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PMW-500

Three 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCD sensors XDCAM HD422 camcorder recording full HD (plus SD option)

Technical Specifications

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General

Mass Approx. 3.4 kg (without lens)
Approx. 7 lb 7 oz (without lens)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1 124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (11 V to 17 V)
Power Consumption Approx. 33 W (with viewfinder, lens and microphone while recording)
Approx. 29 W (body while recording)
Operating Temperature -5°C to +40°C
23°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 170 min with BP-GL95 battery
Recording Format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP:
- HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
- HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP@HL
- SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
- SD mode (with CBK-MD01): IMX, DVCAM
Recording Format (Audio) UDF
HD 422 50 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD IMX mode (with CBK-MD01): LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode (with CBK-MD01): LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
FAT
HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode (with CBK-MD01): LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) UDF Mode
HD 422 50/ SD IMX Mode:  *2 
Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
HD 420 HQ Mode:
Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SD DVCAM Mode: (option)
Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD)  FAT Mode *2 
HD HQ Mode:
Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
HD SP Mode:
Approx. 280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SD DVCAM Mode: (option)
Approx. 260 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 130 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording Frame Rate UDF
HD 422 50 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50 MBps/ CBR
- 1920 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD 420 HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 MBps/ VBR
- 1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p,
- 1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
SD IMX Mode (with CBK-MD01)
- 720 x 486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
- 720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording Frame Rate FAT
HD HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
- 1920 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
- 1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps/ VBR
- 1280 x 720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mbps/ CBR
- 1440 x 1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
SD DVCAM Mode (with CBK-MD01 option)
- 720 x 486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
- 720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF

Lens

Lens Mount Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount

Input/Output

Genlock Input BNC (x1)
Timecode Input BNC (x1)
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable
Mic Input XLR-type 5-pin
SDI Output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
Video Output BNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite
Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin
Timecode Output BNC (x1)
Earphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input XLR-type 4-pin
DC Output 4-pin
Lens 12-pin
Remote 8-pin
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i )/DVCAM stream input/output  *3 , S400
USB USB device B Type (x1), host A Type (x1)

Camera Section

Imager 3-chip 2/3-type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical System F1.4 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS *4 *5 
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS)) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64-frame accumulation
Slow; Quick Motion Function 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
(from 1 fps to 50 fps in the case of PAL area setting in the UDF mode)
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
(from 1 fps to 25 fps in the case of PAL area setting in the UDF mode)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum Illumination 0.016 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
S/N Ratio 59 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Supplied interfaces (20-pin IF for HDVF, 26-pin IF for CBK-VF01)

Other Equipment

Built-in LCD Monitor 3.5-inch *6  type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type

Supplied Accessories

Supplied Accessories Shoulder strap (1)
Cold shoe kit (1)
Lens mount cap (1)
Flange back adjustment chart (1)
CD-ROM:
Utility software (1)
Operating instructions in PDF (1)
Operation manuals:
English version (1)
Japanese version (1)

Notes

Note *1 The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2 Recording/ Playback time may vary the according to the encoding or memory.
*3 HDV/ DV stream input/ output are available only in FAT mode. DVCAM stream input is only for monitoring use on viewfinder.
*4 Slow shutter setting frames vary according to the system frequency.
*5 ECS: Extended Clear Scan
*6 Viewable area measured diagonally.

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