Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

6 Reasons For
0.99MP bigger total megapixels Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3.28MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.29MP sensor camcorder (0.99MP 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.

Slightly bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an optical zoom of 32x, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 30x (optical) camcorder (2x 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.

70% bigger digital zoom Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 1,140x (digital). That's 790x bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (350x). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

Slightly larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a display diagonal of 3", however the Sony HDR-CX405 is only a 2.7" screen size camcorder (0.3" 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.

Seven times smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, however the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx bigger).
User reviews are better
Based on 46 user reviews, the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average review score of 90%, however the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average rating of 83% (based on 192 reviews).
7 Reasons For
A bit higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29MP, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
10% higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is 2.29MP (movie mode). That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MP).
1% higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,400 pixels. That's 400 pixels higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (230,400 pixels). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

HDMI Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an HDMI, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI.
70g lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215g, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (70g 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 $30
The Sony HDR-CX405 is $30.01 cheaper than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
4 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.

Reasons Against

7 Reasons Against
11% lower effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP camcorder. That's 0.22MP lower than the Sony HDR-CX405 (2.29MP).
0.22MP lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 2.07MP (movie mode) camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
400 pixels lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 230,000 pixels display resolution, but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder (400 pixels higher). Read more

Total number of pixels that display has.

Does not have an HDMI Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI, but the Sony HDR-CX405 has an HDMI.
25% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 70g heavier than the Sony HDR-CX405 (215g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$30 more expensive
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405 by $30.01.
Less retailers
Only 1 seller sell the Canon Vixia HF R600, whereas 5 retailers sell the Sony HDR-CX405. 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.
7 Reasons Against
44% smaller total megapixels Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.29MP sensor. That's 0.99MP smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MP). 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.

Smaller optical zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 30x (optical) camcorder. That's 2x smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (30x). 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.

790x smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a digital zoom of 350x, however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 1,140x (digital) camcorder (790x bigger). Read more

A digital zoom enlarges the pixels in a digital image to make the subject appear closer. Using digital zoom can result in images becoming blurry as the underlying image remains the same.

A digital zoom allows you to enlarge a subject without having to move closer. Digital zoom can be used as an alternative to an optical zoom, although it will result in a loss of image quality.

0.3" smaller display diagonal Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.7" screen size camcorder. That's 0.3" smaller than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.7"). 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.

87% bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 2.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (3lx).
Older by one month
The Sony HDR-CX405 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
User review Rating is Worse
The average user rating of the Sony HDR-CX405 is 83%, whereas the average user rating of the Canon Vixia HF R600 is 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Average User Rating

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 1.8
Filter Size
43mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 1.9 - 57

Storage

Flash Memory
32GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
Camcorder Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

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

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Tungsten
 Daylight
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Flash

Built-In Flash
 Built-in flash
 Built-in flash
Built-In Light
 Built-in light
 Built-in light

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/25 - 1/10000
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

Display Diagonal
3"
BEST
2.7"
Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display
Touchscreen
 Touchscreen
Unknown - Click to provide data
Display Resolution (numeric)
230,000 pixels 230,400 pixels
BEST
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 handheld
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
3lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Colour of Product
 Black
 Black

Video

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

Still Image

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

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 PCM
 AAC++
 PCM
 AAC++
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
 HDMI
BEST
Composite Video Out
 Composite video out
 Composite video out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 1
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
Headphone Outputs
 Headphone outputs
Unknown - Click to provide data
S-Video Out
 S-Video out
 S-Video out
Mini HDMI Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature (T-T)
0 - 40 Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
0 - 85 Unknown - Click to provide data

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 215g
BEST
Height
58mm 595mm
Depth
116mm 128mm
Width
53mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

Built-In Projector
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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