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Sony PXW-Z150

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Sony PXW-Z150

$3,356.96
$3,218.95 $138 cheaper than 5 days ago
Sony PXW-Z150
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A high image quality and massive optical sensor size 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera, with very good features but representing only middle of the road value for money
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 20MP 1" Mar 2016
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Sony PXW-Z150 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-Z150 number 162 across all camcorders.
65
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
72
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 72?

At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
It has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Larger than average optical sensor size
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Longer than average maximum battery life
Breakthrough imaging performance
Z150 is the world's first professional camcorder to feature a 1.0 type stacked CMOS image sensor. this breakthrough in sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a conventional 1.0 sensor for stunning 120fps slow motion in full HD and spectacular 4k recording. full pixel read-out helps realise the full potential of the big 1.0 type sensor - there's no need for pixel binning or line skipping which can result in moir effe
Large 1.0 type sensor is also brighter, has higher resolution and offers more bokeh with a shallow depth of field, allowing you to create beautiful, cinematic images that will inspire you and delight your clie
Stunning 4k image capture
Z150 offers a step-change in image capture in its class with 4k QFHD (3840x2160) using the advanced XAVC long GOP 100mbps codec for truly broadcast quality 4k performa
Aximise the quality of your images, the z150 has a stunning optical 12x zoom lens that offers high resolution and contrast across the entirety of the image. sony's advanced clear image zoom feature doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4k QFHD and 24x in HD, to fully exploit the imaging capabilities of the z150's large 1.0 type stacked sen
No compromises<br>pro functionality
Z150 transforms expectations of what's possible with a handy camcorder so you can be confident using it for almost any application. this includes up to 120 frames per second (fps) high frame rate continuous recording in full HD quality, delivering beautiful 5x slow motion. stunning 4k picture performance is supported with 4k XAVC long GOP at 100mbps, while integration with established broadcast workflows is simplified with full HD recording in XAVC long gop(4:2:2/10bit 50mbps) and mpeg-2 HD (50mbps/35mbps). you can even use AVCHD to further expand workflow flexibility. however you want to shoot, the z150 deliv
The perfect handy camcorder
Z150 isn t simply a compact, lightweight design it also integrates advanced features to reduce the need for bulky accessories that slow you down. A built-in four position ND filter means no need to carry a box of filters, MI shoe eliminates cabling when fitting a microphone or even light. advanced networking capabilities include built-in wi-fi for live streaming and FTP wireless connection*, greatly increasing your mobility, while the camcorder can also be easily controlled by a smartphone or tablet using wi-fi remote. every last detail has been thought of - including power efficiency to deliver a remarkable 400 minutes continuous recording t

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Sony PXW-Z150 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,218.95 it is more expensive than 86% of video cameras.

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We found a cheaper price for the Sony PXW-Z150 of £2,898.00 ($2,898.00) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $320.95.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the PXW-Z150 of 20MP is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 95% of all camcorders when ranked 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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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the PXW-Z150 of 1" is larger than 95% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.38", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8".

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Sony PXW-Z150 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this Sony camcorder has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Camcorders resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Heavier Than Average

Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The PXW-Z150's weight of 2.3kg is heavier than 94% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PXW-Z150 of 12x is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 44% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life

Across all the camcorders the battery life (max) range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h. The maximum battery life of the Sony PXW-Z150 of 6.6h is longer than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 93% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-Z150 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-Z150 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The PXW-Z150's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 5% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-Z150 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of camcorders range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The maximum frame rate of the Sony PXW-Z150 of 120fps is faster than 93% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The PXW-Z150 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-Z150 features wi-Fi, unlike 76% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-Z150 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very Small Closest Focusing Distance

The Sony PXW-Z150's closest focusing distance of only 0.01m is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 92% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest closest focusing distance of video cameras is 0.0005m, the biggest is 20m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.35m.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The PXW-Z150 has a vari-angle LCD display, unlike 91% of video cameras which do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony PXW-Z150 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 87% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-Z150 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The PXW-Z150's maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 348mm is shorter than 85% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 930mm.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The PXW-Z150's maximum aperture number of 4.5 is in the highest 34% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Lower Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The PXW-Z150's minimum aperture number of only 1.2 is very low compared to most other camcorders. It is lower than 96% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony 4548736035492, offers pxwz150c, sony pxwz150c

Barcodes:

04548736035492

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