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The PDW-700 camcorder comes equipped with three 2/3-inch type CCDs – a newly developed “Power HAD FX” progressive CCD with 1920 x 1080 effective pixels. Stunning-quality HD images can be captured by this high-resolution CCD in conjunction with the 14-bit A/D converter and advanced digital signal. On top of the exceptional technology, the PDW-700 offers very high quality HD recording at a data rate of up to 50Mbps using the MPEG-2 4:2:2P@HL compression. It also provides multi-format recording flexibility including 1080i, 720P and SD, which comes with HD/SD conversion and cross conversion between 1080i and 720P. The Sony XDCAM HD422 series of Optical Disc products will have 7 years "Powertrain" Warranty for its laser block. This "Powertrain" Warranty is unprecedented for Sony and demonstrates the confidence Sony has in its XDCAM products.
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The Sony XDCAM HD system is a highly versatile production tool that offers flexible recording functions including a choice of video frame rates, interlace or progressive modes, recording data rates, and both HD and SD formats. The PDW-F335L XDCAM HD Camcorder features MPEG HD and DVCAM switchable recording with three 1/2-inch HD CCDs. It is capable of recording 1080 video lines of multiple frame rates at a high bit rate of up to 35 Mbps. It also provides four channels of high-quality uncompressed audio. This allows an SD to HD migration path to a complete HD-based environment. Down-conversion output to SD is a standard feature in this camera. Instant random access, replay of clips, IT network capability and the proxy data advantage provide for an exceptional workflow. The PDW-F335L provides excellent picture quality, adapting Power HAD HD CCDs (1440x1080). It offers HD recording in 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P and native 23.98P and the operator can also select the desired bit rate to record either: 3 5 Mbps, 25 Mbps and 18 Mbps depending on the desired picture quality and recording length. Being a dual format camcorder, it can also record in DVCAM mode at 25 Mbps. In addition to these impressive capabilities, the PDW-F335L also provides numerous innovative features like Slow Shutter, Clear Scan, Interval Recording and Auto Focus function. It also supports i.LINK interface for File Access Mode and DV stream output (including down-conversion from HD material).
Mass Approx. 3.8 kg (8 lb 6 oz) (body)
Approx. 5.45kg (12lb) (w/ VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery)
Power Requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption Approx. 30 W (with manual focus lens)
Operating Temperature -5 to +40 °C (+23 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 160 min. w/BP-GL95 battery
Video Recording Format MPEG HD (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Proxy Video MPEG-4
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The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three ˝-inch type Exmor™ Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images in 1080P, 720P, and 1080i HD resolutions. A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into this camcorder such as “Slow & Quick Motion”, which is also commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking”, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter, interval recording and the Picture Profile™ feature. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems.
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/59.94i/29.97P/23.98P
1280 x 720/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P
SP mode:
1440 x 1080/59.94i
Recording Frame Rate PAL model HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P, 25P
SP mode:
1440 x 1080/50i
Recording/Playback time HQ mode:
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP Mode
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
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The XDCAM EX PMW-EX1R is the direct successor to Sony’s first entry into memory recording – the PMW-EX1. The PMW-EX1R features a range of ergonomic enhancements of the EX1, including an improved hand grip, a one-push S & Q switch and a one-push Auto Iris button. Other enhancements include SD recording in DVCAM, a Cache Recording Function, an Image Inversion Function and an IR remote control receptor on the rear of the camcorder’s handle allowing remote control from both the front and the rear of the camcorder. The PMW-EX1R utilizes three 1/2-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V). This technology delivers superior picture performance with full-HD resolution and allows the camcorder to provide an excellent sensitivity of F10 and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 54dB. The PMW-EX1R produces truly exceptional images in 1080p, 720p and 1080i HD. The PMW-EX1R is equipped with a high-quality, high-definition Fujinon 14x zoom lens specifically designed to offer optimum picture performance and unprecedented functionality. The full Sony XDCAM EX line-up provides stunning HD picture quality and efficient nonlinear operation, expanding the creative possibilities in every type of HD video production.
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The HVR-Z1U features three developed Super HAD 1/3" CCDs. These 16:9 native CCDs, combined with a high quality 12X Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens and Sony's 14 bit A/D and DXP Digital Extended Processor, result in precise image acquisition with superb detail and clarity. The advanced CCD design allows more light to reach the pixel imager, reducing video noise and improving the signal-to-noise ratio. The HVR-Z1U records this exceptional imagery using the recently adopted HDV 1080i format onto a DVCAM™ mini cassette. Please note that the directional shotgun microphone is not included with this camcorder. The Supplied Accessories are: AC-VQ850 AC Adaptor/Charger; Remote Commander® Unit RMT-841; A/V Cable; Component Video Cable; Shoulder Strap; Large Eyecup; Shoe Extender; Lens Hood with Integral Lens Cap; NPF-570 InfoLithium® "L" battery.
Dimensions WHD 6 3/8 x 7 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches (163 x 194 x 365 mm); 4lbs., 10 oz. (2.1 kg) including lens cap; 5 lbs., 5 oz. (2.4kg) including lens cap, battery and tape
Audio DV/DVCAM Rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit
HDV Rec.: MPEG-1 Audio Layer II
Built-in Filters ND1: 1/4 and ND2: 1/32
Built-in Microphone Wide range stereo microphone. Please note that the directional shotgun microphone is not included with this camcorder.
Connectors S-Video
Component output
XLR IN (x2)
Headphone stereo mini
Dimensions 6" x 7 1/8" x 14 3/8"
Exposure Auto, Manual
Format HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) recording; HDV/DVCAM/DV (SP) playback
Image Device 1/3" type x3, 16:9 Super HAD CCDs
LCD Panel Hybrid 16:9 3.5" type, 250K pixels (approx.)
Lens High quality 12X optical zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens. F4.5 to 54.0mm, F1.6 at 2.4mm; filter diameter 72mm
Minimum Illumination 3 lux @ 18db, F1.6, normal shutter
Picture Elements Total pixels: approx. 1.12M pixels
effective pixels: approx. 1.04M pixels
Power Consumption (VF/LCD/VF+LCD): 7.4W/8.0W/8.4W
Recording Time Max. 60 minutes with HDV, 40 minutes in DVCAM, & 60 minutes in DV (SP)
Scanning System 1080/60i, 1080/50i (switchable)
Shutter Speed 1/4 to 1/10000 sec (50i/60i)
Speaker Built-in dynamic
Sync System Internal (HD & SD)
Video Signal System Switchable NTSC/PAL color system
Viewfinder Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W selectable 252,000 pixel
Weight 4 lbs, 4 oz
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The HVR-A1U 1080i HDV camcorder provides real 1080i HD acquisition, with superb image quality and comprehensive functionality for professional use, in a "handy" camcorder form factor. This HDV camcorder leads the entry level HD market by providing a compact and low cost solution. The HVR-A1U features a 1/3 inch C-MOS imager. This 1920x1080 native imager is also capable of 3 mega-pixel still images. Combined with a high quality Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar® T* Lens and Sony's 14 bit A/D and DXP digital Extended Processor, result in precise image acquisition with superb detail and clarity. The HVR-A1U records this exceptional imagery in HDV 1080i format onto a DVCAM™ mini cassette as well as to the optional HVR-MRC1K CompactFlash memory recording unit, offering users Hybrid recording capability and flexible archive options.
Sync System Internal (HD & SD)
Viewfinder Hybrid Precision 16:9 Color & B/W Selectable 252,000 pixel
Weight 1 lb 10 oz


