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Sony PXW-Z100

68

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Sony PXW-Z100

$5,043.99
Sony PXW-Z100
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A high image quality and good spec 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, but representing only average value for money
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.9MP 1" May 2014
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Sony PXW-Z100 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-Z100 number 199 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
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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 camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
4096 x 2160 pixels resolution
4K (4096 x 2160) 50fps or 60fps shooting
XAVC format for recording 4k /hd 60p with 4:2:2 10-bit at 600mbps
Support for XAVC longgop mode and AVCHD format
XQD memory card recording
HDMI interface for 4k output and 3g HD-SDI interface for HD output
Paint function for more creative freedom
Remote control with wifi
High-quality audio
Timecode in/out
Heavier than average
Lower than average maximum aperture number

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Sony PXW-Z100 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $5,043.99 it is more expensive than 95% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony PXW-Z100 of £4,995.60 ($4,995.60) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $48.39.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the PXW-Z100 of 18.9MP is bigger than 93% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PXW-Z100's optical zoom of 20x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 56% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the PXW-Z100 is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all video cameras ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the PXW-Z100 of 2.5kg is very heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 96% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Sony PXW-Z100 of 0.435" is in the largest 18% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The Sony PXW-Z100's maximum battery life of 2.75h is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 51% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-Z100 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The PXW-Z100's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 8% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-Z100 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-Z100 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Sony PXW-Z100's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.8MP is in the highest 15% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average effective megapixels (movie) of all camcorders is 4.7MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 17MP.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony PXW-Z100 of only 1.6 is in the lowest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the PXW-Z100 of 11 is in the highest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-Z100 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony discpxwz100c

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04905524961652

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