JVC GC-PX100 vs Sony FDR-AX1
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JVC GC-PX100vsSony FDR-AX1

JVC GC-PX100

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

JVC GC-PX100

$1,719.80
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a good price
94
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
76
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.8MP 1" Apr 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Apr 2013
Sony FDR-AX1

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX1

$4,564.04
Our Verdict:
A classic and high image quality 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features but representing only average value for money
97
Reviews
4 Reviews
68
Value for Money
Good
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent
20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.9MP 1" Oct 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2013
JVC GC-PX100

82

Overall Score

82

Overall Score

JVC GC-PX100

$1,719.80
Our Verdict:
An award winning and fully featured 10x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a good price
94
Reviews
16 Reviews + 1 Award
76
Value for Money
Very Good
84
Features
Fully-Featured
82
Overall Score
Excellent
10x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 12.8MP 1" Apr 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 10x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Apr 2013
Sony FDR-AX1

80

Overall Score

80

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX1

$4,564.04
Our Verdict:
A classic and high image quality 20x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features but representing only average value for money
97
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20x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 18.9MP 1" Oct 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Oct 2013

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Reasons For

JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
4 Reasons For
Face Detection
The JVC GC-PX100 has a face detection, but the Sony FDR-AX1 does not have a face detection.

This indicates whether the camcorder has the ability to detect faces while recording, allowing it to automatically make sure they remain in full focus.

Face detection makes it far easier to make sure that people always appear in full focus, meaning no messed up videos due to bad focus.

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Touchscreen
The JVC GC-PX100 has a touchscreen, however the Sony FDR-AX1 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder display is touch-enabled or not.

Touchscreens make it far easier and intuitive to control the device.

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Four Times Lighter
The JVC GC-PX100 is a 500g camcorder. That's 1.9kg lighter than the Sony FDR-AX1 (2.4kg).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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$2,844 Cheaper
The JVC GC-PX100 costs $1,719.80, whereas the Sony FDR-AX1 is $4,564.04.
6 Reasons For
10x Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony FDR-AX1 has an optical zoom of 20x, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 10x optical zoom camcorder (10x smaller).

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.

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A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony FDR-AX1 has a total megapixels of 18.9MP, but the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 12.8MP camcorder (6.1MP smaller).

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.

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0.5" Larger Display Diagonal
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a 3.5" screen size camcorder, whereas the JVC GC-PX100 is only a 3" screen size camcorder (0.5" smaller).

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

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More Popular
The Sony FDR-AX1 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
User Reviews Are a Lot Better
The average user review score of the Sony FDR-AX1 is 93%, whereas the average rating of the JVC GC-PX100 is 77% (based on 12 reviews).
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.2%, but JVC has an average rating of 72.1%.

Reasons Against

JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
1 Award
hardwarezone.com.ph: Recommended
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
3 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony FDR-AX1 has better user reviews than the JVC GC-PX100. The average user reviews score for the Sony FDR-AX1 is 93% based on 3 reviews, where as the average score for the JVC GC-PX100 is 77% based on 12 reviews.
JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
5 stars
6 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
2 reviews
1 star
1 review
Best
5 stars
2 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than JVC. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.21% based on 9,798 reviews, where as the average brand rating for JVC is 72.13% based on 75 reviews.
JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
JVC

72

72

Based on 75 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,798 reviews

Date Released

JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
58 months old 53 months old Best

Key Features

Optical Zoom

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.

Total Megapixels

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.

Display Diagonal

Display diagonal of the camcorder's build in display.

A larger display diagonal makes it easier to record and review video and images.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Optical Zoom 10x 20x
BEST
Digital Zoom 64x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 590mm
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 3.4
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 29.5mm
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
2160p 60p
 2160p
 60p
2160p 60p
 2160p
 60p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 360
320 x 176
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720 640 x 360
320 x 176
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 640 x 360
 320 x 176
 
 
 
Image Sensor JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Total Megapixels 12.8MP 18.9MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 8.3MP
 
 
 
Storage JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 1 2
BEST
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 XQD
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
XQD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 XQD
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
White Balance
Auto Manual
Outdoor Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
Auto Manual
Outdoor Indoor
 Auto
 Manual
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 
 
 
Display JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Display Diagonal 3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution (numeric) 460,000 Pixels
BEST
1,229,000 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Viewfinder Type
electrical
 electrical
electrical
 electrical
 
 
 
Camera JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 4lx
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 2
 
 
 
Battery JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Weight 500g 2.4kg
BEST
Height 76mm 193mm
Depth 183mm 362mm
Width 110mm 189mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Bundled Software
Cables Included
USB HDMI
AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
USB HDMI
AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
 
 
 
Technical Details JVC GC-PX100 Sony FDR-AX1
Number of Diaphragm Blades Unknown - Click to provide data 6

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