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Sony HDRAZ1W

$259.00
Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
A great value for money and award winning 11.9 megapixel 1 video camera
11.9MP 1/2.3" Yes 63g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-AZ1 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-AZ1 number 23 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 81?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Features wi-Fi
Quite high minimum aperture number
Quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)

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Sony HDR-AZ1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Excellent Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features but at $259.00 it is cheaper than 66% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-AZ1 and the United States price of $259.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £259.99 ($259.99).

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Features

Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.8 millimeters, the HDR-AZ1 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 1.8mm and the longest is 110mm.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AZ1 features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras also feature wi-Fi.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The HDR-AZ1 has a fairly high minimum aperture number (2.8) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Tripod Mountable

The HDR-AZ1 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders also are tripod mountable.

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Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-AZ1 has a pretty typical total megapixels (11.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Light

Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. With a weight of only 63 grams, the HDR-AZ1 is fairly light compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-AZ1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-AZ1 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a continuous shooting mode, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Has a Self-Timer

The HDR-AZ1 has a self-timer. Most of the other camcorders also have a self-timer.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Sony HDR-AZ1 has a wireless connection, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Features Photo Mode

The Sony HDR-AZ1 features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-AZ1 supports a higher still image resolution than most camcorders. This Sony video camera supports a 4608 x 2592 still image resolution, whereas most camcorders support a 1920 x 1080 still image resolution. Across all camcorders the worst still image resolution is 2.07 MP and the best is 5472 x 3648.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-AZ1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras also support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Waterproof

The Sony HDR-AZ1 is waterproof, as are most of the other video cameras.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 0.5mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 790mm. At only 2.8 millimeters, the Sony HDR-AZ1 has a quite short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. At only 2.8, the Sony HDR-AZ1 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the Sony HDR-AZ1 has a fairly typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony asonhdraz1wrmlvr2k1, sony asonhdraz1vakaaf1, sony hdraz1wapm8700, sony hdraz1wapm8600, sony hdraz1vrw, sony hdraz1wtg, sony az1vrw

Barcodes:

00027242284166, 00027242879638, 00027242879676, 00083922911548, 00490561006465, 00646791366699, 00646791366835, 00646791367955, 00646791371136, 00646791371266, 07426701216206

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