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  • Sony PDW-850

Sony PDW-850

  • Brand: Sony
  • Product Code: PDW-850
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Specifications
General
Mass Approx. 4.3 kg (9 lb 8 oz) (body)
Approx. 6.0 kg (13 lb 4 oz) (w/ VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery)
Power Requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Operating Temperature -5 to +40 °C (+23 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Video Recording Format MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL) (CBR: 50 Mb/s)
MPEG HD (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
MPEG IMX (MPEG-2 422P@ML) (50 Mb/s)
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) - playback only
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Proxy Video MPEG-4
Audio Recording MPEG HD422: 4 ch/24 bits/48 kHz
MPEG HD: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
MPEG IMX: (4ch, 16-bit or 24-bit, 48 kHz)
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
Audio Proxy A-law (2 ch/4 ch, 8 bit, 8 kHz)
Recording Media 23GB Optical Disc model PFD23A
50GB Optical Disc model PFD50DLA
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model MPEG HD422 mode:
1920 x 1080/59.94i/29.97P/23.98P
1280 x 720/59.94P
MPEG HD mode:
1920 x 1080/59.94i/29.97P/23.98P
1280 x 720/59.94P
MPEG IMX: 59.94i
DVCAM: 59.94i
Recording Frame Rate PAL model MPEG HD422:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P
MPEG HD:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P
MPEG IMX: 50i
DVCAM: 50i
Recording/Playback time MPEG HD422:
50 Mb/s: Approx. 95 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 43 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG HD:
35 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: More than 145 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 65 min. (PFD23A)
35 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): More than 150 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 68 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 4-ch audio: Approx. 190 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
25 Mb/s, 2-ch audio (playback only): Approx. 200 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 90 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 4-ch audio (playback only): More than 248 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 112 min. (PFD23A)
18 Mb/s, 2-ch audio: More than 265 min. (PFD50DLA), More than 122 min. (PFD23A)
MPEG IMX:
50 Mb/s: Approx. 100 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 45 min. (PFD23A)
40 Mb/s: Approx. 120 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 55 min. (PFD23A)
30 Mb/s: Approx. 150 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 68 min. (PFD23A)
DVCAM:
25 Mb/s: Approx. 185 min. (PFD50DLA), Approx. 85 min. (PFD23A)
Inputs/Outputs
Genlock In BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ?
TC IN BNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 k?
SDI IN BNC x 1
(HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Audio In CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
AES/EBU Input CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, AES/EBU selectable
MIC In XLR 5-pin (female, stereo) x 1
Test Out BNC x 1
(switchable)
HD Y/SD composite
SD composite (character On/Off)
SDI Out BNC x 2
1 (HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
2 (HD/SD switchable, character On/Off)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Audio Out CH-1/CH-2: XLR 5-pin (male, stereo) x 1
TC Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ?
Earphone Mini-jack x 2 (front: monaural, rear: stereo/monaural)
Monitor Speaker YES
DC In XLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC Out 4-pin (Female) (for wireless microphone receiver), 11 to 17 V DC, MAX. 500 mA
Lens Conector 12-pin
Remote 8-pin
Light 2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
i.Link N/A
Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 x 1, 100Base-Tx: IEEE802.3u, 10Base-T: IEEE802.3
USB x 1 (for version-up)
Audio Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Dynamic Range More than 93 dB
Distortion Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Crosstalk Less than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Wow & Flutter Below measurable limit
Headroom 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)
Camera Section
Pickup Device 3-chip 2/3-inch type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Effective Picture Elements 1920(H) x 1080(V)
Optical System F1.4 prism
Built-In Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
A: CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K
Shutter Speed (Time) 59.94i: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500 ,1/1000, 1/2000
50i: 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
25p: 1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000
Slow Shutter 1- to 8- and 16-frame accumulation
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 @ 59.94i, F12 @ 50i (typical)
Minimum Illumination Approx. 0.016 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
Gain Selection -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
Smear Level -135 dB (Y-typical)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Registration Less than 0.02%
Modulation Depth 45% or more at 27.5MHz (typical)
Monitoring
Viewfinder Option
Lens
Lens Mount 2/3-inch type bayonet mount
Built-In Microphone
Capsule Type NA

 

