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Sony HXR-NX70E
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Sony HXR-NX70E Camcorder

12.3MP 1/2.88 1.3kg CMOS Jun 2011
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For journalists, documentary makers and anyone else who needs capture superb content whatever the conditions, the dust and rain-proof HXR-NX70E is the perfect compact camcorder. In low light... More
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13 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony big sensor size video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other brands.

Quite Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the HXR-NX70E has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HXR-NX70E. The smallest screen size of big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.3" and the largest is 7.6".

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HXR-NX70E has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-NX70E also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HXR-NX70E is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-NX70E also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX70E, the Sony HXR-NX70E has an HDMI port.

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1/2.88" Optical Sensor Size

The HXR-NX70E has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.88". That's 36% more optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. Across all camcorders of this type and age the optical sensor size ranges from 2/3" to 1/1.3".

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an optical image stabiliser, which is the most commonly found image stabiliser on camcorders that were released around the same time as it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony HXR-NX70E supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this age and spec. This camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. This Sony video camera also support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD memory cards. 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 across all camcorders of this type and age.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder is MS Pro-HG.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and spec, the HXR-NX70E has a built-in display.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years range from 91,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. With a display resolution of 921,600 pixels, the Sony HXR-NX70E has one of the higher display resolutions amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HXR-NX70E is more than most similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HXR-NX70E.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HXR-NX70E is more than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX70E. The cables included "AV" and "Component" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Very Low Typical Power Consumption

The Sony HXR-NX70E has one of the lower typical power consumption (only 3.6 Watts) amongst video cameras of this age. The lowest typical power consumption of big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX70E is 3.2W and the highest is 7.7W.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the Sony HXR-NX70E does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago are not 3D compatible. The HXR-NX70E is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HXR-NX70E does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-NX70E also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-NX70E is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the HXR-NX70E does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

The average weight of camcorders of this age and spec is 670g. At 1.3 kilograms, the Sony HXR-NX70E is fairly heavy compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Video Resolution

The HXR-NX70E supports a 720 x 576 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. Across all camcorders of this spec and age the video resolution ranges from 640 x 480 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Big

The smallest video camera of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-NX70E is 21mm deep and the biggest is 480mm. When compared to other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX70E that we have checked the depth of, the HXR-NX70E's depth of 384.5 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX70E

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HXR-NX70E has a pretty standard digital zoom (120 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX70E.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 10 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX70E has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX70E.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Audio
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Component Video Out Port
XLR in Port
Networking
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Voltage
Battery
Continuous Video Playback Time
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Lens Hood Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Aperture Range
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

20 September 2011

Die HXR-NX70 ist eine schöne Kamera, die durch ihre externen Bedienelemente Sonys Consumer-Technik auch für Profis interessant macht. Bemerkenswert ist dabei neben der guten Lichtempfindlichkeit...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hxrnx70, hxrnx70e, sony hxrnx70, sony hxrnx70e
Barcodes 00905524799538, 04905524799538
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