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Thinkware TW-X500

Thinkware TW-X500 Camcorder

111g CMOS Jul 2013
Full HD Weight Sensor Type Image Stabilizer Release Date
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8 Reasons For

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years which are not Full HD, the Thinkware TW-X500 is Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the TW-X500 which do not have an image stabilizer, the TW-X500 has an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer 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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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The TW-X500 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera also support sdhc and sdxc and UHS-1 compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

Across similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is Not supported.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Thinkware TW-X500 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the TW-X500.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a cmos sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Light

At only 111 grams, the TW-X500 is fairly light compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the TW-X500. Camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the TW-X500 have weights of between 59g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 880g.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the ION DashCam[plb_2962215_price] (110g).

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Has One White Balance

The TW-X500 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution(s)

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an HDMI

The TW-X500 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the TW-X500 also do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the TW-X500 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The TW-X500 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the TW-X500 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The Thinkware TW-X500 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the TW-X500 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a similar spec and age to the TW-X500 do not have a night mode. The TW-X500 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The TW-X500 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the TW-X500 also do not have a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at 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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1 Other reason to consider the Thinkware TW-X500

Released Over Three Years Ago

Thinkware released the TW-X500 over three years ago.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Lens System
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Built-In Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
GPS (satellite)
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Continuous Shooting Mode
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cables Included
Other Features
Compatible Operating Systems
Auto Focus
Photo Mode
Internal Memory
Interface
Cable Type
Windows Operating Systems Supported
USB Connectivity
Audio Recording Formats
Mac Operating Systems Supported
Other Features
USB Port
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Video Compression Formats
Freezeproof Up to
Projector
Built-In Projector
Technical Details
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Freeze-Resistant
Battery Charger Included

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