Sony introduces HDW-730S HDCam

May 14, 2004

Sony's new HDW-730S HDCAM is a 3-CCD camcorder with 1000 TV lines of horizontal resolution, a signal-to-noise ratio of 54 dB, and a smear level of -125 dB.

The camcorder's minimum illumination of 0.31 lux (and 0.0003 lux when using the optional HKDW-705 Slow Shutter board) is a significant benefit for producers capturing footage in often less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

The camcorder's optional picture cache recording feature also reduces the risk of missed scenes and allows line-lapse recording. Significant production and imaging flexibility can be realized when the HDW-730S is combined with this option board.

Other benefits for ENG work include 60i/50i switchable operation, NTSC/PAL compatibility with an SDI output and assignable switches.

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