I got a chance to see the new Sony PMW-500 camera at HD World this year. The camera combines the 2/3″ CCD sensor of the PDW-700 and PDW-F800 with the body of the PMW-350. If all those product numbers have your head spinning, you can think of this as an XDCAM 422 camera that records to SxS cards. In addition to support for all current SxS cards, the PMW-500 will work with the new 64 GB and 32 GB SxS-1 cards that are now shipping. The XDCAM 422 format is widely accepted by news networks and other broadcasters, so it’s great to see Sony offering it on SxS cards. Watch my video above to learn more.
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