Sony PMW-200 announced

Sony have added a new camera to the fantastic XDCAM family. The PMW-200 is the first small camera in the Sony range to shoot 50 Mbps internally to SxS cards.

Revealed on Thursday 26th July 2012, the PMW-200 is the natural successor to the hugely popular PMW-EX1 Camcorder.

The PMW-200 is the first handheld camera in its class to be equipped with three large, newly developed 1/2-inch Exmor CMOS sensors which provide excellent sensitivity and depth of field characteristics.

Records to SxS cards at 50Mbps

HD 422 50 Mbps recordings ideal for a wide range of shooting conditions High-quality MPEG HD422 50 Mbps recording is fully compliant with the latest EBU recommendations for long form broadcast production and is widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses. This capability ensures the PMW-200 is ideal for a wide range of different applications, including newsgathering and documentary production. The PMW-200 can also record in a range of different formats as well as being compatible with other XDCAM HD 422 and XDCAM EX equipment.

The PMW-200 is supplied with a 14x Fujinon lens for remarkable picture quality and flexible creative control with three independent rings with end stops.

The camera is expected to be available from September / October 2012

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