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Sony PXW-Z150 Camcorder

£2,899.00
20MP 1 2.3kg Mar 2016
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Has an image stabilizer
Expensive
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 352 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Expensive

We checked 25 video cameras of this age and type and they range in price from £37 to £2,899. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other video cameras of this age and type.


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Released Over a Year Ago

It was March 2016 when Sony released the PXW-Z150.


Display

Very Large Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder range from 2.9" to 3.5". When compared to other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder, the Sony PXW-Z150's display diagonal of 3.5 inches is one of the largest.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-Z150 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the PXW-Z150 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 2.8. The PXW-Z150 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers (only 1.2) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-Z150 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-Z150 supports a higher video resolution than most big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 3840 x 2160 pixels video resolutions, whereas most big total megapixels video cameras that were released one year ago support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This camcorder also support video resolutions of 640 x 360 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels and 1920 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (3840 x 2160 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported video resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

A 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is in fact the best maximum video resolution across all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PXW-Z150 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a composite video out, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

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Has an XLR in

The PXW-Z150 has an XLR in, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The PXW-Z150 does not support PictBridge, although keep in mind that most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PXW-Z150 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony PXW-Z150 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-Z150 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PXW-Z150 features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Storage

Two Memory Slots

The PXW-Z150 has more memory slots than most of the similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year. Most of the video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera only have one memory slots, however this camcorder has two memory slots.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The PXW-Z150 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PXW-Z150 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have a batteries included.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-Z150 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than a year ago.

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Viewfinder

Very Large Viewfinder Screen Size

Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 0.39". The PXW-Z150 has one of the largest viewfinder screen sizes (0.39 inches) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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Still Image

Only 3840 X 2160 Pixels Image Resolution

The PXW-Z150 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's 9% less maximum image resolution than a 4032 x 2272 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. Across all comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than a year the maximum image resolution ranges from 2304 x 1296 pixels to 6048 x 3400 pixels.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Heavy

Video cameras of this age and type have weights of between 50g and 2.3kg, and the average weight is 450g. At 2.3 kilograms, the PXW-Z150 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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20 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 20 megapixels sensor camcorder.

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Focusing

Very Big Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distance of the PXW-Z150 of 10 meters is one of the biggest amongst video cameras of this age and spec. Big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder have closest focusing distances of between 0.01m and 10m, and the average closest focusing distance is 1.3m.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04548736035492

Sony PXW-Z150 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PXW-Z150 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,535 camcorder reviews and 2,044,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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