Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL

by Sony
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.


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

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


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)

In the Box

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


Reviewed by 16 Customers
Rating: 4.5
Sony DSR-PD177P DVCAM Camcorder PAL
Rating: 5.0
By from NONGOMA KZN on
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
Rating: 5.0
By from Esperance West Australia on
Works 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 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.

Average Performance
Rating: 3.0
By from india on
Pd170 is the best and it will be in future
Rating: 5.0
By from FRANCE on
Camescope exceptionnel digne de la faute dfinition

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