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Thinkware TW-X500

Thinkware TW-X500 Camcorder

111g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabiliser Release Date
The Thinkware TW-X500 Dashboard Camera lets you record your every car journey in Full HD resolution, complete with integrated GPS and dozens of clever features that make it versatile and easy to... More
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10 Reasons For

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Thinkware TW-X500 has an image stabiliser, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the TW-X500 do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Thinkware TW-X500 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the TW-X500 are not Full HD.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The TW-X500 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras that are a similar age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. In addition, this Thinkware camcorder support sdhc and sdxc and UHS-1 memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the TW-X500.

The worst supported memory card type across similar types of video camera is MicroSDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Thinkware TW-X500 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the TW-X500 also have a built-in display.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the TW-X500 is more than most video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Thinkware camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the TW-X500.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Very Light

At only 111 grams, the TW-X500 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the TW-X500. Across all the camcorders of this spec and age the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Ricoh Theta M15[plb_2577871_price] (95g).

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 1920 x 1080, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Very Small

With a height of only 51.4 millimeters, the Thinkware TW-X500 is one of the smaller video cameras that came out more than two years ago amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest camcorder that is a comparable age to the TW-X500 is 26mm high and the biggest is 690mm.

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Very Small

The average depth of video cameras that are a similar age to the TW-X500 is 130mm, and the depths range from 12mm to 520mm. At only 29.3 millimeters, the TW-X500 is quite small compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the TW-X500.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the TW-X500, the Thinkware TW-X500 does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Thinkware TW-X500 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the TW-X500 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The Thinkware TW-X500 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the TW-X500 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the TW-X500, the Thinkware TW-X500 does not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the TW-X500, the Thinkware TW-X500 is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The TW-X500 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the TW-X500 also do not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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1 Other reason to consider the Thinkware TW-X500

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
GPS Function
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Operating System
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory Size
Interface
Cable
The Windows Operating System
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Format
Mac Operating Systems
Other Features
USB Port
Dimensions
Video Compression Format
Freezeproof Up to
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Freeze-Resistant
Battery Charger Included

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