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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 vs Canon Vixia HF R21

Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 vs Canon Vixia HF R21

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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5
Canon Vixia HF R21

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Reasons For

1 Reason For
Lighter Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a weight of 120g, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 270g weight camcorder (150g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
0.18MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is only a 3.1MP sensor camcorder (0.18MP 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.

Image stabilizer Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 has an image stabilizer, but 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.

21% larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is only a 2.4" screen size camcorder (0.6" 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.

Reasons Against

2 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is only 3.1MP sensor. That's 0.18MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R21 (3.28MP). 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.

26% smaller display diagonal Edit
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is a 2.4" screen size camcorder. That's 0.6" smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R21 (3"). 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.

2 Reasons Against
Heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is a 270g weight camcorder. That's 150g heavier than the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 (270g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Over two years older
The Canon Vixia HF R21 is older than the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 by two years.

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.1MP 3.28MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/3
BEST
 1/3
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP

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
Filter Size
Unknown - Click to provide data 34mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 41.2 - 1176
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 3 - 60
Wide Angle Lens System
 Wide angle lens system
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Maximum Memory Card Size
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Flash Memory
Unknown - Click to provide data 32GB
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 1m
Normal Focusing Range
0.5 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
 Beach
 Snow
 Fireworks
 Night
 Portrait
 Sports
 Sunset
 Spotlight
Light Exposure Modes
 Manual
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/2000
Shutter Speed (photo)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/500

Display

Display Diagonal
2.4" 3"
BEST
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
Unknown - Click to provide data
Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 230,000 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
Aspect Ratio
 4:3
 16:9
 4:3
 16:9

Camera

3D
 3D
 3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
 On Screen Display (OSD)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Illumination
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.4lx
GPS (satellite)
 GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Silver
 Black
 Silver

Video

Full HD
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Full HD
HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
Capture Modes
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
 MXP
 FXP
 LP
 SP
Video Formats Supported
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 MOV
 H.264
 AVC
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Video Resolutions
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
Maximum Frame Rate
30fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 1792 x 1344
 1920 x 1080
 1792 x 1344
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 AC3
 AC3
BEST
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
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
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
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
Unknown - Click to provide data
PictBridge
 PictBridge
Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

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

Battery

Video Recording Time
Unknown - Click to provide data 12.25h
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data BP-110
Battery Capacity
500mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Source
 Cigar lighter
 Cigar lighter

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 60 -5 - 45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
120g
BEST
270g
Height
22mm 62mm
Depth
95mm 121mm
Width
62mm 60mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Batteries included
Quick Start Guide
 Quick start guide
 Quick start guide
Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
AC Adapter Included
Unknown - Click to provide data
 AC adapter included
Stylus Pen
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Stylus pen

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
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8 - 3.6
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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