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Sony HVR-S270P 1080i HDV PAL Camcorder

Sony HVR-S270P 1080i HDV PAL Camcorder

Sony HVR-S270P 1080i HDV PAL Camcorder

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Sony HVR-S270P 1080i HDV PAL Camcorder

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  • 1/3" Exmor 3CMOS Sensors
  • Zeiss 12x Interchangeable Zoom
  • 1080i, 25p
  • HD-SDI, HDMI
  • Records to MiniDV & CompactFlash
  • Solid State Memory Recording Unit
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The Sony HVR-S270P 1080i HDV PAL Camcorder is a PAL-system HDV camcorder designed for ENG applications. This high-quality, cost-effective camera incorporates all the benefits of HDV technology, while also taking advantage of standard-size MiniDV tapes for increased runtimes.

At the same time, the HVR-S270P can record directly to CompactFlash cards via the camera's supplied memory recording unit. Combined with Sony's entire family of HDV products, the HVR-S270P is a great camcorder for almost any production, including documentaries, news, low-budget features, music videos, and industrials.

Note: This is a PAL camera--not compatible with North American (NTSC) TV systems

ClearVID 3CMOS Technology
Sony's ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals.
Record to Compact Flash
The camera comes with an attachable recording unit, allowing users to record HDV and DV to CompactFlash cards. With card capacity getting larger and larger, the ability to take advantage of tapeless workflow while still using cheap media is a welcome addition.
High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV
The HDV format, used in the HVR-S270P, allows high-definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs and satellite television.
25p HDV Native Progressive Recording Modes
The HVR-S270P features 25p HDV native progressive recording modes. The 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system and EIP create true 1080p images, which can then be recorded as progressive signals by the HVR-S270P in HDV format. The progressive HDV stream can be output from an i.LINK connector and used for progressive editing with compatible NLE software. Native progressive recording modes are suitable for output to film, CG composition, viewing on a progressive monitor, or as an Internet movie.
25p Progressive Scan Modes
In these modes, the 1080p image captured by the 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system is also recorded as an interlaced signal by dividing each frame into two fields. This enables compatibility with current editing and monitoring equipment that only accept interlace signals, while maintaining the quality of the 1080p image. Progressive scan modes are suitable for feature films, documentaries, and music videos, which have to be recorded as interlaced video for viewing on interlaced monitors, but want to offer a "progressive look" to their motion.
HDMI Output
Many consumer products have adopted High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals. Sony has upped the ante by incorporating this into the already extensive array of video output choices on the HVR-S270P. Connect the camera to any HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!
High Definition LCD
When shooting HD footage, standard LCD screens can be very deceiving: what looked perfect amidst a full-day video shoot can sometimes prove very soft or out of focus while in post-production. The HVR-S270P comes equipped with 1-megapixel LCD screen, eliminating this oft-pesky phenomenon. Record with confidence, knowing that what you see is what you get. The LCD is well-placed on the top of the viewfinder for simple operation.
In the Box
Sony HVR-S270P 1080i HDV PAL Camcorder
  • 12x Zoom Lens
  • Lithium battery (CR2025)
  • Lens Hood w/Cover
  • HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit
  • Large Eye-Cup
  • Shoe Kit
  • ECM-XM1 Monaural Electret Condenser Microphone
  • Shoulder Belt
  • Operating Instructions (CD-ROM)
  • Printed Operating Instructions
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    Specifications
    Signal System HDV: 1080/50i/25p
    DVCAM/DV: 576/50i (PAL)
    Image Device 1/3" 3CMOS Exmor Sensor system
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Zoom Lens, 12x (Optical)
    f = 4.4-52.8mm
    f = 32-384mm at 16:9 mode
    f = 39.5-47.4mm (4:3 mode)
    Filter diameter: 72mm
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Picture Elements 1.12MP (1.04MP effective)
    Sensitivity 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance: Close to F8 @60i
    Minimum Illumination 1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/25 Shutter)
    Vertical Smear None (CMOS sensor)
    Built-in Filters Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    LCD Monitor 3.2", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1 MegaPixel Xtrafine LCD
    Viewfinder 0.45", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 852 x 480 Resolution
    Scan Matching Yes
    Memory Card Slot MemoryStick Duo Media
    Shutter Speed Range Auto: 1/50-1/1750

    Manual
    50i/25p: 1/3-1/10000
    Gain Selection -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
    VTR
    Tape Format DVCAM Small Cassette
    HDV Record and Play
    DVCAM Record and Play
    DV Record and Play
    Tape Speed HDV: 18.8 mm/s
    DVCAM: 28.2 mm/s
    DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Recording Time HDV: 276 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
    DVCAM: 184 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
    DV: 276 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
    Audio
    Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Signal Format HDV
    MPEG1 Audio Layer II
    DVCAM/DV
    16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
    12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
    Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General
    Input and Output Connectors Composite Video: BNC (x1 Output)
    Component Video: BNCx3 (x1 Output)
    HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
    Unbalanced Audio (x1 Output)
    HDMI (x1 Output)
    FireWire/i.LINK: 6-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
    LANC: Stereo 2.5mm jack
    XLR Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female, 4-Channel
    Headphone: Stereo Mini-Jack
    Power Requirements Battery Pack: 12 VDC
    AC Adapter: 14.4 VDC
    Power Consumption HDV: 12.2W
    DVCAM/DV: 11.7W
    Operating Temperature 32-104°F (0-40°C)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) Not Specified By Manufacturer
    Weight 13.9 lbs (6.3kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 23.5 x 15.0 x 13.5"

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