Sony's Exclusive High-performance G Lens
Major 'G' Lens Features on the DSR-PD175P
Natural-touch Lens Operation
Cutting-edge Imaging System With Exmor Technology
Progressive Scan Mode
Smooth Slow Rec
Shot Transition Function
DVCAM/DV Selectable Recording
XtraFine LCD Panel
InfoLITHIUM L Series Battery Compatibility
Versatile Audio Input Selection
On-handle Zoom Lever and Rec. Start/Stop Button
HYBRID Solution With HVR-MRC1K
One-touch Clip-type Microphone Holder
Digital Still Camera Function With Memory Stick Duo
Design And Ergonomics
Weighing 2.7g with the battery and lens hood, and with dimensions of 169 x 188 x 401 mm, the PD-175P features a 3.2" wide Xtra Fine LCD display, providing a high resolution of approximately 921,000 pixels, which allows for easier focus adjustments. It can also display virtually 100% of the recorded picture area at a colour temperature of approximately 6500K.
Sony has responded to customer feedback to create the ideal handheld camcorder chassis with an ergonomically designed body-weight balance and a carefully planned button layout that reduces operator fatigue. Improved protection for audio settings and independent rings for zoom, focus and iris demonstrate this attention to detail.
Lens and Audio Visual Quality
Sony's 'G' Lens features unique optical technology, precisely optimised to complement the camcorder's advanced image-processing technology to deliver exceptional performance and expand your shooting possibilities.
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.
The ergonomic layout of the zoom, focus and iris control rings makes operation of these three functions possible with just one hand.
The zoom function can be controlled by the lens barrel ring, the lever at the lens grip or the lever on the camera handle
A high-speed zoom mode is also available. The digital extender system increases the zoom ratio to approximately 30x.
The exposure function is ideal for varied shooting environments that range from very dark to very bright, allowing easy one-handed control using single-ring operation.
Three built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters - 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64 - help to vary the depth of field with iris control.
Capturing standard definition footage of 1 megapixel resolution and photos of 1.2 megapixel resolution, the PD-175P features a 2 channel stereo audio format.
The DSR-PD175P offers a versatile choice of audio inputs. It features a newly designed high-quality built-in stereo microphone, as well as two XLR audio input channels for connecting to either professional microphones or an external-line audio source. A 48V microphone power source can also be supplied.
By adjusting the INPUT ASSIGN switch located on the side panel of the DSR-PD175P, you can easily assign the two audio input channels to either the built-in stereo microphone or an external-line audio source, or dedicate one channel to each and record them separately or mixed.
When assigned to one channel, the built-in stereo microphone acts as a wide-directional monaural microphone.
Recording System Features
Mini-DV cassette is still the highest quality system amongst current consumer recording options providing a 25Mbps combination of audio and video stream. Mini-DV tapes typically provide 60 minutes normal play recording and 90 minutes long play and are easy to archive. Your recordings will still have to be captured to PC and possibly edited before creating DVDs.
The DSR-PD175P boasts cutting-edge features including unique Exmor technology which maximises the potential of the camcorder's imaging system. This includes the same column-parallel A/D conversion and dual noise-cancelling method used in Sony's top-of-the-line camera models. Multiple A/D (analogue to digital) converters on each pixel row convert analogue signals to digital as soon as they are generated, unlike traditional technology that only has one A/D converter on each chip.
Exmor technology helps eliminate the influence of external noise, which can often enter the signal chain during transfer to the A/D converter. As a result, you get high-quality digital signals with extremely low noise.
The Exmor Sensor system enables the DSR-PD175P to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5 lux (At 1/25 shutter, auto iris and auto gain).
The DSR-PD175P provides SD-quality 25p footage. The 25p image captured by the sensor system is recorded as an interlaced signal by dividing each frame into two fields. This enables compatibility with current editing and monitoring equipment that only accept interlaced signals, while maintaining the quality of the 25p image.
Progressive scan mode is suitable for feature films, documentaries and music videos, where the content is required to have the filmic look.
Up to six different picture set-ups, including gamma and colour settings, can be registered in the memory as a Picture Profile&. This labour-saving function allows operators to easily recall customised picture set-ups for various shooting conditions. It is also useful for matching footage shot at different times or for multi-camera operation.
The Smooth Slow Rec function of the DSR-PD175P enables smooth slow-motion playback by capturing images 4x faster than normal (200 fields/s). In this mode, quad-speed images are captured for six seconds, stored in the built-in buffer memory, and then recorded to tape (in either DVCAM or DV format) as slow-motion pictures lasting 24 seconds.
This quad-speed image capture is the fastest speed available on any compact handheld camcorder.
Smooth Slow Rec is ideal for sports or nature photography, where the action can be viewed more easily in slow motion, and opens up many creative possibilities.
The Shot Transition& function allows for smooth automatic scene transitions. After you have programmed a shot's START and END point settings (e.g., for zoom, focus, iris, gain, shutter speed and white balance) and pressed the start button, a smooth picture transition takes place over the duration of the shot by automatically calculating the intermediate setting values.
Transition types can be selected from a choice of LINEAR, SOFT STOP and SOFT TRANS, and transition time can be set from 3 to 90 seconds.
The DSR-PD175P adopts the DVCAM format, which is the worldwide standard SD format for professional handheld camcorders.
If you require a longer recording time, the DSR-PD175P is also capable of recording and playing back DV format signals (SP mode only).
The DSR-PD175P provides up to seven ASSIGN buttons for quick access to frequently used functions suitable for variable shooting conditions. Some default functions are pre-assigned by name.
The assignable functions are AE Shift, Back Light, Colour Bars, Digital Extender, End Search, Expanded Focus, Fader, Focus Macro, Hyper Gain, Index Mark, Marker, Peaking, Photo, Picture Profile, Push Auto Iris, REC Review, Ring Rotate Direction, Shot Transition, Smooth Slow REC, Spot Light, Steady Shot, TC Reset and Zebra.
The Memory Photo function allows the camera to be switched to progressive scan mode for capturing still images. Files can be recorded on Memory Stick Duo& media in a choice of two sizes: 1080x810 pixels (4:3) or 1440x810 pixels (16:9).
Media Type: Mini DV
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 (¸3.5 mm) (x 1)
DC input: Power code (DK-215)
Remote: LANC (Stereo mini-mini jack (¸2.5 mm) (x 1)
AC Adaptor,Power Cord,AV Connecting Cable,Eye Cap,Rechargeable Battery NP-F970,Lens Hood,Lens Cap,Microphone and Wind Screen ,CD-ROM - Manual,Operating Guide
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