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Sony PDW700 XDCAM HD 2/3" 3CCD Camera

B&H # SOPDW700 Mfr # PDW-700
Usually ships in 2-4 weeks

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This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.

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You Pay: $29,999.50
Product Highlights
  • 1920 x 1080 2/3" Native CCDs
  • XDCAM HD 4:2:2

The Sony PDW700 is a 2/3" high definition camcorder capable of recording XDCAM HD in 4:2:2 color space. The camera features the sophisticated Power HAD FX CCD block, boasting 1920 x 1080 effective resolution. The camera is fully equipped for HD broadcast acquisition and comes with a 7-year laser-block "powertrain" warranty, making it a premier choice for even the most hostile environments. The XDCAM series takes recording to the next level, utilizing non-linear single and dual-layer optical Blue Laser technology. Less time logging, capturing and digitizing footage allows videographers to move seamlessly between acquisition and post-production.

Blue Laser Optical Drive Technology
The XDCAM HD series is anchored by Blue Laser disc, which allows for storage capabilities large enough to record professional quality video. Optical discs gives operators more control of the footage they acquire. This can be useful in instances such as news gathering, where footage often goes direct-to-broadcast. The hassle of rolling through tape is eliminated. Optical recording provides users with the advantages of non-linear recording and playback combined with long record times that can often be vital in the field. Sony's dual-layered 50GB discs not only increase these run times but also provide an ideal archiving method not possible when using flash-based camcorders.
XDCAM HD422 For High Quality Broadcast
The PDW700 has the ability to shoot a 50mb/s variant of the popular XDCAM HD codec. The extra bandwidth allows the format to record in 4:2:2 color space, making it extremely useful for compositing and multiple-generation layer effects.
Benefit of Dual Layering
The PFD50DLA dual-layered disc for the XDCAM series of cameras provides a bevy of enhancements over previous models. Most notably is a newly developed servo mechanism that helps decrease access errors, even when the camera is in an unstable environment.
Advanced Video Chip Technology
The camera uses advanced CCD technology. The Power HAD HD FX (1920x1080) CCDs have specifications that approach the very highest quality FIT chips found in top-tier equipment such as those used in HDTV production. The camera is both clean and sensitive. The dynamic range of the camera makes it possible to control critical details in both the very brightest and lowest lighted portions of a scene.
Loop Recording
Camera operators often find themselves missing the first few seconds of action due to camera preroll. With the XDCAM HD this becomes a thing of the past! Simply set the camera to the "Loop Recording" mode and the camera will buffer 10 seconds of audio and video into the camera's memory. This capability can help prevent the loss of unexpected but important events occurring before the operator even has the chance to press the REC button.
Thumbnail Scene Selection
Blue Laser disc technology allows for quick and easy scene selection using Sony's attached LCD. Bringing up clips couldn't be any easier. Randomly access clips and review them seamlessly. Retrieve and save meta-data which can be very useful for scene matching and archiving

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Image Device 2/3" Power HAD FX 3CCD, 16:9/4:3 Switchable
Lens Mount 2/3" Bayonet Mount
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 59dB (54dB without supressor)
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Sensitivity f/11 @ 60i, F12 @ 50i
Minimum Illumination 0.016 lx (f1.4 lens, +42dB Gain)
Signal System XDCAM HD422 (50mb/s)
XDCAM HD420 (35mb/s)
Vertical Smear -135dB
Built-in Filters ND Filter
1: Clear
2: 1/4 ND
3: 1/16 ND
4: 1/64 ND
LCD Monitor 3.5" (8.89 cm)
Speaker Yes
Viewfinder 2.0" Monochrome, quick start type
Microphone Yes
Scan Matching Yes
Memory Card Slot Yes, Memory Stick
Shutter Speed Scan Mode: 59.94i (interlaced)
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS

Scan Mode: 29.97p (progressive)
1/40, 1/60, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS

Scan Mode: 23.98p
1/32, 1/48, 1/96, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS

 Scan Mode: 50i
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS

Scan Mode: 25p
1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000, ECS, SLS

Gain Selection -3, 0, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB
VTR
Format XDCAM HD422
Maximum Recording Time DVCAM: 185 min (Dual-Layer)
MPEG IMX: 150/200/265 min (Dual-Layer; 35/25/18 Mbps)
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range 93 dB
Audio Signal Format MPEG HD: 24-bits, 48 kHz, 4 Channels
Audio Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input and Output Connectors Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female (x2 Input)
Microphone: XLR 5-Pin Female (x1 Input)
Genlock: BNC (x1 Input)
Timecode: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Test: BNC (x1 Output)
HD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Earphone: Minijack
Lens: 12-pin
Remote: 8-pin
Light: 2-Pin
i.LINK: FireWire 6-Pin
Power Requirements 12VDC
Power Consumption 40-46W
Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5 x 10.6 x 13.1" (12.4 x 26.9 x 33.2cm)
Weight 9.4 lbs (4.3kg)
Sony PDW700 XDCAM HD 2/3" 3CCD Camera
  • Shouder Strap
  • Microphone Cable
  • Operation Manuals
  • XDCAM Application Software
  • 7-Year Warranty on Laser Block
    1-Year Warranty on Camera
  • Required item: Recording media is not included. A memory card is required to record your footage.

    Sony -  Single Layer Pre-Formatted Rewritable Optical Disc For XDCAM (23 GB)
    • You Pay: $19.39
     

    Required item: A lens is not included, and is required to use this camcorder.

    Fujinon -  XA20SX8.5BRM HD Professional Lens
    • You Pay: $5,627.95
    Usually ships in 2-4 weeks i This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
     

    Viewfinders

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    Required item: A Viewfinder is not included, and is required to use this camcorder.

    Sony -  HDVF-20A 2" Electronic Viewfinder
    • You Pay: $3,929.95
    Usually ships in 2-4 weeks i This is a special order item and is non-cancelable and non-returnable. Est. arrival at B&H is 2-4 weeks (subject to availability). Your order will be charged at time of shipment.
     

    Batteries & Power Adapters

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    Required item: Batteries and AC/DC power are not included, and are required to power your camcorder.

    Sony -  AC-DN10 AC Adaptor/Charger
    • You Pay: $599.99
     

    Microphones & Audio Adapters

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    Required item: A Microphone is not included, and is required to use this camcorder.

    Rode -  NTG-2 Kit with Shock Mount and XLR Cable
    • You Pay: $292.50
     

    Bags & Cases

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    Carry, organize and protect your investment with quick access to your gear.

    camRade -  CB 650 camBag
    • You Pay: $279.00
     

    Tripod, Sliders, Dollies, & Cranes

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    Stabilize the your footage and eliminate handheld fatigue with the support you need.

    Cartoni -  F133 FocusHD ENG SS 2 System
    • You Pay: $2,099.00
     
    Sony -  VCT-14 Quick-Release Tripod Adapter
    • You Pay: $299.95
     

    Allows for quick tripod mounting and unmounting.

    Viewfinders

    Refine your angle of view.

    Alphatron Broadcast Electronics -  EVF-035W-3G Electronic Viewfinder
    • You Pay: $1,395.00
     
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