59points

Canon XA20

68points

Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Canon XA20
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38 facts in comparison

Canon XA20 vs Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
59
points
Canon XA20
68
points
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Why is Canon XA20 better than Sony Handycam FDR-AX100?

  • Has manual white balance
    ?
  • 35.71% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.80 vs2.8f
  • Has manual focus
    ?
  • 8x greater zoom range
    ?

    20xvs12x
  • Has a pistol grip
    ?
  • Has phase detection autofocus for videos
    ?

Why is Sony Handycam FDR-AX100 better than Canon XA20?

  • 4.67x more megapixels (main camera)
    14MPvs3MP
  • Has a BSI sensor
    ?
  • Has manual exposure
    ?
  • Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
    ?
  • Has manual gain
    ?
  • Has an accelerometer
    ?
  • Has a zoom microphone
    ?
  • Has AF tracking
    ?

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Design

1.has a touch screen
?

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
?

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.screen size
?

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

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

3.5"

3.5"

4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.has an accelerometer
?

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
6.Has an electronic viewfinder (EVF)
?

An electronic viewfinder (or EVF) is a small display which shows the framed image. Benefits of these over optical viewfinders include: they show more of the image; they can be more compact; it's easier to focus with digital zoom; and they sometimes offer extra info on the display (such as a live histogram).

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
?

24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.supports AVCHD format
?

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.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.has AF tracking
?

With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.Has phase detection autofocus for videos
?

A phase detection autofocus system is faster than a contrast detection autofocus system. Even when recording scenes with a lot of fast movements, the videos are sharp and clear.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

3MP

14MP

2.has built-in optical image stabilization
?

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.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.has a CMOS sensor
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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.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.has manual white balance
?

With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.has manual ISO
?

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
6.has a BSI sensor
?

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.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Audio

1.has a microphone input
?

A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.Has a zoom microphone
?

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.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
?

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.has an external memory slot
?

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

Features

1.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
3.Has 802.11n Wi-Fi connection
?

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.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
4.Has a remote control
?

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
5.has NFC
?

NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100
6.Has a hot shoe
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A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon XA20
Sony Handycam FDR-AX100

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