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Sony PMW-150
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Sony PMW-150 Camcorder

1/3 2.1kg CMOS Oct 2012
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The PMW-150 is a compact camcorder with three 1/3-inch-type Full-HD sensors. High-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 at 50 Mbps recording capability in MXF format widely accepted in broadcasting stations... More
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18 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the better rated video camera brands according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Sony also has good ratings for its camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The average screen size of video cameras of this type and age is 3.1". The Sony PMW-150 has a quite large screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 3.5" screen size video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-TD20VE is also worth considering.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K ($2,999.95) (5") which is also higher rated.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The PMW-150 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PMW-150 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PMW-150 do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PMW-150 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PMW-150 are not Full HD.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The PMW-150 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3". That's over two times the optical sensor size of a 1/6" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. 4.80 x 3.60mm. Across all video cameras of this type and age the optical sensor size ranges from 1/6" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The average maximum aperture value of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PMW-150 is 5.2. With a maximum aperture value of 11, the PMW-150 has one of the higher maximum aperture values amongst camcorders of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PMW-150 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PMW-150 also have a built-in display.

Alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider include the Veho Muvi HD NPNG ($209.95) which has better reviews.

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Supports One Audio Format

The Sony PMW-150 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Sony camcorder.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

At only 1.6, the PMW-150 has a fairly low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PMW-150. The minimum apertures of video cameras of this age and type range from 1.1 to 4, and the average minimum aperture is 2.3.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PMW-150 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This camcorder also support a video resolution of 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all video cameras of this type and age the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the PMW-150 is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This Sony video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the PMW-150. The cable included "AV" is also found on this video camera.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length

At 576 millimeters, the Sony PMW-150 has a fairly long maximum focal length compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The shortest maximum focal length of camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PMW-150 is 0.5mm, the longest is 900mm, and the average maximum focal length is 140mm.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PMW-150 is 0.02lx and the biggest is 1,400lx. At only 0.02 lux, the PMW-150 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the PMW-150.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Sony PMW-150 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the PMW-150 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have a night mode. The PMW-150 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider including the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.95), or the HP F-500 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector. The PMW-150 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ420 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The PMW-150 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of camcorders of this age and spec is 1.8mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length is 23mm. At 28.8 millimeters, the PMW-150 has a quite long minimum focal length compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the PMW-150.

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Heavy

Comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PMW-150 have weights of between 59g and 7.5kg. At 2.1 kilograms, the Sony PMW-150 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PMW-150.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF ($1,999.00) (1.7kg).

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PMW-150

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over four years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 2 hours, the PMW-150 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PMW-150.

If this camcorder battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the ION S3000 ($29.99) (2.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 20 times zoom factor, the PMW-150 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the PMW-150.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the PXW-X160 ($3,789.97) (25x), or the PXW-X180 ($4,499.00) (25x) both from Sony or the Panasonic AG-AC8 ($1,169.95) (21x).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Magnification
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Analog Signal Format System
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pmw150, sony pmw150u
Barcodes 04905524889406
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