63points

Canon Vixia HF G20

91points

Sony FDR-AX33

Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
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47 facts in comparison

Canon Vixia HF G20 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33

Why is Canon Vixia HF G20 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • 35g lighter
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    620gvs655g
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
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    3.5"vs3"
  • 78mm narrower
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    77mmvs155mm
  • 0.5mm shorter
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    78mmvs78.5mm
  • Has an accelerometer
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  • Has a hot shoe
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  • Has sensor shift stabilization
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  • 6mm longer maximum focal length
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    304mmvs298mm

Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Canon Vixia HF G20?

  • 7.63x more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.6MPvs2.7MP
  • 2.2x more battery power
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    1960mAhvs890mAh
  • 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 built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • 90mm thinner
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    71mmvs161mm

Price comparison

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
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$729.99

Design

1.has a touch screen
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.weight

620g

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

161mm

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 Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
6.width

77mm

155mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
Canon Vixia HF G20
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.
2.supports slow-motion video recording
Canon Vixia HF G20
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.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a serial shot mode
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
5.supports AVCHD format
Canon Vixia HF G20
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)

2.7MP

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 Vixia HF G20
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 Vixia HF G20
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 Vixia HF G20
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 Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
This allows to manually set the exposure.
6.has a CMOS sensor
Canon Vixia HF G20
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 Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.number of microphones

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
3.Has a zoom microphone
Canon Vixia HF G20
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.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

890mAh

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 Vixia HF G20
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 Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Canon Vixia HF G20
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 Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Canon Vixia HF G20
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 NFC
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.Has a built-in USB male connector
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
6.has a flash
Canon Vixia HF G20
Sony FDR-AX33
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Price comparison

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
Amazon logo
$729.99

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