The Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD422 Camcorder is the sucessor to Sony's well respected PMW-EX1/R camcorder which supports the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec and MXF recording. It is a good companion to the PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 shoulder mount camera. With its three 1/2-inch Full HD Exmor CMOS sensor (1920x1280), the Sony PMW-200 is able to achieve high resolution (1000 TVl), high sensitivity (F11@2000 lx), low noise (56 dB), and wide dynamic range. The Sony PMW-200 can be used for both SD and HD applications. It can be set to record 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 as MXF files on UDF formatted cards just like the PMW-500 memory camcorder or the PDW-700/F800 optical disc based camcorders. Or you can set the camcorder for FAT mode recording to shoot SxS cards which are compabile with the XDCAM EX format made by the PMW-EX1/R or PMW-320/350. For SD applications you can make DVCAM recordings as either MXF files or XDCAM EX compatible files.
50Mbps HD422 Recording
In the UDF/MXF recording mode, you can record Full HD video (1920x1080) at up to 50Mbps using MPEG HD422 compression technology and enjoy the benefits of proven, high-speed and intuitive XDCAM HD422 workflow. With the PMW-200, you can also record video in MPEG HD (420) or DVCAM format. (Note: Proxy video is not available with the PMW-200).
½-inch-type Exmor 3CMOS Sensor
Equipped with three (3) ½-inch-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors, the PMW-200 achieves high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise and wide dynamic range. These capabilities are essential for the professional when shooting under extreme lighting conditions*. Each sensor has 2-million effective pixels and achieves full HD 1920x1080 shooting without pixel interpolation.
Supports MXF and XDCAM EX Workflows
The Sony PMW-200 is format selectable among MPEG HD422 (50Mbps), HD420 (24, 35Mbps) and DV. The PMW-200 can be used as a handheld camcorder for various types of file-based operation because it employs both industry-standard file formats: The MXF file format (UDF formatted cards) and MP4 file format (FAT formatted cards).
2-SxS Memory Card Slots
The Sony PMW-200 has two high-speed SxS memory card slots. Both SxS PRO and SxS-1 cards can be used with the PMW-200. Developed specifically for professional content creation applications, these memory cards boast high-speed data transfer that helps to accelerates the post-production workflow. SxS memory cards are also resistant to shock and vibration.* Memory Stick media, SD cards and XQD cards can be used as emergency backup media with the appropriate adaptors.