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Sony PXW-X500//U B4 mount Professional XDCAM Camcorder

code: PXW-X500//U
  • £18,598.73
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  • Three 2/3" CCD Sensors
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Up to 120 fps
  • 2 x SxS & 2 x SD Media Card Slots
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI Output, Composite Output
  • Genlock In, Timecode In & Out & GPS
  • Built-In Wireless Hardware
  • Built-In 3.5" LCD Info Screen
  • Slow & Quick Motion


Sony PXW-X500//U (PX-WX-500//U, PXWX500//U, PXW/X500//U, pxw-x500//u) B4 mount Professional XDCAM Camcorder
Sporting an ENG form factor and supporting a wide variety of HD and SD formats, the Sony PXW-X500 XAVC 60P 2/3" Camcorder Body features a 2/3" 3CCD sensor block and can capture full HD at up to 120 fps. This item is only the camcorder body only and does not include a lens, viewfinder, mic, or wireless receiver. It is ideal for owners who want to upgrade to a new camcorder body while retaining the other elements of their camera package, such as lens, viewfinder, and mic.

The camcorder supports XAVC, MPEG2, and MPEG4 codecs, recording to SxS or SD media cards. It features 3G-SDI, HDMI, and Composite video outputs, allowing you to incorporate the camcorder into most production pathways, and the camera's built-in wireless slot accepts your compatible wireless receiver. Built into the side of the camcorder is a flip-out LCD viewscreen that displays battery capacity, media capacity, audio levels, and you can check camera playback on the camera. The camera incorporates a variety of professional features including Sony's slow and quick motion, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, a digital extender, and HyperGamma.


  • The PXW-X500 features three 2/3" Power HAD FX IT CCDs that make up its sensor block.
  • Auto Lens Aberration Compensation
  • Expanded ALAC provides improved lateral chromatic aberration correction.


  • Featuring two integrated filter wheels for exposure and image control, the ND wheel holds four optical filters, a clear, an ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and an ND 1/64. The second wheel controls electronic CC filters allowing you to adjust the camera's white balance by spinning the wheel, as if it used optical filters. Electronic CC filter settings include 3200K, 4300K, 5600K, and 6300K.

Gamma Control

  • The camera includes Standard Gamma, as well as four different HyperGamma settings and a user selectable setting.

Slow Shutter Mode

  • The camera features a slow shutter mode, allowing you to accumulate frames to increase exposure. You can accumulate frames in groups of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 16 frames.

Worldwide Camera

  • The camera is capable of recording signals compatible with NTSC and PAL broadcast systems, so you can shoot and playback your footage in virtually any country.

Specialty Recording

You can access a variety of special recording modes:

  • Sony's Slow & Quick Motion, for off speed recording.
  • Interval record, for a timelapse like effect.
  • The Pool feed input allows you record a signal input via a BNC cable, which is useful in press conference type situations when there is one feed.

 Media Card Slots

  • Dual SxS card slots allow simultaneous or relay recording, providing the same codec is being used.

On Board LCD Panel

  • It features a color LCD panel with 960 x 540 resolution that displays video, thumbnails, menu characters, audio level, and timecode display.


  • A GPS unit is integrated into the camera's handle, and the GPS information can be encoded into your HD footage.
  • Mass: Approx. 3.8 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) : 124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
  • Power Requirements: DC 12 V (11 V~17.0 V)
  • Power Consumption: Approx. 35W (while XAVC* recording, color LCD on)
  • MPEG4 SStP: 1980x1080/59.94i,50i,29.97P,23.98P,25P*
  • XAVC Intra: 1980x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P, 1280x720/59.94P, 50P
  • XAVC Long : 1980x1080/59.94i, 50i, 59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P, 1280x720/59.94P, 50P
  • MPEG HD422: 1980x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P, 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
  • MPEG HD420: 1980x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P, 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i, 1280x720/59.94P, 50P
  • MPEG IMX: 720x480/59.94i(50M), 720x576/50i(50M)
  • DVCAM: 720x480/59.94i(25M), 720x576/50i(25M)
  • MPEG4 SStP: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • XAVC Intra: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • XAVC Long   : LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • MPEG HD422: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • MPEG HD420: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • MPEG IMX: LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • DV: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
  • XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR, 9/3/1/0.5Mbps
  • XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128kbps, 2 channels*
  • Lens Mount: Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount
  • Imaging Device: (Type)3-chip 2/3-type Full HD CCD, HyperHAD FX
  • Effective Picture Elements: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
  • Optical System: F1.4 prism system
  • Built-in Optical Filters: ND filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND*
  • Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance): F12* (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
  • Minimum Illumination: 0.003 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.4, +42 dB gain, with 16*-frame accumulation)
  • S/N Ratio : 60 dB(NS:ON*)
  • Horizontal Resolution: 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
  • Audio Input: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable
  • Video Output: BNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite
  • Audio Output: XLR-type 5-pin
  • SDI Output: BNC (x2), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
  • i.LINK:  No
  • Timecode Input: BNC (x1)
  • Timecode Output: BNC (x1)
  • Genlock Input: BNC (x1)
  • USB (Host): for Wi-Fi adaptor
  • USB (Device): USB device B Type (x1)
  • Headphone Output: Stereo mini jack (x1)
  • DC Input: XLR-type 4-pin
  • Remote: 8-pin
  • HDMI Output: HDMI connector (Type A)
  • Viewfinder: Option HDVF-20A, HDVF-200, CBK-VF02
  • Built-in LCD Monitor: 3.5 type Approx. 1.56M dots, 16:9*
  • Type: SxS Card slot (x2), XQD Card, SD Card and Memory Stick can be used with an adaptor
  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • NFC: No
  • GPS: Yes
  • MI Shoe: No


In the box

  • 1 x PXW-X500//U 
  • 1 x Shoulder Belt
  • 1 x Cold Shoe Kit
  • 1 x Lens Mount Cap
  • 1 x USB wireless LAN module (IFU-WLM3)
  • 1 x Operation Guide
  • 1 x Operation Manual(CD-ROM)
  • 2 x Protective Cap


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