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Sony PXW-X70
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14.2MP 900g CMOS Aug 2014
Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The PXW-X70 features a 1.0" type Exmor R CMOS Sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. The sensor, which is even larger than the Super 16mm film frame, delivers high resolution and fantastic low... More
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16 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,510 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its video cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its big sensor size video cameras compared to other brands.

Easy to Use

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

Good Support

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

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.

Reasonably Priced

One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Mr. C Drage said on Amazon “Similar award to HPreston who did sales people did their utmost to give me a good deal on this cam” in their review.

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”.

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.

Fairly Large Screen Size

With a screen size of 3.5 inches, the PXW-X70 has a fairly large screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-X70. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 2.3" to 7.6".

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X70, the PXW-X70 has an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price] is also worth considering.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X70 is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-X70 also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price], or the Sony NEX-VG30[plb_1543923_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-X70, the Sony PXW-X70 has an HDMI port.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price], or the Sony NEX-VG30[plb_1543923_price].

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony PXW-X70 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SDHC memory card supported by most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. In addition, this video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SD memory card. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-X70.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of video camera.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PXW-X70 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-X70.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price], or the Sony NEX-VG30[plb_1543923_price].

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Supports One Audio Format

The PXW-X70 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony camcorder. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The Sony PXW-X70 has one of the smaller minimum illumination (only 1.7 lux) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-X70 the minimum illumination range from 1lx to 17lx.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

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

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PXW-X70 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Sony NEX-VG30[plb_1543923_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony PXW-X70 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-X70 do not have a night mode. The Sony PXW-X70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-X70 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of this type and age do not have a built-in projector. The Sony PXW-X70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

With a weight of 900 grams, the PXW-X70 is one of the heavier big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago amongst big sensor size video cameras of this age. Across all the big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-X70 the weights range from 65g to 3.3kg.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-X1000[plb_2561788_price] (1.6kg) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Cheap

Camcorders of a comparable age and type range in price from £55 to £5,150. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and type.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the PXW-X70.

Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the PXW-X70 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Format
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
XLR in Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
WiFi Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Connectivity

User Reviews

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It is more than a little harsh for the other review to score this item so low due to the issues with the new XAVC recording format. No doubt the teething problems for programs reading this brand... Read more…

From the outset I want to point out that as far as the PXW-X70 hardware is concerned it's 5 stars all the way. Similar award to HPreston who did sales people did their utmost to give me a good... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony pxwx70, sony pxwx704, sony pxwx70c, sony pxwx704k, sony 4905524990263
Barcodes 00027242884649, 04905524990263, 05013493264502

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