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Sony PXWX70E

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Sony PXWX70E

$1,769.00
Sony PXW-X70
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A good spec and giant optical sensor size 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, but representing only moderate value for money
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 14.2MP 1" Aug 2014
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Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder - International Version (No Warranty)
$1,769.00
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Sony PXWX70 HD422 Hand Held Camcorder with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black)
$1,798.00
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Sony PXW-X70E Professional XDCAM Compact PAL Camcorder - International Version (No Warranty)
$2,593.00
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$1,779.99
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Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM Hand-Held Camcorder, 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, 48x Digital Zoom, USB/HDMI
$2,059.00
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Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder
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Sony PXWX70 HD422 Hand Held Camcorder with 3.5-Inch LCD (Black) (Brand new, unopened) - on
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Used - Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder Bundle 7 - International Version (No Warranty)
$500.00
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Sony PXW-X70 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X70 number 170 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
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Features
Good Features
70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
PXW-X70 features a 1.0" type exmor R CMOS sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. the sensor, which is even larger than the super 16mm film frame, delivers high resolution and fantastic low light performance, as well as offering more depth of field control as demanded by today's diverse shooting requirements. the new camcorder has the ability to record high definition in XAVC long GOP, enabling 422 10-bit sampling at 50 mbps. this in-turn supports a broadcast-quality workflow, increasingly adopted by productions in many different professional applications. A fixed ZEISS vario-sonnar t* lens achieves 12x optical zoom which can be doubled to 24x with clear image zoom and doubled again to 48x with digital extender zoom. there is also a ND filter function, allowing you to choose four conventional mechanical ND filter positions. advanced features include wi-fi/nfc (near field communication) with content browser mobile version 1.4 or later, plus dual media slots, simultaneous or relay recording, and independent record control. in addition, other wireless network features (e.g. live streaming, file transfer, etc.) are planned to be supported by a future upgrade and 4k recording functionality by charged base future upgrade, which are scheduled to be announced la
0" type exmor R CMOS sensor for a wide range of shooting conditions<br>- high sensitivity and high resolution<br>- compact body<br>- optical 12x ZEISS vario-sonnar t* lens with lens ring<br>- 24x clear image zoom, and 48x digital zoom<br>- ND filter control mechanism<br>- focus, zoom, and iris manual control<br>- wi-fi/nfc (near field communication) with content browser mobile version 1.4 or later<br>- live streaming, file transfer, etc. are planned to be supported by a future upgrade (summer 2015).<br>- XAVC hd422 10bit recording, and 4k ready in near future<br>- 59.94p / 50p recording at full HD 1920 x 1080<br>- dual media slots for simultaneous/relay recording, and independent record control<br>- slow & quick motion<br>- picture profile<br>- 99 camera profiles<br>- multi interface shoe (mi shoe) for flexible connection<br>- viewfinder includes amazing OLED technology<br>- 3g HD-SDI output and HDMI standard size connector have timecode and REC tri
Heavier than average
Higher than average minimum aperture number

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Sony PXW-X70 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Disappointing Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $1,769.00 it is in the most expensive 22% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United States Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-X70 and the United States price of $1,769.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United Kingdom where the price is £2,097.60 ($2,097.60).

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The Sony PXW-X70's total megapixels of 14.2MP is in the biggest 17% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 7.8MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 50MP.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

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

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Heavier Than Average

Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the Sony PXW-X70 of 900g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 82% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony PXW-X70 of 12x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 43% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The PXW-X70's optical sensor size of 1" is in the largest 5% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-X70 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-X70 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PXW-X70 of 3.5" is in the largest 7% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-X70 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

Video cameras have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The PXW-X70's maximum frame rate of 59.9fps is in the fastest 34% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-X70 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

Camcorders have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The PXW-X70's minimum aperture number of 2.8 is in the highest 16% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-X70 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-X70 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the Sony PXW-X70 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

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Barcodes:

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