53points

Panasonic HC-PV100

96points

Sony FDR-AX33

Panasonic HC-PV100
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Panasonic HC-PV100 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

Why is Panasonic HC-PV100 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • Has a stereo microphone
  • Can be controlled remotely
  • 0.3mm shorter minimum focal length
    29.5mmvs29.8mm
  • Has manual shutter speed

Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Panasonic HC-PV100?

  • 3.43x more megapixels (main camera)
    20.6MPvs6MP
  • 2.13x better video recording quality (main camera)
    1920 x 60fpsvs1080 x 50fps
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
  • Supports slow motion video recording
  • Has a touch screen
  • 845g lighter
    655gvs1500g
  • Has 802.11n WiFi connection
  • Has WiFi

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Design

1.height

170mm

78.5mm

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2.every pixel has three subpixels
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

3.has a touch screen
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

4.has a flip-out screen
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

Flip-out screens are useful for doing tricky shots.

5.thickness

170mm

71mm

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6.weight

1.5kg

655g

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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.

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2.has a 24p cinema mode
Panasonic HC-PV100
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.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.

4.Supports slow motion video recording
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33
5.has a serial shot mode
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

You can shoot multiple pictures in a row.

6.supports AVCHD format
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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.

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Optics

1.megapixels

6MP

20.6MP

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2.has a CMOS sensor
Panasonic HC-PV100
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.

3.has built-in optical image stabilization
Panasonic HC-PV100
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.

4.has manual white balance
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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.

5.has a brand lens
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.

6.has a BSI sensor
Panasonic HC-PV100
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.

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Audio

1.has a microphone in
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

2.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic HC-PV100
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.

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4.has a zoom microphone
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

Zoom microphones record very high quality audio, and enable you to record sound from a distance. This can be useful for recording meetings, lectures and presentations.

5.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

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Battery

1.has a removable battery
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

2.has an external memory slot
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Sony FDR-AX33

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.

3.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony FDR-AX33

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Features

1.has a HDMI output
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

2.Has WiFi
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.has NFC
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

4.can be controlled remotely
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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

5.USB version

2

2

Newer USB versions are faster and have better power management.

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3

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Miscellaneous

1.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

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.

2.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a flash
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony FDR-AX33

A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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