49points

Panasonic HC-PV100

30points

Sony HVR-Z5

Comparison winner
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104 facts in comparison

Panasonic HC-PV100 vs Sony HVR-Z5

Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5

Why is Panasonic HC-PV100 better than Sony HVR-Z5?

  • 2x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 50fpsvs1080 x 25fps
  • 31.82% more battery power
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    2900mAhvs2200mAh
  • Has a microphone input
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  • Has a BSI sensor
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  • Has built-in optical image stabilization
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • 700g lighter
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    1.5kgvs2200g
  • Has an external memory slot
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Why is Sony HVR-Z5 better than Panasonic HC-PV100?

  • 6.67% bigger screen size
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    3.2"vs3"
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • 166mm narrower
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    169mmvs335mm
  • 5.05% larger sensor
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    4.8 x 3.6mmvs4.7 x 3.5mm
  • 0.08s longer exposure time
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    0.25svs0.167s
  • 110mm longer maximum focal length
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    722mmvs612mm
  • 20% faster maximum shutter speed
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    1/10000svs0.000125s

Price comparison

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has a touch screen
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

1.5kg

2.2kg

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

170mm

451mm

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.
7.height

170mm

188mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Has a flip-out screen
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
9.volume

9681.5cm³

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony HVR-Z5)

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

1080 x 25fps

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.supports slow-motion video recording
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.Has timelapse function
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
6.continuous shooting at high resolution

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Panasonic HC-PV100)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony HVR-Z5)

Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7.has AF tracking
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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.
8.has a serial shot mode
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
9.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

6MP

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony HVR-Z5)

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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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 CMOS sensor
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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.
4.has manual ISO
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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.
6.has manual exposure
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
7.has manual white balance
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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.
8.has touch autofocus
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
9.wide aperture (main camera)

f/1.8

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony HVR-Z5)

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.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.number of microphones

2

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More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

2900mAh

2200mAh

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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
6.included SD card (memory size)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Panasonic HC-PV100)

Unknown. Help us by suggesting a value. (Sony HVR-Z5)

Some manufacturers include a memory card in the box. An SD card with a higher storage capacity allows you to extend the storage space on your device with ease, providing you with more space for your data.

Features

1.has GPS
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.has an HDMI output
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
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.
6.Has a remote control
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
7.Is compatible with iOS
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
8.Has a built-in USB male connector
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
9.Has a hot shoe
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HVR-Z5
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

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