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Sony HXRNX3VG1 Camcorder

2.41MP 1/2 2.2kg Apr 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its video cameras
Quite large display diagonal
Full HD

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Based on 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its video cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HXR-NX3-VG1 in April 2014.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HXR-NX3-VG1 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also are Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth considering include the Sony HXR-NX3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the HXR-NX3-VG1 has a quite large display diagonal compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder. Small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3".

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

The display resolutions (numeric) of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder range from 23,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 350,000 pixels. With a display resolution (numeric) of 921,000 pixels, the HXR-NX3-VG1 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HXR-NX3.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The average optical zoom of video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder is 30x.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder, the maximum aperture number of the HXR-NX3-VG1 of 11 is one of the highest. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera is 1.8, the highest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.5.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of camcorders of this age and spec range from 1.1 to 3.1. At only 1.6, the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HXR-NX3-VG1 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also support HDMI.

It is worth also looking at other camcorders which also support HDMI including the Sony HXR-NX3.

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Has an XLR in

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has an XLR in. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The HXR-NX3-VG1 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HXR-NX3-VG1 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a built-in light. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HXR-NX3-VG1 does not have a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a handheld remote control, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a batteries included. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 6.85 hours, the HXR-NX3-VG1 has a fairly average video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

Across all the camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera the weights range from 57g to 3.9kg, and the average weight is 450g. At 2.2 kilograms, the HXR-NX3-VG1 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-NX3 (2.2kg).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HXR-NX3-VG1 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1.8".

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2.41 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.41 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hxrnx3vg1
Barcodes 04905524990249, 05013493249707

Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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