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Sony PMW-150 Camcorder

1/3 2.1kg CMOS Oct 2012
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its video cameras
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 4,268 expert and owner reviews (including 103 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the PMW-150 in October 2012.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 3.5 inches, the PMW-150 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K (£2,618.99) (5" and higher rated).

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of 2 hours, the PMW-150 has a pretty standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

If you want a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Blackmagic Design Studio Camera HD (£1,112.40) (4h).

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The PMW-150 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PMW-150 has a fairly average optical zoom (20 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

If you want a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony PXW-X180 (£4,699) (25x).

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder is 1.1 and the highest is 4. At only 1.6, the PMW-150 has a quite low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this spec and age is 220mm, and the maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.5mm to 650mm. At 576 millimeters, the Sony PMW-150 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PMW-150 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PMW-150 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The PMW-150 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has an XLR in

The PMW-150 has an XLR in. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera also have an XLR in.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PMW-150 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The PMW-150 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Batteries Included

The PMW-150 has a batteries included. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PMW-150 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PMW-150 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder is 0.02lx and the biggest is 6lx. At only 0.02 lux, the PMW-150 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

With a weight of 2.1 kilograms, the Sony PMW-150 is one of the heavier similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera amongst camcorders of this age. The weights of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 65g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.3kg.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony PMW-200 (£2,999) (2.7kg), or the Blackmagic Design Cinema Camera EF (£1,699) (1.7kg).

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524889406

Sony PMW-150 Review Sources

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