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Sony PXW-X70 Review
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Why Has it Scored 41?
It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, good technical guidance and great technical features. However they also report sub-standard product quality.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite big total megapixels
Does not support PictBridge
Quite high minimum aperture number
Should You Buy it Now?
Sony PXW-X70 In-Depth Analysis
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders
Based on 6,133 owner and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Customers Report That it is Easy to Use
One customer who bought this camcorder thought it was easy to use.
Users Report Good Technical Guidance
One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance.
Users Report Excellent Technical Features
One customer who reviewed the Sony PXW-X70 thought it had good features. Last year Cb rated it 5 stars and mentioned on Amazon “The PXW-X70 is a serious piece of kit, Sony have packed professional XDCAM features into this little beauty” in their review of the Sony PXW-X70.
Users Report That it is Fairly Priced
One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Mr. C Drage said on Amazon “Similar award to HPreston who did sales people did their utmost to give me a good deal on this cam” in their review.
Customers Report Poor Product Quality
One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer reckoned that it was not good quality.
Customers Report That it is a Good Size
One Sony PXW-X70 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a good depth. Cb said on Amazon “The 1" Sensor provides nice depth of field, more subtle than those delivered by DSLR cameras as this is a real video camera”.
Customers Report That it is Robust
One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer said in their reviews that it was well made. Cb wrote “Great Sony XDCAM - built to last, fully configurable” in their review of the Sony PXW-X70.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £1,999.00 it is more expensive than 87% of video cameras.
Price Has Gone Down by £198 (9%)
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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas
We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-X70 and the United Kingdom price of £1,999.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $2,059.00 (£2,679.99).
Quite Big Total Megapixels
The total megapixels of the PXW-X70 of 14.2MP is fairly big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 16% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.
Does Not Support PictBridge
The Sony PXW-X70 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.
The PXW-X70 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The PXW-X70 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.
Quite High Minimum Aperture Number
Across all the camcorders the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2. The minimum aperture number of the PXW-X70 of 2.8 is in the highest 20% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
The PXW-X70 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).
Very Small Optical Zoom
The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The optical zoom of the PXW-X70 of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 25% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.
The PXW-X70 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.
The Sony PXW-X70 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.
The weight of the PXW-X70 of 900g is in the heaviest 16% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.
Quite Large Display Diagonal
Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Sony PXW-X70's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 7% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera has been on the market since August 2014.
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