Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL

by Sony
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Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
The DSR-PD177P is a standard definition handheld camcorder. It uses the same chassis as the HVR-Z5 HDV camcorder. It offers the high performance Sony G-Lens which combines a ClearVid array and advanced Exmor image-processing technology for class leading picture quality and low light performance.

Features

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.

Specifications

General

Mass:
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

Lens

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

Camera Section

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

Inputs/Outputs

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))

Monitoring

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

Other

Built-in Microphone: Stereo microphone
Media Type: miniDV tape (x 1)

In the Box

Lens hood
Large eyecup
Wireless remote commander RMT-831
A/V Composite cable
ECM-VG1 Microphone
Sony DSR-PD177P Manual

Reviews

Reviewed by 16 Customers
Rating: 4.5
Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from NONGOMA KZN on
VERRY GOOD
Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Pelehake ,Tonga on
good camera thanks
Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Kiambu Kenya on
excellent in lighting, very friendly.....
Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Damauli,Nepal on
High permormance,good look
SONY DSR-PD177P DVCAM
Rating: 5.0
By from Esperance West Australia on
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.
Sony DSR-PD177P
Rating: 4.0
By from UGANDA on
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
Excellent Service
Rating: 5.0
By from Hunter Region NSW on
Camera is great, Does what i needed it to do Thanks
Sony DSR-PD175P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from Tanzania on
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
Rating: 5.0
By from Lagos nigeria on
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
Rating: 5.0
By from Dar es Salaam Tanzania on
As a video producer the camera is GOOD
Awasome Machine
Rating: 4.0
By from Uganda on
Good Stuff.
PD 175 good perfomance
Rating: 5.0
By from Nairobi KENYA on
i like its high and good quality videos. i also like the feature that you can shoot and take photos at the same time.
goood one
Rating: 4.0
By from kenya on
i like the filters and the user friendly support
Great stuff !!!!
Rating: 5.0
By Verified Buyer from Pretoria - South Africa - on
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.

Regds
http://www.gundoproductions.co.za
Average Performance
Rating: 3.0
By from india on
Pd170 is the best and it will be in future
SONY PD177
Rating: 5.0
By from FRANCE on
Camescope exceptionnel digne de la faute dfinition

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