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Sony PMW-200

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Sony PMW-200

£2,899.00
Sony PMW-200
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A good spec but 5 year old 14x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, representing only average value for money
14x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 1" 2.7kg Aug 2012
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Sony PMW-200 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony PMW-200 number 31 in shoulder camcorders and number 208 across all camcorders.
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Value for Money
Average
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Features
Good Features
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Age
5 Years Old
67
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 67?

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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Has an image stabilizer
16:9, 3.5 inch color LCD
Six standard gamma settings and four hypergama settings
USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader
HD/SD-SDI output and composite/hd-y output
High-quality four-channel audio recording
Picture cache recording
Shutter angle settings
Slow shutter function
Focus magnification for focus assistance
Slow & quick motion
Compact and lightweight
Larger than average optical sensor size
Low power consumption
UDF (professional disc compatible) or FAT (xdcam EX compatible) file format mode shooting to have similar high res files and workflows with existing professional disc and XDCAM EX camcorders
Record up to 4 hours 50 mbps MPEG hd422 in camcorder using two 64 GB sxs-1a memory cards (must be purchased separately)
Two expresscard sxs memory card slots
14x fixed zoom lens (servo/manual switchable) with unique focus ring mechanism
SD recording and playback (dvcam) standard
50 mbps MPEG hd422 recording as MXF files (udf mode only)
The vcl-ex0877 0.8x wide converter option can be used with the pmw-200 lens
Higher than average minimum aperture number
Heavier than average

Should You Buy it Now?

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Sony PMW-200 Video Reviews

Sony PMW-200 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Camcorders Have Very Good Reviews

We checked 9,795 expert and owner reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony PMW-200 and the United Kingdom price of £2,899.00 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $5,329.99 (£7,392.16).

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since August 2012.

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Features

Heavier Than Average

The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The weight of the Sony PMW-200 of 2.7kg is heavier than 97% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PMW-200's optical zoom of 14x is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 51% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Larger Than Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Sony PMW-200 of 0.5" is larger than 84% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PMW-200 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the PMW-200 of 3.5" is very large compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 96% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The PMW-200 supports HDMI. 69% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The PMW-200 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Supports Remote Operation

The PMW-200 supports remote operation, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not support remote operation.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony PMW-200 has a handheld remote control, which is unusual. 92% of video cameras do not have a handheld remote control.

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Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras is 1.1, the highest is 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3. The minimum aperture number of the Sony PMW-200 of 1.9 is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is higher than 68% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The PMW-200's maximum aperture number of 16 is very high compared to most other camcorders. It is higher than 98% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have maximum aperture numbers of between 1.6 and 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Has a Microphone in

The PMW-200 has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The PMW-200 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony sony

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00027242276376, 00027242855205, 04905524889383

Sony PMW-200

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