PMW500/HD02

XDCAM HD422 2/3" CCD Shoulder-mount Memory Camcorder with CBK-HD02 option board pre-installed (Camera Body and CBK-HD02 option Only)

$27,900.00 U.S. List Price

(Note: this model is the base PMW-500 camcorder with the CBK-HD02 option board pre-installed). The PMW-500 is the first Sony 2/3" PowerHAD FX CCD based shoulder mount memory which records our high quality 50 MPEG HD422 video as MXF files on SxS memory cards. These field proven CCD sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V), give the camcorder an excellent sensitivity of F11 and a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 59 dB. Additionally, the large 2/3 inch–type sensors can capture images with a shallower depth of field, giving users more freedom of creative expression. The PMW-500 is studio-configurable, with timecode in/out, genlock in, HD/SD SDI, and also features a SD recording and playback option. Designed to be compact and ergonomically well-balanced, the PMW-500, with a main body weight of just over seven pounds, provides a high level of mobility and comfort in a wide variety of shooting situations. In addition, it has a low center of gravity, ensuring outstanding stability on the shoulder; and the PMW-500 has a long operating time of approximately 170 minutes on a BP-GL95 battery thanks to its low power consumption of just 33 watts (while recording with HDVF-20A viewfinder, LCD on, lens, shotgun mic and one (1) SxS card). The PMW-500 rounds out Sony's XDCAM memory camcorder line-up and provides the photographer with stunning HD picture quality, choice of imaging technologies and workflow styles with a product ready to adapt to any type of HD video production. Note: Pricing is for the camera body only and the CBK-HD02 option pre-installed. Does not include viewfinder, microphone, or lens.

Highlights:

  • When this PMW500/HD02 model is ordered, the CBK-HD02 option board is installed in the camcorderand the camera firmware is upgraded before shipment.
  • Three 2/3-inch PowerHAD FX CCDs
  • 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 recording as MXF files (UDF mode only)
  • SD Recording and Playback with optional hardware key CBK-MD01
  • Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots
  • Record up to 4 hours 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 in camcorder using two 64 GB SxS-1A memory cards (must be purchased separately)
  • UDF (Professional Disc compatible) or FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file format mode shooting to match files and workflows with existing Professional Disc and XDCAM EX camcorders
  • Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
  • Low power consumption
  • Compact and lightweight at 7 lb 8 oz
  • Side Panel Color LCD
  • Slow & Quick motion
  • Focus Magnification for focus assistance
  • Slow Shutter Function
  • Interval Recording Function
  • ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) & Hold
  • Shutter Angle Settings
  • Turbo Gain
  • Picture Cache Recording
  • ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) with compatible lenses
  • High-quality four-channel audio recording
  • HD/SD-SDI output and composite/HD-Y output
  • USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader
  • Six Standard Gamma settings and Four HyperGama Settings
  • Matrix and Multi-Matrix Settings
  • 20-pin viewfinder connector (for HDVF type viewfinders) and 26-pin HD viewfinder connector
  • The features listed below are activated with the installation of the CBK-HD02 and upgrading the camcorder to version 1.1 firmware:
  • 50-pin rear panel interface is compatible with HDCA-702 MPEG TS adapter
  • Pool-feed input recording (HD/SD-SDI and composite)
  • Digital Extender

Audio Performance Specifications Detail:
Crosstalk Less than -70 dB (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Distortion Less than 0.08% (at 1 kHz, reference level)
Dynamic Range More than 93 dB
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5/-1.0 dB
Headroom 20/18/16/12 dB (selectable)
Wow & Flutter Below measurable limit

