Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony ENG / EFP Shoulder Mounts

Sony ENG / EFP Shoulder Mounts
Sony PDW-F800, PDW-700, PDW-850, PXW-X500 (XDCAM HD) and PMW-400, PMW-320 (XDCAM EX).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old April 7th, 2013, 06:00 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 937
Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

All I've got comes from twitter so far...

Sony Professional US ‏@SonyProUSA

The newest entry to the #XDCAM line is the PMW-400 #SonyNAB pic.twitter.com/KdEXZWs67L
__________________
Nothing says you're a serious video maker like S-VHS
Zach Love is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #2
Major Player
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 848
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

https://blog.sony.com/press/sony-exp...der-camcorder/
Jim Michael is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2013, 07:02 PM   #3
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 937
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Thanks Jim!
__________________
Nothing says you're a serious video maker like S-VHS
Zach Love is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #4
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Cambridge UK
Posts: 2,835
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

So still no PMW-300 to replace the EX3? Surely it must be the next one on Sony's list.
__________________
Andy K Wilkinson - http://www.shootingimage.co.uk
Cambridge (UK) Corporate Video Production
Andy Wilkinson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2013, 10:42 AM   #5
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Burnaby, BC, Canada
Posts: 2,963
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Good that XAVC is an option, bad that it's only up to 30p.

I wouldn't be surprised to see the next smaller form factor cam to include XAVC S and XDCAM HD422.
__________________
I wait for the day cost-efficient global shutter 60fps capable CMOS sensors emerge for use on major manufacturers' cameras. (Sony, Canon, etc.) Rolling Shutters are a plague.
Jack Zhang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 8th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #6
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 3,865
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Hear any cost? Lens included? Could this be the upgrade to the PMW-350?
__________________
Paul Cronin
www.paulcroninstudios.com
Paul Cronin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2013, 07:50 AM   #7
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Milford, MA
Posts: 405
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy Wilkinson View Post
So still no PMW-300 to replace the EX3? Surely it must be the next one on Sony's list.
I would have thought so, too. It's been a long wait for a replacement to the EX3.
Jim Nogueira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #8
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 937
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Considering how popular the EX3 has been & the release of all the 4:2:2 XDCams, I am surprised we don't have a 4:2:2 EX3 by now. The EX3 was announced 5 years ago at NAB.

The EX1 was replaced by the EX1R after 2 years. Then the EX1R was replaced by the PMW200 after another 3 years. Yes, the EX3 update is very overdue...

Does Sony knows something we don't & has given up on the EX3. Hell, Canon hasn't updated the XH-L1 with their XF codec. Think how popular the XL1 series was. Maybe the semi-shoulder mount market is dead?
__________________
Nothing says you're a serious video maker like S-VHS
Zach Love is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2013, 10:44 AM   #9
Space Hipster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,593
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zach Love View Post
Maybe the semi-shoulder mount market is dead?
Oh, I hope so! I've used the EX3 a lot, and it's one of the most uncomfortable hand-held cameras I've ever used. When I shoot with the EX3, I try to keep it on the tripod as much as possible.
Glen Vandermolen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 9th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #10
Major Player
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Athens, Greece
Posts: 344
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Is there any difference between the PMW400 and the older PMW500?
Emmanuel Plakiotis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2013, 11:00 AM   #11
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,699
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

If I remember right, then the PMW350 was followed by the PMW320 - basically the same, but the PMW320 had 1/2" chips, not 2/3". (And is a lot cheaper!)

So can we expect a 50Mbs (and XAVC?) version of the PMW320 before long? I'd like to think so, and maybe such could be the answer to both the EX3 and PMW320 upgrades?
David Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #12
Space Hipster
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,593
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Quote:
Originally Posted by David Heath View Post
If I remember right, then the PMW350 was followed by the PMW320 - basically the same, but the PMW320 had 1/2" chips, not 2/3". (And is a lot cheaper!)

So can we expect a 50Mbs (and XAVC?) version of the PMW320 before long? I'd like to think so, and maybe such could be the answer to both the EX3 and PMW320 upgrades?
David, if so, that may be the sweetest camera out there. 1/2" chips are fine with me, and with a broadcast codec in a true shoulder mount design, that would be a terrific little camera. And a lot cheaper than the PMW400.
Glen Vandermolen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2013, 12:18 PM   #13
Major Player
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 937
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

My only doubt to this would be, why wouldn't they announce it for NAB?

A 1/2" interchangeable lens shoulder-mount 4:2:2 XDCam seems like such an easy decision & seems long overdue compared to the update history of the EX1. So I feel like Sony has some market research, or limited R&D resources, or something that is preventing this.

But still, look at the popularity of the EX3. Look at the popularity of 4:2:2 XDCam. Put the two together.

PMW200 uses the same chips & same lens, so Sony doesn't need to do something from the ground up, just a refresh on a good performer.

---

What is a little more of a stretch, but what I would love to see is an update to the Z7U. Either XDCam 4:2:2 or NXCam. It would be the only handheld 1/3" interchangeable lens tapeless camera on the market. And a nice compliment / competition to the JVC HM700 series & Panasonic HPX300 series cameras.
__________________
Nothing says you're a serious video maker like S-VHS
Zach Love is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2013, 05:20 PM   #14
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,699
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zach Love View Post
My only doubt to this would be, why wouldn't they announce it for NAB?
Good question - maybe to deliberately split the news, keep a drip, drip of new product news? You could ask why the PMW350 and 320 didn't come out together? Same situation? But I'm guessing.
Quote:
And a nice compliment / competition to the JVC HM700 series & Panasonic HPX300 series cameras.
Yes, the PMW320 has had the undeniable advantage of 1/2" chips over the HPX300. But the HPX300 has the codec edge (full broadcast compliance, albeit at the cost of 3x the datarate). And both at similar prices, last I looked.

Match XDCAM422 with the PMW320 and the result then becomes the obvious choice in the budget true shouldermount range.

As for why it hasn't happened before, I can only guess that they were protecting their higher range. But with XDCAM422 in lower cameras (PMW100/150/200) AND in the PMW400, it seems inconceivable the same won't happen in a PMW320 revamp. I'm surprised it hasn't happened earlier.....
David Heath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2013, 08:36 PM   #15
Trustee
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 1,866
Re: Sony PMW400 shoulder mounted XDCam

Doug Jensen's video on the PMW400

Tom Roper is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony ENG / EFP Shoulder Mounts

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:17 PM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network