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Sony PDW-680 XDCAM HD Shoulder Camcorder

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Flexible, multi-format three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM HD shoulder camcorder recording full HD / SD

Professional camcorder for recording interlaced HD and SD images

  • The PDW-680 XDCAM HD422 camcorder is a mid-range Professional Disc camcorder with many of the same features as the more advanced PDW-700. The PDW-680 has three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors for recording 1080/50i or 1080/60i HD images or MPEG IMX and DVCAM SD, as standard. Progressive mode is available only for playback.

More IT based operation

The PDW 680 is designed to enable a smooth migration from tape camcorder use to PC-based operation to improve workflow efficiency with MXF/MPEG interoperability and metadata functions.


Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors with high sensitivity

  • The PMW/680 is equipped with three 2/3-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V). These deliver superior picture performance with full HD resolution. This 2/3-inch-type image sensor allows the camcorder to provide an excellent sensitivity of F12 in 60Hz mode and F13 in 50Hz, a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 59 dB, and a high horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines at 60i.

Lower power consumption for longer battery life

  • The Exmor CMOS sensor is a unique design that deploys an A/D converter to each column of pixels, resulting in a much lower clock speed than conventional CMOS sensors. This makes it possible to greatly reduce power consumption of the camcorder. So while the PDW-680 is the same size and weight as the PDW-700, it has a power consumption of approximately 5W less than the PDW-700, enabling longer battery life.

Choice of SD or HD operation

  • The PDW-680 has flexible, multi-format recording capabilities. Users can select an HD recording format (MPEG HD422, MPEG HD) or SD recording format (MPEG IMX 50/40/30 and DVCAM) in 59.94i and 50i. Progressive mode is available only for playback. Having a built-in up/down convertor between HD and SD, the PDW-680 can be integrated into an existing SD production system or can be used for HD operation.

Maximum x4 Digital Extender function for magnification without loss of image sensitivity

  • The PDW-680 features a Digital Extender function to enable images to be digitally zoomed four times in size. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender performs this function without loss of image sensitivity. Combining Digital Extender with Focus Magnification, the image will expand up to eight times, allowing for more precise focusing.

Optional analogue composite and HD/SD SDI input boards for pool-feed operation

  • The PDW-680 allows for both the optional CBK-SC02 analogue composite input board and CBK-HD01 HD/SD SDI input board to be installed at the same time. The option boards enables the camcorder to record video and audio output from an external deck or camcorder.

Wide choice of microphone systems

  • The PDW680 is equipped with the same high quality stereo microphone as the PMW-350 camcorder. It is also compatible with a wide variety of microphones via the VF interface, allowing it to work with shotgun-type microphones such as the ECM-680S, ECM-678 and ECM674*. There is also a slot to accommodate the DWR-S01D/S02D digital wireless microphone receiver, which provides stable and secure two-channel audio. The WRR-855 series analogue microphone receiver can also be used. 

*For the ECM-678 and ECM-674, the 3pin -5pin conversion cable EC-0.5X3F5M is not supplied.

14-bit A/D conversion

  • The PDW-680 incorporates a high-performance 14-bit A/D converter that enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to the 14-bit A/D converter, pre-knee signal compression in highlighted areas can be eliminated, and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.

State-of-the-art DSP LSI

  • The DSP (Digital Signal Processing) LSI is the heart of the image-processing device for the PDW 680 camcorder. In conjunction with the 14-bit A/D converter, it reproduces images captured by the CCD at maximum quality. In addition, white balance, white shading, and flare are digitally corrected, allowing for stable image correction. In addition, the PDW-680 provides a NS (Noise Suppression) mode to reduce high-frequency noise elements in a video signal using Sony's advanced digital processing technology.

Why not check out our full range of camcorders by visiting our Camcorders Category or shop more items from the Sony range.

  • Mass Approx. 4.3 kg (body) Approx. 9 lb 8 oz (body) Approx. 6.0 kg (with VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery) Approx. 13 lb 4 oz (with VF, Mic, Disc, BP-GL95 battery)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) *1 124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only) 5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only.

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