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Thinkware TW-X500
Thinkware TW-X500

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Thinkware TW-X500 Camcorder

111g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Release Date
Has an image stabilizer
Full HD
Has a continuous shooting mode

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was July 2013 when Thinkware released the TW-X500.

Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The TW-X500 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have an image stabilizer.

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Full HD

Full HD

The TW-X500 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including the Sony HDR-XR520E which has better reviews.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Technical Details


The TW-X500 is freeze-resistant. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also are freeze-resistant.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The Thinkware TW-X500 features photo mode. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature photo mode.

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Features Auto Focus

The Thinkware TW-X500 features auto focus. Most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago also feature auto focus.

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Features USB Connectivity

The TW-X500 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The TW-X500 is one of the lighter camcorders that were released more than two years ago (only 111 grams) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The lightest camcorder that has been available for around the same time as this video camera is 65g weight, the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.3kg.

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Still Image

Has a Continuous Shooting Mode

The Thinkware TW-X500 has a continuous shooting mode. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also have a continuous shooting mode.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

The Thinkware TW-X500 supports a maximum still image resolution of 1920 x 1080. That's over six times the still image resolution of a 640 x 480 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera.

A 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) is actually the best supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported still image resolution is 640 x 480.

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Thinkware TW-X500 Review Sources

To prepare this Thinkware TW-X500 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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