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Power consumption 24.1 W (with DXF-701WS Viewfinder)
Weight 17 lb 14 oz (8.1 kg) (incl. DXF-701WS viewfinder, microphone, VCL-916BYA lens, NP-1B battery,videocassette, carrying handle)
Operating time 60 min.
Dimensions 4 7/8x9 1/4x14 1/2 inches (123x232x367 mm)

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Image device 3-chip 2/3-inch, Interline-Transfer CCD
Optics F 1.4 medium index prism system
Effective picture elements 768 (h) x 494 (v) (DXC-D30)
980 (h) x 494 (v) (DXC-D30WS)
Total picture elements 811 (h) x 508 (v) (DXC-D30)
1038 (h) x 504 (v) (DXC-D30WS)
Sensing area 6.6mm x 8.8mm (DXC-D30)
9.6mm x 5.4mm (DXC-D30WS)
Built-in filters 1: 3200K (D30), 3200K/3000K (DXC-D30WS)
2: 5600K+1/8ND
3: 5600K
4: 5600K+1/64ND
Lens mount Sony 2/3-inch Bayonet mount
Signal system NTSC color system
Scanning system 2:1 interlaced, 525 lines, 60 fields/sec.
Horizontal frequency 15.734 kHz
Vertical frequency 59.94 Hz
Sync system Internal and External with the VBS or BS signal
Horizontal resolution D30: 850 TV lines
D30WS: 700 TV lines (16:9), 700 TV lines (4:3)
Vertical resolution 400 TV lines (without EVS), 450 TV lines (with EVS)
Minimum illumination 0.5 lx with F1.4, Hyper gain (30dB+DPR)
0.8 lx with F1.8, Hyper gain (30dB+DPR)
Sensitivity F11 at 2000 lx (3200K, 89.9% reflecatance) (typical)
Gain selection -3dB, 0dB, +3dB, +6dB, +9dB, +12dB, +18dB, 18dB+DPR,+24dB, 24dB+DPR, Hyper Gain (30dB+DPR)
Shutter speed selection OFF, 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec or CLS (1/60.3 to 1/200.3)
Signal-to-noise ratio 63dB (typical)
Registration 0.05% (all zones, without lens)
Geometric distortion Below measurable level
Video output
Camera head BNC connector
VBS 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative 26-pin connector of CA-537 docked to DXC-D30/D3WS
VBS 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative
Y/R-Y/B-Y Y: 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative
R-Y/B-Y: 700mVp-p
RGB 1.4 Vp-p
Y/C Y: 1.0 Vp-p, sync negative
C: 286mVp-p
Interface Pro 76-pin Digital, Pro 50-pin
Video Out BNC-type
Monitor Out BNC-type
Lens 12-pin
VF DIN 8-pin, DIN 20-pin
Remote1 Stereo mini
Remote2 10-pin
Power requirements DC 12V (10.5 to 17V)
Power consumption DXC-D30:12W (camera head only), 12.7W (with the DSR-1)
DXC-D30WS:14.9W (camera head only), 15.3W (with the DSR-1)
Operating temperature -10°C to 45°C (14°F to 113°F)
Storage temperature -20°C to 60°C (-4°F to 140°F)
DXC-D30 Approx. 2.3 kg (5lb 1oz) for camera head only
Approx. 3.1 kg (6lb 13oz) with VF
Approx. 4.3 kg (9lb 8oz) with VF and lens (w/o lens hood)
DXC-D30WS Approx. 2.5 kg (5lb 8oz) for camera head only
Approx. 3.3 kg (7lb 4oz) with VF
Dimensions (w/h/d) 121x206x273 mm
4 7/8x8 1/8x10 3/4 (inches)

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