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PMW-500 - XD Cam Camcorder
PMW-500
The PMW-500 is Sony Professional’s first XDCAM HD422 Camcorder with solid state recording.
It supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXF record and playback based on the MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology.
It can also be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongside XDCAM EX models such as the PMW-350.
This camera has 2/3-inch type three Power HAD FX CCD sensors deliver the same outstanding picture quality and low-light performance as the acclaimed PDW-700, however it records onto Solid State SxS media rather than optical Professional Disc.
The ergonomic chassis is a development of the PDW-700/F800 whilst offering more facilities, the advantage of solid state recording whilst reducing power consumption.

Recording times and codec details are as follows:

UDF Mode
HD 422 50/ SD IMX Mode:
MPEG2 422P@HL, 50Mbps CBR,1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720
Approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 60 min with 32 GB memory card
Approx. 30 min with 16 GB memory card

HD 420 HQ Mode:
MPEG2 MP@HL, 35Mbps VBR, 1440 X 1080 or 1280 x 720
Approx. 180 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 90 min with 32 GB memory card
Approx. 45 min with 16 GB memory card

FAT32 Mode
HD HQ Mode: (1920 or 1440)
MPEG2 MP@HL, 35Mbps VBR, 1920 x 1080 or 1440 x 1080
Approx. 200 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 100 min with 32 GB memory card
Approx. 50 min with 16 GB memory card

HD SP Mode:
MPEG2 MP@HP, 25 Mbps/CRB, 1440 x 1080
Approx. 280 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 140 min with 32 GB memory card
Approx. 70 min with 16 GB memory card

Daily Rate
£225
Main Recording Format
XDCAM
Available Standards
PAL & NTSC
4/3/16:9 Switchable
Yes
Net Weight
3.4 kg
Net Size (mm)
124 x 269 x 332 (w x h x d)
Power Consumption
33 watts
Image Device
CCD
Resolution
1000 lines
Sensitivity
F11 or F12 & 2000 Lux
Supplied with
Camera Bag
Strap
Tripod Plate (VCT-U14)
HD Lens
More information
Sony website
Manual
Operations Manual