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Sony PXW-X180 Camcorder

£4,699.00
1/3 2.7kg CMOS Jul 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Nice design
Unacceptable noise level
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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 101 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its video cameras. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its video cameras range compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Nice Design

One customer who purchased the product concluded that it was good looking. Two years ago expert review site Videomaker.com wrote “Video shooters and independent filmmakers are always on the lookout for the newest cameras with which to capture beautiful images — without emptying the bank account”.

Easy to Use

One Sony PXW-X180 owner who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to use. Videomaker.com wrote “Easy to use controls” however they rated it 14 out of 100.


Good Zoom

One Sony PXW-X180 reviewer who reviewed the Sony PXW-X180 concluded that it had a good zoom. Videomaker.com said “25x zoom lens with variable ND filter” .


Audio

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Sony PXW-X180 owner thought this camcorder was noisy. Videomaker.com wrote “Image noise at 9dB gain”.

Noisy

One Sony PXW-X180 owner thought this camcorder was noisy. Videomaker.com wrote “Image noise at 9dB gain”.

Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-X180 has a built-in microphone, 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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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Sony camcorder has been on the market since April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the PXW-X180 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PXW-X180 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also support HDMI.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PXW-X180 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a DC-in jack.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-X180 has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony PXW-X180 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-X180 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 25 times zoom factor, the PXW-X180 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The PXW-X180 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers (11) amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders of this age and spec range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 7.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 4. At only 1.6, the PXW-X180 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the PXW-X180 of 650 millimeters is one of the longest. The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder range from 2mm to 650mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 160mm.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X180 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also are Full HD.

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HD-Ready

The PXW-X180 is HD-Ready, as are most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-X180 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PXW-X180 features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Viewfinder

Very High Viewfinder

When compared to other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder that we have checked the viewfinder of, the PXW-X180's viewfinder of 2,360,000 pixels is one of the highest. Camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera have viewfinders of between 260,000 pixels and 2,400,000 pixels.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The PXW-X180 has a remotely operated, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-X180 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The PXW-X180 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PXW-X180 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a batteries included.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

At 2.7 kilograms, the PXW-X180 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Across all the video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder the weights range from 65g to 7.5kg.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242884779, 04905524990294

Sony PXW-X180 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PXW-X180 review we compared this camcorder to 575 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 138,449 product attributes, 23,573 camcorder reviews and 1,484,300 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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