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Sony PXW-X180 Review
|Value for Money||
|3 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 44?
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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:
Only 1" optical sensor size
Sony PXW-X180 In-Depth Analysis
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders
Based on 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has good features but is over 6 months old and at £4,620.00 it is more expensive than 95% of video cameras.
The Sony PXW-X180 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of video cameras which do not feature wi-Fi.
The Sony PXW-X180 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.
Very Low Minimum Aperture Number
The average minimum aperture number of all video cameras is 2.2, with the lowest being 1.1 and the highest being 22. The Sony PXW-X180's minimum aperture number of only 1.6 is quite low compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 9% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The PXW-X180 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), which is unusual. 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the Sony PXW-X180 of 25x is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 53% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
The PXW-X180 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.
Fairly Large Display Diagonal
The display diagonals of video cameras range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The PXW-X180's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 13% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
The lightest video camera is 50g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g. The weight of the PXW-X180 of 2.7kg is very heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 2% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The Sony PXW-X180 has a handheld remote control, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-X180 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The PXW-X180's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26mm is fairly short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 18% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras is 1.8mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.
Quite High Maximum Aperture Number
The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The maximum aperture number of the PXW-X180 of 11 is very high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 4% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Supports Remote Operation
The PXW-X180 supports remote operation, unlike 95% of video cameras which do not support remote operation.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera has been on the market since July 2014.