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Sony PXWX704K

£2,197.20
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A 3 year old 14.2MP 1 camcorder with adequate features but high running costs
14.2MP 1" Yes 900g Aug 2014
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Sony PXW-X70 Review

Released 3 years ago and with mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-X70 number 143 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
40
Mediocre

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
Full HD
Does not support PictBridge
Quite high minimum aperture number

Should You Buy it Now?

Our unique forecasting algorithm looks at historic price trends and predicts the most likely price change over the next 2 weeks. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes up. The price has dropped from £2,197.20 to £1,999 in the last 21 days. You may want to consider buying now before the price goes back up.
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Sony PXW-X70 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

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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Free Next Day Delivery Voucher Available

There is a Wex Photographic voucher for £0 off available. Free Next Day Delivery on all orders over £100. The voucher expires on 31 Jul 2017.

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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).

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Features

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.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony PXW-X70 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X70 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-X70 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-X70 supports Near Field Communication (NFC). 88% of video cameras do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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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.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-X70 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PXW-X70 features wi-Fi, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not feature wi-Fi.

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Heavy

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.

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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.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

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


Product Identifiers

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00027242884649, 04905524990263, 05013493264502

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