IBC 2014: Sony has made another addition to its XDCam family with the launch of the PXW-X500.

The solid state memory shoulder-mounted camcorder will replace the company’s PMW-500 model for ENG, sports productions, live productions and documentaries.

The X500 comes with three-chip 2/3-inch type new CCD image sensors, B4-mount lenses and can shoot frame rates of up to 120p.

It offers a signal-to-noise ratio of 60dB and a sensitivity level of F11 at 1080/59.94i and F12 at 1080/50i.

Recording options include SD formats such as MPEG IMX and DVCAM.

HD formats include MPEG-4 SStP and MPEG HD422, plus XAVC Intra 422 1080 59.94/50i and XAVC Long 422 1080 59.94/50p. Support for ProRes and DNxHD will be added in “early 2015”.

The camera is equipped with a USB wireless LAN module to allow users to operate some of the camera’s functions via smartphones and tablets. A software upgrade next year will offer live streaming of proxy content over Wi-Fi or LTE.

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