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Sony HXR-NX100
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Sony HXR-NX100 Camcorder

14.2MP 1.8kg CMOS 12x Sep 2015
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HXR-NX100 NXCAM camcorder comes with Sony's unique 20 mega pixel 1.0-type Exmor R back-illuminated CMOS sensor that delivers high resolution and fantastic low light performance, as well as... More
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Review: Sony HXR NX100 camcorder
Sony HXR-NX100 Review
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14 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its big total megapixels video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other brands.

Very Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The average maximum frame rate of video cameras that have been available for more than a year is 48fps. With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the Sony HXR-NX100's maximum frame rate is one of the fastest amongst big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HXR-NX100.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HXR-NX100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price].

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer which you might also want to consider including the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony HXR-NX100 has an HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price].

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Large Display Diagonal

Camcorders of this type and age have display diagonals of between 2.9" and 3.5". The HXR-NX100 has a very large display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras and we think the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Very Long Battery Life (max)

When compared to other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX100, the battery life (max) of the Sony HXR-NX100 of 7.42 hours is one of the longest. The shortest battery life (max) of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX100 is 1h and the longest is 7.5h.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HXR-NX100 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SDHC compatible memory cards supported by most video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this Sony camcorder support an MS PRO Duo and SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-NX100.

The worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder is SD.

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

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Very High Display Resolution (numeric)

The lowest display resolution (numeric) of comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago is 460 pixels and the highest is 1,600,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 1,560,000 pixel, the HXR-NX100's display resolution (numeric) is one of the highest amongst big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HXR-NX100 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price].

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at including the JVC GY-HM200[plb_2913298_price].

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Very High Viewfinder

The Sony HXR-NX100 has a very high viewfinder (1,560,000 pixel) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-NX100. The lowest viewfinder of video cameras that were released one year ago is 1,400,000 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average viewfinder is 1,500,000 pixels.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX100 is 2.7, the highest is 4.5, and the average maximum aperture number is 3.6. The HXR-NX100 has one of the highest maximum aperture numbers (4.5) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony HXR-NX100 is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. The most commonly supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 29 millimeters, the HXR-NX100 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX100 range from 29mm to 31mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Price Increase of £371.82

The HXR-NX100 has increased in price by £371.82 in the last 59 days.

Not Full HD

Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than a year are not Full HD. The HXR-NX100 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to consider the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price], or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HXR-NX100 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-NX100 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 12 times zoom factor, the Sony HXR-NX100 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HXR-NX100. The optical zooms of video cameras that were released one year ago range from 10x to 20x.

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Not 3D

The Sony HXR-NX100 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HXR-NX100 do not have a night mode. The Sony HXR-NX100 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HXR-NX100 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX100 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HXR-NX100 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than a year ago also do not have a built-in projector.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVC|H.264|MPEG4|XAVC-I video formats supported, which is the most commonly found video formats supported on big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Very Heavy

At 1.8 kilograms, the HXR-NX100 is very heavy compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX100. The lightest big total megapixels video camera that has been available for more than a year is 120g weight and the heaviest is 1.8kg.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon XC10[plb_2862344_price] (930g and higher rated), or the JVC GY-HM170[plb_2913297_price] (1.1kg and higher rated).

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Quite Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

Big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX100 have bitrate at maximum video resolutions of between 16 Mbit/s and 72 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 50 megabits per second, the HXR-NX100 has one of the smaller bitrate at maximum video resolutions amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX100

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Sony released the HXR-NX100.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Micro-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Lens Cap Included
Technical Details
User Guide
Battery Charger Included

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Product Identifiers

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