Sony FDR-X1000 vs Vivitar DVR786
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Sony FDR-X1000vsVivitar DVR786

Sony FDR-X1000

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
95
Reviews
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good
1x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 13.5MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 13.5MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013
Vivitar DVR786

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An enormous optical sensor size and bargain price 1x optical zoom 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
99
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 2592 X 1944 Pixels 12.1MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 2592 X 1944 Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.1MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013
Sony FDR-X1000

78

Overall Score

78

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and award winning 1x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
95
Reviews
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Overall Score
Very Good
1x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 13.5MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 13.5MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013
Vivitar DVR786

90

Overall Score

90

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An enormous optical sensor size and bargain price 1x optical zoom 2592 x 1944 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
99
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
90
Overall Score
Excellent
1x 2592 X 1944 Pixels 12.1MP 1" Jul 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 1x
Max Video Resolution 2592 X 1944 Pixels
Total Megapixels 12.1MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jul 2013

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Reasons For

Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
4 Reasons For
11% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony FDR-X1000 has a total megapixels of 13.5MP, however the Vivitar DVR786 is only a 12.1MP camcorder (1.4MP 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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Lighter
The Sony FDR-X1000 is an 89g camcorder. That's 455g lighter than the Vivitar DVR786 (544g).

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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More Popular
The Sony FDR-X1000 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Better Brand
Sony camcorders have an average rating of 86.2%, however Vivitar has an average rating of 53.8%.
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Reviews & Awards

Awards

Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
2 Awards
Expert Reviews: Ultimate Pocket Lint: Hot Product
No awards found

Average Expert Rating

Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Best
5 stars
3 reviews
4 stars
2 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Sony has a better average brand rating than Vivitar. The average brand rating for Sony is 86.21% based on 9,798 reviews, where as the average brand rating for Vivitar is 53.75% based on 60 reviews.
Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Sony

86

86

Based on 9,798 reviews
Vivitar

54

54

Based on 60 reviews

Date Released

Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
55 months old 55 months old

Manufacturer's Warranty

Key Features

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.

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.

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 Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Optical Zoom 1x 1x
Digital Zoom Unknown - Click to provide data 4x
Image Stabilizer Type
Electrical
 Electrical
Electrical
 Electrical
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
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
Video Capturing Speed 24fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Resolutions
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Total Megapixels 13.5MP
BEST
12.1MP
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
 
 
 
Storage Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Memory Slots 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
Memory Stick (MS) MS Micro (M2)
MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
SDXC SDHC
Memory Stick (MS) MS Micro (M2)
MicroSD (Transflash) MicroSDHC
MicroSDXC microSD
 SDXC
 SDHC
 Memory Stick (MS)
 MS Micro (M2)
 MicroSD (Transflash)
 MicroSDHC
 MicroSDXC
 microSD
 
 
 
Focusing Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Closest Focusing Distance 0.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
Auto
 Auto
Auto
 Auto
 
 
 
White Balance Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
White Balance
Auto Custom
 Auto
 Custom
Auto Custom
 Auto
 Custom
 
 
 
Shutter Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Viewfinder Type
No
 No
No
 No
 
 
 
Camera Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Minimum Illumination 6lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Design Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Shock Proof Up to 1.5m Unknown - Click to provide data
Waterproof Up to 10m Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Audio Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Audio System
Yes
 Yes
Yes
 Yes
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
HDMI Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
 
 
 
Battery Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Battery Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
Lithium
 Lithium
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Weight 89g 544g
BEST
Height 51.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Depth 88.9mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Width 24.4mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Cables Included
USB Micro-USB
micro usb
 USB
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
USB Micro-USB
micro usb
 USB
 Micro-USB
 micro usb
 
 
 
Other Features Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data
Lens Focal Range Unknown - Click to provide data
Interface Unknown - Click to provide data
Cable Type Unknown - Click to provide data
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Other Features Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) (photo Mode) 17.1mm Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Technical Details Sony FDR-X1000 Vivitar DVR786
Dimensions (WxHxD) Unknown - Click to provide data
Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data

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