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Philips CAM150BU/37 Camcorder

8MP 1/3 CMOS 5x Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Fairly fast maximum frame rate
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Philips released the CAM150BU/37 in January 2013.


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Fairly Fast Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of 60 frames per second, the CAM150BU/37 has a fairly fast maximum frame rate compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder. Medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps.

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Features Pre-Record Function

The CAM150BU/37 features pre-record function. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also feature pre-record function.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

The CAM150BU/37 has a fairly standard battery life (max) (2 hours) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION (£48.99) (2.5h).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The CAM150BU/37 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Sony HDR-CX330 which has better reviews.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Philips CAM150BU/37 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not support PictBridge.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras of this spec and age have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4". At only 2 inches, the CAM150BU/37 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam (£119) (2.4").

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Philips CAM150BU/37 does not have a touchscreen, unlike most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera which have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Philips CAM150BU/37 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

At only 2.8, the CAM150BU/37 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The maximum aperture numbers of similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera range from 2.3 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.7.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 5 times zoom factor, the Philips CAM150BU/37 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might be worth looking at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.99) (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Storage

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the CAM150BU/37 has a relatively average maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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

If this camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,418.95) (64GB).

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The CAM150BU/37 features progressive scan. Most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago also feature progressive scan.

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Networking

Does Not Feature Wi-Fi

The CAM150BU/37 does not feature wi-Fi, unlike most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder which feature wi-Fi.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The CAM150BU/37 has a built-in flash, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-In Light

The CAM150BU/37 has a built-in light, unlike most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera which do not have a built-in light.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The CAM150BU/37 has a hand strap. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera also have a hand strap.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The CAM150BU/37 has a face detection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Audio

Has a Wind Filter

The Philips CAM150BU/37 has a wind filter, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Philips CAM150BU/37 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The CAM150BU/37 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Design

Tripod Mountable

The CAM150BU/37 is tripod mountable. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder also are tripod mountable.

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Very Shallow Waterproof Up to

The average waterproof up to of medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 6.3m. With a waterproof up to of only 3 meters, the Philips CAM150BU/37 has one of the shallower waterproof up to amongst video cameras of this age.

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Still Image

Only 1920 X 1080 Pixels Image Resolution

The CAM150BU/37 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 87% less maximum image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst maximum image resolution across all medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

Across similar types of camcorder the best maximum image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.2" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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8 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is an 8 megapixels sensor video camera.

If this video camera total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90 (£1,418.95) (8.04MP), the Vivitar DVR508 (£24.99) (8.1MP), or the Canon EOS C100 (£1,999) (8.29MP).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers philips cam150rd, cam150rd37, cam150pk37, cam150or37, cam150bu37, cam150pk00, cam150or00, cam150bu00
Barcodes 00609585216143, 00609585216150, 00609585216174, 00609585220119, 00871258160637, 08712581606374, 08712581606398, 08712581621018

Philips CAM150BU/37 Review Sources

To prepare this Philips CAM150BU/37 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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