PXW-X70 PXW-X180 PXW-X200 PMW-300K PMW-400K PXW-X500 PDW-850
· Single 1.0" type Exmor-R CMOS sensor
· Zeiss with 12x Vario-Sonnar T* lens
· 24x Clear Image Zoom, and 48x Digital Zoom
· Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile version 1.4 or later
· Proxy Live Streaming & File Transfer (with future upgrade)
· XAVC HD422 10bit recording
· Dual media slots for simultaneous/relay recording, and independent record control
· Slow & Quick Motion
· Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
· OLED Color Viewfinder
· 3G HD-SDI output and HDMI standard size connector have Timecode and REC trigger
· (3) 1/3" type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Sony G-Lens with 25x-Zoom (Optical)
· Variable dual ND filter control mechanism
· XAVC HD Intra and XAVC HD Long GOP recordings up to 50-Mbps. 4:2:2
· Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM
· Proxy Live Streaming & File Transfer (with future upgrade)
· Proxy file recording on SDHC card
· Dual SxS media slot for simultaneous recording, relay recording, and independent recording control.
· Multi Interface Hot-Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
· OLED Color viewfinder · 3G HD-SDI and HDMI supports up to 60p full HD uncompressed signal · Remote control capable
· (3) 1/2" type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Fujinon 17x Zoom (Optical)
· Ultra high-quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings up to 50-Mbps. 4:2:2
· Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM
· Wireless network features to send file, remotely control, and streaming (with future upgrade)
· Proxy file recording on SDHC card
· Dual SxS media slot for simultaneous recording, relay recording.
· Multi Interface Hot-Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
· 3G HD-SDI and HDMI supports up to 60p full HD uncompressed signal
· 8-pin Lens Remote control (Recording Start/Stop, Zoom)
· (3) 1/2” type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Interchangeable lens system with 14x Fujinon HD lens package.
· 50 Mbps Ultra high-quality XAVC Intra & MPEG HD422 recording
· SD Recording and Playback (DVCAM)
· Semi-shoulder handheld camcorder
· Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots
· Slow & Quick motion (1fps to 60fps)
· Focus Magnification for focus assistance
· Slow Shutter Function · Shutter Angle Settings
· Picture Cache Recording
· Two lines of HD/SD-SDI connectors
· Multi-camera operation with 8-pin remote control.
· USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader
· (3) 2/3" type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
· Manual and Auto Focus
· AF (Auto Focus) Assist Function · MF (Manual Focus) Assist Function
· Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
· Multi Format XAVC HD /MPEG2 HD422@50Mbps, HD420@35Mbps/25Mbps +SD Formats
· Slow & Quick Motion Function
· Interval Recording Function
· Frame Recording Function
· Picture Cache Recording
· Slow Shutter Function· Turbo Gain
· Two lines of HD/SD-SDI
· HDMI
· Camera Remote Control
· Wi-Fi Adapter connection with an optional CBK-WA100
· (3) 2/3" type Full HD CCD sensors
· SxS Solid State Recording
· Camera body-only* (configurable accessories)
· Multi Format XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG SStP 422 Lite (HDCAM SR), MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420 & SD DVCAM
· Picture cache recording
· Variable ND filter control
· Digital extender
· Slow & Quick Motion options: Up to 30 fps for MPEG HD 422 (as standard) and up to 120 fps for XAVC (as an option)
· Built-in GPS module
· <Optional> Avid DnX HD Codec
· <Optional> Apple ProRes HD Codec
· HDMI
· Wi-Fi Adapter connection with an optional CBK-WA100
· (3) 2/3" type Full HD CCD sensors
· Optical Disc Based Recording
· Camera body-only* (configurable accessories)
· Support for MPEG 422/420 format and SD formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX) are supported as standard · Slow & Quick motion
· 1,2,3 and 4x Digital Extender
· High-quality four-channel audio recording
· Dual HD/SD-SDI outputs and composite/HD-Y output
· Pool-feed input HD/SD-SDI and composite
· Ethernet interface
· HD422 50Mbps
· DL & SL Disc Recording
· 1080i / 720P support for HD 422 and 420
· 50 pin system camera interface
· Built-in GPS module

 




Comparison Chart   
        PXW-X400      PXW-Z450      PDW-850
 Imager  3-chip 2/3-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS  1-chip 2/3-type "Exmor R" 4K CMOS  3-chip 2/3-type Full HD Power HAD FX CCD
 Resolution  HD (1920 x 1080)   QFHD (3840 x 2160)  HD (1920 x 1080) 
 Shutter  Rolling Shutter with Flash Band Reducer  Rolling Shutter with Flash Band Reducer  Global Shutter
 Sensitivity  F12 (typical, HD/59i)
 F13 (typical, HD/50i)
 F10 (typical, HD/59i, 4K/59p)
 F11 (typical, HD/50i, 4K/50p)
 F11 (typical, HD/59i)
 F12 (typical, HD/50i)
 S/N *1  62dB  61dB  62dB
 Resolution  1,000 TV lines  2,000 TV lines (QFHD)
 1,000 TV lines (HD)
 1,000 TV lines
 Digital Extender  x2, x3, x4  N/A  x2, x3, x4
 Recording Media *2  SxS, XQD, SDXC   SxS, XQD, SDXC   XDCAM Optical Disc
 59.94p recording  Yes  Yes N/A
 SDI Output  x2 up to HD/60p  x4 up to HD/60p
 QFHD/30p *3 
 x2 up to HD/60p
 HDMI Output  Yes  Yes *4   N/A
 SDI Input  Yes (1.5G)  Yes (1.5G)  Yes (1.5G)
 Wireless Module  Yes   Yes   Option (CBK-WA100)
 Fiber/Triax Adapter  CA-FB70, CA-TX70  CA-FB70, CA-TX70 *5   CA-FB70, CA-TX70
 Weight (Body only)  3.6 kg / 7 lb. 15 oz.   3.6 kg / 7 lb. 15 oz.  4.2 kg/9 lb. 4.1 oz.
 Power Consumption *6  22W  24W  37W

