Camera Equipment Hire

Sony PMW 500

HD422 camcorder with solid state recording and features three 2/3”-type 2.2-megapixel full-HD progressive CCDs


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The PMW-500 is Sony’s first XDCAM HD422 Camcorder with solid state recording and features three 2/3” type 2.2 megapixel full-HD progressive CCDs. The PMW-500 supports full-HD 422 50-Mbps MXFrecord and playback. Additionally, it can be switched to record in HD 420 35-Mbps MP4 format which makes for seamless integration when used alongsideXDCAM EX models. With the highly-efficient MPEG-2 Long GOP compression and a large capacity SxS memory card, the PMW-500 can record HD 422 50Mbps images for 110 minutes on a single 64-GB SxS card.


  • Three 2/3”-type Power HAD CCDs
  • XDCAM HD (MPEG-2 4:2:2 @50Mbps)
  • Captures to SxS Memory Card
  • Records in UDF & FAT Formats
  • MXF or MP4 File Wrappers
  • 3.5” Colour LCD Monitor
  • Slow & Quick Motion function
  • Hypergamma
  • Magnified camera picture (x2) in the viewfinder
  • Interval Recording Function
  • Frame Recording Function
  • Optical ND Filters and Electrical CC Filters
  • Gain Control (-6 dB to +42 dB) and Turbo Gain (Shockless Gain Control)
  • IMX and DVCam Recording/Playback
  • Up/Down and Cross-conversion Capability

Kit includes:

  • Camera body
  • Viewfinder
  • Top Mic
  • 15mm bars
  • Porta Brace Camera bag
  • Rain cover
  • Camera Strap
  • 2x SxS cards (32GB & 64GB)
  • Card Reader