3CCD Camera System
The DSR-PD170 incorporates three 1/3-inch type CCDs, each with 380,000 pixels, and the DSR-PD170P incorporates three 1/3-inch type CCDs, each with 450,000 pixels. The 1/3-inch size CCDs contribute to the high sensitivity and high signal-to-noise ratio. These CCDs are capable of interlace scan to acquire moving images and progressive*2 scan to capture still images.
Advanced HAD Technology
Advanced HAD technology reduces fixed pattern noise and vertical smear, thus allowing the camera to achieve a high sensitivity and excellent signal to noise ratio.
DVCAM/DV Selectable Recording
The DSR-PD170 adopts the DVCAM format, which uses 8-bit digital component recording with a 5:1 compression ratio and a sampling rate of 4:1:1 (for 525/60) or 4:2:0 (for 625/50). The unique compression algorithm provides excellent picture quality and superb multi- generation dubbing performance. An audio lock mode synchronizes the audio to the video for professional editing results. Should a longer record time be required, the DSR-PD170 is also capable of recording and playing back DV format signals (SP mode only)*5.
Newly Developed Hybrid LCD Monitor with a High Resolution of more than 210,000 Pixels
The DSR-PD170 has a high-resolution color LCD monitor for viewing the recorded picture, or checking the playback picture on location. With its large screen, it is also helpful in setting menus or the audio recording level, as well as monitoring the camera and audio status while mounted on a tripod. The hybrid LCD monitor combines the characteristics of both transmissive and reflective LCD panels. The transmissive LCD panel is suited for dark conditions such as in the studio, while the reflective LCD panel provides clear viewing in bright conditions such as under strong sunlight.
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