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Sony PXW-X200

Sony PXW-X200 Camcorder

1/2 2.4kg CMOS Oct 2014
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Full HD XAVC Intra/Long GOP recordings and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps with superb picture quality for broadcast applications such as newsgathering and documentaries The PXW-X200 three 1/2-type Exmor CMOS... More
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14 Reasons For

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony camcorders have good reviews on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PXW-X200 which are not Full HD, the PXW-X200 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PXW-X200 has an HDMI, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200 do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI including the PMW-300[pl_2132091_price], or the PXW-FS7[pl_2829469_price] both from Sony.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PXW-X200 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the PXW-X200 which do not have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony PMW-300[plb_2132091_price] is also worth considering.

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony PXW-X200 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common 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 comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-X200.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst optical sensor size is 1/6".

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 16, the Sony PXW-X200 has a quite high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the PXW-X200. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that were released around the same time as the PXW-X200 is 1.8 and the highest is 22.

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

The PXW-X200 supports an SDHC compatible memory cards which is better than most camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. Most camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it support an SD compatible memory cards. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all camcorders that have been around for more than two years is Not supported and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PXW-X200 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the PXW-X200.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Sony PXW-X200 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most video cameras of this type and age. In addition, this Sony video camera support video resolutionss of 720 x 480 pixels and 720 x 576 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. The worst video resolution of all camcorders of this age and type is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

At only 0.02 lux, the PXW-X200 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-X200. The minimum illuminations of video cameras that were released around the same time as the PXW-X200 range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx.

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9 Reasons Against

Price Has Recently Increased by £1,509.00

The price of the PXW-X200 has increased by £1,509.00 in the last 40 days.

Expensive

The cheapeast video cameras that have been available for more than two years that we found costs £29 and the most expensive costs £6,999. We think that this camcorder looks expensive for a video camera of a similar age and spec.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-X200 do not have an interchangeable lens. The PXW-X200 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the PMW-300[pl_2132091_price], or the PXW-FS7[pl_2829469_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Only Has One White Balance

The PXW-X200 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this spec and age. The most commonly found white balance is Shade, but this white balance is not found on this camcorder. The white balances ATW are also found on this video camera.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the PXW-X200, the Sony PXW-X200 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The PXW-X200 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-X200 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The PXW-X200 does not have a night mode, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the PXW-X200, the PXW-X200 does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

Across all the similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the PXW-X200 the weights range from 59g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g. The PXW-X200 is quite heavy (2.4 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the PXW-X200.

Other video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the PMW-300[pl_2132091_price] (3.9kg), or the PXW-FS7[pl_2829469_price] (2kg) both from Sony.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-X200

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the PXW-X200 over two years ago.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-X200 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-X200.

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Average Optical Zoom

The PXW-X200 has a pretty standard optical zoom (17 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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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
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
White Balance
White Balance
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
3D
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
XLR in
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Technology
Number of Batteries Supported
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
USB Connectivity

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242886490, 04905524996029, 04905524996234

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