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Panasonic HC-VX870K vs Sony FDR-AX33

Panasonic HC-VX870K vs Sony FDR-AX33

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Panasonic HC-VX870K
Sony FDR-AX33

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Factory Outlet Store
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2 Prices from 1 Store | $869.95-$874.99
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6 Prices from 6 Stores | $749.99-$1,475.00

Reasons For

1 Reason For
Lighter Edit
The Panasonic HC-VX870K is a 353gg weight camcorder. That's 347g lighter than the Sony FDR-AX33 (700gg). Read more

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

3 Reasons For
Moderately bigger total megapixels Edit
Sony FDR-AX33 is 20.6MPMP sensor, but the Panasonic HC-VX870K is only a 18.9MPMP sensor camcorder (1.7MP 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.

$120 cheaper
The Sony FDR-AX33 is $119.96 cheaper than the Panasonic HC-VX870K.
Available from 5 shops
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.

Reasons Against

4 Reasons Against
1.7MP smaller total megapixels Edit
Panasonic HC-VX870K is only 18.9MPMP sensor, but the Sony FDR-AX33 is a 20.6MPMP sensor camcorder (1.7MP 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.

$120 more expensive
The Panasonic HC-VX870K is more expensive than the Sony FDR-AX33 by $119.96.
Fewer sellers
Only 1 shop sell the Panasonic HC-VX870K, but 6 sellers sell the Sony FDR-AX33. Read more
The smaller the number of retailers that stock this camcorder, the lower the competition amongst retailers to keep prices low.
Three months older
The Panasonic HC-VX870K is older than the Sony FDR-AX33 by three months.
1 Reason Against
50% heavier Edit
The Sony FDR-AX33 is a 700gg weight camcorder. That's 347g heavier than the Panasonic HC-VX870K (700gg). Read more

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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Date Released

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Image Sensor

Total Megapixels
18.9MP 20.6MP
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Optical Sensor Size
 1
 1
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
Effective Megapixels (image)
Unknown - Click to provide data 10.3MP
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Unknown - Click to provide data 8.29MP

Lens System

Optical Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 10x
Digital Zoom
Unknown - Click to provide data 120x
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
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Unknown - Click to provide data

Storage

Compatible Memory Cards
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 MSXC
 MS XC-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
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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
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Camera Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Display Diagonal
Unknown - Click to provide data 3"
Display Resolution (numeric)
Unknown - Click to provide data 921,600 pixels
Display
 LCD
 LCD
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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
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Image Processor
 BIONZ X
 BIONZ X
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Self-Timer Delay
Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 HD
 Full HD
 HD
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Video Formats Supported
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 MP4
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
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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
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Maximum Frame Rate
Unknown - Click to provide data 50fps

Still Image

Still Image Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 640 x 480
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Maximum Image Resolution
 6048 x 3400
 6048 x 3400
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Audio

Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
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Battery

Battery Type
Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
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Weight & Dimensions

Weight
353g
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700g
Height
Unknown - Click to provide data 78.5mm
Depth
Unknown - Click to provide data 155mm
Width
Unknown - Click to provide data 71mm

Packaging Content

Cables Included
 USB
 HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
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Technical Details

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

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