JVC GY-LS300 vs Sony PXW-Z100
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JVC GY-LS300vsSony PXW-Z100

JVC GY-LS300

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

JVC GY-LS300

$2,495.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only moderate value for money 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera
68
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 13.5MP 3.8kg Apr 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 13.5MP
Weight 3.8kg
Release Date Apr 2015
Sony PXW-Z100

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Sony PXW-Z100

$5,043.99
Our Verdict:
A good spec and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money
61
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.9MP 1" May 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2014
JVC GY-LS300

74

Overall Score

74

Overall Score

JVC GY-LS300

$2,495.00
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but only moderate value for money 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera
68
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 13.5MP 3.8kg Apr 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 13.5MP
Weight 3.8kg
Release Date Apr 2015
Sony PXW-Z100

71

Overall Score

71

Overall Score

Sony PXW-Z100

$5,043.99
Our Verdict:
A good spec and high image quality 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only average value for money
61
Value for Money
Good
79
Features
Good Features
71
Overall Score
Very Good
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.9MP 1" May 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 20x
Max Video Resolution 4096 X 2160 Pixels
Total Megapixels 18.9MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date May 2014

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Reasons For

JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
2 Reasons For
$2,549 Cheaper
The JVC GY-LS300 is $2,548.99 cheaper than the Sony PXW-Z100.
More Shops Are Selling it
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.
5 Reasons For
40% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 20x optical zoom camcorder. That's 8x bigger than the JVC GY-LS300 (12x).

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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Image Stabilizer
The Sony PXW-Z100 has an image stabilizer, but the JVC GY-LS300 does not have an image stabilizer.

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

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Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony PXW-Z100 is a 18.9MP camcorder. That's 5.4MP bigger than the JVC GY-LS300 (13.5MP).

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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Vastly Lighter
The Sony PXW-Z100 has a weight of 2.5kg, however the JVC GY-LS300 is a 3.8kg camcorder (1.3kg heavier).

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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Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.2%, whereas JVC has an average rating of 72.1%.

Reasons Against

JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
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Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

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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 GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
JVC

72

72

Based on 75 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,798 reviews

Date Released

JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
34 months old Best 45 months old

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.

Image Stabilizer

This denotes whether the camcorder has an Image stabiliser system - a function that smooths out the movement of the camera.

Image stabilization allows for far smoother videos, and lessens the amount of jerky movement that comes with handheld recording.

JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Best
No
Yes

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.

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 GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Optical Zoom 12x 20x
BEST
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 11
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.6
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 72mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Video JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Max Video Resolution
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
4096 x 2160
 4096 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Supported Video Modes
2160p 1080p
60p
 2160p
 1080p
 60p
2160p 1080p
60p
 2160p
 1080p
 60p
 
 
 
Image Sensor JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Total Megapixels 13.5MP 18.9MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size Unknown - Click to provide data 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (movie) Unknown - Click to provide data 8.8MP
 
 
 
Storage JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Memory Slots 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS Duo SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS Duo SD/SDHC
SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Shutter JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
852 x 480
 852 x 480
852 x 480
 852 x 480
Display Resolution (numeric) 920,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.45"
BEST
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
 
 
 
Audio JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Audio System
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
USB 2.0 Port 2 2
 
 
 
Battery JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Maximum Battery Life Unknown - Click to provide data 2.75h
Battery Type
Battery Voltage 7.4V 7.2V
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 
 
 
Operational Conditions JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Weight 3.8kg 2.5kg
BEST
Height 190mm 193mm
Depth 263mm 362mm
Width 135mm 189mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content JVC GY-LS300 Sony PXW-Z100
Cables Included
USB HDMI
AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV
USB HDMI
AV
 USB
 HDMI
 AV

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