Sony HXR-NX3 vs Sony HXR-NX3-1 vs Sony PXW-X70

Sony HXR-NX3
Sony HXR-NX3-1
Sony PXW-X70

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Reasons For

5 Reasons For
Bigger optical zoom Edit
Sony HXR-NX3 is 20xx (optical), and so does the Sony HXR-NX3-1. That's 8x bigger than the Sony PXW-X70 (12xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

Lower minimum aperture Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 1.6 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1.2 lower than the Sony PXW-X70 (2.8).
Higher maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is an 11 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 6.5 higher than the Sony PXW-X70 (4.5).
Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.45"" (as does the Sony HXR-NX3-1), but the Sony PXW-X70 is only a 0.39"" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.06" smaller).
Four hundred and nine times lighter Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a weight of 2.2kgg (as does the Sony HXR-NX3-1), but the Sony PXW-X70 is a 900gg weight camcorder (897.8g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

4 Reasons For
A lot bigger optical zoom Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has an optical zoom of 20xx (as does the Sony HXR-NX3), however the Sony PXW-X70 is only a 12xx (optical) camcorder (8x smaller). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

14% larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 0.45"" viewfinder screen size camcorder, and so does the Sony HXR-NX3. That's 0.06" larger than the Sony PXW-X70 (0.39"").
1.3lx smaller minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a minimum illumination of 0.4lxlx, however the Sony HXR-NX3 is a 0.5lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (0.1lx bigger) and the Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lxlx minimum illumination camcorder (1.3lx bigger).
Vastly lighter Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is a 2.2kgg weight camcorder, and so does the Sony HXR-NX3. That's 897.8g lighter than the Sony PXW-X70 (900gg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

3 Reasons For
17% faster maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a maximum frame rate of 59.94fpsfps, however the Sony HXR-NX3 is only a 50fpsfps camcorder (9.94fps slower).
Cheaper by $1,099
The Sony PXW-X70 costs $2,059.00, whereas the Sony HXR-NX3 is $3,157.99.
2 shops are selling it
The more shops stock the product, the greater competition amongst shops to keep prices low.

Reasons Against

5 Reasons Against
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 is a 0.5lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 0.1lx bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (1.7lxlx) and 1.2lx smaller than the Sony PXW-X70 (1.7lxlx).
20% slower maximum frame rate Edit
The Sony HXR-NX3 has a maximum frame rate of 50fpsfps, however the Sony PXW-X70 is a 59.94fpsfps camcorder (9.94fps faster).
More expensive by $1,099
The Sony HXR-NX3 is $1,098.99 more expensive than the Sony PXW-X70.
Not as many stockists
The Sony HXR-NX3 is only stocked by 1 shop, however the Sony PXW-X70 is stocked by 3 shops. Read more
Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this camcorder.
Older by ten months
The Sony HXR-NX3 is ten months older than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 and seven months older than the Sony PXW-X70.
1 Reason Against
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7 Reasons Against
67% smaller optical zoom Edit
Sony PXW-X70 is only 12xx (optical). That's 8x smaller than the Sony HXR-NX3 and the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (12xx). Read more

An optical zoom lets you enlarge the subject without having to move closer to it.

An optical zoom lets you zoom without loosing image quality. Digital zooms will simply enlarge the pixels and make the image look blurry.

43% higher minimum aperture Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder. That's 1.2 higher than the Sony HXR-NX3 (2.8).
2x lower maximum aperture value Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 4.5 maximum aperture value camcorder. That's 6.5 lower than the Sony HXR-NX3 (4.5).
Smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.39"", but the Sony HXR-NX3 and the Sony HXR-NX3-1 are both 0.45"" viewfinder screen size camcorders (0.06" larger).
Bigger minimum illumination Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.7lxlx minimum illumination camcorder. That's 1.2lx bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3 (1.7lxlx) and 1.3lx bigger than the Sony HXR-NX3-1 (1.7lxlx).
Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-X70 has a weight of 900gg, but the Sony HXR-NX3 and the Sony HXR-NX3-1 are both 2.2kgg weight camcorders (897.8g lighter). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Older by three months
The Sony PXW-X70 is three months older than the Sony HXR-NX3-1.

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Date Released

35 months Ago 26 months Ago 29 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
2.41MP
BEST
2.41MP
BEST
14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
BEST
 1/2
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS
 CMOS
Megapixel Count
2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Movie Megapixel Count
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.07MP Unknown - Click to provide data

Lens System

Optical Zoom
20x
BEST
20x
BEST
12x
Maximum Focal Length
705mm 705mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Aperture
1.6
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 2.8
Minimum Focal Length
28.8mm 28.8mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Value
11
BEST
Unknown - Click to provide data 4.5
Filter Size
72mm 72mm 62mm
Focal Length Range
4.1 - 82 4.1 - 82 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS Duo
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞/0.8 - ∞ Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

Shutter

Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/4 - 1/10000 1/8 - 1/10000

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
921,000 pixels 921,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
BEST
 LCD
 LCD
BEST

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.45"
BEST
0.45"
BEST
0.39"
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
BEST
Minimum Illumination
0.5lx 0.4lx
BEST
1.7lx

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 Full HD
 Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
BEST
 1080p
 1080p
Video Format
 MP4
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 DV
 MP4
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 DV
 MP4
 AVI
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVCHD
 AVC
 DV
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 720 x 576
 720 x 480
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
BEST
 1920 x 1080
 1920 x 1080
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
50fps Unknown - Click to provide data 59.94fps
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
 MP4
 LPCM
 PCM
BEST
Audio System
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
 Dolby Digital
BEST

Ports & Interfaces

Mini-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
Unknown - Click to provide data 6.8h Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Recording Time
6.85h Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-F970 Unknown - Click to provide data NP-FV70
Battery Voltage
7.2V Unknown - Click to provide data Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
BEST
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data 1

Operational Conditions

Operating Temperature Range
0 - 40 0 - 40 0 - 40
Storage Temperature Range
-20 - 60 -20 - 60 -20 - 60

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
2.2kg
BEST
2.2kg
BEST
900g
Height
193mm 193mm 103.5mm
Depth
393mm 393mm 274.3mm
Width
174.5mm 174.5mm 120.7mm
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