Save on Camcorders Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. Time and Date Window Burn Useful in legal and security environments, the PDP will, with a menu selection, burn time- down to seconds- and date onto the tape in a window over the image. The autofocus is fast and reliable and does a better job than most at nailing your subject, even in low-light and low- contrast situations. You can set the audio sensitivity. The best degree video cameras. The PD comes packed with pro features, such as built-in XLR connectors and easy access to manual controls.

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This is also another example of the point-and-shoot style of videography this camera encourages. I like the medium weight for steady handheld recording. Connections Memory Card Slot.

Sony DSR-PD170P Camcorder

Drs supports media types such as memory stick cards. I haven’t seen the m anual so I have no idea how clear it explains things. Camera arrived as promised early with some extra accessories and was in the advertised condition. I tested it and then used it on a 3 Camera shoot and it performed like new.

If you are shopping for a camera in this class, there are only a few to consider. Read full review Verified purchase: The new sunglasses also come with a black protective case instead of the bright yellow charging case. Smart Home by Ry Crist Jul 17, This model records dse the European standard PAL format.


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Not that there’s anything wrong with the Hero 6! Notify me of new posts by email. But I recommend it. The PD has squeezed about as much dynamic range and color out the DV format as is possible. The 12x zoom uses a standard rocker switch on both the tape transport and handle top, but a dedicated zoom ring just behind the focus on the lens barrel is easy to grab. Any Condition Any Condition.

Control over variable speeds is excellent with a very comfortable amount of drag on the zoom ring. It has good manual focus which I really like, being able to manually zoom in quick, as well as creatively zoom in at the speed you like. Professional quality work is possible, at least before HD became the norm.

Additional Features Additional Features. Gadgets by Marrian Zhou Oct 16, There is no noticeable sensitivity to one or more colors providing a true color response. This NTSC camcorder records and plays p video formats.

Video Cameras by Sean Hollister Sep 4, The Camera was a missing the eyepiece but worked fine with the LED screen. The included remote control allows operation of all standard features without touching the camera.


Quality is even better when using the microphone off camera and close to the subject. The handgrip is behind the center of gravity, making the camera a bit front-heavy, especially if you use the included wide-angle adapter. But this lens gives good crisp images that some cheap HD cameras can’t match even tho they record in high resolution because of their small lenses.

Sony DSR-PD170 DVCAM Review

The only other complaint I have is having to use mini-DV tape which starts to get glitchy after a few uses. They have a very good lens, and manual and automatic focus and exposure. All that I expected and a little more You have to set the dsg switches correctly, but once set, you never need to change them. Say goodbye to shake and hello to live streams.