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Sony PXW-Z150

£2,899.00
A 1 year old 20 megapixel 1 video camera with good features
20MP 1" Yes 2.3kg Mar 2016
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Sony PXW-Z150 Review

Released 1 year ago but with good features, we have ranked the Sony PXW-Z150 number 119 across all camcorders.
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Poor
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Good Features
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16 Months Old
Overall Score
48
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 49?

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At over a year old this camcorder is slightly out of date, and newer video cameras with more up to date technology are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Quite fast maximum frame rate
Full HD
Quite big closest focusing distance
Heavy

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Sony PXW-Z150 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 6,121 expert and user reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has very good reviews specifically for its camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product is less than 18 months old but has average features and at £2,899.00 it is more expensive than 92% of video cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PXW-Z150 and the United Kingdom price of £2,899.00 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,299.00 (£4,287.05).

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Features

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

The Sony PXW-Z150's maximum frame rate of 120fps is in the fastest 3% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The maximum frame rates of video cameras range from 25fps to 960fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 60fps.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-Z150 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The PXW-Z150 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most common resolution. Across all video cameras the worst resolution is 320 x 240 pixels and the best is 6528 x 3672 pixels.

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Quite Big Closest Focusing Distance

The average closest focusing distance of all camcorders is 0.44m, with the smallest being 0.0005m and the biggest being 20m. The PXW-Z150's closest focusing distance of 10m is in the biggest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Quite Big Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the PXW-Z150 of 20MP is fairly big compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-Z150 has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Heavy

The PXW-Z150's weight of 2.3kg is quite heavy compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 5% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony PXW-Z150 has a vari-angle LCD display, which is unusual. 91% of camcorders do not have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PXW-Z150 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Fairly Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3". The PXW-Z150's display diagonal of 3.5" is in the largest 19% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most other camcorders, the PXW-Z150 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders do not have a built-in flash.

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Quite Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture number of the PXW-Z150 of only 1.2 is in the lowest 3% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The lowest minimum aperture number of camcorders is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.2.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The PXW-Z150 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the PXW-Z150 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PXW-Z150 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x. The PXW-Z150's optical zoom of only 12x is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 23% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PXW-Z150 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Age

Released 16 Months Ago

This video camera was released in March 2016.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers offers pxwz150c, sony pxwz150c, sony sony
Barcodes 04548736035492

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