Sony DSR-450WSL 2/3" 3-CCD Professional DVCAM Camcorder

Sony DSR-450WSL 2/3" 3-CCD Professional DVCAM Camcorder, 16:9/4:3 Aspect, 24/30 Frame Record Options, with LCD Monitor, Tripod Plate and Viewfinder

Sony DSR-450WSL 2/3" 3-CCD Professional DVCAM Camcorder, 16:9/4:3 Aspect, 24/30 Frame Record Options, with LCD Monitor, Tripod Plate and Viewfinder


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Sony DSR-450WSL Overview

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The Sony DSR-450WSL is probably the ultimate DVCAM camcorder. In addition to its widescreen shooting capability it also can be switched from conventional NTSC 30 frame recording to the 24 frame "digital cinema" recording format. The unit has a built-in 2.5" LCD monitor, a Memory Stick slot for scene file storage, an 8-pin remote control port for using camera control boxes like the RM-B150 and the crucial battery-remaining display function. Optional boards exist for SDI output and Composite Video input.

Viewfinder and LCD Monitor
The DSR-450WSL has both an LCD screen and a conventional 1.5" black and white ENG style viewfinder. The viewfinder has a small light just to illuminate the focus and iris ring on the lens. (This feature can be switched off.) The tally light viewable in the viewfinder is also switchable from high to low and to off. The 2.5" LCD panel allows the operator to view the scene in color.
Memory Scene Files
The DSR-450WSL has a slot for accepting Memory Stick data storage medium. The settings of the camcorder including the menu system can be stored and shared with other camcorders thus matching picture looks and functions. The data can also be transmitted via network or even E-mail. Service and software updates can be facilitated in this manner as well.
Full DSP Functions
The DSR-450WSL has an advanced 30-bit DSP for the most stable and precise images possible. The digital signal processor allows the user to customize picture looks for specific shooting requirements. The TruEye feature keeps contrast levels looking natural even in extreme lighting conditions. Skin Tone Detail can check color and contrast in three parameters for special shooting requirements. The Black Stretch/Compress feature lets the user dial in special high or low contrast looks.
Interval Record Feature
The DSR-450WSL finally integrates a intervalometer for time lapse photography. The interval record feature allows you to compress long time periods into short video clips. Anyone who has ever seen a flower sprout, grow and bloom in a minute or the entire construction of a house in a very truncated period knows the beauty of the intervalometer.
In the Box
Sony DSR-450WSL 2/3" 3-CCD Professional DVCAM Camcorder, 16:9/4:3 Aspect, 24/30 Frame Record Options, with LCD Monitor, Tripod Plate and Viewfinder
  • DXF-801 1.5" Black and White Viewfinder
  • Short Shotgun Microphone with Windscreen
  • VCT-U14 Tripod Adaptor
  • Lens Mount Cap
  • 1 Year Parts Warranty (Camera)
    2 Years Parts Warranty on CCD Prism Assembly
    90 Days Parts Warranty on VTR Drum Assembly
    1 Year Labor Warranty
  • 1 Year Parts Warranty (Accessories)
    90 Days Labor Warranty (Accessories)
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    Sony DSR-450WSL Specs

    Signal System NTSC
    Image Device 3-CCD, 2/3", Power HAD EX Interline Transfer Type
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 65 dB
    Horizontal Resolution 850 Lines in 4:3 Mode
    800 Lines in 16:9 Mode
    Sensitivity f/11 @ 2000 Lux with 3200K
    Minimum Illumination 0.5 Lux with f/1.4 plus Gain Up
    Vertical Smear -140 dB
    Built-in Filters Clear
    1/4 N.D. (1.5 Stops)
    1/16 N.D. (4 Stops)
    1/64 N.D. (6 Stops)
    Tungsten/Daylight Filter Switch
    LCD Monitor 2.5" TFT Color
    Speaker Yes
    Viewfinder DXF-801 1.5" Black and White
    Microphone Yes
    Scan Matching Yes
    Memory Card Slot Yes
    Shutter Speed Range 1/100 to 1/2000 seconds
    Gain Selection -3 dB, 0 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, 9 dB,
    12 dB, 18 dB, 24 dB, 30 dB, 36 dB
    Tape Format DVCAM, DV
    Tape Speed DVCAM: 28.193 mm/s
    DV: 18.8 mm/s
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio >63 dB
    Maximum Recording Time DVCAM: 3 hours
    DV: 4.5 hours
    Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Signal Format 16 bit / 48kHz (2 channel)
    12 bit / 32kHz (4 channel)
    Audio Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz (48kHz mode)
    20Hz to 14.5kHz (32 kHz mode)
    Signal to Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Input and Output Connectors SDI Video- Optional with CBKSD01  provides BNC (x 1 output)
    Firewire- 6-Pin (x 1 input and output both)
    Composite Video Output- BNC (x 2 output)
    Composite Video Input- Optional with CBKSC01 provides BNC (x 1 input)
    Time Code- BNC (x 1 input, 1 output)
    Genlock- BNC (x 1 input)
    Sync- BNC (x 1 output)
    Mic Audio- XLR (x 2 input)
    Line Audio- RCA (x 2 output)
    Headphone- Mini Stereo (x 1)
    DC Power-2-Pin PowerTap (x 1 output)
    DC Power- 7-Pin (x 1 output for wireless audio receiver)
    DC Power- 4-Pin XLR (x 1 input)
    Power Requirements 12 VDC
    Power Consumption 17W
    Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F
    0° to 40° C
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.75 x 10.675 x 13.0" (14.6 x 26.8 x 32.8cm)
    Weight 8.8 lbs (4.0 kg)

    Sony DSR-450WSL Reviews

    DSR-450WSL 2/3" 3-CCD Professional DVCAM Camcorder is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pro quality at a great price. I am a professional videographer. I purchased a DSR-450WSL about 2 years ago. I found the results were FAR superior to any other SD DVCAM I've used. I liked it so much, I purchased a second DSR-450WSL about six months ago and am seriously considering buying a third one in the near future. I travel a lot shooting Disney Parades and the only draw back is its size and weight, but worth the extra effort.
    Date published: 2008-10-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excelence in video quality Living in Brasil,as a 25 years experienced corporative videos and cable tv programs, i've boght 450 in 2007. It's easy to compare with 4 units of DSR 390 cam that we have in company. Its amazing result give results day by day. We intend buy more two units next year. Thanks,
    Date published: 2008-12-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from that is prerfect to me This is Great to me, I'm a Freelancer Videographer
    Date published: 2008-04-14
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