Canon Vixia HF R600 vs Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-CX405

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Canon Vixia HF R600
Sony HDR-AS200
Sony HDR-CX405

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Reasons For

8 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is 3.28MP sensor, but 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.

2x bigger optical zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 32x (optical) camcorder, whereas 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.

Bigger digital zoom Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a digital zoom of 1,140x. 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.

0.3" larger display diagonal Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 3" screen size camcorder, whereas 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.

14x smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lx, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder (5.6lx bigger) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 3lx minimum illumination camcorder (2.6lx bigger).
$18 cheaper
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is $87.99 cheaper than the Sony HDR-AS200 and $17.99 cheaper than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Available from 3 shops
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User reviews are better
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user review score of 90% based on 46 reviews, whereas the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average rating of 82% (based on 979 reviews) and the Sony HDR-CX405 has an average rating of 83% (based on 192 reviews).
2 Reasons For
HDMI Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has an HDMI (as does the Sony HDR-CX405), however the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI.
4x lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a weight of 68g, however the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (217g heavier) and the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 215g weight camcorder (147g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

6 Reasons For
0.22MP higher effective megapixels (image) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an effective megapixels (image) of 2.29MP, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is only a 2.07MP camcorder (0.22MP lower).
Higher effective megapixels (movie) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.29MP. That's 0.22MP higher than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (2.29MP).
56% lower minimum aperture number Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 1.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1 lower than the Sony HDR-AS200 (1.8).
Higher display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 230,400 pixels display resolution camcorder. 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 (as does the Sony HDR-AS200), but the Canon Vixia HF R600 does not have an HDMI.
3 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
0.22MP 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).
Lower effective megapixels (movie) Edit
Canon Vixia HF R600 is only 2.07MP (movie mode), but the Sony HDR-CX405 is a 2.29MP (movie mode) camcorder (0.22MP higher).
Marginally lower display resolution (numeric) Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 has a display resolution (numeric) of 230,000 pixels, however 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, however the Sony HDR-AS200 and the Sony HDR-CX405 have an HDMI.
77% heavier Edit
The Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder. That's 217g heavier than the Sony HDR-AS200 (215g) and 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.

6 Reasons Against
36% higher minimum aperture number Edit
Sony HDR-AS200 is 2.8 minimum aperture. That's 1 higher than the Sony HDR-CX405 (1.8).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 6lx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 5.6lx bigger than the Canon Vixia HF R600 (3lx) and 3lx bigger than the Sony HDR-CX405 (3lx).
More expensive by $88
The Sony HDR-AS200 is $87.99 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600 and $70 more expensive than the Sony HDR-CX405.
Less retailers
The Sony HDR-AS200 is only stocked by 2 sellers, whereas the Canon Vixia HF R600 is stocked by 5 sellers and the Sony HDR-CX405 is stocked by 5 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
Older by over one year
The Sony HDR-AS200 is 19 months older than the Canon Vixia HF R600 and 18 months older than the Sony HDR-CX405.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony HDR-AS200's average user score is 82%, however the Canon Vixia HF R600's is 90% (based on 46 reviews) and the Sony HDR-CX405's is 83% (based on 192 reviews).
9 Reasons Against
Smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a total megapixels of 2.29MP. 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.

7% smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 30x (optical). 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.

Smaller digital zoom Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 is a 350x (digital) camcorder, whereas 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.

Smaller display diagonal Edit
Sony HDR-CX405 is only 2.7" screen size. 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.

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) and 3lx smaller than the Sony HDR-AS200 (3lx).
Hugely heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-CX405 has a weight of 215g, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 is a 285g weight camcorder (70g heavier) and the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder (147g 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 $18
The Sony HDR-CX405 is $17.99 more expensive than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
Older by one month
The Sony HDR-CX405 is one month older than the Canon Vixia HF R600.
User review Rating is Worse
The Sony HDR-CX405 has an average user score of 83%, but the Canon Vixia HF R600 has an average user rating of 90% (based on 46 reviews).

Average User Rating

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Manufacturer's Warranty

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
3.28MP
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/4
BEST
 1/4
 1/4
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST
Effective Megapixels (movie)
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data 2.29MP
BEST

Lens System

Optical Zoom
32x
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 30x
Digital Zoom
1,140x
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 350x
Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
 Hybrid
BEST
 Hybrid
 Hybrid
BEST
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 1.8
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Unknown - Click to provide data 21.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
43mm 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1 - 21.8 26.8 - 804
Focal Length Range (f-F)
2.8 - 89.6 17.1 - 21.8 1.9 - 57

Storage

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

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 0.3m Unknown - Click to provide data
Face Detection
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Face detection
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

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

Flash

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

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/2000 1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed (photo)
1/500 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/25 - 1/10000
Camera Shutter Type
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

Display

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type
 Not available
 Not available
 Not available

Camera

Camcorder Type
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
 handheld
 action cam
3D
Unknown - Click to provide data
 3D
 3D
Shooting Modes
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
 Auto
 Scene
 Movie
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.4lx
BEST
6lx 3lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data 10

Design

Tripod Mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Tripod mountable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Colour of Product
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
 Black
 White
Waterproof Up to
Unknown - Click to provide data 16m Unknown - Click to provide data

Video

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

Still Image

Image Formats Supported
 EXIF
 EXIF
 EXIF
BEST
Still Image Resolution(s)
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 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
 1920 x 1080
 4032 x 2272
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Continuous shooting mode
Unknown - Click to provide data

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
 MP4
 AAC++
 PCM
BEST
Built-In Speaker(s)
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in microphone
Audio System
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
 Dolby Digital 2.0
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

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

Networking

Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wi-Fi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life (max)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data NP-BX1 Lithium-ion NP-BX1
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Charging Source
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
 USB

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
285g 68g
BEST
215g
Height
58mm 46.5mm 595mm
Depth
116mm 81.5mm 128mm
Width
53mm 24.2mm 54mm

Packaging Content

Batteries Included
 Batteries included
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
 USB
 Micro-USB
 USB
 Micro-USB
BEST
 USB
 Micro-USB

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems
Unknown - Click to provide data Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1 - 21.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Auto Focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Photo mode
Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Type
Unknown - Click to provide data Micro USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Windows operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB connectivity
Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
 MP4
 AAC+
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Unknown - Click to provide data Yes - Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Port
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB port
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Out
Unknown - Click to provide data
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB cable
Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Waterproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Shock Proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Shock proof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Wireless connection
Unknown - Click to provide data

Projector

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

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
Unknown - Click to provide data 24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/30 - 1,1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data
Built-In WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Built-in WiFi
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Dustproof
Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Self-timer
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Charging
Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
 USB charging
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