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Philips CAM101BL/00 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 82g Jan 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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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16 Reasons For

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Philips CAM101BL/00 is Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the CAM101BL/00 are not Full HD.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the CAM101BL/00 has an HDMI.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The CAM101BL/00 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size. Across all camcorders of this age and type the worst optical sensor size is 2/3" and the best is 1/2".

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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Four Scene Modess

The Philips CAM101BL/00 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The most commonly found scene modes is Portrait, but this scene modes is not found on this video camera. The scene modess Backlight, Beach, Snow and Sunset are also found on this camcorder.

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Has Four Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the CAM101BL/00 is more than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This video camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The photo effectss "Negative film", "Neutral" and "Sepia" are also found on this Philips video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the CAM101BL/00, the Philips CAM101BL/00 has a built-in display.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has a H.264|MP4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Philips CAM101BL/00 is more than most camcorders of this age and spec. The most commonly found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this video camera. The cables includeds AV are also found on this Philips video camera.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Has One White Balance

The CAM101BL/00 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

At only 300 megabytes, the Philips CAM101BL/00 has a quite small minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The minimum hard disk spaces of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the CAM101BL/00 range from 300MB to 1.1GB.

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Light

The weights of camcorders of this type and age range from 76g to 3.3kg. When compared to other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the CAM101BL/00 that we have checked the weight of, the Philips CAM101BL/00's weight of only 82 grams is one of the lightest.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the easypix Challenge Action[plb_296722_price] (76g).

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10 Reasons Against

Quite Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras that are a similar age to the CAM101BL/00 is 2x, the biggest is 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 140x. The Philips CAM101BL/00 has one of the smallest digital zooms (only 2 times zoom factor) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the easypix DVC5227[plb_2231656_price] (4x).

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the CAM101BL/00 have an image stabilizer, however the Philips CAM101BL/00 does not have an image stabilizer.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The CAM101BL/00 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CAM101BL/00 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price], or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonals of camcorders that have been available for more than two years range from 1.5" to 4". With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the CAM101BL/00 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst video cameras of this age.

If this medium total megapixels video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam[plb_1838072_price] (2.4"), or the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price] (2.7").

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Very Small Included Memory Card Size

With an included memory card size of only 1 gigabyte, the CAM101BL/00 has a quite small included memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CAM101BL/00. The smallest included memory card size of medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average included memory card size is 3.5GB.

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Not 3D

Most video cameras of this age and type are not 3D. The Philips CAM101BL/00 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The CAM101BL/00 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The CAM101BL/00 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CAM101BL/00, the CAM101BL/00 is not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Very Short Video Recording Time

At only 1 hour, the CAM101BL/00 has a fairly short video recording time compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the CAM101BL/00. Across all the medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CAM101BL/00 the video recording times range from 0.016h to 94h.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips CAM101BL/00

Released Over Five Years Ago

Philips released the CAM101BL/00 over five years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 3 hours, the CAM101BL/00 has a relatively typical battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the CAM101BL/00.

If this video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] (4.5h), or the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] (4.5h) both from JVC or the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (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 CAM101BL/00 has a relatively typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders and we think the Contour Design Contour+[plb_303976_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Philips video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Toshiba Camileo P25[plb_1479221_price] (64GB).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Video Recording Time
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Included Memory Card Size
Other Features
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM
Recording Media

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

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

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