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Midland XTC-100
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Midland XTC-100 Camcorder

93g Oct 2012
Weight Image Stabilizer Release Date
- One touch operation ON-OFF/REC- Resolution SD: 640 x 480- Anti-shake technology- Frame Rate- 30 FPS- Field of view: 140- Max memory card size: up to 32GB- Battery: 2 x AAA alkaline type-... More
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Midland Cameras Review - XTC100, XTC300, XTC280 - Part 1
Testing Midland XTC100 action cam part 1
Testing Midland XTC100 action cam part 2
Midland Cameras Review - XTC100, XTC300, XTC280 - Part 2

5 Reasons For

Has an Image Stabiliser

The XTC-100 has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age do not have an image stabiliser.

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SD Memory Card

This video camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on camcorders that were released around the same time as it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

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Very Light

The lightest video camera that has been available for around the same time as the XTC-100 is 59g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. The XTC-100 is quite light (only 93 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Midland XTC-200[plb_1715689_price] (93g).

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Very Small

At only 30.3 millimeters, the XTC-100 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the XTC-100. Camcorders of this age and type have depths of between 12mm and 520mm, and the average depth is 130mm.

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Very Small

At only 42.2 millimeters, the Midland XTC-100 is quite small compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. Camcorders of this spec and age have heights of between 26mm and 690mm, and the average height is 110mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the Midland XTC-100 has a quite slow maximum frame rate compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The slowest maximum frame rate of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the XTC-100 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 46fps.

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Not Full HD

The Midland XTC-100 is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the XTC-100 do not have an HDMI port. The Midland XTC-100 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Midland XTC-100 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Midland XTC-100 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the XTC-100 which have a built-in display.

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Not Waterproof

The Midland XTC-100 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the XTC-100, the Midland XTC-100 does not have a night mode.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have a night mode which you might want to look at including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

The XTC-100 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the XTC-100 are also not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Midland XTC-100 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

The XTC-100 has a quite low video capturing speed (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the video capturing speeds range from 24fps to 120fps, and the average video capturing speed is 48fps.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Midland XTC-100

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this Midland video camera was released.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the XTC-100 has a pretty typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the XTC-100.

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Specification

Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers midland 62c96800
Barcodes 08011869178481, 08011869182839

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