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Sony DSRPD170P

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Model Description:
The DSR-PD170P is the PAL equivalent of the DSR-PD170 NTSC 3CCD DVCAM compact camcorder.

Model Details

The DSR-PD170P is the PAL equivalent of the DSR-PD170 NTSC 3CCD DVCAM compact camcorder.The new DSR-PD170P DVCAM compact camcorder provides high quality acquisition in the DVCAM component digital format, as well as in DV, allowing up to 40 minutes recor


  • Minimum illumination Improved from 2 to 1 lx (Advanced HAD CCD's)
  • Audio S/N ratio in manual mode Improved by 6db
  • Wide conversion lens included as standard
  • New lens hood Wide conversion lens can be attached or removed without removing the hood. Additional lens hood is provided with built-in lens cap. Open/Close modes can be operated by a side lever.
  • On-handle Zoomlever and Rec Start/Stop button Easy for low angle shooting
  • Larger handle and viewfinder Improved grip and monitoring
  • Hybrid LCD panel Enhanced viewing in direct sunlight
  • Increased adjustment steps on Iris control Steps quantity doubled from 12 to 24 steps for smoother Iris control
  • Simultaneous operation of both LCD panel and viewfinder Enables the use of the LCD panel for camera angle checking and viewfinder for focusing at the same time
  • i.LINK cable strap Aids in preventing incidental cable disconnection to the DSR-DU1 disk recording unit

  • Image Device - prism mounted 3-chip 1/3 inch, Interline-Transfer (IT). 450,000 pixel CCD's
  • Lens - 12X variable speed zoom. F6.0 to 72.0mm, F1.6 at 2.4mm. Filter diameter 58mm
  • Picture elements - 400,000 pixels effective. 450,000 pixels total
  • 2 built-in filters - ND1: 1/4 and ND2: 1/32
  • Video Signal System - PAL color system
  • Scanning system - 2:1 interlaced, 625 lines, 50 fields/sec. for video. 480p for still images
  • Horizontal frequency - 15.625 kHz
  • Vertical frequency - 50Hz
  • Sync System - Internal
  • Shutter speed - 1/4 to 1/10000 sec
  • Connectors - S-Video, A/V, Audio In, i.LINK, LANC, Headphone stereo mini
  • Minimum illumination - 1 lux
  • Exposure - auto, manual
  • Viewfinder - 180,000 dot B and W
  • Audio - rec. 48KHz/16 bit, 32KHz 12 bit
  • Provided microphone - Directional electret
  • Speaker - Built-in dynamic
  • LCD panel - Hybrid 2.5" type 211,200 dots
  • Format - DV/DVCAM recording, DVCAM/DV playback
  • Memory card slot - MemoryStick®
  • Recording time - Max. 40 minutes with DVCAM or 60 minutes in DV
  • Weight - 1.5Kg approx.
  • Dimensions - 125X180X405mm
  • Power consumption - 4.7 watts REC with viewfinder ON only
  • Operating temperature - 0 deg C to +40 deg C

Additional Detailed Information:
Product Highlights
  • High quality digital component video and audio recording using DV format
  • Advanced HAD 380K pixels 1/3" CCDs
  • SuperSteadyShot and Autofocus
  • 12X optical zoom, 48X digital zoom
  • 530 TV lines of horizontal resolution
  • 1 lux minimum illumination
  • Auto or manual exposure
  • Start/Stop button and zoom control on the handle
  • Built-in speaker
  • 480p VGA quality 640x480 progressive scan still image capturing
  • Tape photo mode- enables still images to be recorded on the tape
  • Memory still mode-up to 988 images can be recorded on the optional 64 MB flash memory
  • Directional shotgun (mono) microphone
  • Two independent XLR audio inputs with independent audio levels, gain and phantom power
  • 16:9/4:3 aspect ratio switchable. 4:3 aspect ratio native
  • 16 bit/12 bit PCM audio for two or four channel audio modes
  • Audio dubbing capable
  • i.LINK® (IEEE 1394 based) input and output built in interface
  • Analog input using the S-Video connector
  • Professional 500 lines horizontal resolution B&W viewfinder
  • Hybrid Color 2.5" (viewable area, measured diagonally) swing out reversible 211,200 dot LCD panel display
  • Internal digital video effects electronic titling capability
  • Chroma-key capability for title, image or logo insertion from the memory stick
  • Variable high-speed shutter
  • Slow shutter mode
  • Digital program editing using i.LINK. Up to 20 programs can be preset for auto edit
  • Custom AE (auto exposure) mode
  • Time code with preset and user bits capability
  • 70% and 100% Zebra indicator
  • Spotlight and backlight exposure functions
  • Guide frame for image alignment
  • Time/Date stamp with seconds readout on video
  • Manual settings and functions: shutter speeds, Independent Audio recording levels, White balance, AE shift, Iris, Zoom, Focus
  • Wireless remote, battery, ac adapter/on camera charger and shoulder strap included

  • ACV700A - Ac Adaptor / Charger
  • Supplied: VCLHG0758 - Wide-Lens 58mm
  • ECM670 - Short Shotgun Microphone
  • LCPD150BP - Soft Carry Case + RainCover For DSRPD150 & DSRPD170
  • MSA128A - 128MB Memory Stick® Digital Media
  • MSA32A - 32 MB - Memory Stick Storage Media
  • MSA64A - 64mb Memory Stick®
  • NPF960 - Infolithium L Series Battery
  • UWPC1/6264 - Lav Mic, Bodypack TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 62 to 65)
  • UWPC1/6668 - Lav Mic, Bodypack TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 66 to 69)
  • UWPC2/6264 - Handheld Mic TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 62 to 65)
  • UWPC2/6668 - Handheld Mic TX and Portable RX Wireless System (Channels 66 to 69)

Additional Information

dsrpd170 brochure.pdf
dsrpd170 v-2194.pdf

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