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Philips CAM101 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 82g CMOS Jan 2012
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Capturing & Sharing Great Moments - Made EasyRelive memories in HD The ESee camcorder CAM101 gives you memories that stay crystal clear - with full HDRecording. Take videos with the touch of a... More
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18 Reasons For

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Philips CAM101 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the CAM101.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Philips CAM101 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Philips CAM101 is 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". The optical sensor size of all similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago ranges from 1/5.8" to 1/3".

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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SD Memory Card

This video camera supports an SD memory card, which is the most commonly supported memory card on video cameras of a comparable type and age to 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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Has Four Scene Modes

The Philips CAM101 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found scene mode is Portrait, but this scene mode is not found on this video camera. The scene modes Backlight, Beach, Snow and Sunset are also found on this Philips video camera.

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Has Four Photo Effects

The Philips CAM101 has a greater number of photo effects than most camcorders of this age and type. This Philips camcorder has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as the CAM101. The photo effects "Negative film", "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CAM101, the Philips CAM101 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MP4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Philips CAM101 is more than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the CAM101.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of this type and age.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Philips CAM101 is more than most similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The most commonly found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this Philips camcorder. The cables included AV are also found on this video camera.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

The smallest minimum hard disk space of camcorders of this type and age is 300MB and the biggest is 1.1GB. At only 300 megabytes, the Philips CAM101 has a quite small minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Light

The weights of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the CAM101 range from 76g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. When compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched around the same time as the CAM101, the weight of the Philips CAM101 of only 82 grams is one of the lightest.

Camcorders with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the easypix Challenge Action (£99.90) (76g).

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Small

Video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the CAM101 have heights of between 17mm and 240mm. With a height of only 17 millimeters, the Philips CAM101 is very small compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the CAM101.

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the CAM101 is 180x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x. When compared to other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CAM101 that we have checked, the Philips CAM101's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest.

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the easypix WDV1080 (4x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Philips CAM101 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age which have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens. The Philips CAM101 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Panasonic HS900 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CAM101 is 2.8". With a screen size of only 2 inches, the Philips CAM101 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might be worth considering include the HDR-CX240 (£129.99) (2.7"), or the HDR-PJ330 (£312.11) (2.7") both from Sony or the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam (£114.99) (2.4").

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Very Small Included Memory Card Size

The Philips CAM101 has a fairly small included memory card size (only 1 gigabyte) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the CAM101. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago the included memory card sizes range from 1GB to 8GB, and the average included memory card size is 3.5GB.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the Philips CAM101 is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CAM101, the Philips CAM101 does not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330 (£312.11).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the CAM101, the Philips CAM101 does not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£197.17) which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The Philips CAM101 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Short Video Recording Time

At only 1 hour, the Philips CAM101 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the CAM101 have video recording times of between 0.016h and 94h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips CAM101

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Philips video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Battery Life

At 3 hours, the Philips CAM101 has a relatively standard battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the CAM101.

If this video camera battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,089.49) (4.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the Philips CAM101 has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Alternative 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available which you might also want to look at include the Contour Design Contour+ (£21.31) which has better reviews.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Photo Effect
Design
Colour
Video
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Networking
Battery
Battery Life
Video Recording Time
Battery
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM Requirement
Recording Media
Projector
Technical Details
Technical Details

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cam101bl00, cam101bl12, philips 101bl00, philips cam101bl00
Barcodes 00871258163901, 08712581578503, 08712581639013

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