Sony HDR-AS30V Vs Contour Plus 2 Vs Panasonic HX-A500 Comparison
ProductsHDR-AS30V
Sony HDR-AS30V
Plus 2
Contour Plus 2
HX-A500
Panasonic HX-A500
Prices


Whirlwire Rating44700244
Video Features
FormatMP4 N/A N/A
MicrophoneStereo N/A N/A
Resolutions
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 120fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 25fps
  • 960p @ 30fps
  • 960p @ 25fps
  • 720p @ 60fps
  • 720p @ 50fps
  • 720p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 25fps
  • 480p @ 120fps
  • 480p @ 100fps
  • 480p @ 60fps
  • 480p @ 50fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 25fps
  • 2160p @ 30fps
  • 2160p @ 25fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • 1080p @ 30fps
  • 720p @ 200fps
  • 720p @ 120fps
  • 480p @ 30fps
  • 480p @ 240fps
Progressive
Recording Format ContainerMP4 MP4 MP4
External mic input N/A N/A
Max Recording TimeN/A 2.5h N/A
Auto white balanceN/A
Custom white balanceN/A N/A
Recording bitratesN/A N/A
  • 72Mbps
  • 28Mbps
  • 15Mbps
  • 9Mbps
Still Image
Capture image size12 5 N/A
Continuous shooting modeN/A
Simultaneous Photo RecordingN/A N/A
Photo BurstN/A
Self timerN/A
Sensor
Megapixels12 5.0 3.3
Size1/2.3 N/A N/A
TypeExmor R CMOS N/A N/A
ProcessorBIONZ N/A N/A
TypeN/A CMOS N/A
Physical
Weather Sealed N/A N/A
Weight (grams)147 155 31
Dimensions47 x 82 x 24.5mm 98 x 60 x 34mm N/A
Image
JPEG Quality LevelsNormal N/A N/A
Focus
Auto N/A
Features
Self-timer N/A N/A
Timelapse Recording N/A N/A
GPS N/A
WiFi
Connectivity
USB
HDMI N/A N/A
Wireless N/A N/A
Remote Control N/A N/A
Headphone N/A
HDMI Out
AV out N/A N/A
Built-in charger
Body Type
Body TypeAction Camera N/A N/A
Audio
Audio SystemMPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch Dolby Digital 2ch (AC-3 2ch) Stereo
External Input
Storage
Storage SlotN/A microSD
  • SD
  • SDHC
  • SDXC
Storage Slot AmountN/A 1 1
Lens
Maximum apertureN/A 2.8 2.8
Image StabiliserN/A N/A
Shutter
Maximum shutter speedN/A N/A 1/12000 sec
Minimum shutter speedN/A N/A 1/25
Screen / Viewfinder
ViewfinderN/A N/A
LCD SizeN/A N/A 1.5
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