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Sony HXR-NX3 Camcorder

$3,157.99
2.41MP 1/2 2.2kg Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Fairly fast maximum frame rate
Not cheap
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 2,877 owner and expert reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders.


Video

Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 50 frames per second, the HXR-NX3 has one of the faster maximum frame rates amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The slowest maximum frame rate of camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX3 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 40fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the HXR-NX3 is Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the HXR-NX3 the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3". At 3.5 inches, the Sony HXR-NX3 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX3.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the HXR-NX3 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The display resolutions (numeric) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX3 range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HXR-NX3 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HXR-NX3 also support HDMI.

There are a number of other camcorders which also support HDMI which you might also want to look at including the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the HXR-NX3 has an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-NX3, the maximum aperture number of the Sony HXR-NX3 of 11 is one of the highest. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders of this age and type is 1.8, the highest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.6.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of only 1.6, the Sony HXR-NX3 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders of this spec and age range from 1.1 to 3.1.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 20 times zoom factor, the Sony HXR-NX3 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the HXR-NX3.

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Other Features

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the HXR-NX3 is not waterproof.

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Image Sensor

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The HXR-NX3 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) (only 2.07 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The effective megapixels (image) of video cameras that were launched more than two years ago range from 1.1MP to 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 2.4MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

Across all the camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HXR-NX3 the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg. With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HXR-NX3 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the HXR-NX3.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony camcorder was released.


Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 6.85 hours, the Sony HXR-NX3 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524973990, 05054533730281

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