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Sony PXW-Z150
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Sony PXW-Z150 Camcorder

20MP 2.3kg CMOS 12x Mar 2016
Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
The Z150 is the world's first professional camcorder to feature a 1.0 type stacked CMOS image sensor. This breakthrough in sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 3,509 expert and owner reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its big sensor size video cameras range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The PXW-Z150 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-Z150 also have an image stabiliser.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Panasonic AG-DVX200 ($4,088.99).

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other video cameras that were released in the last year, the PXW-Z150 has an HDMI port.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Panasonic AG-DVX200 ($4,088.99).

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The smallest screen size of big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-Z150 is 2.9", the largest is 4.3", and the average screen size is 3.2". At 3.5 inches, the PXW-Z150 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other new big sensor size video cameras.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger screen size then you might also want to consider the Panasonic AG-DVX200 ($4,088.99) (4.3").

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-Z150 has a built-in display, as do most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-Z150.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Panasonic AG-DVX200 ($4,088.99) is also worth considering.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-Z150 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution supported by most comparable spec camcorders that were released in the last year. This video camera also support video resolutions of 640 x 360 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-Z150.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for the last year. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LC-AAC and PCM are also supported by this Sony video camera.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-Z150 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for the last year also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Full HD

The Sony PXW-Z150 is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-Z150 are also not Full HD.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-Z150 range from 12x to 40x. The PXW-Z150 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 12 times zoom factor) amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic AG-DVX200 ($4,088.99) (13x).

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony PXW-Z150 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other recently released camcorders are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PXW-Z150 does not have a night mode. Most of the other latest camcorders also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for the last year are not waterproof. The PXW-Z150 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The PXW-Z150 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out in the last 12 months also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

At only 348 millimeters, the PXW-Z150 has a quite short maximum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released in the last year. Recently released big sensor size video cameras have maximum focal lengths of between 340mm and 760mm.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|MPEG2|MPEG4|XAVC-I video format, which is typical of many latest big sensor size video cameras.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the PXW-Z150 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 9% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 4032 x 2272 pixels. Across all similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-Z150 the maximum image resolution ranges from 2304 x 1296 pixels to 5440 x 3056 pixels.

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Heavy

The average weight of new similar spec camcorders is 790g, and the weights range from 100g to 2.7kg. The PXW-Z150 is one of the heavier video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-Z150 (2.3 kilograms) amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Big

The smallest comparable spec video camera that is a similar age to the PXW-Z150 is 60mm high and the biggest is 190mm. When compared to other recently released big sensor size video cameras, the height of the Sony PXW-Z150 of 187.8 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

At 10 meters, the PXW-Z150 has a very big closest focusing distance compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-Z150. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-Z150 the closest focusing distances range from 0.0089m to 10m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.9m.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-Z150

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Released Nine Months Ago

This video camera was released nine months ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on recently released big sensor size video cameras.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
PCM Digital Audio
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Component Video Out Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwz150, sony pxwz150c
Barcodes 04548736035492

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Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Sony PXW-Z150

Panasonic AG-DVX200 vs Sony PXW-Z150
Panasonic AG-DVX200 Sony PXW-Z150
$ 4,088.99 $3,299.00
9m Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
19% Larger Screen Size
Two Months Newer
A Bit Bigger Optical Zoom
$790 More Expensive
4.51MP Smaller Sensor Size

Ricoh Theta SC vs Sony PXW-Z150

Ricoh Theta SC vs Sony PXW-Z150
Ricoh Theta SC Sony PXW-Z150
$ 279.00 $3,299.00
$3,020 Cheaper
3x Smaller
9.9m Smaller Closest Focusing Distance
16x Smaller
6MP Smaller Sensor Size

Ricoh Theta S vs Sony PXW-Z150

Ricoh Theta S vs Sony PXW-Z150
Ricoh Theta S Sony PXW-Z150
$ 39.95 $3,299.00
$3,259 Cheaper
2.1kg Lighter
Smaller
Smaller
6MP Smaller Sensor Size
Four Months Older
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