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The Sony PMW-200 is a competitive development for Sony, built to rival the Canon XF305 while adhering to the BBC's broadcast restraints. The main features of each camera are as follows:

Canon XF305

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080
  • 3x 1/3” CMOS Sensor (RGB)
  • S&Q mode, 12-50fps at 720 Resolution
  • MPEG-2 MXF files recording to Compact Flash cards
  • 50Mb/s / 4:2:2 Broadcast Friendly HD
  • Frame rates - 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p 23.98p at 1080.- not ours, only the two modified ones 

HIRE THE CANON XF305 HERE


Compared to the Sony PMW-200

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080
  • 3x 1/2” Exmor CMOS Sensor (RGB)
  • S&Q mode, 1-50fps at 720 Resolution
  • Utilises the ability to switch between UDF and FAT recording.
  • Records at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p 23.98p at 1080 and 50p at 720 resolution
  • Internal Recording to SxS media
  • 50Mb/s / 4:2:2 Broadcast Friendly HD
  • Cache record function - the camcorder can help prevent the loss of important scenes or events that occur up to 15 seconds before the camera's REC start button is pressed
  • The ability for 4 channel recording (2x External and 2x internal simultaneously)
  • Is ready to be used with Sony’s already established XDcam workflow


Hire the Sony PMW-200 HERE 

Approx 2.3 kg (body )    
Approx 2.7kg (body)  

Dimensions
172 x 164 x 317 mm  
180 x 192 x 394 mm
Audio Input
3 pin XLR (female) (x2) line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
3 pin XLR (female) (x2) line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
DVCA  
HQ 1440 25Mps MPEG-2 8-bit

SP 1440 25Mps MPEG-2 8-bit
HQ 1440 35Mps MPEG-2 8-bit

HQ 1280 35Mps MPEG-2 8-bit
HQ 1920 35Mps MPEG-2 8-bit

HQ 1440 35Mps MPEG-2 8-bit
HQ 1280 50Mps MPEG-2 8-bit

FAT
HQ 1920 35Mps MPEG-2 8-bit

DVCAM
N/A

HD420 35Mps MPEG-2 8-bit
N/A

UDF
HD422 50Mps MPEG-2 8-bit

Recording Format
Sony PMW – 200
Canon XF305


Image sensorFull HD-
3x 1/2" Exmor CMOS Sensor3x 1/3" CMOS Sensor
2 megapixels per sensor2.03 megapixels per sensor
Lens14x (optical), Servo/Manual18x (optical), Servo/Manual
5.8-81.2mm (35mm equilavent: 31.4 - 439mm)4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3 - 527.4mm)
F1.9 - F16 auto/manual selectableF1.6 - F22 auto/manual selectable
Macro functionMacro function
Video Inputs / OutputsHD-Y Composite 1x BNC, (switchable to Genlock In)HD-Y Composite 1x D- Connector,
HD/SDI 1x BNCHD/SDI 1x BNC
Timecode Input 1x BNC (switchable to timecode outputTimecode Input 1x BNC (switchable to timecode output
N/AHDMI
Leica, Blackmagicdesign, Sony, ARRI, Canon, ZEISS, TLS, Panasonic

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