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Sony HXR-NX100
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Sony HXR-NX100 Camcorder

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14.2MP 1.8kg CMOS 12x Sep 2015
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
HXR-NX100 NXCAM camcorder comes with Sony's unique 20 mega pixel 1.0-type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high resolution and fantastic low light performance, as well as... More
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Review: Sony HXR NX100 camcorder
Sony HXR-NX100 Review
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15 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 3,510 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its big sensor size video cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100 that we have checked, the maximum frame rate of the HXR-NX100 of 60 frames per second is one of the fastest. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100 the maximum frame rates range from 30fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 48fps.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HXR-NX100 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price].

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the HXR-NX100 has an HDMI port.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price].

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Very Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the Sony HXR-NX100 has one of the largest screen sizes amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Across all the video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX100 the screen sizes range from 3" to 3.5".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3.5" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price].

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Very Long Battery Life

The battery life of the Sony HXR-NX100 of 7.42 hours is one of the longest amongst similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year. The average battery life of camcorders that were released one year ago is 5.1h, and the battery lifes range from 1h to 7.5h.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HXR-NX100 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it. Most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Sony video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SD memory card. 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 amongst all big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is SD.

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

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Very High Display Resolution

The display resolutions of camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX100 range from 460,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution is 790,000 pixels. When compared to other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX100, the HXR-NX100's display resolution of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HXR-NX100 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-NX100 also have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price].

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at including the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price].

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Very High Viewfinder Resolution

The viewfinders resolutions of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago range from 150,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder resolution is 1,200,000 pixels. The viewfinder resolution of the Sony HXR-NX100 of 1,560,000 pixel is one of the highest amongst video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of camcorders of this age and type is 3.7, and the maximum aperture values range from 2.7 to 4.5. At 4.5, the HXR-NX100 has a very high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HXR-NX100 is more than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HXR-NX100. The white balance modes "Indoor" and "Outdoor" are also found on this video camera.

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Supports One Audio Format

The HXR-NX100 has a greater number of audio formats than most comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This Sony video camera supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HXR-NX100.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HXR-NX100 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most comparable spec video cameras that were released more than a year ago. Most camcorders of this age and spec support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this camcorder supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

The worst supported video resolution amongst comparable types of camcorder is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

At 426 millimeters, the HXR-NX100 has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100. The maximum focal lengths of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX100 range from 340mm to 430mm, and the average maximum focal length is 370mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HXR-NX100 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX100 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago, the Sony HXR-NX100 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100 do not have a night mode. The HXR-NX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-NX100 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HXR-NX100 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HXR-NX100 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HXR-NX100 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Heavy

The Sony HXR-NX100 is very heavy (1.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HXR-NX100. Big sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX100 have weights of between 120g and 1.8kg.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price] (790g), or the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] (930g) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Big

Across all the camcorders of this age and type the widths range from 44mm to 180mm, and the average width is 96mm. The width of the HXR-NX100 of 171.3 millimeters is one of the biggest amongst camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

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Very Big

Across all the big sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX100 the depths range from 22mm to 380mm, and the average depth is 180mm. When compared to other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100 that we have checked, the depth of the Sony HXR-NX100 of 371.3 millimeters is one of the biggest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX100

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the HXR-NX100.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this age and type.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Sony HXR-NX100 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HXR-NX100.

Other 12x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX100[plb_2109545_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Lens Cap Included
Technical Details
User Guide
Battery Charger Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony hxrnx100, sony 7634630k
Barcodes 00027242895218, 04548736019997

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