HD camcorders: Compare features & prices
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|Sony HDR-CX105 Remove||Sony HDR-PJ10E Remove||Add another||Add another|
|Price||£429.00 Exclusive to 1 retailer||£284.70 Best price found from 2 retailers|
|Launch date||Jan 2009||Jan 2011|
|Video resolution||High definition||High definition|
|Recording format||Memory Card / Flash||Memory Card / Flash|
|Built-in memory type||Flash memory||No|
|Built-in memory size (GB)||0||16|
|Hard disk memory size||n/a||n/a|
|Flash memory size||n/a||16GB|
|Recording time internal memory (minutes)||55||n/a|
|Copy video onto memory card option||Yes||Yes|
|Lens cover||Built-in slider||plastic slider|
|Lens converter possible||Yes||Yes|
|Image stabilisation system||Optical||optical|
|Size (wxhxd) (cm)||6.5x6x11.5||7 x 6.5 x 13|
|LCD screen size||2.7||3.0|
|External mic input||No||Yes|
|Still photo mode|
|Still photos to memory card||Yes||Yes|
|Artificial light video|
|Dim light video|
|Overall video quality|
|Image stabilisation effectiveness|
|Still photo quality|
|Ease of use|
|Sound quality built-in mic|
Recording time internal memory (minutes)
The amount of footage at the highest quality setting you can store on the built-in memory, in minutes.
Copy video onto memory card option
Some models allow you to copyvideo onto the memory card, from the main recording media, such as the hard disk or internal flash memory
The higher the number, the more you can zoom in. 10 means 10 times magnification. Optical zoom usually ranges from 10 times to 40 times.
Tethered means it is attached with "string", built-in slider usually means you move a lever to cover/remove the lens cover, or it opens automatically.
Lens converter possible
A lens converter fitting allows you to attach a wide angle or telephoto converter lens
Image stabilisation system
Optical stabilisers use a small mechanical adjustment to compensate for trembling motions; electronic stabilisation uses a digital adjustment, which is not always as effective.
Size (wxhxd) (cm)
Dimensions as you look at the camcorder side on.
Includes the device, the recording media, battery and hand strap.
LCD screen size
Size of the LCD screen, diagonally across in inches.
Provides additional light when the scene is dark
If parts of the scene are too dark, this will help brighten them up
This function brightens up the whole scene
External mic input
If the camcorder has an input (sometimes called a hot shoe) an external mic can be added for better sound quality
The eyepiece viewfinder. Almost always colour, they are on the odd occasion black and white.
Whether the camcorder has an setting allowing recording in 16:9 mode
How much recording time, in minutes, you should get with a fully-charged battery.
Artificial light video
Video quality under artificial light recording
Dim light video
Video quality under dim light recording
Overall video quality
Total video quality under various light conditions.
Image stabilisation effectiveness
How well the image stabilisation feature compensates for shaking hand motions.
Still photo quality
Receives "n/a" if no still photo function, or still photos recorded to tape. Image quality, shutter delay and other convenience rated
How useful the camcorder's features are - a colour viewfinder gets a higher score than a black and white one, for example.