59points

Canon XA20

58points

Sony NEX-VG30H

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43 facts in comparison

Canon XA20 vs Sony NEX-VG30H

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
59
points
Canon XA20
58
points
Sony NEX-VG30H

Why is Canon XA20 better than Sony NEX-VG30H?

  • Has a touch screen
    ?
  • Has Wi-Fi
    ?
  • 19mm shorter
    84mmvs103mm
  • 16.67% bigger screen size
    ?

    3.5"vs3"
  • 112mm thinner
    182mmvs294mm
  • 32mm narrower
    108mmvs140mm
  • 48.57% wider aperture at minimum focal length
    ?

    f/1.80 vs3.5f
  • Has a remote control
    ?

Why is Sony NEX-VG30H better than Canon XA20?

  • 5.37x more megapixels (main camera)
    16.1MPvs3MP
  • Has manual exposure
    ?
  • 115g lighter
    650gvs765g
  • Has a stereo microphone
    ?
  • Has manual gain
    ?
  • Has a serial shot mode
    ?
  • Shoots raw
    ?
  • Is a system camera
    ?

Price comparison

Design

1.has a touch screen
?

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

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
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 NEX-VG30H
3.weight
?

Best

Veho Muvi Atom

30g

765g

650g

4.Has a flip-out screen
?

Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
5.screen size
?

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

Best

JVC GC-PX100

7.6"

3.5"

3"

6.thickness
?

Best

GoPro Hero6 Black

1.26mm

182mm

294mm

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 NEX-VG30H
2.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
?

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
3.has a serial shot mode
?

The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
4.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 NEX-VG30H
5.shoots raw
?

A raw image file contains minimally processed data from the image sensor. Raw files are so named because they are not yet processed and therefore are not ready to be printed or edited with a bitmap graphics editor.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
6.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 NEX-VG30H

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)
?

Best

Samsung Gear 360

30MP

3MP

16.1MP

2.has a CMOS sensor
?

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 NEX-VG30H
3.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 NEX-VG30H
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 NEX-VG30H
5.has manual ISO
?

This allows to manually set the ISO level.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
6.widest aperture
?

With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Best

JVC Everio GZ-VX815

f/1.20

f/1.80

f/3.50

Audio

1.has a microphone input
?

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

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
2.has a stereo microphone
?

A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
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 NEX-VG30H

Battery

1.has a removable battery
?

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

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
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 NEX-VG30H
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
4.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H

Features

1.has a HDMI output
?

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

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
2.Has Wi-Fi
?

The device can connect to Wi-Fi.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H
3.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 NEX-VG30H
4.Has a hot shoe
?

A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Canon XA20
Sony NEX-VG30H

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