80points

Panasonic HC-X920

91points

Sony FDR-AX33

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Sony FDR-AX33
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46 facts in comparison

Panasonic HC-X920 vs Sony FDR-AX33

Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33

Why is Panasonic HC-X920 better than Sony FDR-AX33?

  • 238g lighter
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    417gvs655g
  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • 16.67% bigger screen size
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    3.5"vs3"
  • 6.5mm shorter
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    72mmvs78.5mm
  • 88mm narrower
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    67mmvs155mm
  • Has a remote control
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  • 16.67% wider aperture at minimum focal length
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    f/1.5 vs1.8f
  • 16.24% less body volume
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    723.6cm³vs863.8925cm³

Why is Sony FDR-AX33 better than Panasonic HC-X920?

  • 0.98% more megapixels (main camera)
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    20.6MPvs20.4MP
  • 1.57x more battery power
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    1960mAhvs1250mAh
  • Has a 24p cinema mode
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  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has a brand lens
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  • 79mm thinner
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    71mmvs150mm
  • Has a serial shot mode
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  • Has NFC
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Price comparison

Panasonic HC-X920

ProductStorePrice
Panasonic HC-X920 AmazonPanasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digit...Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black)
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$499.00

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
Amazon logo
$899.99

Design

1.has a touch screen
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
2.weight

417g

655g

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.
3.screen size

3.5"

3"

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

150mm

71mm

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.
5.Has a flip-out screen
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
6.height

72mm

78.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Videography

1.has a 24p cinema mode
Panasonic HC-X920
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.
2.supports slow-motion video recording
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
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. Frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
3.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
4.has a serial shot mode
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
5.supports AVCHD format
Panasonic HC-X920
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.

Optics

1.megapixels (main camera)

20.4MP

20.6MP

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
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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.
3.has a brand lens
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Sony FDR-AX33
The lens is made by a reputable photographic equipment manufacturer, as opposed to a low-cost unbranded lens.
4.has a CMOS sensor
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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.
5.has manual exposure
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Sony FDR-AX33
This allows to manually set the exposure.
6.has built-in optical image stabilization
Panasonic HC-X920
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.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.Has a zoom microphone
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
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.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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Sony FDR-AX33
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

1250mAh

1960mAh

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-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
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-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony FDR-AX33
The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
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.
4.Has a remote control
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
5.has NFC
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
6.has a flash
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

Miscellaneous

1.can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot
Panasonic HC-X920
Sony FDR-AX33
With a large enough data plan, you could cancel your home internet and use the device as a hotspot.

Price comparison

Panasonic HC-X920

ProductStorePrice
Panasonic HC-X920 AmazonPanasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digit...Panasonic HC-X920 3D Ready HD 3MOS Digital Camcorder with Wi-fi (black)
Amazon logo
$499.00

Sony FDR-AX33

ProductStorePrice
Sony FDR-AX33 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder
Amazon logo
$899.99

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