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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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16 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Price Drop of £668.00

In the last fortnight the PXW-X200 has dropped in price by £668.00.

Fairly Large Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1.3" to 11", and the average screen size is 3.2". The PXW-X200 has a fairly large screen size (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200.

We compared all the other 3.5" screen size camcorders to this camcorder and we think the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PXW-X200 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the PXW-X200 do not have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port 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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Has an Image Stabiliser

The PXW-X200 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do not have an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available including the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price] which is cheaper.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PXW-X200 is Full HD, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the PXW-X200 which are not Full HD.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including cheaper camcorders such as the Sony PXW-X180[plb_2512211_price].

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony PXW-X200 is 1/2". That's over three times the optical sensor size of a 1/6" camcorder, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. 6.40 x 4.80mm.

This camcorder's optical sensor size (1/2") is actually the best optical sensor size across all camcorders of this type and age.

Across comparable types of camcorder the worst optical sensor size is 1/6".

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Value

Comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-X200 have maximum aperture values of between 1.8 and 22. The PXW-X200 has one of the higher maximum aperture values (16) amongst video cameras of this age.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Sony PXW-X200 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This camcorder supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most video cameras of this age and type 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 comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years 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 camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200, the PXW-X200 has a built-in display.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The PXW-X200 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than most camcorders of this age and spec. Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera support video resolutions of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders of this age and type the worst video resolution 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 the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Minimum Illumination

Across all the video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-X200 the minimum illumination range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx, and the average minimum illumination is 42lx. When compared to other video cameras that were released more than two years ago, the minimum illumination of the Sony PXW-X200 of only 0.02 lux is one of the smallest.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Cheap

We think this video camera looks expensive compared to other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The price range of comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago is from £39 to £4,990.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The PXW-X200 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the PXW-X200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The PXW-X200 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the PXW-X200 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years, the Sony PXW-X200 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that are a comparable age to the PXW-X200 are not 3D compatible. The Sony PXW-X200 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the PXW-X200 does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

Across all the camcorders of this age and spec the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg. At 2.4 kilograms, the Sony PXW-X200 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the PXW-X200.

Alternative camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include 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

Sony released the PXW-X200 over two years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

At 17 times zoom factor, the PXW-X200 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X200.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
XLR in Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Socket
Networking
Near Field Communication
Battery
Battery
Battery Slot
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Storage Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Connectivity

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony sony, sony pxwx200, sony pxwx200u
Barcodes 00027242886490, 04905524996029, 04905524996234

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