DSRPD170P

 

Like its ground-breaking predecessors, the VX1000/2000 and the PD170P, this is a truly professional camera at a remarkable price. Totally reliable and with a raft of useful professional presets and full manual control of focus, zoom and aperture, the camera has just the right ?heft? to make professional hand-held shooting comfortable and successful.

The PD170P records in either DV or the more robust DVCAM formats and outputs to composite, S-video or DV via Firewire.  New features include an extra Zoom rocker and record button on top handle, 24 iris increments, and an included wide-angle adaptor lens. Offering 530 lines resolution and real-time analogue to digital signal conversion, this camera will earn its keep time and again.

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Image quality, intuitive buttons and manual controls, excellent ergonomic design.
Perpetual focus and zoom rings. Some menu-buried features such as colour bars. Mic noise unless onboard mic shock-mounted or external mic used.
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