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Sony PXW-X200

Sony PXW-X200 Camcorder

1/2 2.4kg CMOS Oct 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Full HD XAVC Intra/Long GOP recordings and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps with superb picture quality for broadcast applications such as newsgathering and documentaries The PXW-X200 three 1/2-type Exmor CMOS... More
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15 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Sony is one of the superior video camera brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good reviews for its camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Quite Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of camcorders of this type and age range from 1.3" to 11". At 3.5 inches, the PXW-X200 has a quite large screen size compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200.

Other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PXW-X200 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the PXW-X200 do not have an HDMI port.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI port and we think the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200 which do not have an image stabiliser, the Sony PXW-X200 has an image stabiliser.

Other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available that you might also want to consider include the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PXW-X200 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type are not Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this camcorder and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] is also worth considering.

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The PXW-X200 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 across all video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PXW-X200.

The worst optical sensor size across comparable types of camcorder is 1/6".

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

At 16, the PXW-X200 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-X200. The maximum aperture values of similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-X200 range from 1.8 to 22.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The PXW-X200 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. Most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all camcorders of this age and type is MicroSDXC and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The PXW-X200 has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-X200 also have a built-in display.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PXW-X200 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This Sony video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most camcorders that are a comparable age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this Sony camcorder 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 that have been available for more than two years 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 typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-X200 is 0.02lx and the biggest is 1,400lx. At only 0.02 lux, the PXW-X200 has a very small minimum illumination compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-X200 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PXW-X200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-X200 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PXW-X200 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-X200 do not have a night mode. The PXW-X200 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

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PXW-X200, the Sony PXW-X200 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony PXW-X200 is not 3D compatible.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.4 kilograms, the PXW-X200 is quite heavy compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The average weight of similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 880g, and the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] (2.7kg and cheaper).

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-X200

Released Over Two Years Ago

This camcorder was released over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 17 times zoom factor, the PXW-X200 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-X200.

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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
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Battery
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242886490, 04905524996029, 04905524996234

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19% Lower Minimum Aperture
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Half the Optical Sensor Size
46% Lower Maximum Aperture Value

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Smaller
Lighter
Bigger Minimum Illumination
Half As Good Memory Card Type
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