Sony introduces DSR-PD170 camcorder, upgrades performance from PD150 predecessor
January 6, 2004
Sony's DSR-PD170 camcorder features additional Record/Start/Stop and Zoom controls on top handle to aid in one-handed operation.
Sony has introduced the DSR-PD170 compact camcorder to its DVCAM line of professional video equipment.
Distinctive features include:
Minimum illumination improvement for low-light recording; increased from 2 lux to 1 lux;
A new 2.5-inch Hybrid LCD SwivelScreen monitor for improved viewing in bright sunlight;
Simultaneous turn-on of LCD panel and viewfinder;
Increased adjustment steps on Iris control, with number of steps doubled from 12 to 24;
A lens hood featuring built-in lens cover. A wide conversion lens (provided) can be attached or removed without removing the hood;
A larger handle, viewfinder and eyecup;
Additional Record/Start/Stop and Zoom controls on top handle to aid in one-handed operation; and
Audio quality (S/N ratio) in the manual recording mode improved by 6 dB.
The new professional camcorder enables digital component audio and video acquisition in the DVCAM and DV formats. The camcorder's three Advanced HAD, one-third-inch CCDs enable both interlaced and progressive scanning modes and provide high-quality acquisition with increased resolution and sensitivity. Noise levels and vertical smear are also significantly reduced.
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