Sony HVR-S270 - PAL - 1080i HDV Pro Video Camera for ENG Applications.


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About Sony HVR-S270

• The Sony HVR-S270U is an HDV camcorder designed for ENG applications, while still being highly cost-effective. Incorporating all the benefits of HDV technology, the camera can also take avantage of stardard-size DV tapes for increased run-times.

Additionally, the HVR-S270U can also record directly to compact flash cards, via the camera's supplied memory recording unit. Combined with Sony's entire family of HDV products, the HVR-S270U is a great camcorder for almost any production, including documentaries, news, low-budget movies, music videos and industrials.

HVR-S270U can switch between 1080p, 1080i in the HDV format, DVCAM and DV recording and can down-convert material from HD to SD and output the video signals through its i.LINK interface and other SD output connectors. The HVR-S270U is available with HD-SDI or SD-SDI connectivity and also supports embedded audio and timecode.

Sony HVR-S270 Features

  • ClearVID 3CMOS Technology: Sony's ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals
  • Record to Compact Flash: The camera comes with an attachable recording unit, allowing users to record HDV and DV to CompactFlash cards. With cards getting larger and larger in capacity, the ability to take advantage of tapeless workflow while still using cheap media is a welcome addition
  • High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV: The HDV format, used in the HVR-S270U allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes. This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs and satellite television
  • 24p Capability: In 24p mode, images from the CMOS can be 2:3 pulldown-converted and recorded onto tape in the standard 60i HDV format. The tape can then be played back or edited using an ordinary HDV system. True 24p editing can be achieved by uploading 2:3 pulldown-converted images
  • HDMI Output: Many consumer products are adopting High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals
  • High Definition LCD: When shooting HD footage, standard LCD screens can be very deceiving; what looked perfect amidst a full-day video shoot can sometimes prove very soft or out of focus while in post-production

Sony HVR-S270 Specifications

Signal System
HDV: 1080/60i
DVCAM/DV: 480/60i
Image Device
1/3" 3CMOS Exmor Sensor system
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Zoom Lens, 12x (Optical)
f = 4.4-52.8mm
f = 32-384mm at 16:9 mode
f = 39.5-47.4mm (4:3 mode)
filter diameter: 72mm
Horizontal Resolution
1080 Lines
Minimum Illumination
1.5 lux (Auto Gain, Auto Iris, 1/30 Shutter)
Built-in Filters
Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
LCD Monitor
3.2", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 1 MegaPixel Xtrafine LCD
0.45", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 852 x 480 Resolution
Scan Matching
Memory Card Slot
MemoryStick Duo Media
Shutter Speed Range
Auto: 1/60-1/2000
Manual: 60i/30p: 1/4-1/10000
24p: 1/3 - 1/10000
Gain Selection
0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB
VTR Tape Format
DVCAM Small Cassette
HDV Record and Play
DVCAM Record and Play
DV Record and Play
Tape Speed
HDV: 18.8 mm/s
DVCAM: 28.2 mm/s
DV SP Mode: 18.8 mm/s
Maximum Recording Time
HDV: 276 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
DVCAM: 184 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
DV: 276 min (with PHDV-276DM Cassette)
Audio Signal Format
MPEG1 Audio Layer II
16-bit/48kHz 2 Channel Mode
12-bit/32kHz 4 Channel Mode
Audio Frequency Response
20Hz to 20kHz
Input and Output Connectors
Composite Video: BNC (x1 Output)
Component Video: BNCx3 (x1 Output)
HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Unbalanced Audio (x1 Output)
FireWire/i.LINK: 6-Pin (x1 Input, x1 Output)
XLR Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female, 4-Channel
Headphone: Stereo Mini-Jack
Power Requirements
Battery Pack: 12 VDC
AC Adapter: 14.4 VDC
Power Consumption
HDV: 12.5W
Operating Temperature
32-104°F (0-40°C)
13.9 lb (6.3 kg)
Sony warranty
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