Sony HVR-S270 HDV Camcorder PAL

by Sony
Sony HVR-S270 HDV Camcorder PAL
The Sony HVR-S270 shoulder-mount camcorder delivers the enhanced functionality: an interchangeable lens system, native progressive recording, and solid-state memory recording and supports standard-size cassettes for extended recording times.

See also: Sony PXW-X320 XDCAM HD Camcorder


Camera section

Supplied Lens Supplied Lens: Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* zoom lens, 12x (optical), f = 4.4 to 52.8 mm, f = 32.0 to 384 mm* at 16:9 mode, f = 39.5 to 474 mm* at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72 mm

Built-in filter: Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Imaging system: 1/3-inch, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with Exmor technology

Picture elements: Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)

Focus: Auto,manual (focus ring/one push auto/infinity/AF assist/ focus macro)

White balance: Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)

Manual shutter speed: Auto: 1/50 - 1/1750
Manual: 50i/25p: 1/3 - 1/10000

Gain: -6, -3, 0 , 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB

Minimum illumination: 1.5 lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)

VTR section

Recording format: HDV1080/50i, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)
Play out/Down conversion format: HDV1080/50i, DVCAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)

Playback/Recording time:
HDV/DV SP: Max. 276min with PHDV-276DM Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette
DVCAM: Max. 184min with PHDV-276DM Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Input/Output connectors

Audio/Video output: Composite video (BNCx1), Unbalanced auido (pin x2ch)
Component video output: BNC x3
HDV/DV input/output: i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 6-pin)
XLR audio input: XLR 3pin female x 4ch
Headphone: Stereo mini jack (d3.5 mm)
LANC: Stereo mini-mini jack (d2.5 mm)
Digital video output: HD/SD-SDI BNC x1

Built-in output devices

LCD viewfinder: 0.45-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852x480x3[RGB]), 16:9 aspect ratio

LCD monitor: 3.2-inch type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio


Mass: Approx. 6.3kg (13 lb 15 oz) (w/ the supplied lens, w/o tape, BP-GL95battery)
Power requirements: DC 12 V (battery pack), DC 14.4 V (AC adaptor)
Power consumption HDV: Approx. 12.2 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON)
Power consumption DVCAM/DV: Approx. 11.7 W (with ECM-XM1 / EVF ON)
Operating temperature: 0 to 40 oC (32 to 104 oF)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60 oC (-4 to 140 oF)

Supplied memory recording unit

Recording media: CompactFlash card (2GB or bigger, 133x or faster) (not supplied)
File system: FAT32
File format HDV: .M2T
File format DVCAM/DV: .AVI (DV-AVI, type 1) or .DV (Raw-DV)
special hot shoe
i.LINK-6pin (on the supplied cradle)
DC power input (on the supplied cradle)
infoLITHIUM L series battery slot (on the supplied cradle)

In the Box

12x Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens
Lens Hood
CR2025 Lithium Battery
Shoe Kit
ECM-XM1 Monaural Electolet Condenser Microphone
Shoulder Belt
Sony HVR-S270 Manual
HVR-MRC1 Memory Recording Unit Kit


Reviewed by 2 Customers
Rating: 5.0
super service
Rating: 5.0
By from Sydney on
I purchased this item Sony HVR-S270 HDV online from Globalmediapro. Good excellent service my camera got to me intact and is working well. Thank you for a good efficient service. Need I say more!!!!!!!!!
Money well spend.
Rating: 5.0
By from Holland on
I used the camera a couple of times before I got my own.
Making documentaries of events and small commercials for artists and companies demands a fast and dependable setup.
Recording on fullsize HDV tapes and 32 gig cf card at the same time with 4 channels of audio and HDV quality gives you a good start for your production.
Using the HD-SDI output for live video feed while recording on a pc via firewire and viewing the live feed via composite on a small screen, demonstrates the flexebillety of the camera.
I used it on a remote head with external power supply end sony lanc controller for a week long performance. controlling pan and tilt with dmx and controlling the focus, Iris and zoom as well as manny other functions via a single 10 meter long lanc cable.
The lens range is excellent and is of a good price/quality.
Best part is that it is light enough to carry around but heavy enough to give a stable picture from shoulder mount.
The menu structure is easy to understand and controll.
The lcd display is small, but just enough to use.
the sound from the supplyed mic is verry good and usable as ambience sound or main sound for live gig's but if you can, use the extra 2 audio channels for a live feed.

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