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Sony HDRAZ1W

$198.00
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Digitaltrends.com Editor's Choice
A bargain price and award winning 1x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with features and an amazingly light 63g weight
1x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 11.9MP 1" Jul 2013
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Sony HDR-AZ1 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-AZ1 number 30 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
114 Reviews + 1 Award
97
Value for Money
Excellent
92
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 93?

It has good expert reviews and very good user reviews with 82% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
Lighter than average
Has an image stabilizer

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Sony HDR-AZ1 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Superb Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $198.00 it is still cheaper than 70% of video cameras.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-AZ1 of 11.9MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 74% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HDR-AZ1 of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 19% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average optical sensor size of all video cameras is 0.38", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8".

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Smaller Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Sony HDR-AZ1's optical zoom of only 1x is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 5% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Lighter Than Average

The weight of the HDR-AZ1 of only 63g is very light compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The HDR-AZ1's maximum battery life of 2h is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 64% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-AZ1 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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4608 X 2592 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-AZ1 is 4608 x 2592. That's over five times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The HDR-AZ1 has a continuous shooting mode, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have a continuous shooting mode.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The HDR-AZ1's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 86% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The HDR-AZ1 has a wireless connection. 89% of video cameras do not have a wireless connection.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-AZ1 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Camcorders have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The HDR-AZ1's maximum aperture number of only 2.8 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 10% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

The HDR-AZ1 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Waterproof

The HDR-AZ1 is waterproof. 90% of camcorders are not waterproof.

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Has a Self-Timer

The HDR-AZ1 has a self-timer, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a self-timer.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-AZ1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Tripod Mountable

The HDR-AZ1 is tripod mountable, which is unusual. 86% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.

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Bigger Than Average Closest Focusing Distance

Camcorders have closest focusing distances of between 0.0005m and 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m. The closest focusing distance of the HDR-AZ1 of 0.3m is bigger than 80% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDR-AZ1 features photo mode, unlike 79% of camcorders which do not feature photo mode.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony asonhdraz1vakaaf1, sony hdraz1wapm8600, sony hdraz1wapm8700, sony hdraz1wtg

Barcodes:

00027242284173, 00027242879638, 00490561006465, 00646791367955, 00646791371136, 00646791371266, 04905524977936, 07426701216206

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