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Sony HXR-NX3/1 Camcorder

$2,899.99
2.41MP 1/2 2.2kg Nov 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony camcorders have good reviews
Quite large display diagonal
Quite long battery life (max)
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Reviews

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 56 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 100% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders of this age and spec is 1.4", the largest is 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

We compared all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF G20, and the Legria HF G30 both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Quite High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the HXR-NX3/1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder is 23,000 pixels and the highest is 1,300,000 pixels.

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Battery

Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder is 12h, and the battery life (max) range from 0.083h to 150h. The HXR-NX3/1 has one of the longer battery life (max) (6.8 hours) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R56 (145h and higher rated).

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HXR-NX3/1 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including the Canon Vixia HF M40 which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99).

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Has an XLR in

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 has a composite video out, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The HXR-NX3/1 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HXR-NX3/1 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a headphone outputs.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX3/1 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 20x (optical) video cameras and we think the Canon Legria HF G30 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF R56 (32x) which also has a higher rating.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HXR-NX3/1 has a built-in light, unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age which do not have a built-in light.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Viewfinder

Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of video cameras of this type and age is 0.64", and the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 2.8". At 0.45 inches, the HXR-NX3/1 has a fairly large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

The Sony HXR-NX3/1 is one of the heavier video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder (2.2 kilograms) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The weights of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 57g to 3.9kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the HXR-NX3 ($3,157.99) (2.2kg), or the HXR-NX3-VG1 (2.2kg) both from Sony or the Panasonic AG-AC160 ($3,495) (2.4kg).

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when this video camera was released.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HXR-NX3/1 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hxrnx31
Barcodes 00704660944031, 04905524990249

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Panasonic HC-V250 vs Sony HXR-NX3/1

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Panasonic HC-V160 vs Sony HXR-NX3/1

Panasonic HC-V160 vs Sony HXR-NX3/1
Panasonic HC-V160 Sony HXR-NX3/1
$ 149.99 $2,899.99
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Canon XF205 vs Sony HXR-NX3/1
Canon XF205 Sony HXR-NX3/1
$ 3,049.99 $2,899.99
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0.84MP Higher Movie Megapixel Count
309,000 Pixels Higher Display Resolution
Bigger Sensor Size
$150 More Expensive
Only 1/2.84" Optical Sensor Size
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