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Sony PMW-320
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Sony PMW-320 Camcorder

1/2 320g CMOS Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony is pleased to announce the introduction of the new PMW-320 XDCAM EX Camcorder. This new 1/2 shoulder mount camcorder joins the award-winning XDCAM EX product family of professional Solid... More
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12 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Sony camcorders have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Sony is one of the superior brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PMW-320 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PMW-320 which do not have an HDMI port, the PMW-320 has an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PMW-320 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not Full HD.

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Very Long Battery Life

The battery life of the PMW-320 of 5 hours is one of the longest amongst video cameras that are a similar age to the PMW-320. The shortest battery life of camcorders of this type and age is 0.083h and the longest is 5h.

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony PMW-320 is 1/2". That's over three times the optical sensor size of a 1/6" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 6.40 x 4.80mm.

This video camera's optical sensor size (1/2") is actually the best optical sensor size across all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PMW-320.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The PMW-320 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PMW-320 also have a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

The PMW-320 has a better video mode than most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago have a 720p video mode.

A 1080p video mode is actually the best video mode across all camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PMW-320.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PMW-320 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This camcorder also support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders that came out around the same time as the PMW-320 the video resolution ranges from 720 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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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 comparable age and type to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PMW-320, the Sony PMW-320 does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The PMW-320 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PMW-320 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PMW-320 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PMW-320 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PMW-320, the Sony PMW-320 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony PMW-320 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-320 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrates at maximum video resolution of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the PMW-320 range from 28 Mbit/s to 600 Mbit/s. With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 35 megabits per second, the PMW-320 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst video cameras of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PMW-320

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

Average Weight

With a weight of 320 grams, the PMW-320 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 16 times zoom factor, the PMW-320 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Resolution
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Projector
Built-In Projector

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony cbkce01
Barcodes 05013493227408

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