Sony PD-170Sony PD-170

The new DSR-PD170 DVCAM compact camcorder provides high quality acquisition in the DVCAM component digital format, as well as in DV, allowing up to 40 minutes recording on one tape Mini DVCAM tape, or 60 minutes on the same tape in the DV mode. This compact camcorder features three Advanced HAD 1/3 inch CCDs that allow two scanning modes: 480 progressive (for still) and interlaced (for video). These Advanced HAD CCDs also provide high quality acquisition with increased resolution and sensitivity at reduced noise and vertical smear. The new enhancements to the CCDs have enabled the minimum illumination to be improved to an incredible 1 lux. The DSR-PD170 also features a built-in slot for MemoryStick. Up to 988 JPEG pictures can be stored on one 64 MB MemoryStick. In addition, the stored images can be mixed or keyed to the live image allowing logo insertion and/or mix effects. The built-in high MTF quality 12X electronic zoom lens features Auto focus and SuperSteadyShot with manual Zoom, Focus and Iris control capability. Other enhancements from the DSR-PD150 include a larger high-resolution B&W viewfinder and a newly developed color swing out Hybrid LCD with greater brightness to increase monitoring capability in bright light conditions. The DSR-PD170 now has a larger handle with start/stop functions as well as zoom control on the handle for easy access and enhanced shooting capabilities.

  • 3CCD Camera System, Low Light Shooting
  • Optical 12x Zoom Lens
  • Optical Super Steady/Shot System
  • Precision Black & White Viewfinder
  • 16:9 Widescreen Acquisition Mode
  • DVCAM/DV Selectable Recording
  • 2 Ch. XLR Audio Input and Supplied Directional Microphone
  • 16-bit/12-bit PCM Digital Sound and Audio Dub Capability

Manual Functions:

  • Zoom
  • Focus
  • Iris
  • Shutter Speed
  • Gain
  • AE Shift
  • White Balance
  • Custom Preset
  • ND Filters
  • Audio Recording Level
  • Zebra Patterns
  • Guide Frame

Technical Specifications:

  • Lens--12:1 Variable Speed zoom lens
  • Image Sensor--Three 1/3 inch type CCDs. each with 380,000 pixels
  • Shutter Speed (NTSC)--1/4, 1/8, 1/15, 1/30, 1/60, 1/90, 1/100, 1/125, 1/180, 1/250, 1/350, 1/725, 1/1000, 1/1500, 1/2000, 1/3000, 1/4000, 1/6000, 1/10000
  • Audio--4/8 kHz/16 bit, 32 kHz/12 bit
  • Connectors--Video IN/OUT, Audio IN/OUT, S-Video IN/OUT, Audio IN, i.Link, LANC, Headphone, External DC IN
  • Tape Format--DVCAM, MiniDV
  • Maximum Recording Time--40 min. (DVCAM) 60 min (DV SP)
  • Weight--3 lb. 6 oz.

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