51points

Panasonic HC-PV100

55points

Sony HXRNX70U

Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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Panasonic HC-PV100 vs Sony HXRNX70U

Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
51
points
Panasonic HC-PV100
55
points
Sony HXRNX70U

Why is Panasonic HC-PV100 better than Sony HXRNX70U?

  • 2.17x better video recording quality (main camera)
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    1080 x 50fpsvs1080 x 23fps
  • Has a brand lens
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • 349.5mm thinner
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    170mmvs519.5mm
  • Has an external memory slot
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  • 22mm shorter
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    170mmvs192mm
  • 10x greater zoom range
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    20xvs10x
  • 22Mbps higher movie recording bitrate
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    50Mbpsvs28Mbps

Why is Sony HXRNX70U better than Panasonic HC-PV100?

  • 2.05x more megapixels (main camera)
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    12.3MPvs6MP
  • Has GPS
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  • Weather-sealed (splashproof)
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  • Has a touch screen
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  • 215g lighter
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    1.28kgvs1500g
  • Has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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  • 16.67% bigger screen size
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    3.5"vs3"
  • 157mm narrower
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    178mmvs335mm

Price comparison

Panasonic HC-PV100

Buy used:

$93.90

ProductStorePrice
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
Amazon logo
$1,218.25
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD Camcorder PAL (...Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD Camcorder PAL (Certified Refurbished)
Amazon logo
$1,204.95
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-V800K FHD Cinema-like Camco...Panasonic HC-V800K FHD Cinema-like Camcorder, 24x Leica Dicomar Lens, 1/2.5" Bsi Sensor, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems,Black
Amazon logo
$497.99
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder...Panasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-V180K, 50X Optical Zoom, 1/5.8-Inch BSI Sensor, Touch Enabled 2.7-Inch LCD Display (Black)
Amazon logo
$197.99
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-WXF1 4K Cinema-like Camcord...Panasonic HC-WXF1 4K Cinema-like Camcorder, 24x Leica Dicomar Lens, 1/2.5" Bsi Sensor, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems
Amazon logo
$897.99
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic PANASONIC HC-VX1 4K Camcorder,...Panasonic PANASONIC HC-VX1 4K Camcorder, 24X LEICA DICOMAR Lens, 1/2.5" BSI Sensor, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems, HDR Mode, Wireless Multi-Camera Capture (USA Black)
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$697.99

Design

1.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
2.has a touch screen
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
3.weight

1.5kg

1.28kg

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.
4.screen size

3"

3.5"

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

170mm

519.5mm

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.
6.Has a flip-out screen
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 50fps

1080 x 23fps

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.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
3.supports AVCHD format
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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.
4.movie bitrate

50Mbps

28Mbps

The higher the movie recording bitrate the better the movie quality with more and crispier details and less compression artifacts.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

6MP

12.3MP

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 HXRNX70U
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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
This allows to manually set the exposure.
6.has a CMOS sensor
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.number of microphones

2

2

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 HXRNX70U
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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 HXRNX70U
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.has an external memory slot
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
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.
3.has a battery level indicator
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.has a rechargeable battery
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has GPS
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.has an HDMI output
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.Has a remote control
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
4.has FireWire
Panasonic HC-PV100
Sony HXRNX70U
A FireWire port allows fast transfers of big files such as HD movies. However, newer USB versions achieve a similar speed.

Price comparison

Panasonic HC-PV100

Buy used:

$93.90

ProductStorePrice
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD Camcorder PAL
Amazon logo
$1,218.25
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD Camcorder PAL (...Panasonic HC-PV100 AVCHD Camcorder PAL (Certified Refurbished)
Amazon logo
$1,204.95
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-V800K FHD Cinema-like Camco...Panasonic HC-V800K FHD Cinema-like Camcorder, 24x Leica Dicomar Lens, 1/2.5" Bsi Sensor, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems,Black
Amazon logo
$497.99
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder...Panasonic Full HD Video Camera Camcorder HC-V180K, 50X Optical Zoom, 1/5.8-Inch BSI Sensor, Touch Enabled 2.7-Inch LCD Display (Black)
Amazon logo
$197.99
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic HC-WXF1 4K Cinema-like Camcord...Panasonic HC-WXF1 4K Cinema-like Camcorder, 24x Leica Dicomar Lens, 1/2.5" Bsi Sensor, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems
Amazon logo
$897.99
Panasonic HC-PV100 AmazonPanasonic PANASONIC HC-VX1 4K Camcorder,...Panasonic PANASONIC HC-VX1 4K Camcorder, 24X LEICA DICOMAR Lens, 1/2.5" BSI Sensor, Three O.I.S. Stabilizer Systems, HDR Mode, Wireless Multi-Camera Capture (USA Black)
Amazon logo
$697.99

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