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Sony PMW-500 CCD Solid State Memory Camcorder
  • Three 2/3-inch PowerHAD FX CCDs
  • 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 recording as MXF files (UDF mode only)
  • SD Recording and Playback with optional hardware key CBK-MD01
  • Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots
  • Record up to 4 hours 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 in camcorder using two 64 GB SxS-1A memory cards (must be purchased separately)
  • UDF (Professional Disc compatible) or FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file format mode shooting to match files and workflows with existing Professional Disc and XDCAM EX camcorders

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The Sony PMW-500 CCD Solid State Memory Camcorder is the first Sony 2/3" PowerHAD FX CCD based shoulder mount camera which records our high quality 50 MPEG HD422 video as MXF files on SxS memory cards. These field proven CCD sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), give the camcorder an excellent sensitivity of F11 and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 59 dB. Additionally, the large 2/3 inch–type sensors can capture images with a shallower depth of field, giving users more freedom of creative expression. The Sony PMW-500 is studio-configurable, with timecode in/out, genlock in, HD/SD SDI, and also features a SD recording and playback option.

Designed to be compact and ergonomically well-balanced, the Sony PMW-500, with a main body weight of just over seven pounds, provides a high level of mobility and comfort in a wide variety of shooting situations. In addition, it has a low center of gravity, ensuring outstanding stability on the shoulder; and the Sony PMW-500 has a long operating time of approximately 170 minutes on a BP-GL95 battery thanks to its low power consumption of just 33 watts (while recording with HDVF-20A viewfinder, LCD on, lens, shotgun mic and one (1) SxS card). The  Sony PMW-500 rounds out Sony's XDCAM memory camcorder line-up and provides the photographer with stunning HD picture quality, choice of imaging technologies and workflow styles with a product ready to adapt to any type of HD video production.

More Sony PMW-500 CCD Solid State Memory Camcorder Features

  • Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
  • Low power consumption
  • Compact and lightweight at 7 lb 8 oz
  • Side Panel Color LCD
  • Slow & Quick motion
  • Focus Magnification for focus assistance
  • Slow Shutter Function
  • Interval Recording Function
  • ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) & Hold
  • Shutter Angle Settings
  • Turbo Gain
  • Picture Cache Recording
  • ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) with compatible lenses
  • High-quality four-channel audio recording
  • HD/SD-SDI output and composite/HD-Y output
  • USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader
  • Six Standard Gamma settings and Four HyperGama Settings
  • Matrix and Multi-Matrix Settings
  • 20-pin viewfinder connector (for HDVF type viewfinders) and 26-pin HD viewfinder connector
  • Pool-feed input recording (HD/SD-SDI and composite)
  • Digital Extender

Sony PMW-500 Manual