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Sony PMW100 Camcorder

1/3 1.4kg CMOS 10x Jul 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Has an auto Focus (AF) lock

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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,270 owner and expert reviews (including 101 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its video cameras range. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PMW100 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PMW100 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 10 times zoom factor, the Sony PMW100 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera. Across all the video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 22x.

If this Sony video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the PMW-300 ($9,521.42) (14x), or the PXW-X200 ($6,749) (17x) both from Sony.

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Focusing

Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

The Sony PMW100 has an auto Focus (AF) lock, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony PMW100 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a headphone outputs.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Viewfinder

Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

At only 0.24 inches, the Sony PMW100 has a fairly small viewfinder screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder. Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder the viewfinder screen sizes range from 0.24" to 3.6".

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the PMW100 in April 2017.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Sony PMW100 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Cinema Camera MFT ($1,795.50) (5" and higher rated), or the Production Camera 4K ($2,299) (5" and higher rated) both from Blackmagic Design.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 1.4 kilograms, the Sony PMW100 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242850699, 04905524874198

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