 

*1) Noise Suppression On

*2) SxS Pro+, SxS Pro and SxS-1 are available, QDA-EX1 adapter required for XQD. MEAD-SD02 adapter required for SDXC.

*3) QFHD/60p output will be prepared as option. In HD mode, SDI 3-4 is the same output as SDI 1-2.

*4) 4K output is not supported.

*5) HD transmission only. 4K Transmission and Return Video are not available. When SDI is set to 4K SDI Output, the CA adapter

will not operate.

*6) When recording (body only) with the LCD monitor on.

 
Professional XDCAM® HD422 Camcorder  

 


Available Package

PDW-850PAC: PDW-850 with PDW-U2




The PDW-850 is an XDCAM disc camera system with stunning image making capability, tremendous recording flexibility and versatile operational flexibility. The PDW-850 is the successor model and inherits virtually all of the features of the PDW-700 and PDW-F800 camcorders.

• Three 2/3-inch type CCDs
• Support for MPEG 422/420 format and SD formats (DVCAM, MPEG IMX) are supported as standard
• Slow & Quick motion
• 1,2,3 and 4x Digital Extender
• High-quality four-channel audio recording
• Compact and lightweight at 9 lb 4 oz
• Dual HD/SD-SDI outputs and composite/HD-Y output
• Pool-feed input HD/SD-SDI and composite
• Ethernet interface
• HD422 50Mbps
• DL & SL Disc Recording
• 1080i / 720P support for HD 422 and 420
• 50 pin system camera interface
• Focus Assist
• A GPS module is supplied with the camcorder

New CCD Imager
The PDW-850 features 3 new 2/3" PowerHAD FX IT CCDs. This new generation imager offers outstanding picture quality with low noise, while keeping high sensitivity and wide dynamic range. The signal to noise ratio has been improved to 62dB, while maintaining a high sensitivity of F11@60i.

ALAC (Auto Lens Aberration Compensation)
In addition to the ALAC function on XDCAM and PMW camcorders, the PDW-850 offers the addition of ALAC in the vertical direction to help correct for lateral chromatic aberration. 

Universal recording
The PMW-850 is capable of 50Hz or 60Hz production, enabling users to create content for worldwide clients. 

Digital Extender
Digital Extender is a standard feature of the PMW-850. It is capable of up to 4x magnification picture output.

HD/SD SDI and Composite “Pool Feed” Input
The HD-SDI input, SD-SDI input and Composite input are now a standard feature of the PDW-850. For Composite video input, the PDW-850 utilizes the "Gen-Lock In" connector. 

GPS
The GPS module is mounted in the handle of the PDW-850. GPS data is presented on the side LCD panel and recorder as Metadata (HD mode only).The GPS data can be shown during playback.

Studio Camera Solution with CA/CCU
The PXW-850 can be used as a studio camera. A standard 50-pin interface allows connectivity with the CA-FB70 optical fiber or CA-TX70 digital triax camera adaptor and related CCU’s to create a power studio camera system.

USB Connector
The USB connector can be used in combination with the CBK-WA100 Wireless Adapter, XDCAM Proxy file recording and proxy copy from the recording. The following USB memory devices which have been confirmed in operational test USM128GQX/64GQX/32GQX/16GQX/8GQX USM64GT/32GT/16GT/8GT USM64GU/32GU/16GU/8GU/4GU Firmware version-up can be done via USB. 

On Board LCD Panel
The body side color LCD panel has been upgraded with a higher resolution, “transmissive” type panel with 960(H) x 540(V) (RGB) effective pixels. For comparison, the PDW-700/F800's LCD panel is 1,120(H) x 224(V). This panel allows more precise viewing of video, thumbnails and menu characters.

Standard Accessories
Operation manual (x 1)  
Lens mount cap (x 1)  
Shoulder belt (x 1)  
Microphone cable (for converting 3-pin to 5-pin) (x 1)