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Sony PXW-Z100

$5,043.99
A poor value for money 18.9 megapixel 1 camcorder with average features
18.9MP 1/2.3" Yes 2.5kg May 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony PXW-Z100 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-Z100 number 137 across all camcorders.
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Poor
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Average Features
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Overall Score
39
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 40?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Full HD
Quite big total megapixels
Quite low maximum aperture number
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Sony PXW-Z100 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $5,043.99 it is more expensive than 94% of video cameras.

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Features

Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other camcorders that we have assessed the maximum aperture number of, the Sony PXW-Z100's maximum aperture number of only 1.6 is one of the lowest. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the PXW-Z100 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2.3|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

When compared to other camcorders that we have assessed the minimum aperture number of, the Sony PXW-Z100's minimum aperture number of 11 is one of the highest. The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-Z100 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders.

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Quite Big Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of camcorders is 8.2MP, and the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP. With a total megapixels of 18.9 megapixels, the PXW-Z100 has one of the bigger total megapixels amongst video cameras of this age.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders is 0.41MP, the highest is 5,100,000MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 23,000MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of 8.8 megapixels, the PXW-Z100 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-Z100 has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most camcorders.

This camcorder's maximum video resolution (4096 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras.

A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-Z100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-Z100 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 2.75 hours, the PXW-Z100 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the PXW-Z100 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age. The display diagonals of camcorders range from 0.24" to 11".

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Heavy

Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg. When compared to other video cameras that we have assessed, the weight of the PXW-Z100 of 2.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwz100i
Barcodes 00027242875364, 04905524961652, 04905524961669
$2,985 Cheaper
Hugely lower minimum aperture number
65% higher maximum aperture number
Vastly heavier

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