Built-In Microphone Specifications Detail:
Capsule Type NA

Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Built-In Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Effective Picture Elements 1920(H) x 1080(V)
Extended Clear Scan (ECS) - 1080 modes 59.94i: 60-3800 Hz
29.97p: 29.99-4100 Hz
23.98p: 23.99-3700 Hz
50i: 50.00-3500 Hz
25p: 25.0-3900 Hz
Extended Clear Scan (ECS) - 720 modes 59.94p: 60.07-4100 Hz
29.97p: 29.99-4100 Hz
23.98p: 23.99-3700 Hz
50p: 50.03-3900 Hz
25p: 25.0-3900 Hz
Gain Selection -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Minimum Illumination Approx. 0.016 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB, with 16-frame accumulation)
Modulation Depth 45% or more at 27.5MHz (typical)
Optical System F1.4 prism
Pickup Device 3-chip 2/3-inch type HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Registration Less than 0.02%
S/N Ratio 59 dB (54 dB w/o Noise Suppressor)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F11 @ 59.94i, F12 @ 50i (typical)
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS(*3)
(*3) Slow Shutter setting frames vary according to the system frequency.
Slow Shutter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 16-frame accumulation
Slow and Quick Support - 1080 S&Q Frame Settings 29.97p: 1-30 frames (UDF) / 1-30 frames (FAT)
23.98p: 1-30 frames (UDF) / 1-30 frames (FAT)
25p: 1-25 frames (UDF) / 1-30 frames (FAT)
Slow and Quick Support - 720 S&Q Frame Settings 29.97p: 1-60 frames (UDF) / 1-60 frames (FAT)
23.98p: 1-60 frames (UDF) / 1-60 frames (FAT)
25p: 1-50 frames (UDF) / 1-50 frames (FAT)
Smear Level -135 dB (Y-typical)

General Specifications Detail:
Audio Proxy A-law (2 ch/4 ch, 8 bit, 8 kHz)
Audio Recording UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
4 channels, 48KHz, 24-bit LPCM
MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
4 channels, 48KHz, 16-bit LPCM
UDF Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
MPEG IMX: 4 channels, 48KHz, 16 or 24-bit LPCM
DVCAM: 4 ch/16 bits/48 kHz
FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (1920x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
2 channels, 48KHz, 16-bit LPCM
FAT Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
DVCAM: 2 channels, 48 KHz, 16-bit LPCM
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 170 minutes
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Mass 3.4 kg (7 lb 7 oz) (body only without lens)
Operating Temperature -5 to +40 °C (+23 to +104 °F)
Power Consumption Approx. 33 W (with viewfinder, lens, and microphone while recording)
Approx. 29 W (body while recording)
Power Requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Proxy Video MPEG-4 (UDF Mode Only)
Recording Frame Rate (NTSC Area and PAL Area Settings) UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
1920x1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
1440x1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720: 59.94i, 50p, 23.98p (pull down)
UDF Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
MPEG IMX (525 line mode): 720x486: 59.94i, 29.97p (scan mode)
MPEG IMX (625 line mode): 720x576: 50i, 25p (scan mode)
DVCAM (525 line mode): 720x480: 59.94i, 29.97p (scan mode)
DVCAM (625 line mode): 720x576: 50i, 25p (scan mode)
FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HD HQ (35 Mb/s VBR, 1920x1080): 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD HQ (35 Mb/s VBR, 1440x1080): 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD HQ (35 Mb/s VBR, 1280x720): 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
MPEG HD420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL-14):
HD SP (25 Mb/s CBR, 1440x1080): 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p scan @ 59.94i with pulldown
FAT Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
DVCAM: 720x480: 59.94i, 29.97p (scan mode)
DVCAM: 720x576: 50i, 25p (scan mode)
Recording Media SBP-8/16/32, (GB) SxS Express 34 Cards
Recording/Playback time UDF Mode (HD Recording)
50 Mb/s MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
35 Mb/s VBR, HQ Mode MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
UDF Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
50 Mb/s MPEG IMX
Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
25 Mb/s DVCAM
Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
FAT Mode (HD Recording)
35 Mb/s VBR, HQ Mode - MPEG HD420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL):
Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
25 Mb/s CBR, SP Mode - MPEG HD 420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL-14):
Approx. 280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
FAT Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
25 Mb/s DVCAM
Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32 / SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Video Recording Format UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL):
CBR, 50 Mb/s
MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s) - playback only
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) - playback only
UDF Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
MPEG IMX (MPEG-2 422P@ML) (50 Mb/s)
MPEG IMX (MPEG-2 422P@ML) (40 and 30 Mb/s) - playback only
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (1920x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
FAT Mode (SD Recording) - when the optional CBK-MD01 is installed:
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

Included Lens Specifications Detail:
Filter Thread depends on optional lens used
Focal Length depends on optional lens used
Focus depends on optional lens used
Image Stabilizer depends on optional lens used
Iris depends on optional lens used
Maximum Relative Aperture depends on optional lens used
Zoom Ratio Selectable depends on optional lens used

Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
10/100 Base-T Ethernet NA
Audio In XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2): line, mic, mic +48 V selectable
Audio Out Ch-1/Ch-2 or Ch-3/Ch-4: XLR 5-pin (male, stereo) x1
Camera Adaptor 50-pin (with CBK-HD02 option)
Composite Video Out BNC (x1), Composite, HD-Y
DC In XLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC Out 4-pin (Female) (for wireless microphone receiver), 11 to 17 V DC, MAX. 500 mA
Earphone Mini-jack x 1 (rear: stereo)
Genlock In BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Lens Conector 12-pin
Light 2-pin, DC 12 V, max. 50 W
MIC In XLR 5-pin (female, stereo) x 1
Monitor Speaker YES
Remote 8-pin
SDI IN (Option) BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
SDI Out 1 (HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
TC IN BNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
TC Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
USB USB device Type B connector (x1), USB host Type A connector (x1)
i.Link i.LINK (IEEE1394), 6-pin, S400
(*4) HDV/DV stream input/output are available only in FAT mode. DVCAM stream input is only for monitoring use on view finder.

Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount 2/3-inch type bayonet mount

Media Specifications Detail:
Type ExpressCard/34 slot x 2

Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Built-In LCD Monitor 3.5-inch(*2) type color LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type
(*2) Viewable area measured diagonally.
Viewfinder 20-pin interface for HDVF-type viewfinders
26-pin interface for CBK-VF01 viewfinder

Supplied Accessories

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Shoulder Strap (1)
Operation Manual (1)
Cold Shoe Kit (1)
XDCAM Browser and SxS Driver Software CD-ROMs
CBK-HD02 (1) Pre-installed in camera

Optional Accessories

Model: Description: U.S. List Price:
ECM680S Stereo Shotgun Microphone $1,092.00 Get details
RMB750 Remote Control Unit Pricing available upon request Get details
CBKSP01 Optional Soft Shoulder Pad $530.00 Get details
BPGL95A Graphite Lithium-Ion 95Wh Battery $700.00 Get details
CBKUPG01 PMW-500 WiFi Option Activation Hardware Key $50.00 Get details
CBKVF01 3.5" Color LCD HD Viewfinder for PMW-500 $3,500.00 Get details
CBKHD02 SDI/Composite Video Input, Digital Extender, and 50-pin Interface Option Board for the PMW-500 $2,100.00 Get details
HDCA702 MPEG TS Adaptor for PDW-F800, PDW-700, PMW-500, PMW-400, PMW-350, and PMW-320 $4,305.00 Get details
DWRS02D/42 Dual Channel Digital Wireless Receiver $2,979.00 Get details
CBKMD01 SD Playback/Recording Option Hardware Key for the PMW-500 camcorder $1,575.00 Get details
HDVF20A 2-inch Type HD B/W CRT Viewfinder Pricing available upon request Get details
LC424TH Shipping Case with Built-in Wheels by Thermodyne $463.50 Get details
HDVFC35W Multi-format HD Color LCD Viewfinder Pricing available upon request Get details
RMB170 Handheld remote control unit for PMW-500, PMW-400, PMW-350, PMW-320, PMW-F3, PDW-700, PDW-F800, BVP-950A, BVP-750A, BVP-570, BVP-550, HDW-700A, HDW-F900, DSR-450WSL $1,950.00 Get details
BPL80S Hard Carbon Lithium-Ion 83.5Wh Battery pack $649.00 Get details
CBKWA01//C USB WiFi Adaptor $150.00 Get details
DWRS02D/30 Dual Channel Digital Wireless Receiver $2,979.00 Get details
ACDN10 AC Adaptor/Charger $757.00 Get details
ECM678/9X Shotgun Microphone $854.00 Get details
VCT14 Tripod Adaptor $351.75 Get details
DWRS02D/14 Dual Channel Digital Wireless Receiver $2,979.00 Get details
HDVFC730W/1 Electronic Viewfinder Pricing available upon request Get details
HDVF200 2” HD Viewfinder for all Sony 2/3” HD Cameras/Camcorders $3,472.00 Get details
SBACUS20 Sony SxS Memory Card USB 3.0 Reader $350.00 Get details
BCL70 Portable 2 channel battery charger for lithium-ion batteries $854.00 Get details
BPL60S Hard Carbon Lithium-Ion 65Wh Battery $492.00 Get details

Product Brochure

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User Manual

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Specification Sheet

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SBS64G1A SxS-1 64GB Memory Card Pricing available upon request Get details
SBS32G1A SxS-1 32GB Memory Card Pricing available upon request Get details

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