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Overall Score

Sony HXR-NX3-VG1

A 3 year old 2.41MP 1 video camera with good features but high running costs
2.41MP 1/2.8" Yes 2.2kg Apr 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 Review

With good features and at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 number 279 across all camcorders.
65
Good Features
46
3 Years Old
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite high maximum aperture number
Very low minimum aperture number
Heavy
Very small total megapixels

Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 6,133 owner and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 of 11 is quite high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 5% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9.

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Heavy

The weight of the Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 of 2.2kg is fairly heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 6% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average weight of all video cameras is 530g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The HXR-NX3-VG1's minimum aperture number of only 1.6 is in the lowest 10% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have minimum aperture numbers of between 1.1 and 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HXR-NX3-VG1's optical zoom of 20x is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 43% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

The HXR-NX3-VG1's display diagonal of 3.5" is very large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 4% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a vari-angle LCD display. 91% of video cameras do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HXR-NX3-VG1 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HXR-NX3-VG1 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HXR-NX3-VG1 of only 2.41MP is in the smallest 16% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2.8|1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HXR-NX3-VG1 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HXR-NX3-VG1 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Sony HXR-NX3-VG1's video recording time of 6.85h is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 70% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HXR-NX3-VG1 does not have a built-in flash, although this is within the context that 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released in April 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hxrnx3vg1
Barcodes 04905524990249, 05013493249707

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Three times lower maximum aperture number
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2x smaller minimum illumination
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