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Sony PMW-200
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Sony PMW-200 Camcorder

1/2 2.7kg CMOS 14x Aug 2012
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
The PMW-200 is the successor to Sony's well respected PMW-EX1/R camcorder which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. It is a good companion to the PMW-500 XDCAM HD422... More
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17 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Sony has good average reviews for its camcorders as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PMW-200 has an HDMI, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PMW-200 do not have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age which do not have an image stabilizer, the PMW-200 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews.

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony PMW-200 is 1/2". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 6.40 x 4.80mm.

A 1/2" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all camcorders that are a similar age to the PMW-200.

A 1/6" optical sensor size is the worst optical sensor size across similar types of video camera.

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Electrical Viewfinder Type

This video camera has an Electrical viewfinder type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two Memory Slotss

The Sony PMW-200 has more memory slotss than most of the camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PMW-200. This video camera is a two memory slots video camera compared to most of the camcorders that came out around the same time as the PMW-200 which only have one memory slots.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the PMW-200 of 16 is one of the highest amongst camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PMW-200. Camcorders of this spec and age have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.8 and 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.2.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PMW-200 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the PMW-200.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The PMW-200 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony camcorder. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The PMW-200 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This video camera also support video resolutionss of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. The worst video resolution of all similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-200 is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the PMW-200 is more than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on camcorders of this type and age. The cables included "AV" is also found on this camcorder.

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Has Two Capture Modess

The number of capture mode found on the Sony PMW-200 is more than most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. The most frequently found capture modes is LP, but this capture modes is not found on this video camera. The capture modess HQ and SP are also found on this Sony video camera.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.12 lux, the Sony PMW-200 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average minimum illumination of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PMW-200 is 41lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The PMW-200 is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are also not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PMW-200 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the PMW-200 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The PMW-200 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PMW-200 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The PMW-200 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the PMW-200 are also not 3D.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have a night mode. The PMW-200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the PMW-200 do not have a built-in projector. The Sony PMW-200 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony.

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Very Small Viewfinder Screen Size

The Sony PMW-200 has one of the smaller viewfinder screen sizes (only 0.45 inches) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PMW-200 have viewfinder screen sizes of between 0.24" and 3.6", and the average viewfinder screen size is 1.5".

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Heavy

The Sony PMW-200 is one of the heavier camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the PMW-200 (2.7 kilograms) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The weights of camcorders that are a comparable age to the PMW-200 range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (typical)

The power consumption (typical)s of similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago range from 1.5W to 19W. At 14 Watts, the Sony PMW-200 has a quite high power consumption (typical) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PMW-200

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

The Sony PMW-200 has a relatively standard display diagonal (3.5 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

There are a number of other 3.5" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price].

If this Sony camcorder display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to consider the Blackmagic Design Production Camera 4K[plb_2643988_price] (5") which is also higher rated.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the PMW-200 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the PMW-200.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony PXW-X200[plb_2941311_price] (17x).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Memory Slots
Camcorder Tape Type
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
ExpressCard Slot
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
XLR in
Firewire (IEEE 1394) Ports
Headphone Connectivity
Battery
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Handheld Remote Control
Warranty Card
Lens Hood
Other Features
Power Consumption (typical)
Interface
Power Requirements
Recording Format

Expert Reviews

20 August 2013

Le PMW-200 est un bon caméscope, mais qui manque d'ambition en tant que successeur d'un modèle qui était déjà une référence dans la série XDCAM. Il reprend en grande partie des fonctions...

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242276376, 00027242855205, 04905524889383

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