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Panasonic HC-VX870 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Panasonic HC-VX870 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Panasonic HC-VX870

61

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning 18.91 megapixel 1 camcorder with good features
88
18 Reviews + 1 Award
49
Average
65
Good Features
30
Overall Score
61
Good
18.91MP 1/2.3" Yes 353g Sep 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony FDR-AX33

69

Overall Score

Sony FDR-AX33

$749.99
Our Verdict:
An award winning 20.6 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
93
539 Reviews + 1 Award
64
Good
69
Good Features
38
Overall Score
69
Good
20.6MP 1/2.3" Yes 700g May 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Reviews & Awards

Awards
1 Award
Trusted Reviews: Recommended
1 Award
Digital Versus: 5 Star
Average Expert Rating
Average User Rating

Specification

Image Sensor

Total Megapixels 18.91MP 20.6MP
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Optical Sensor Size  1  1
Sensor Type  MOS  MOS
Effective Megapixels (image) 7MP
BEST
10.3MP
Effective Megapixels (movie) 8.29MP 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom 20x
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10x
Digital Zoom 60x
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120x
Image Stabilizer Type  Hybrid
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 Hybrid
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 298mm
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) Unknown - Click to provide data 26.8mm
Filter Size 49mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)

Storage

Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards  SDXC  SDHC  SD/SDHC  SD/SDHC/SDXC  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo  SDXC  SDHC  SD/SDHC  SD/SDHC/SDXC  MS PRO  MS PRO Duo  MS Pro-HG  MS Pro-HG Duo  MSXC  MS XC-HG Duo
Camcorder Media Type  Memory card  Memory card

Focusing

Focus Adjustment  Auto  Manual  Auto  Manual

Light Exposure

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

White Balance

White Balance  Auto  Cloudy  Daylight  Sunny  Indoor  Outdoor  Auto  Cloudy  Daylight  Sunny  Indoor  Outdoor

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed

Display

Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 460,800 pixels 921,600 pixels
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Display  LCD  LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size Unknown - Click to provide data 0.24"
Viewfinder Unknown - Click to provide data 1,555,200 pixels

Camera

Camcorder Type  handheld  handheld
Image Processor  BIONZ X  BIONZ X
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Minimum Illumination 2lx Unknown - Click to provide data
Self-Timer Delay Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour  Black  Black

Video

HD Type  Full HD  HD  Full HD  HD
Video Formats Supported  AVC  MP4  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVCHD  AVC  MP4  MPEG  MPEG4  H.264  AVCHD
Video Resolutions  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1440 x 1080  1280 x 720  3840 x 2160  1920 x 1080  1440 x 1080  1280 x 720
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Maximum Video Resolution  3840 x 2160  3840 x 2160
Maximum Frame Rate Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution  5472 x 3648  3984 x 2656  1920 x 1080  1728 x 1152  640 x 480
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 5472 x 3648  3984 x 2656  1920 x 1080  1728 x 1152  640 x 480
Maximum Image Resolution  6048 x 3400  6048 x 3400
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Audio

Audio Formats Supported  AAC++  AAC++
Audio System  Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1
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 Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Networking

Wi-Fi Standards  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11n  IEEE 802.11b  IEEE 802.11g  IEEE 802.11n

Battery

Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage 3.6V Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Capacity 1,940mAh Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)  Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Weight & Dimensions

Weight 353g
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700g
Height 73mm 78.5mm
Depth 139mm 155mm
Width 65mm 71mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included  USB  HDMI  USB  HDMI
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Included Memory Card Size 16GB Unknown - Click to provide data

Technical Details

Flash Exposure Compensation Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Diaphragm Blades Unknown - Click to provide data 6
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