58points

Canon LEGRIA HF G30

91points

Sony FDR-AX33

Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
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Canon LEGRIA HF G30 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33

Why is Canon LEGRIA HF G30 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs3"
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    ?

    2vs1
  • Has a remote control
    ?
  • 40mm narrower
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    115mmvs155mm
  • 8x greater zoom range
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    20xvs12x
  • 3mm shorter minimum focal length
    ?

    26.8mmvs29.8mm
  • 278mm longer maximum focal length
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    576mmvs298mm

Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Canon LEGRIA HF G30?

  • 9.95x more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.6MPvs2.07MP
  • 2.13x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1920 x 60fpsvs1080 x 50fps
  • 10.11% more battery power
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    1960mAhvs1780mAh
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has a brand lens
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  • Has manual exposure
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Design

1.has a touch screen
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.weight

900g

655g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
3.screen size

3.5"

3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.thickness

231mm

71mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
5.Has a flip-out screen
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
6.volume

2231.46cm³

863.89cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 50fps

1920 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
3.supports slow-motion video recording
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.has a serial shot mode
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
6.supports AVCHD format
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) is a file-based format for the digital recording and playback of high-definition video. It's a standard popular among professional cameras and camcorders.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

2.07MP

20.6MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has a brand lens
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
4.has built-in optical image stabilization
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
5.has manual exposure
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
This allows to manually set the exposure.
6.has a CMOS sensor
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a zoom microphone
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Zoom microphones record high-quality audio and enable you to record sound from a distance. They can be useful for recording meetings, lectures, and presentations.
5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
6.has stereo speakers
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1780mAh

1960mAh

Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has an external memory slot
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has a battery level indicator
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
4.Has a remote control
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.has NFC
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
6.has a flash
Canon LEGRIA HF G30
Sony FDR-AX33
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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