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Sony PXW-X70
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14.2MP 900g CMOS Aug 2014
Total Megapixels Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The PXW-X70 features a 1.0" type Exmor R CMOS Sensor with a resolution of 20 megapixels. The sensor, which is even larger than the Super 16mm film frame, delivers high resolution and fantastic low... More
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17 Reasons For

Good Brand

Big total megapixels camcorders manufactured by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just big total megapixels camcorders) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Easy to Use

One customer who bought this camcorder thought it was easy to use.

Good Support

One person who reviewed it concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Good 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.

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”.

Reasonably 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.

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.

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X70 is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which are not Full HD.

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Quite Large Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X70 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age. The display diagonals of comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago range from 2.3" to 7.6", and the average display diagonal is 3.1".

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X70 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-X70 also have an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony PXW-X70 has an HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-X70.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The PXW-X70 supports a better memory card type than most big total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras of this spec and age support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also support an MS PRO Duo and SD compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

An MS PRO compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-X70, the Sony PXW-X70 has a built-in display.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

The average maximum aperture number of big total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-X70 is 3.8. With a maximum aperture number of 4.5, the PXW-X70 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers amongst big total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|720 x 576|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 1.7 lux, the Sony PXW-X70 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-X70 the minimum illuminations range from 1lx to 17lx, and the average minimum illumination is 5.1lx.

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Dolby Digital Audio System

This camcorder has a Dolby Digital audio system, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Product Quality

One Sony PXW-X70 reviewer reckoned that it was not good quality.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-X70 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D

The PXW-X70 is not 3D. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-X70 is not waterproof. Most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-X70 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most big total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-X70 do not have a built-in projector. The PXW-X70 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PXW-X70 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Heavy

With a weight of 900 grams, the PXW-X70 is quite heavy compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-X70. The lightest camcorder of this age and spec is 65g weight and the heaviest is 3kg.

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Not Cheap

We checked 13 big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years and they range in price from £51 to £5,150. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other big total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on big total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-X70 over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

The Sony PXW-X70 has a fairly standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Connectivity

User Reviews

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It is more than a little harsh for the other review to score this item so low due to the issues with the new XAVC recording format. No doubt the teething problems for programs reading this brand... Read more…

From the outset I want to point out that as far as the PXW-X70 hardware is concerned it's 5 stars all the way. Similar award to HPreston who did sales people did their utmost to give me a good... Read more…

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Barcodes 00027242884649, 04905524990263, 05013493264502

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