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Sony PXW-X180

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Sony PXW-X180

£4,799.00
Sony PXW-X180
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A good spec but 4 year old 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, representing only middle of the road value for money
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 1" 2.7kg Jul 2014
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Sony PXW-X180 Review

With very good features but at over 3 years old, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X180 number 24 in shoulder camcorders and number 196 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
78
Features
Good Features
69
Age
3 Years Old
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average optical zoom
High resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range for enhanced shooting under severe lighting conditions and more creative freedom
G series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
26mm wide angle zoom with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length
High quality XAVC intra and XAVC long GOP recordings on sxs memory cards
Supports XAVC intra and long GOP codecs, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 mbps, the widely-accepted broadcast standard compliant with the latest EBU recommendations. the pxw-x180 also records in MPEG HD 420 35 mbps, AVCHD and DV, offering flexibility and budget savings on recording media
Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
The pxw-x180 is equipped with a variable ND filter function. users can chose either four conventional mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial, allowing you to quickly and smoothly adapt to different conditions of shooting
Wi-Fi/NFC (near field communication) with content browser mobile
Heavier than average

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Sony PXW-X180 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Video Cameras Have Very Good Reviews

Based on 9,795 user and expert reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

Price Has Gone Up by £179 (4%)

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-X180 and the United Kingdom price of £4,799.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,949.89 (£5,478.10).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since July 2014.

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Features

Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all video cameras is 580g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The PXW-X180's weight of 2.7kg is very heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the Sony PXW-X180 of 25x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 66% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The Sony PXW-X180's optical sensor size of 0.333" is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 48% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X180 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-X180 supports HDMI. 69% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The PXW-X180's display diagonal of 3.5" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 91% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of video cameras is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 10mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 32mm. The Sony PXW-X180's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26mm is in the shortest 11% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The maximum aperture number of the Sony PXW-X180 of 11 is higher than 95% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X180 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the PXW-X180 of only 1.6 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 9% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-X180 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PXW-X180 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PXW-X180 supports remote operation, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not support remote operation.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PXW-X180 has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of camcorders which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Features Wi-Fi

The PXW-X180 features wi-Fi. 76% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

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00027242884779, 04905524990294

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