEST
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Vari-angle LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Type
 electrical
 electrical
BEST

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
 Shouldercam
 Shoulder camcorder
3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Processor
 DIGIC DV IV
 DIGIC DV IV
BEST
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.1lx
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Unknown - Click to provide data 28 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
 1080p
 720p
 1080p
 720p
BEST
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MP4
 AVCHD
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
HD-Ready
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC
Pre-Record Function
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Pre-record function

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 2136 x 1362
 1920 x 1080
 2136 x 1362
BEST

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
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
 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
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Headphone outputs
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 1
XLR in
Unknown - Click to provide data
 XLR in
USB Connector Type
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
 USB B
 Mini-USB
 Mini-USB B
Mini USB Port
1 1

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
BEST
Ethernet LAN
 Ethernet LAN
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.1h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-820
Battery Voltage
Unknown - Click to provide data 7.4V
Battery Capacity
500mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Source
 Cigar lighter
 Cigar lighter

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 60 -5 - 45
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Unknown - Click to provide data 0 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
120g
BEST
765g
Height
22mm 84mm
Depth
95mm 182mm
Width
62mm 109mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Handheld Remote Control
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Handheld remote control
Warranty Card
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Warranty card
Lens Hood
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Lens hood

Other Features

Minimum System Requirements
CPU: 3.2 GHz / Multi Core CPU,RAM: 1GB,GPU 256 MB,H.264 codec (Apple Quicktime 7.4.1),USB / SD card reader Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
3.69mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

F-Number (relative Aperture)
2 Unknown - Click to provide data
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