Procam has purchased an XDCAM HD PDW-700 from reseller CVP Mitcorp.

The PDW-700 is a small format tapeless camera that uses dual layer professional discs, records at 50Mb/s and will have three 2/3-inch progressive CCD sensors each with full 1920 x 1080 resolution.

The Sony camera began shipping in April.

Industry insiders are tipping the camera to be the next workhorse in HD production.

Procam is an equipment hire and crewing company based in London.