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Sony HXR-NX3-1
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Sony HXR-NX3-1 Camcorder

2.41MP 1/2.8 2.2kg Nov 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
A multi-purpose professional camcorder offering exceptional image quality and three Full HD sensors ready to maximise your creative potential The HXR-NX3/1 is a professional camcorder that... More
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14 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,411 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its video cameras. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX3-1 is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3". At 3.5 inches, the HXR-NX3-1 has a fairly large display diagonal compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HXR-NX3-1.

Other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF G20[pl_1564217_price], or the Legria HF G30[pl_1564050_price] both from Canon.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HXR-NX3-1 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are not Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], and the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX3-1 is 1h and the longest is 150h. With a battery life (max) of 6.8 hours, the Sony HXR-NX3-1 has one of the longer battery life (max)s amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

There are a number of other camcorders with an HDMI currently available that you might want to look at including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HXR-NX3-1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R56[pl_2114213_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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1/2.8" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.8". That's 40% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91". The worst optical sensor size of all comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HXR-NX3-1 is 2/3" and the best is 1/1.3".

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Sony HXR-NX3-1 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera 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 across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HXR-NX3-1.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

Across all the camcorders that came out more than two years ago the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels. At 921,000 pixels, the HXR-NX3-1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HXR-NX3-1.

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Quite Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.52". At 0.45 inches, the HXR-NX3-1 has a quite large viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the HXR-NX3-1 has a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Canon Legria HF R406[plb_2071911_price], and the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 28.8 millimeters, the Sony HXR-NX3-1 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HXR-NX3-1. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-NX3-1 is 10mm, the longest is 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HXR-NX3-1 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HXR-NX3-1 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HXR-NX3-1 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX3-1 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HXR-NX3-1 are not 3D. The Sony HXR-NX3-1 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might be worth looking at include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the HXR-NX3-1 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Sony HXR-NX3-1 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

Small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HXR-NX3-1 have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 480g. With a weight of 2.2 kilograms, the HXR-NX3-1 is one of the heavier video cameras of a similar type and age to the HXR-NX3-1 amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] (2.4kg) which also has a higher rating.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HXR-NX3-1

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Sony released the HXR-NX3-1.

Average Optical Zoom

The HXR-NX3-1 has a fairly average optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HXR-NX3-1.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 20x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Audio
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

Expert Reviews

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hxrnx31, sony hxrnx31e
Barcodes 00027242884632, 00616348082921, 00616348083126, 00704660944024, 04905524990249

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