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Sony PXW-X180

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Sony PXW-X180

$4,699.00
$3,949.89 $749 cheaper than 51 days ago
Sony PXW-X180
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A good spec but only moderate value for money 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 1" 2.7kg Jul 2014
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Sony PXW-X180 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X180 number 192 across all camcorders.
58
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average optical zoom
High resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range for enhanced shooting under severe lighting conditions and more creative freedom
G series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
26mm wide angle zoom with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length
High quality XAVC intra and XAVC long GOP recordings on sxs memory cards
Supports XAVC intra and long GOP codecs, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 mbps, the widely-accepted broadcast standard compliant with the latest EBU recommendations. the pxw-x180 also records in MPEG HD 420 35 mbps, AVCHD and DV, offering flexibility and budget savings on recording media
Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
The pxw-x180 is equipped with a variable ND filter function. users can chose either four conventional mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial, allowing you to quickly and smoothly adapt to different conditions of shooting
Wi-Fi/NFC (near field communication) with content browser mobile
Heavier than average

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Sony PXW-X180 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,949.89 it is more expensive than 92% of video cameras.

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Features

Heavier Than Average

The Sony PXW-X180's weight of 2.7kg is in the heaviest 3% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all video cameras is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x. The optical zoom of the Sony PXW-X180 of 25x is in the biggest 34% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The PXW-X180's optical sensor size of 0.333" is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 56% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-X180 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony PXW-X180 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the PXW-X180 of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 85% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PXW-X180 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-X180 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-X180 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not support remote operation.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-X180 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-X180 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-X180 of only 26mm is shorter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is shorter than 90% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PXW-X180 of only 1.6 is in the lowest 9% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-X180 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the PXW-X180 of 11 is higher than 95% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 4905524990294, sony pxwx180

Barcodes:

00027242884779, 00617689593855, 04905524990287, 04905524990294

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