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Sony PMW-200
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Sony PMW-200 Camcorder

1/2 2.7kg CMOS Aug 2012
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
The PMW-200 is the successor to Sony's well respected PMW-EX1/R camcorder which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. It is a good companion to the PMW-500 XDCAM HD422... More
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16 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Camcorders built by Sony have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just camcorders) and found that Sony also has good ratings across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this type and age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PMW-200 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years do not have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI port including the Sony PXW-X160[plb_2512210_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PMW-200 has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PMW-200 do not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony PXW-X160[plb_2512210_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years which are not Full HD, the PMW-200 is Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including a cheaper camcorder such as the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price] or you might consider a higher scoring camcorder such as the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price].

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price].

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony PMW-200 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2". That's over three times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/6". 6.40 x 4.80mm.

A 1/2" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the PMW-200.

The worst optical sensor size across similar types of video camera is 1/6".

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Two Memory Card Slots

Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PMW-200 only have one memory card slot, however the PMW-200 has two memory card slots.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

Video cameras of this spec and age have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2. At 16, the PMW-200 has a very high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PMW-200 has a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the Blackmagic Design URSA PL[plb_2545912_price], or the Sony PXW-X160[plb_2512210_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

The PMW-200 has a 1080p video mode which is better than most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. Most video cameras of this age and spec have a 720p video mode.

This camcorder's video mode (1080p) is actually the best video mode amongst all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PMW-200.

A 720p video mode is the worst video mode amongst similar types of camcorder.

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Supports One Audio Format

The number of audio formats supported by the PMW-200 is more than most camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it. The most frequently supported audio format is AAC++, but this audio format is not supported by this Sony camcorder. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PMW-200 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This camcorder supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. The worst video resolution of all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PMW-200 is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the PMW-200 is more than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on camcorders of this age and type.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.12 lux, the Sony PMW-200 has one of the smaller minimum illumination amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders of a similar type and age to the PMW-200 is 0.02lx, the biggest is 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 42lx.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PMW-200 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PMW-200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Blackmagic Design URSA EF[plb_2446397_price]; or the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a similar type and age to the PMW-200 are not waterproof. The PMW-200 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the PMW-200 do not have a night mode. The Sony PMW-200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The PMW-200 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the PMW-200 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony PMW-200 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The smallest viewfinder screen size of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 0.24", the largest is 3.6", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.6". At only 0.45 inches, the Sony PMW-200 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PMW-200.

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Heavy

The average weight of camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the PMW-200 is 880g. With a weight of 2.7 kilograms, the PMW-200 is one of the heavier camcorders that are a similar age to the PMW-200 amongst camcorders of this age.

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Fairly High Typical Power Consumption

At 14 Watts, the PMW-200 has a fairly high typical power consumption compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PMW-200. The average typical power consumption of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PMW-200 is 5.8W.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PMW-200

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camcorder was released.

Average Screen Size

At 3.5 inches, the PMW-200 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

If this camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price] (5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Sony PMW-200 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony PXW-X160[plb_2512210_price] (25x).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
IEEE 1394/Firewire Port
Headphone Socket
Battery
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Typical Power Consumption
Interface
Power Requirement
Recording Format

Expert Reviews

20 August 2013

Le PMW-200 est un bon caméscope, mais qui manque d'ambition en tant que successeur d'un modèle qui était déjà une référence dans la série XDCAM. Il reprend en grande partie des fonctions...

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242276376, 00027242855205, 04905524889383

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