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Sony PXW-X180 Camcorder

1/3 2.7kg CMOS Jul 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its video cameras
Good looking
25x zoom lens with variable ND filter
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Sony has good average reviews for its camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other brands.


Design

Good Looking

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking.

Two years ago expert review site Videomaker.com wrote “Video shooters and independent filmmakers are always on the lookout for the newest cameras with which to capture beautiful images — without emptying the bank account”.

Easy to Use

One Sony PXW-X180 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Videomaker.com wrote “Easy to use controls” however they rated it 14 out of 100.


Good Zoom

One Sony PXW-X180 reviewer who reviewed the Sony PXW-X180 concluded that it had a good zoom. Videomaker.com said “25x zoom lens with variable ND filter” .


Audio

Noisy

One Sony PXW-X180 owner thought this camcorder was noisy. Videomaker.com wrote “Image noise at 9dB gain”.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X180 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec do not have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

At 11, the PXW-X180 has a quite high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-X180. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders that came out around the same time as the PXW-X180 range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 6.8.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.6, the Sony PXW-X180 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-X180. Across all the camcorders that came out around the same time as the PXW-X180 the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 4, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.1.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other camcorders that came out around the same time as the PXW-X180 that we have assessed, the PXW-X180's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 650 millimeters is one of the longest. Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X180 the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 0.5mm to 650mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PXW-X180 has a fairly average optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-X180.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

Unlike most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago which do not support HDMI, the Sony PXW-X180 supports HDMI.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X180 is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-X180 which are not Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Viewfinder

Very High Viewfinder

Video cameras of this age and spec have viewfinders of between 260,000 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels. At 2,360,000 pixels, the Sony PXW-X180 has a very high viewfinder compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PXW-X180, the PXW-X180 is not waterproof.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

Across all the camcorders that have been around for more than two years the weights range from 65g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.2kg. The Sony PXW-X180 is one of the heavier video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X180 (2.7 kilograms) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the PXW-X180 has a relatively standard display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242884779, 04905524990294

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