Sony HXR-NX100 vs Sony PXW-Z150
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Sony HXR-NX100vsSony PXW-Z150

Sony HXR-NX100

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Sony HXR-NX100

$1,569.98
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Sep 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Sep 2015
Sony PXW-Z150

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony PXW-Z150

$3,099.99
$198.01
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical sensor size and good spec 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a giant 20MP total megapixels but representing only moderate value for money
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1" Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2016
Sony HXR-NX100

70

Overall Score

70

Overall Score

Sony HXR-NX100

$1,569.98
Our Verdict:
A good spec but only moderate value for money 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
64
Value for Money
Good
78
Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Sep 2015
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 14.2MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Sep 2015
Sony PXW-Z150

68

Overall Score

68

Overall Score

Sony PXW-Z150

$3,099.99
$198.01
Our Verdict:
A gigantic optical sensor size and good spec 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with a giant 20MP total megapixels but representing only moderate value for money
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1" Mar 2016
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Mar 2016

Top Prices

Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
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$1,569.98
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Reasons For

Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
4 Reasons For
Longer Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Sony HXR-NX100 is 426mm maximum focal length, but the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 348mm maximum focal length camcorder (78mm shorter).

'Focal length' is described as the distance between the lens and the image sensor - this distance is what determined how 'zoomed in' a shot is when compared to the original view from your eye. Therefore greater focal lengths mean that the camcorder has the ability to zoom in closer to a subject.

A longer maximum focal length means that the camcorder is capable of zooming in a much greater distance, allowing you to clearly photograph subjects further away.

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12% Longer Maximum Battery Life
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a maximum battery life of 7.42h, however the Sony PXW-Z150 is only a 6.6h battery life camcorder (0.82h shorter).

This indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

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A Lot Lighter
The Sony HXR-NX100 has a weight of 1.8kg, whereas the Sony PXW-Z150 is a 2.3kg camcorder (480g heavier).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

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Cheaper by $1,530
The Sony HXR-NX100 is $1,530.01 cheaper than the Sony PXW-Z150.
4 Reasons For
2x Lower Minimum Aperture Number
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 1.2 minimum aperture camcorder, whereas the Sony HXR-NX100 is a 2.8 minimum aperture camcorder (1.6 higher).

In photography, the aperture number refers to the size of the hole in the front of the lens, through which light is let through. The larger the aperture, the more light can pass through into the camcorder's sensor. Photographers can modify this aperture to control the 'depth of field' for their shot - this is how much of the shot is held in focus, and how much is blurred. Aperture numbers are measured in f/stops: rather confusingly a smaller aperture number translates to a larger hole, therefore a larger amount of light will be let through.

A smaller aperture number means that the camcorder's lens will be able to open wider, letting in more light at once. This is helpful because it allows the device to quickly take in enough light to form a picture, meaning that the shutter speed will be faster, reducing blur from fast moving subjects. It also means that you can take photos in dimmer light without having to rely on the flash, since you will be able to take in more light at once.

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Faster Maximum Frame Rate
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a 120fps camcorder. That's 60fps faster than the Sony HXR-NX100 (60fps).

This denotes how many frames per second (fps) are captured and displayed when recording video.

A higher fps means that the camcorder is recording far more frames for every second of footage, leading to a far smoother and more fluid video - the action will be less jerky and look of a higher quality.

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A Lot Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony PXW-Z150 has a total megapixels of 20MP, however the Sony HXR-NX100 is only a 14.2MP camcorder (5.8MP smaller).

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.

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More Popular
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Date Released

Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
29 months old 23 months old Best

Key Features

Total Megapixels

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.

Maximum Battery Life

This indicates how long the camcorder is capable of recording video for, measured in hours.

A longer battery life allows you to record video for longer before recharging the camcorder or changing the battery.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

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

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Optical Zoom 12x 12x
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 426mm
BEST
348mm
Minimum Aperture Number 2.8 1.2
BEST
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 29mm 29mm
Maximum Aperture Number 4.5 4.5
Filter Size 62mm 62mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Max Video Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
Maximum Frame Rate 60fps
BEST
120fps
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Full HD HD
HD 4K Ultra HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
 4K Ultra HD
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution 50 Mbit/s
BEST
100 Mbit/s
Supported Video Modes
1080p 720p
2160p 1080i
480p 60p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080i
 480p
 60p
1080p 720p
2160p 1080i
480p 60p
 1080p
 720p
 2160p
 1080i
 480p
 60p
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
640 x 360
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 360
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 1280 x 720
3840 x 2160 (4K) 3840 x 2160
640 x 360
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 1280 x 720
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160
 640 x 360
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Total Megapixels 14.2MP 20MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
 
 
 
Storage Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Maximum Memory Card Size 128GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Memory Slots 2 2
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Closest Focusing Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.01m
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
Auto Manual
 Auto
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
Auto Outdoor
Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Shutter Speed (video) Unknown - Click to provide data
Camera Shutter Speed Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Display Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Display Diagonal 3.5" 3.5"
Display Resolution (numeric) 1,560,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Viewfinder Screen Size 0.24" 0.39"
BEST
Viewfinder 1,560,000 Pixels Unknown - Click to provide data
Viewfinder Type
Electronic
 Electronic
Electronic
 Electronic
 
 
 
Camera Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Minimum Illumination 1.7lx Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Still Image Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Maximum Image Resolution
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
3840 x 2160 (4K)
 3840 x 2160 (4K)
 
 
 
Audio Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
PCM Digital Audio
24-bit/48 kHz
 24-bit/48 kHz
24-bit/48 kHz
 24-bit/48 kHz
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Battery Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Maximum Battery Life 7.42h
BEST
6.6h
Battery Type
Battery Voltage 7.2V 7.2V
Battery Technology
Lithium
 Lithium
Lithium
 Lithium
Battery Supported 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Weight 1.8kg
BEST
2.3kg
Height 187.8mm 187.8mm
Depth 371.3mm 371.3mm
Width 171.3mm 171.3mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony HXR-NX100 Sony PXW-Z150
Cables Included
USB AC
 USB
 AC
USB AC
 USB
 AC

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