The Skinny: PD150 and VX2000
With your help, I’m looking forward to the considerable expansion of this page to soon include the “short version” of what you really need to know about these camcorders (that’s why it’s called The Skinny). If you have ideas, siggestions or contributions, please send them over and we’ll share them with the world. For now, I thought we’d start off with a comparison of the PD150 and VX2000… in some ways they’re the same; in others, they’re different.
FORMAT DVCAM or DV (SP)* DV only (SP / LP) LENS 58mm filter thread dia., with Optical Image Stabilization
12x (6mm – 72mm) 35mm equiv.: 43mm – 518mm
EVF 1 180,000 pixel B&W LCD 180,000 pixel color LCD MIC detachable mono
Audio Controls 2 channels, each
of both stereo channels
TC PRESET (H/M/S/F, User Bits) No After 5 min. standby: Auto drum stop Auto power off Batt. Endurance 8 hours (NP-F960) 9 hrs 35 min (NP-F960) NTSC MODELS
*PD150: According to Sony, when recording in DV (SP mode only), you may not be able to get clean, seamless recording. In order to acheive a more reliable and higher quality image, Sony recommends using the DVCAM cassette and recording in DVCAM mode.
Thrown together by Chris Hurd
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