Sony PD 177
Class Leading Standard Definition Handheld Camcorder
The DSR-PD177 is simply the best standard definition handheld camcorder ever produced by Sony. It uses the same chassis as the state-of-the-art HVR-Z5E HDV Camcorder introduced in 2008 with many of the same advanced features, including the all-new 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.
The weight distribution and control layout of this chassis has set new ergonomic standards for handheld operation, while operational flexibility is further enhanced by support for the HVR-MRC1K Compact Flash Solid State recorder. In every respect, the DSR-PD177 is a natural successor to the legendary DSR-PD170P Camcorder for customers who need the highest performance and latest technology but don’t currently have a requirement for High Definition.
DVCAM is the global standard for professional Standard Definition acquisition introduced by Sony as a higher performance, more reliable version of consumer DV while retaining full compatibility. Its advantages are further extended by a comprehensive product range, including Master Series VTRs tailored to broadcast requirements. Typical DVCAM applications range from wedding videography to corporate video and broadcast television. It is the ultimate ubiquitous digital broadcast and professional tape format.
Class-leading picture 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. Set yourself apart from the competition with this exceptional camcorder.
The DSR-PD177 sets new standards for Standard Definition handheld camcorders with advanced creative features including a 25p Progressive Scan mode, Smooth Slow Recording and up to six independent Picture Profiles for a variety of different camera set-ups.
DVCAM is the world’s leading professional standard definition format – widely supported, easy to work with and highly reliable. You don’t need the latest generation software, computer or large amounts of storage to work quickly and efficiently with the DSR-PD177.
Ideal Design for Handheld Operation
ony 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.
DVCAM media is widely available and ideal not just for acquisition but low cost archival purposes as well. Sony DVCAM hardware also retains compatibility with ubiquitous consumer DV media. In addition, despite a wide range of advanced features, the DSR-PD177 has been designed for the same entry-level price range as its predecessor model – the DSR-PD170P.