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Sony PXW-Z150
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Sony PXW-Z150 Camcorder

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20MP 2.3kg CMOS 12x Mar 2016
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
The 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... More
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7 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

On average Sony big sensor size video cameras have good reviews as do all video cameras manufactured by Sony.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for the last year, the PXW-Z150 has an image stabiliser.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PXW-Z150 has an HDMI port. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out in the last year also have an HDMI port.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a fairly large screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched in the last 12 months. The average screen size of big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-Z150 is 3.2", and the screen sizes range from 2.9" to 4.3".

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-Z150 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-Z150.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-Z150 supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution supported by most video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This video camera also support video resolutions of 640 x 360 pixels and 1280 x 720 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This camcorder's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all big sensor size video cameras that were released in the last year.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported video resolution is 1280 x 720 pixels.

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a greater number of audio formats than most similar spec video cameras that were released in the last 12 months. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LC-AAC and PCM are also supported by this camcorder.

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13 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-Z150 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony PXW-Z150 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Full HD

The PXW-Z150 is not Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out in the last 12 months are also not Full HD.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 12 times zoom factor, the PXW-Z150 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that came out in the last year. Newly released big sensor size video cameras have optical zooms of between 12x and 40x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PXW-Z150 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for the last year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PXW-Z150 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released in the last 12 months also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-Z150, the Sony PXW-Z150 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony PXW-Z150 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that came out in the last year also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length

With a maximum focal length of only 348 millimeters, the PXW-Z150 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the new big sensor size video cameras the maximum focal lengths range from 340mm to 760mm, and the average maximum focal length is 550mm.

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Only AVC Video Format

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|MPEG2|MPEG4|XAVC-I video format, which is the most commonly found video format on big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The PXW-Z150 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 9% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 4032 x 2272 pixels. The maximum image resolution of all comparable spec video cameras that were released in the last 12 months ranges from 2304 x 1296 pixels to 5440 x 3056 pixels.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the PXW-Z150 is quite heavy compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PXW-Z150. Camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-Z150 have weights of between 100g and 2.7kg, and the average weight is 790g.

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Very Big

The PXW-Z150 is one of the biggest camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-Z150 (187.8 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. Newly released video cameras have heights of between 60mm and 190mm.

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Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-Z150 range from 0.0089m to 10m. The PXW-Z150 has a very big closest focusing distance (10 meters) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-Z150.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-Z150

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is 4K Ultra HD, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Released Nine Months Ago

Sony released the PXW-Z150 nine months ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that came out in the last year.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
XLR in
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
Full HD

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony pxwz150, sony pxwz150c, offers pxwz150, offers pxwz150c
Barcodes 04548736035492

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