'Green-friendly' camcorder delivering improved imaging performance for programme makers.
Sony camcorders like the DSR-570WSP and DSR-390P have already attracted a dedicated following from programme makers looking for the best possible blend of features, performance and value from the DVCAM format.
Today, these camcorders are the preferred choice for a variety of applications all around the world, from video journalism and newsgathering to event photography and much more.
Building on this success, Sony now announces the DSR-450WSP and DSR-400P DVCAM camcorders.
The DSR-450WSP and DSR-400P continue this tradition, while significantly improving imaging quality and overall usability thanks to its 2/3" Power HAD EX CCD sensors and refined ergonomics.
It also demonstrates Sony's ongoing commitment to bring all new camera products in line with its industry-leading Green Management programme.
The DSR-450WSPL is supplied without lens.
Wide aspect CCDs and digital signal processing allow the DSR-450WSP to operate in both 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio modes. When shooting in 16:9 mode, it is also possible to display both 16:9 and 4:3 safety zones in the supplied DXF-801 viewfinder.
Incorporating Sony Power HAD EX CCDs, the DSR-450WSP generates progressive images of 25P, delivering outstanding clarity as well as cinematic look.
The larger 2/3" type PowerHAD EX 3CCDs provide a dramatic improvement in imaging - including higher sensitivity and reduced smear levels - compared with 1/2" CCD sensor models.
The lens is compatible with the conventional 2/3" cameras and camcorders such as DXC-D50P and DSR-570WSP.
The enhanced imaging performance is complemented by a large fold-out 2.5" colour LCD monitor screen that gives programme makers the opportunity to frame and assess shots even in high or low angle shooting.
You can ensure the reliability with DVCAM recording, but in addition you can switch the DSR-450WSP from DVCAM to DV recording mode to extend recording time up to 276 minutes.
Based on years of Sony experience in camera ergonomics, the DSR-450WSP offers high levels of mobility, comfort and balance.
The shoulder pad position is adjustable and viewfinder height is selectable between two positions, while rear panel connectors are located well away from the battery pack for quicker, easier cable connection.
For even greater comfort and convenience, 4 switches can be assigned to a frequently used function.
The DSR-450WSP provides highly advanced image control features available only on high-end studio cameras. These allow images to be recorded with maximum quality and with an expanded palette of creative possibilities.
- TruEye™ processing
- Triple Skin Tone Detail control
- Auto-Tracing White Balance (ATW) function
- Multi-matrix function
- Colour temperature control
You can save various camera settings on a Memory Stick and quickly recall them when necessary. In addition, when two or more camcorders are used for shooting, the settings of the first camcorder can be copied to the others via the Memory Stick making the colour matching easier.
The different mechanical deck is adopted on the DSR-450P compared with the DSR-570WSP, while maintaining the compatibility of Standard and Mini cassettes with no mechanical adaptors required.
With this new deck the performance of FF/REW time is drastically improved. In addition, combined with the new mechanical chassis the mechanical sound when tape is ejected is more quiet than the conventional camcorders.