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Sony HXR-NX3
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Sony HXRNX3VG1 Camcorder

2.41MP 1/2.8 2.2kg CMOS Jan 2014
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The HXR-NX3 is a professional camcorder that features three 1/2.8-inch Exmor CMOS sensors for outstanding image quality. Dual media slots allow simultaneous or relay recording in AVCHD 2.0... More
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Sony HXR-NX3 Review
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16 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

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

Price Drop of £524.00

In the last 30 days the price of the HXR-NX3 has dropped by £524.00.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HXR-NX3 range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The HXR-NX3 has one of the larger display diagonals (3.5 inches) amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HXR-NX3 has an HDMI, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-NX3.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HXR-NX3, the HXR-NX3 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] is also worth considering.

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1/2.8" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony HXR-NX3 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.8". That's 40% more optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all camcorders that were launched more than two years ago the best optical sensor size is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HXR-NX3 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. This video camera also support an MS Duo and SDHC 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).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HXR-NX3.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards 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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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the HXR-NX3's maximum aperture number of 11 is one of the highest. The average maximum aperture number of small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 4.6, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 11.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

At 0.45 inches, the HXR-NX3 has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the HXR-NX3. The smallest viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HXR-NX3 is 0.24", the largest is 0.52", and the average viewfinder screen size is 0.33".

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

At 921,000 pixels, the Sony HXR-NX3 has a quite high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX3. Small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HXR-NX3 have display resolution (numeric)s of between 1.2 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the HXR-NX3 has a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available that you might want to look at include the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

At only 1.6, the HXR-NX3 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The lowest minimum aperture number of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-NX3 is 1.5 and the highest is 3.1.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the HXR-NX3 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HXR-NX3 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX3 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Pricey

We checked 20 camcorders of this age and type and they range in price from £31 to £3,594. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of this age and type.

Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX3, the Sony HXR-NX3 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HXR-NX3 do not have a built-in projector. The HXR-NX3 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D

The HXR-NX3 is not 3D. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HXR-NX3 are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX3 are not waterproof. The HXR-NX3 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 2.07 megapixels, the HXR-NX3 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image)s amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HXR-NX3 the effective megapixels (image)s range from 1.1MP to 10MP.

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Only Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The HXR-NX3 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AC3, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats supporteds LPCM and MP4 are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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Heavy

The Sony HXR-NX3 is quite heavy (2.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. Video cameras that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Canon XF305[plb_1515882_price] (2.7kg and higher rated).

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX3

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HXR-NX3 over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the HXR-NX3 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HXR-NX3.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 6.85 hours, the HXR-NX3 has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX3.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
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
Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
LED Indicators
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Lens Hood

Expert Reviews

18 September 2014

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Barcodes 04905524973990, 05054533730281

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