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Philips CAM101BL/00 Camcorder

5MP 1/3 82g Dec 2010
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Supports HDMI
Full HD
Quite small digital zoom

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Philips CAM101BL/00 is Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also are Full HD.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The CAM101BL/00 supports HDMI. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also support HDMI.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX400E.

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Has a Microphone in

The Philips CAM101BL/00 has a microphone in. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera also have a microphone in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Philips CAM101BL/00 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have a headphone outputs.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The CAM101BL/00 does not support PictBridge, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not support PictBridge.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The Philips CAM101BL/00 is tripod mountable, as are most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The CAM101BL/00 has a wind filter. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The CAM101BL/00 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The CAM101BL/00 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

At only 82 grams, the CAM101BL/00 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. Camcorders of this age and spec have weights of between 50g and 3.3kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Aiptek PocketDV T220 (£55.77) (108g), or the easypix Challenge Action (£99.90) (76g).

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Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder that we have checked the digital zoom of, the CAM101BL/00's digital zoom of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. Video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Veho Muvi HD NPNG (3x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". At only 2 inches, the CAM101BL/00 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a larger display diagonal then you might want to consider the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam (£119.00) (2.4").

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Philips CAM101BL/00 does not have a built-in light.

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Battery

Quite Short Video Recording Time

The CAM101BL/00 has a fairly short video recording time (only 1 hour) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. Medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder have video recording times of between 0.016h and 2h, and the average video recording time is 1.3h.

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Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 3 hours, the CAM101BL/00 has a pretty typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the GZ-R15 (4.5h), or the GZ-R10 (£157.00) (4.5h) both from JVC or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,116.63) (4.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Other

Released Over Six Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Philips released the CAM101BL/00.


Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

The Philips CAM101BL/00 has a relatively average maximum memory card size (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras currently available including the Contour Design Contour+ (£79.99) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,430.95) (64GB).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.2" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Product Identifiers

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

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