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Sony PXW-X180 Review
Why Has it Scored 39?
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Very low minimum aperture number
Only 1" optical sensor size
Sony PXW-X180 In-Depth Analysis
The PXW-X180 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders.
Very Low Minimum Aperture Number
With a minimum aperture number of only 1.6, the PXW-X180 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras. The average minimum aperture number of video cameras is 2.2, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-X180 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.
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 camcorders, the PXW-X180's maximum aperture number of 11 is one of the highest.
Supports Remote Operation
The Sony PXW-X180 supports remote operation, as do most of the other camcorders.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 29mm, and the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 110mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26 millimeters, the PXW-X180 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst camcorders of this age.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The PXW-X180 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other camcorders.
The Sony PXW-X180 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras also support HDMI.
The lightest video camera is 50g weight and the heaviest is 7.5kg. The PXW-X180 is very heavy (2.7 kilograms) compared to most of the other camcorders.
Quite Large Display Diagonal
Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11". The PXW-X180 has a fairly large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders.
The PXW-X180 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.
Average Optical Zoom
At 25 times zoom factor, the PXW-X180 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The Sony PXW-X180 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other camcorders also support Near Field Communication (NFC).
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