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Sony PMW 500 XDCAM

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 highly developed MPEG-2 Long GOP compression technology. Uniquely, 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. 

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Its 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 exceptionally ergonomic chassis is a development of the acclaimed PDW-700/F800, while already class-leading power consumption is further reduced along with weight for superb on-location usability. 

Sony's XDCAM product range sets the benchmark for high speed, exceptionally flexible, file-based workflow. XDCAM Professional Disc products were first introduced in 2004, followed by high-speed memory-based XDCAM EX in 2007. A common technology platform provides a unique hybrid workflow meeting a broad variety of customer application needs.

  • Three 2/3-inch type Full-HD Power HAD FX CCDs
  • SxS Memory Cards Combine High Transfer Speeds and High Reliability
  • HD 1920x1080 and 1280x720 Recording Using the MPEG HD 422 Codec
  • 24-bit Four-channel Audio Recording
  • Low power consumption
  • Easy-to-view 3.5-inch Colour LCD Monitor


  • Sony PMW-500
  • Chrosziel Plate for production matte box
  • Sony HDVF20A HD Viewfinder
  • Top mic for XDCAM
  • Full Wet Weather Rain Cover
  • Portabrace Large Camera Carry Bag
  • Base Plate (VCT-14)
  • Hawk-Woods VL-4X4 Charger (Quad)
  • 5x Hawk-Woods VL-90HP V-Lok Battery
  • Sony SXS USB-3 Card Reader
  • 2x Sony 64GB SxS-1 COMES IN CASE


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