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Sony HXR-NX100
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Sony HXR-NX100 Camcorder

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14.2MP 1.8kg CMOS 12x Sep 2015
Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
HXR-NX100 NXCAM camcorder comes with Sony's unique 20 mega pixel 1.0-type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high resolution and fantastic low light performance, as well as... More
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14 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average Sony big sensor size video cameras have good reviews compared to other brands as do all video cameras produced by Sony.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Sony HXR-NX100 has a very fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX100. The average maximum frame rate of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-NX100 is 48fps, and the maximum frame rates range from 30fps to 60fps.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-NX100, the Sony HXR-NX100 has an image stabiliser.

Other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX100, the HXR-NX100 has an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] which has better reviews.

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might want to look at include the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price].

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Very Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100 is 3" and the largest is 3.5". When compared to other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-NX100 that we have checked, the Sony HXR-NX100's screen size of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price].

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Very Long Battery Life

The battery lifes of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HXR-NX100 range from 1h to 7.5h. With a battery life of 7.42 hours, the Sony HXR-NX100 has one of the longest battery lifes amongst video cameras of this age.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony HXR-NX100 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this type and age. Most camcorders that are a comparable age to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Sony video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-NX100.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is SD.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Very High Display Resolution

Comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-NX100 have display resolutions of between 460,000 pixels and 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 780,000 pixels. When compared to other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100 that we have assessed, the Sony HXR-NX100's display resolution of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-NX100, the HXR-NX100 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] which has better reviews.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price] is also worth considering.

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Very High Viewfinder Resolution

With a viewfinder resolution of 1,560,000 pixel, the Sony HXR-NX100 has one of the highest viewfinders resolutions amongst camcorders of this age. The average viewfinder resolution of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX100 is 1,100,000 pixels, and the viewfinders resolutions range from 150,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100 that we have checked the maximum aperture value of, the HXR-NX100's maximum aperture value of 4.5 is one of the highest. The maximum aperture values of comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX100 range from 2.7 to 4.5, and the average maximum aperture value is 3.6.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the HXR-NX100 is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year. This camcorder supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most frequently supported audio format supported by video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HXR-NX100 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Sony video camera supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

When compared to other video cameras that have been available for more than a year that we have checked, the maximum focal length of the HXR-NX100 of 426 millimeters is one of the longest. Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to the HXR-NX100 the maximum focal lengths range from 150mm to 430mm.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HXR-NX100, the HXR-NX100 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HXR-NX100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX100 are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HXR-NX100 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-NX100 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than a year are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX100 do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HXR-NX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Format

This camcorder has an AVC|H.264|MPEG4|XAVC-I video format, which is the most frequently found video format on similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Heavy

The weights of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX100 range from 120g to 1.8kg, and the average weight is 730g. With a weight of 1.8 kilograms, the HXR-NX100 is one of the heaviest video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX100 amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] (930g and higher rated), or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] (1.1kg and higher rated).

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Very Big

The width of the HXR-NX100 of 171.3 millimeters is one of the biggest amongst big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX100. Big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX100 have widths of between 44mm and 180mm.

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Very Big

With a depth of 371.3 millimeters, the Sony HXR-NX100 is one of the biggest big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX100 amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. The smallest similar spec video camera that came out more than a year ago is 22mm deep and the biggest is 380mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX100

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the HXR-NX100 over a year ago.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX100 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-NX100.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of this age and type.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Micro-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Technical Details
User Guide

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony 7634630k
Barcodes 04548736019997

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