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Philips CAM150BU/37
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Philips CAM150BU/37 Camcorder

8MP 1/3.2 CMOS 5x Sep 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
Capturing And Sharing Great Moments Made Easy Even in the water or snow Rugged and waterproof, the ESee camcorder CAM150 is great indoors and out, even inWater or snow. Advanced anti-shake... More
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20 Reasons For

Quite Fast Maximum Frame Rate

Across all the video cameras of a similar spec and age to the CAM150RD/37 the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps. The CAM150RD/37 has one of the faster maximum frame rates (60 frames per second) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The CAM150RD/37 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the CAM150RD/37 also have an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Philips CAM150RD/37 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the CAM150RD/37 is 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than a 1/5.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years 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 the most frequently found battery technology on comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Has Five Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the Philips CAM150RD/37 is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. The most commonly found scene modes is Portrait, but this scene modes is not found on this video camera. The scene modess Backlight, Beach, Night, Snow and Sunset are also found on this camcorder.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The number of photo effects found on the CAM150RD/37 is more than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the CAM150RD/37. The photo effectss "Negative film" and "Sepia" are also found on this Philips video camera.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The CAM150RD/37 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders of this type and age. This Philips camcorder has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most commonly found light exposure modes found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the CAM150RD/37.

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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 similar time to the CAM150RD/37, the CAM150RD/37 has a built-in display.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is the most frequently found supported video modes on camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 640 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and spec.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264 video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age 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 comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Has One White Balance

The CAM150RD/37 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this age and spec. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Minimum Hard Disk Space

The average minimum hard disk space of medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 850MB, and the minimum hard disk spaces range from 300MB to 1.1GB. At only 300 megabytes, the CAM150RD/37 has a fairly small minimum hard disk space compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the CAM150RD/37.

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Supports Two Audio Formats Supporteds

The number of audio formats supported by the Philips CAM150RD/37 is more than most medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this camcorder. The audio formats supporteds AAC and MP4 are also supported by this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum RAM

The smallest minimum RAM of medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 1.1GB. The CAM150RD/37 has one of the smaller minimum RAMs (only 1 megabyte) amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the CAM150RD/37 is 2x and the biggest is 1,500x. At only 5 times zoom factor, the CAM150RD/37 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (10x).

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Not Full HD

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the CAM150RD/37 are not Full HD. The CAM150RD/37 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Philips CAM150RD/37 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 available for a comparable time to the CAM150RD/37 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including 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 smallest display diagonal of camcorders of a similar spec and age to the CAM150RD/37 is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of only 2 inches, the CAM150RD/37 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the CAM150RD/37.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Bushnell 8MP Trophy Cam[plb_1838072_price] (2.4"), or the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price] (2.7").

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Not 3D

The CAM150RD/37 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the CAM150RD/37 are also not 3D.

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Very Shallow Waterproof Up to

Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years have waterproof up tos of between 3m and 5m, and the average waterproof up to is 4.4m. The Philips CAM150RD/37 has a fairly shallow waterproof up to (only 3 meters) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the CAM150RD/37.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the CAM150RD/37 does not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the CAM150RD/37 do not have a built-in projector. The Philips CAM150RD/37 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

The CAM150RD/37 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the CAM150RD/37 are also not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the CAM150RD/37 have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 34. The Philips CAM150RD/37 has a fairly low maximum aperture number (only 2.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Only Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Philips CAM150RD/37 is more than most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. This camcorder has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on video cameras of a comparable age and type to the CAM150RD/37.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Philips CAM150BU/37

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Philips camcorder was released.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 2 hours, the CAM150RD/37 has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If this Philips video camera battery life (max) is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] (4.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Philips CAM150RD/37 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Contour Design Contour+[plb_303976_price].

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might 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
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
Progressive Scan
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Pre-Record
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Networking
Wi-Fi
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Minimum System Requirements
Minimum Processor
Minimum Hard Disk Space
Minimum RAM

Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers cam150, cam150p, cam150o, cam150pk, cam150or, cam150rd37, cam150pk37, cam150or37, cam150bu37, cam150pk00, cam150or00, cam150bu00, philips cam150, philips cam150r, philips cam150rd
Barcodes 00609585216143, 00609585216150, 00609585216174, 00609585220119, 00871258160637, 08712581606374, 08712581606398, 08712581621018

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