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Sony PXW-Z100

73

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Sony PXW-Z100

£5,698.93
Sony PXW-Z100
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A high-quality but 4 year old 20x optical zoom 4096 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder, with one of the highest image qualities available but representing only moderate value for money
20x 4096 X 2160 Pixels 18.9MP 1" May 2014
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Sony PXW-Z100 Review

With excellent features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-Z100 number 7 in shoulder camcorders and number 97 across all camcorders.
53
Value for Money
Average
94
Features
Fully-Featured
68
Age
3 Years Old
73
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 73?

Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
4096 x 2160 pixels resolution
Larger than average optical sensor size
Has an image stabilizer
4K (4096 x 2160) 50fps or 60fps shooting
XAVC format for recording 4k /hd 60p with 4:2:2 10-bit at 600mbps
Support for XAVC longgop mode and AVCHD format
XQD memory card recording
HDMI interface for 4k output and 3g HD-SDI interface for HD output
Paint function for more creative freedom
Remote control with wifi
High-quality audio
Timecode in/out

Sony PXW-Z100 Video Reviews

Sony PXW-Z100 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 video cameras. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent features but is over 6 months old and at £5,698.93 it is in the most expensive 16% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-Z100 and the United Kingdom price of £5,698.93 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,043.99 (£6,995.51).

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-Z100 in May 2014.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The PXW-Z100's total megapixels of 18.9MP is bigger than 93% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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4096 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the PXW-Z100 is 4096 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution. Video cameras resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Heavier Than Average

The weight of the PXW-Z100 of 2.5kg is in the heaviest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the PXW-Z100 of 0.435" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 81% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of video cameras is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the PXW-Z100 of 20x is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 58% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Average Maximum Battery Life

The maximum battery life of the PXW-Z100 of 2.75h is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 48% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PXW-Z100 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Video cameras have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The PXW-Z100's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 9% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-Z100 supports HDMI. 69% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-Z100 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-Z100 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PXW-Z100 of 11 is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 99% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.

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Lower Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The Sony PXW-Z100's maximum aperture number of only 1.6 is in the lowest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.8MP. The PXW-Z100's effective megapixels (movie) of 8.8MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 15% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Faster Than Average Maximum Frame Rate

The maximum frame rates of camcorders range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 62fps. The maximum frame rate of the Sony PXW-Z100 of 59.9fps is faster than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the fastest 33% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony discpxwz100c

Barcodes:

04905524961652

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