Panasonic AG-AC8 vs Sony PXW-X200
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Panasonic AG-AC8vsSony PXW-X200

Panasonic AG-AC8

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC8

$1,273.95
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 21x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
21x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8MP 1" Dec 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 21x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2013
Sony PXW-X200

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X200

$5,529.45
$2,019.54
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 17x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
17x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 1" 2.4kg Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 17x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Weight 2.4kg
Release Date Oct 2014
Panasonic AG-AC8

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Panasonic AG-AC8

$1,273.95
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only average value for money 21x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
21x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8MP 1" Dec 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 21x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 8MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Dec 2013
Sony PXW-X200

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony PXW-X200

$5,529.45
$2,019.54
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 17x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
57
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
17x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 1" 2.4kg Oct 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Optical Sensor Size Weight Release Date
Optical Zoom 17x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Weight 2.4kg
Release Date Oct 2014

Top Prices

Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
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Panasonic BTS AGAC8PJ-BTS Professional HD Shoulder-Mount Camcorder
$1,273.95
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$1,273.95
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$1,273.99
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Sony PXW-X200 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder - International Version (No Warranty)
$5,529.45
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$5,737.19
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$5,699.00
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Sony PXW-X200 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder, Three 1/2" CMOS Sensors, 17x Optical Zoom, 3.5" Display, 3G-SDI Output, Wi-Fi, MPEG HD422, HD420, IMX, & DV Codecs
$6,749.00
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$7,548.99
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Reasons For

Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
3 Reasons For
20% Bigger Optical Zoom
The Panasonic AG-AC8 is a 21x optical zoom camcorder. That's 4x bigger than the Sony PXW-X200 (17x).

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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130g Lighter
The Panasonic AG-AC8 has a weight of 2.3kg, however the Sony PXW-X200 is a 2.4kg camcorder (130g 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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Cheaper by $4,256
The Panasonic AG-AC8 costs $4,255.50 less than the Sony PXW-X200.
3 Reasons For
Larger Display Diagonal
Sony PXW-X200 is 3.5" screen size, but the Panasonic AG-AC8 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 Shops Are Selling it
The more stores stock this camcorder, the greater competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.3%, however Panasonic has an average rating of 72.8%.

Reviews & Awards

Average Expert Rating

Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Best
5 stars
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4 stars
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3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
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Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Panasonic. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.25% based on 9,856 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Panasonic is 72.76% based on 568 reviews.
Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Panasonic

73

73

Based on 568 reviews
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,856 reviews

Date Released

Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
51 months old 40 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.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

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 Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Optical Zoom 21x
BEST
17x
Digital Zoom 50x Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 893mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 1.9
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 28mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number Unknown - Click to provide data 16
Image Stabilizer Type
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Hybrid
 Hybrid
Filter Size Unknown - Click to provide data 77mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 480 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 720 x 576
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
720 x 480 720 x 576
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 480
 720 x 576
 
 
 
Image Sensor Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Total Megapixels 8MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
MOS
 MOS
MOS
 MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 20.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
Effective Megapixels (movie) 9.4MP Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Storage Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Memory Slots 2 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
White Balance Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
White Balance
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
ATW
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 ATW
Auto Cloudy
Sunny Indoor
ATW
 Auto
 Cloudy
 Sunny
 Indoor
 ATW
 
 
 
Shutter Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Display Diagonal 3" 3.5"
BEST
Display Resolution
960 x 540
 960 x 540
960 x 540
 960 x 540
Display Resolution (numeric) 460,800 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.45"
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 0.02lx
 
 
 
Still Image Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Maximum Image Resolution
6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
6016 x 3384
 6016 x 3384
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Mini USB Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Battery Voltage 7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity 2,900mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Supported Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Weight 2.3kg
BEST
2.4kg
Height 217mm 161mm
Depth 479mm 331mm
Width 205mm 168mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Panasonic AG-AC8 Sony PXW-X200
Cables Included
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV
USB AC
AV
 USB
 AC
 AV

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