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Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder

$2,059.00
14.2MP 1 900g Aug 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony video cameras have good reviews
Easy to use
Good technical guidance
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Reviews

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 expert and user reviews (including 352 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its big total megapixels video cameras. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this camcorder thought it was easy to use.

Robust

One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer said in their reviews that it was well made. Cb wrote “Great Sony XDCAM - built to last, fully configurable” in their review of the Sony PXW-X70.

Poor Product Quality

One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer reckoned that it was not good quality.


Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance.


Features

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed the Sony PXW-X70 thought it had good features. Last year Cb rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The PXW-X70 is a serious piece of kit, Sony have packed professional XDCAM features into this little beauty” in their review of the Sony PXW-X70.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Sony PXW-X70 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good depth. Cb said on Amazon “The 1" Sensor provides nice depth of field, more subtle than those delivered by DSLR cameras as this is a real video camera”.

Heavy

The weights of video cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 59g to 3.8kg. With a weight of 900 grams, the PXW-X70 is one of the heavier comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X1000 ($2,218) (1.6kg) which is also higher rated.

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Display

Fairly Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X70 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders of this age and type is 2" and the largest is 7.6".

We compared this video camera to all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras and we think the Panasonic HC-X1000 ($2,218) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X70 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000 ($2,218) is also worth considering.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 11. The Sony PXW-X70 has a fairly high maximum aperture number (4.5) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the PXW-X70 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PXW-X70 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also support HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000 ($2,218) is also worth considering.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-X70 has an XLR in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PXW-X70 has a composite video out, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-X70 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PXW-X70 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony PXW-X70 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X70 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder also are Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-X1000 ($2,218) which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-X70 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-X70 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The PXW-X70 features USB connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder also feature USB connectivity.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-X70 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-X70 in April 2017.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the PXW-X70 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

Barcodes 00027242884649, 04905524990263, 05013493264502

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