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Sony PXW-Z150
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Sony PXW-Z150 Camcorder

£3,559.43
£2,949.00 £610.43 cheaper than 59 days ago
20MP 2.3kg CMOS 12x Mar 2016
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The Z150 is the world's first professional camcorder to feature a 1.0 type stacked CMOS image sensor. This breakthrough in sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a... More
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Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony big total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

4K Ultra HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is 4K Ultra HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on latest video cameras.

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Price Drop of £610.43

In the last 54 days the price of the PXW-Z150 has dropped by £610.43.

Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-Z150, the Sony PXW-Z150 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PXW-Z150 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-Z150 also have an HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-Z150 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-Z150 also have a built-in display.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PXW-Z150 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras that were launched in the last year. This camcorder supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most video cameras that are a similar age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. In addition, this Sony camcorder support video resolutionss of 640 x 360 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-Z150 the worst video resolution is 640 x 360 pixels and the best is 4096 x 2160 pixels.

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This camcorder supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on video cameras that have been around for the last year. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Sony PXW-Z150 is more than most latest similar spec video cameras. This video camera supports a PCM audio formats supported, which is the most commonly supported audio formats supported supported by video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PXW-Z150. The audio formats supported "LC-AAC" is also supported by this Sony video camera.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The PXW-Z150 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has an AC cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-Z150. The cables included "USB" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that were launched in the last year is 620mm, and the maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s range from 300mm to 1,700mm. At only 348 millimeters, the PXW-Z150 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other recently released similar spec video cameras.

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Only AVC Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVC|AVCHD|MPEG2|MPEG4|XAVC-I video formats supported, which is typical of many latest camcorders.

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Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the PXW-Z150 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 18% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. The maximum image resolution of all recently released comparable spec video cameras ranges from 2304 x 1296 pixels to 5440 x 3056 pixels.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony PXW-Z150 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (29 millimeters) amongst video cameras of this age. Latest camcorders have minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of between 24mm and 41mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Quite Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The average viewfinder screen size of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-Z150 is 0.39". At only 0.39 inches, the Sony PXW-Z150 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the PXW-Z150.

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Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of similar spec video cameras that have been around for the last year is 1.9m, and the closest focusing distances range from 0.0089m to 10m. The Sony PXW-Z150 has one of the biggest closest focusing distances (10 meters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-Z150

Released Ten Months Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for ten months.

Average Optical Zoom

The PXW-Z150 has a pretty standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-Z150.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-X1E[plb_3956158_price] (20x) which is also cheaper.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
XLR in
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Wi-Fi Standards
Battery
Battery Voltage
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Technical Details
Full HD

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pxwz150, sony pxwz150i, sony pxwz150iv
Barcodes 00027242899391, 00616348087759, 00650726491691, 00650726491707, 04548736035492

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