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Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-AZ1

Sony HDR-AS200 vs Sony HDR-AZ1

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Sony HDR-AS200
Sony HDR-AZ1

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Reasons For

3 Reasons For
84% longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 17.1mm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 14.3mm longer than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (2.8mm).
Vastly deeper waterproof up to Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 has a waterproof up to of 16m, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 is only a 5m waterproof depth camcorder (11m shallower).
$22 cheaper
The Sony HDR-AS200 costs $21.86 less than the Sony HDR-AZ1.
6 Reasons For
A lot bigger total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a total megapixels of 11.9MP, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is only an 8.8MP sensor camcorder (3.1MP 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.

Seven times shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm, however the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 21.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm longer).
8% lighter Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 63g weight camcorder. That's 5g lighter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (63g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Available from 1 shops
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
More popular
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is a more popular choice amongst buyers. It ranks No. 25181 by sales volume in our camcorders, but the Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 30800.
User reviews are better
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has an average user review score of 89%, but the Sony HDR-AS200 has an average rating of 83% (based on 981 reviews).

Reasons Against

6 Reasons Against
3.1MP smaller total megapixels Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is an 8.8MP sensor camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is an 11.9MP sensor camcorder (3.1MP 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.

Significantly longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 21.8mm minimum focal length camcorder, whereas the Sony HDR-AZ1 is a 2.8mm minimum focal length camcorder (19mm shorter).
Heavier Edit
The Sony HDR-AS200 is a 68g weight camcorder. That's 5g heavier than the Sony HDR-AZ1 (63g). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Less retailers
Only 3 shops sells the Sony HDR-AS200, whereas 4 shops sell the Sony HDR-AZ1. 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.
Worse selling
The Sony HDR-AS200 ranks No. 30800 by sales volume, however the Sony HDR-AZ1 ranks No. 25181.
Lower user review Score
The Sony HDR-AS200's average user rating is 83%, however the Sony HDR-AZ1's is 89% (based on 15 reviews).
3 Reasons Against
Shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) Edit
The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 2.8mm. That's 14.3mm shorter than the Sony HDR-AS200 (2.8mm).
Shallower waterproof up to Edit
Sony HDR-AZ1 is only 5m waterproof depth, but the Sony HDR-AS200 is a 16m waterproof depth camcorder (11m deeper).
$22 more expensive
The Sony HDR-AZ1 is more expensive than the Sony HDR-AS200 by $21.86.

Awards

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Average Expert Rating

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Average User Rating

Date Released

46 months Ago 46 months Ago

Manufacturer's Warranty

1 Year 1 Year

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
8.8MP 11.9MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Image Stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
 Image stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
 Interchangeable lens
 Interchangeable lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
17.1mm
BEST
2.8mm
Minimum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
21.8mm 2.8mm
BEST
Maximum Aperture Number
2.8 2.8
Filter Size
46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
17.1 - 21.8 2.8
Focal Length Range (f-F)
17.1 - 21.8 2.8

Storage

Memory Slots
1 1
Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
0.3m 0.3m
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Auto

Light Exposure

Scene Modes
 Underwater
 Underwater

White Balance

White Balance
 Auto
 Auto

Shutter

Shutter Speed (video)
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Camera Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000

Display

Built-In Display
 Built-in display
 Built-in display

Camera

Camcorder Type
 action cam
 action cam
3D
 3D
 3D
Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
BEST
Minimum Illumination
6lx 6lx
Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data 2,10
GPS (satellite)
Unknown - Click to provide data
 GPS (satellite)

Design

Tripod Mountable
 Tripod mountable
 Tripod mountable
Colour
 White
 White
Waterproof Up to
16m
BEST
5m

Video

Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Formats Supported
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
Video Resolutions
 1280 x 720
 1280 x 720
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080

Still Image

Still Image Resolution(s)
 4608 x 2592
 4608 x 2592
BEST
Continuous Shooting Mode
 Continuous shooting mode
 Continuous shooting mode

Audio

Audio Formats Supported
 MP4
 MP4
Audio System
 Stereo
 Stereo

Ports & Interfaces

HDMI
 HDMI
Unknown - Click to provide data
HDMI Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Microphone in
 Microphone in
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connector Type
 Micro-USB
 Micro-USB

Networking

Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
 Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)
 Near Field Communication (NFC)

Battery

Battery Life (max)
2h 2h
Battery Type
NP-BX1 Lithium-ion NP-BY1 Lithium-ion
Battery Technology
 Lithium
 Lithium

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
68g 63g
BEST
Height
46.5mm 36mm
Depth
81.5mm 74mm
Width
24.2mm 24.2mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 USB

Other Features

Compatible Operating Systems
Windows & Mac Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range
17.1 - 21.8 2.8
Auto Focus
 Auto focus
Unknown - Click to provide data
Photo Mode
 Photo mode
 Photo mode
Interface
Micro USB Micro USB
Cable Type
Micro USB Micro USB
Aperture Range (F-F)
2.8 2.8
Operating Systems Supported (windows)
 Operating systems supported (windows)
Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Connectivity
 USB connectivity
 USB connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
 MP4
 MP4
Mac Operating Systems Supported
 Mac operating systems supported
Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features
Yes - Play Memories Home Unknown - Click to provide data
Smooth Slow Record
Unknown - Click to provide data
 Smooth slow record
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode)
Unknown - Click to provide data 17.1mm
USB Port
 USB port
 USB port
HDMI Out
 HDMI out
Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH)
24.2mm 24.2mm
USB Cable
 USB cable
 USB cable
Waterproof
 Waterproof
 Waterproof
Shock Proof
 Shock proof
 Shock proof
Video Compression Formats
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
Wireless Connection
 Wireless connection
 Wireless connection

Projector

Built-In Projector
 Built-in projector
 Built-in projector

Technical Details

Dimensions (WxHxD)
24.2 x 46.5 x 81.5 24.2 x 36 x 74
Shutter Speed
1/30 - 1,1/10000 1/30 - 1,1/10000
Built-In WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
 Built-in WiFi
Dustproof
 Dustproof
 Dustproof
Self-Timer
 Self-timer
 Self-timer
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