High-performance G Lens
This sophisticated Sony's G Lens lens incorporates Sony's unique optical technology and unparalleled quality control. Moreover, it's been optimised to perfectly complement the camcorder's advanced image sensor and image-processing technology, thus expanding your shooting possibilities.
Major 'G' Lens Features
The camcorder's 29.5mm wide-angle, 20x optical zoom 'G' Lens offers a field of view that's ideal for many shooting situations, ranging from broad landscape shots to close-up shots where it is difficult to obtain sufficient distance from the subject.
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.
2.2 kg (4 lb 14 oz) (with Lens hood, Lens cover,large eyecup)
2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz) (with Lens hood, Lens cover,large eyecup, NP-F970 battery)
Dimension (W x H x D):
169 x 188 x 401 mm (6 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 15 3/4 inch)
(including protrusions w/o gripbelt, w/ hood, w/ large eye-cup)
Power requirements: DC 8.4 V (Battery) / DC 7.2 V (AC adapter)
Power consumption: Approx. 6.0 W (LCD OFF and LCD viewfinder ON)
Operating temperature: 0 to +40 oC (+32 to +104 oF)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60 oC (-4 to +140 oF)
Battery operating time: Approx. 475 min. (LCD OFF and LCD viewfinder ON) with NP-F970 battery
Recording format: Video: DVCAM/DV (SP) PAL
Audio: Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz / 2ch, 12-bit, 32-kHz)
Recording frame rate: DVCAM/DV: 576/50i
Recording/Playback time: DV (SP): Approx. 63 min. with PHDVM-63DM DigitalMaster tape
DVCAM: Approx. 41min. with PHDVM-63DM DigitalMaster tape
Zoom ratio: Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), 1.5x Digital Extender
Focal length: f = 4.1 to 82.0 mm (equivalent to f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode
f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode on 35 mm lens)
Iris: F1.6 to F3.4
Focus: AF/MF selectable, 800 mm to infinity (MACRO OFF), 10 mm to infinity (MACRO ON, Wide), 800 mm to infinity (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image stabilizer: ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter diameter: 72 mm
Imaging device: 3-chip 1/3-inch type Exmor CMOS with ClearVid pixel array
Effective picture elements Approx.: 1,037,000 pixels with ClearVid array
Built-in optical filters: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
Minimum illumination: 1.5 lx (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)
Shutter speed: Auto, Manual 50i/25p: 1/3 - 1/10000 sec.
Slow Shutter (SLS): 1/3, 1/6, 1/12, 1/25 sec.
Slow & Quick Motion function: 200 fields/s (fixed) as improved Smooth Slow Rec
White balance: Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (5800K)
Gain: AGC, -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB
Audio input: XLR 3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite output: RCA Type (x 1) via A/V multi connector
S-Video output: Mini-Din 4-pin (x 1) via A/V multi connector (optional VMC-15FS is required.)
Audio output: RCA type (CH-1,CH-2) via A/V multi connector
i.LINK: IEEE1394, 4-pin (x 1), DV stream input/output, S400
Headphone output: Stereo mini jack (d3.5 mm) (x 1)
DC input: Power code (DK-215)
Remote: LANC (Stereo mini-mini jack (d2.5 mm) (x 1))
Viewfinder: 0.45 inch-type approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio
Built-in LCD monitor: 3.2 inch-type, XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio
Built-in Microphone: Stereo microphone
Media Type: miniDV tape (x 1)
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from Esperance West Australia on 2013-01-21
Works well...is easy to operate..the assgn buttons are a great help..
My only complaint are the optics.,when one try's to fit a 1.5 or 2.5 teleconversion lens on the front ,the internal lens can not cope and will not focus on full zoom...no amount of fiddling seems to work.
By Silent D
from UGANDA on 2012-07-20
This camera is still great if u can't acquire HD one.It remains good so long as u know how to set it well.
By David Otai
from Hunter Region NSW on 2012-04-23
Camera is great, Does what i needed it to do Thanks
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from Tanzania on 2012-04-05
I need help so as i can be getting great pictures on Shooting and Pictures.Also u can check me in youtube,Twitter,facebook as Nyukitanzania so as u can see the Qaulity of my Pictures using this Camera
PD is my favorite machine
By kay slow
from Lagos nigeria on 2012-03-31
my best camera is Pd from PD 150 to PD 177 the machine is storng and is the best if there is no HDV i think PD still have chance to hold ground in the industry.
Ido apriciate the machine...good
By Kasigwa Entertainment
from Dar es Salaam Tanzania on 2011-12-22
As a video producer the camera is GOOD
from Uganda on 2011-11-24
PD 175 good perfomance
By Jabez Records
from Nairobi KENYA on 2011-08-09
i like its high and good quality videos. i also like the feature that you can shoot and take photos at the same time.
from kenya on 2011-07-22
i like the filters and the user friendly support
Great stuff !!!!
from Pretoria - South Africa - on 2010-08-13
I am more than pleased to have this machine and I am impressed with your turn around time guys, keep up the good work. I will always do business with you.
from india on 2010-05-09
Pd170 is the best and it will be in future
By paul bigou
from FRANCE on 2010-03-15
Camescope exceptionnel digne de la faute dfinition