Sony DSR-PD170 reviews: MiniDV storage SD camcorder
This camcorder is a good all rounder.
Customer reviews of Sony DSR-PD170Most helpful reviews
- Good points:
- as this is my first semi-pro camera i am very pleased with the all round performance, even down to the eye piece is a good size so that i can wear glasses while filming.
- Bad points:
- only bad points are the "end search" buttons are too close to the handle, kept catching as i moved hand, and mics recording level on auto are a bit low, have not tried using manual settings yet.
|Ease of use||8.0|
|Value for money||8.0|
Confirmed purchase: 16 Apr 2009
|Digital zoom ratio||48|
|Screen size (Inches)||2.5|
|Type of chip||CCD|
Also known as: DSR-PD170P, Sony DSR-PD170PCamcorders Buying Guide
Effective communication requires sharp focus and uncompromising professionalism. The DSR-PD170P digital camcorder was developed for professional needs. From college campus to large-scale enterprises, the rush is on to leverage the power of the “new media" because there’s no time to lose.
The DSR-PD170P combines the latest technology: DVCAM record and playback, state-of-the-art 1/3-inch CCDs, PC-based editing, professional sound and built-in special effects. Add to that surprising ease of operation at an unexpectedly low cost and seamless compatibility with a host of other Sony products, and your multimedia, video-streaming or documentary-style messages are a lot closer to realisation than you would have thought possible.
Picture quality & reliability are two of the key features that helped make the DSR-PD150P such a phenominal success – widely regarded as the de-facto standard for professional 3CCD compact camcorders since its launch in 2000. The new DSR-PD170P builds on this success with improved video-audio performance, as well as a host of ergonomic and operational improvements – specially developed in response to customer requests.
Added and Improved Functions on DSR-PD170P (compared to earlier DSR-PD150P).
- Improved minimum illumination
- Improved audio quality for manual recording
- On-handle zoom lever and Rec start/stop button
- Larger handle size
- Larger viewfinder
- Hybrid LCD panel
- More precise Iris control
- Supplied wide conversion lens and new lens hood
- Supplied hood with built-in lens cap
- Simultaneous turn on of LCD panel and viewfinder
- i.LINK cable strap
- New body colour and new design for zoom / focus rings.
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