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Sony PMW-320
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Sony PMW-320 Camcorder

1/2 320g CMOS 16x Jul 2013
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom 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 Video Camera Reviews

Video cameras produced by Sony have good ratings on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just video cameras) 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 typical of many video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago which do not have an interchangeable lens, the PMW-320 has an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The PMW-320 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-320 do not have an HDMI port.

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Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the PMW-320 which are not Full HD, the PMW-320 is Full HD.

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Very Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 5 hours, the PMW-320 has one of the longest battery lifes amongst camcorders of this age. Camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PMW-320 have battery lifes of between 0.083h and 5h.

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

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

A 1/2" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The PMW-320 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the PMW-320.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The 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 that came out more than two years ago. In addition, this Sony camcorder support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PMW-320 video resolutions range from 720 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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LCD Display

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

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PMW-320 do not have an image stabiliser. The PMW-320 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony PMW-320 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-320 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the PMW-320, the PMW-320 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

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

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The PMW-320 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PMW-320 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 35 megabits per second, the Sony PMW-320 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst video cameras of this age. Video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-320 have bitrates at maximum video resolution of between 28 Mbit/s and 600 Mbit/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PMW-320

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the PMW-320 over three years ago.

Average Weight

At 320 grams, the Sony PMW-320 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-320.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony PMW-320 has a pretty standard optical zoom (16 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PMW-320.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Camcorder Tape Type
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Auto Focus (AF) Lock
Shutter
Shutter Speed (video)
Display
Built-In Display
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
PCM Digital Audio
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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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