DSR-PD177 (DSRPD177) Three 1/3-inch Exmor ClearVid CMOS sensors 16:9/4:3 DVCAM camcorder
Class Leading Standard Definition Handheld Camcorder
The weight distribution and control layout of this chassis has set new ergonomic standards for handheld operation, while operational flexibility is further enhanced by support for the HVR-MRC1K Compact Flash Solid State recorder. In every respect, the DSR-PD177 is a natural successor to the legendary DSR-PD170P Camcorder for customers who need the highest performance and latest technology but don't currently have a requirement for High Definition.
DVCAM is the global standard for professional Standard Definition acquisition introduced by Sony as a higher performance, more reliable version of consumer DV while retaining full compatibility. Its advantages are further extended by a comprehensive product range, including Master Series VTRs tailored to broadcast requirements. Typical DVCAM applications range from wedding videography to corporate video and broadcast television. It is the ultimate ubiquitous digital broadcast and professional tape format.
Class-leading picture quality
Ideal Design for Handheld Operation
Sony's Exclusive High-performance G Lens
Express yourself more fully with the utmost precision of Sony's G Lens.
Major 'G' Lens Features on the DSR-PD177
Two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements reduce the chromatic aberrations caused by differences in light refraction to minimise colour fringing. The advanced 10-group, 15-element lens structure also includes three compound aspheric lenses for images that are crisp and clear, even when shooting at a high zooming ratio.
Advanced optical lens technology enables Sony's Exmor Sensor system realise sharper images with higher resolution and less noise, even when shooting in very low light.
The six-blade iris diaphragm is almost circular, which allows operators to incorporate creative background blur into their shots for beautiful visual effects.
Natural-touch Lens Operation
Three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters - 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 - help to vary the depth of field with iris control.
Cutting-edge Imaging System With Exmor Technology
Exmor technology helps eliminate the influence of external noise, which can often enter the signal chain during transfer to the A/D converter. As a result, you get high-quality digital signals with extremely low noise.
By adopting this groundbreaking technology, the Exmor Sensor system enables the DSR-PD177 to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux (At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain).
Progressive Scan Mode
Progressive scan mode is suitable for feature films, documentaries and music videos, where the content is required to have the filmic look.
Smooth Slow Rec
This quad-speed image capture is the fastest speed available on any compact handheld camcorder.
Smooth Slow Rec is ideal for sports or nature photography, where the action can be viewed more easily in slow motion, and opens up many creative possibilities.
Shot Transition Function
Transition types can be selected from a choice of LINEAR, SOFT STOP and SOFT TRANS, and transition time can be set from 3 to 90 seconds.
DVCAM/DV Selectable Recording
If you require a longer recording time, the DSR-PD177 is also capable of recording and playing back DV format signals (SP mode only).
The assignable functions are AE Shift, Back Light, Colour Bars, Digital Extender, End Search, Expanded Focus, Fader, Focus Macro, Hyper Gain, Index Mark, Marker, Peaking, Photo, Picture Profile, Push Auto Iris, REC Review, Ring Rotate Direction, Shot Transition, Smooth Slow REC, Spot Light, Steady Shot, TC Reset and Zebra.
XtraFine LCD Panel
The EVF has a choice of colour or black-and-white display modes. It also displays virtually 100% of the picture area at a colour temperature of approximately 6500K.
* When the camcorder is panned quickly, or when an object on the screen moves quickly, the R/G/B primary colours may be seen on the object in the EVF momentarily.
InfoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatibility
Versatile Audio Input Selection
By adjusting the INPUT ASSIGN switch located on the side panel of the DSR-PD177, you can easily assign the two audio input channels to either the built-in stereo microphone or an external-line audio source, or dedicate one channel to each and record them separately or mixed.
When assigned to one channel, the built-in stereo microphone acts as a wide-directional monaural microphone.
On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec. Start/Stop Button
The three-position slide switch located on the side of the handle lets users select the zoom control type from FIX, VAR and OFF. In FIX mode, zoom speed is determined by the speed setting selected in the menu, where eight speeds are available. In VAR mode, zoom speed can be adjusted manually using the zoom lever.
HYBRID Solution With HVR-MRC1K
One-touch Clip-type Microphone Holder
2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz) (with Lens hood, Lens cover,large eyecup, NP-F970 battery)
(including protrusions w/o gripbelt, w/ hood, w/ large eye-cup)
Audio: Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz / 2ch, 12-bit, 32-kHz)
DVCAM: Approx. 41min. with PHDVM-63DM DigitalMaster tape
f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode on 35 mm lens)
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