Sony HXR-NX100 vs Sony PXW-Z150

Sony HXR-NX100
Sony PXW-Z150

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In stock (13 available)
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Reasons For

4 Reasons For
Longer maximum focal length Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a maximum focal length of 426mmmm, but the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 348mmmm maximum focal length camcorder (78mm shorter).
A lot lighter Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a weight of 1.8kgg, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 2.3kgg weight camcorder (0.5g heavier). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

Cheaper by $1,490
The Sony HXR-NX100 is $1,490 cheaper than the Sony PXW-Z150.
1 shops are selling it
A greater number of shops increases the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also increases the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock.
2 Reasons For
A lot bigger sensor size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a sensor size of 20MPMP, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is only a 14.2MPMP sensor camcorder (5.8MP smaller). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Larger viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 0.39"" viewfinder screen size camcorder. That's 0.15" larger than the Sony HXR-NX100 (0.39"").

Reasons Against

3 Reasons Against
Smaller sensor size Edit
Sony HXR-NX100 is only 14.2MPMP sensor. That's 5.8MP smaller than the Sony PXW-Z150 (20MPMP). Read more

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

0.15" smaller viewfinder screen size Edit
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a viewfinder screen size of 0.24"", whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 0.39"" viewfinder screen size camcorder (0.15" larger).
Older by six months
The Sony HXR-NX100 is six months older than the Sony PXW-Z150.
4 Reasons Against
23% shorter maximum focal length Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 348mmmm maximum focal length camcorder. That's 78mm shorter than the Sony HXR-NX100 (348mmmm).
Heavier Edit
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 2.3kgg weight camcorder. That's 0.5g heavier than the Sony HXR-NX100 (2.3kgg). Read more

Weight of the camcorder including battery.

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

$1,490 more expensive
The Sony PXW-Z150 is more expensive than the Sony HXR-NX100 by $1,490.
Not as many stockists
Only 4 shops sells the Sony PXW-Z150, however 5 sellers sell the Sony HXR-NX100. Read more
Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this camcorder remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.

Date Released

16 months Ago 9 months Ago

Image Sensor

Sensor Size
14.2MP 20MP
BEST
Sensor Type
 CMOS
 CMOS

Lens System

Optical Zoom
12x 12x
Maximum Focal Length
426mm
BEST
348mm
Minimum Aperture
2.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Focal Length
29mm 29mm
Maximum Aperture Value
4.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Filter Size
62mm 62mm
Focal Length
Unknown - Click to provide data 29 - 348
Focal Length Range
9.3 - 111.6 9.3 - 111.6

Storage

Memory Card Slot
Unknown - Click to provide data 2
Memory Card
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
BEST
 SDXC
 SDHC
 SD
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
Storage Media Type
 Memory card
 Memory card

Focusing

Closest Focusing Distance
Unknown - Click to provide data 10m
Normal Focusing Range
0.01 - ∞/1 - ∞ 1000
Focus Adjustment
 Auto
 Manual
 Auto
 Manual

White Balance

White Balance Mode
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor

Shutter

Video Shutter Speed
Unknown - Click to provide data 1/8
Shutter Speed
1/6 - 1/10000 Unknown - Click to provide data

Display

Screen Size
3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution
1,560,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
 LCD
 LCD

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Screen Size
0.24" 0.39"
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Viewfinder Resolution
1,560,000 pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder
 Electronic
 Electronic

Camera

Camcorder Type
 Shouldercam
 handheld
 Shouldercam
 handheld
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Minimum Illumination
1.7lx Unknown - Click to provide data

Design

Colour
 Black
 Black

Video

HD Type
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 4K Ultra HD
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Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
50 Mbit/s Unknown - Click to provide data
Video Mode
 1080p
 720p
BEST
 1080p
 720p
Video Format
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
 MPEG
 MPEG4
 H.264
 AVC
 XAVC-I
 MPEG2
 AVCHD
Video Resolution
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 360
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 360
BEST
Maximum Video Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST
Maximum Frame Rate
60fps Unknown - Click to provide data
Analog Signal Format System
 PAL
 NTSC
BEST
 PAL
 NTSC

Still Image

Maximum Image Resolution
 3840 x 2160
 3840 x 2160
BEST

Audio

Audio Format
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
 LPCM
 PCM
 LC-AAC
 AAC++
PCM Digital Audio
 24-bit/48 kHz
 24-bit/48 kHz

Ports & Interfaces

USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video Out Port
Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Battery

Battery Life
7.42h Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Type
NP-F770 Unknown - Click to provide data
Battery Voltage
7.2V 7.2V
Battery
 Lithium
BEST
 Lithium
Battery Slot
1 Unknown - Click to provide data

Operational Conditions

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

Weight & Dimensions

Weight
1.8kg
BEST
2.3kg
Height
187.8mm 187.8mm
Depth
371.3mm 371.3mm
Width
171.3mm 171.3mm

Packaging Content

Cable Included
 USB
 AC
 USB
 AC
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