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Sony HXR-NX3

$3,157.99
A poor value for money 2.41 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
2.41MP 1/2.8" Yes 2.2kg Jan 2014
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Sony HXR-NX3 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Sony HXR-NX3 number 131 across all camcorders.
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40
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 41?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Very low minimum aperture number
Only 1" optical sensor size
Very small total megapixels

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Sony HXR-NX3 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,157.99 it is more expensive than 86% of video cameras.

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Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HXR-NX3 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1 and the highest is 22. The HXR-NX3 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers (only 1.6) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.8|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The HXR-NX3 has a quite small total megapixels (only 2.41 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Sony HXR-NX3 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6 and the highest is 38. When compared to other video cameras that we have checked, the maximum aperture number of the Sony HXR-NX3 of 11 is one of the highest.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 6.85 hours, the HXR-NX3 has a fairly standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HXR-NX3 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders also feature wi-Fi.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the HXR-NX3 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Heavy

The Sony HXR-NX3 is one of the heavier camcorders (2.2 kilograms) amongst camcorders of this age. The weights of camcorders range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HXR-NX3 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other camcorders.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the HXR-NX3 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HXR-NX3 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HXR-NX3 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras also are Full HD.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrnx3k1, sony hxrnx30u, sony hxrnx31e, sony hxrnx3n, sony mdrnx3l, sony mdrnx3s, sony mdrnx3b, sony nx30u
Barcodes 00027242274587, 00027242878716, 00616348083126, 00617689591264, 04905524411188, 04905524411201, 04905524411218, 04905524973983, 04905524973990, 05054533730281
A lot lighter
$53 More Expensive
96% bigger total megapixels
20% bigger optical zoom
2.8mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
$632 More Expensive

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