Sony PDW-700 (PDW700) XDCAM HD MPEG HD422 full 1920×1080 broadcast camcorder (4:2:2 sampling). The PDW-700 will take XDCAM HD performance to a new level. It will record stunning quality HD images at up to 50Mb/s onto 50GB Dual Layer Professional Discs. The PDW-700 will have three 2/3-inch progressive CCD sensors each with full 1920 x 1080 resolution using newly developed “Power HAD™ FX” technology. 14 bit A/D conversion, 4:2:2 sampling and recording, and advanced digital signal processing will ensure superb picture quality. The PDW-700 will also support recording in both 1080 and 720-line formats.
The PDW-700 has been designed to increase the appeal of XDCAM HD for applications such as news, European TV drama, documentary and mainstream entertainment programmes that required a high quality look.