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Includes wireless operation, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, variable ND filter control, HyperGamma and more.
Three 2/3-inch type PowerHAD FX Full HD CCD sensors offer high sensitivity and improved S/N ratio
The PXW-X500 is equipped with three 2/3-inch type Full HD CCD sensors which offers a high sensitivity of F12 at 50i (F11 at 60i) and improved S/N ratio of 60 dB (with NS on). Minimum illumination of 0.003 lx (typical) in 1080/59.94i mode +42 dB gain, with 16-frame accumulation.
Slow and Quick Motion function 1 fps to 120 fps at 1080 in XAVC Intra and XAVC Long* and 1 fps to 30 fps in MPEG HD 422
The PXW-X500 offers a powerful Slow and Quick Motion function as an option that enables users to create elegant fast- and slow-motion footage. The PXW-X500 can capture images at frame rates selectable from 1 fps (frame per second) to 120 fps in 1080p in the XAVC codec.
Lens, camera and media WiFi Remote or XMPilot live logging from a tablet or smartphone is achievable with built-in wireless module.
Proxy recording on SD card
The PXW-X500 can record proxy video H.264 on an SD card. The resolution and bitrate of proxy video can be changed for a more flexible workflow. The proxy files are recorded in MP4 format for better compatibility with broadcast systems. The lightweight proxy video files are generated separately from the main line recording and recorded to SD cards for quick sharing of content over low-bandwidth mobile networks.
The PXW-X500 is equipped with two SxS memory card slots. The camcorder is compatible with SxS PRO+ and SxS-1 memory cards, XQD, SDXC and SDHC cards can be also used with an appropriate card adaptor.
ND filter control mechanism
The PXW-X500 is equipped with a variable ND Filter function, allowing you to choose four conventional mechanical ND filter positions from Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND to 1/64ND.
Wide choice of connections
The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI®, USB, composite output, timecode input/output and genlock input.
2/3-inch lens mount
The PXW-X500 is fitted with a 2/3-inch B4 lens mount.
The PXW-X500 is equipped with a GPS device. The GPS data is automatically recorded in two file locations.
High resolution 16:9 LCD
The PXW-X500 incorporates a 3.5-inch 1,555K dot LCD, offering high resolution and flexible composition options.
The camcorder allows various functions to be displayed in the viewfinder, including Focus Mag and Waveform/Vectorscope/Histogram. Viewfinder options include the HDVF-20A, HDVF-200 and CBK-VF02.
HyperGamma and User Gamma
Four types of HyperGamma curve – inherited from Sony's CineAlta camcorders – are provided in addition to six standard gammas.
The Digital Extender function of the PXW-X500 enables images to be digitally increased in size 2x, 3x or 4x. Unlike lens extenders, the Digital Extender function performs this increase without any F-drop phenomenon (i.e., without loss of image sensitivity).
ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation)
This feature decreases any chromatic aberration caused by the lens. ALAC is activated only with some third-party lenses that incorporate compensation data. (Please check with lens manufacturers for ALAC support.)
24-bit four-channel audio recording
The PXW-X500 records uncompressed four-channel, 24-bit 48 kHz audio in XAVC Intra and XAVC Long MPEG HD 422 mode or MPEG IMX mode. Each channel level can be adjusted independently by individual level controllers.