Capture stunning visuals with exceptional low-light performance. This versatile workhorse offers broadcast-grade recording options and efficient SxS memory card workflow, ideal for video professionals on the move.

  • Sony PMW-500 XDCAM (1,673 Hours)


Exceptional Image Quality

The PMW-500 boasts three large, 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCD sensors, delivering stunning picture quality and low-light performance. This translates to crisp, detailed footage even in challenging lighting conditions.

Unmatched Recording Flexibility

This camera offers a variety of recording options to suit your needs. Choose from high-quality MPEG HD 422 for broadcast applications, or switch to the more file-friendly MP4 format for seamless integration with XDCAM EX models. The PMW-500 also supports a wide range of frame rates, allowing you to create captivating slow-motion or fast-motion effects.

Built for Efficiency and Speed

The PMW-500 utilizes SxS memory cards for recording, ensuring lightning-fast data transfer speeds and remarkable reliability. Plus, with hot-swappable card slots, you can extend recording times without interrupting your workflow.

Ergonomic Design for Comfort and Control

The PMW-500 is surprisingly compact and lightweight for a shoulder-mount camcorder. This, combined with its well-balanced design, makes it ideal for extended shoots or capturing action on the go.

Beyond the Basics

The PMW-500 is packed with additional features to empower your creativity, including:

  • Digital Extender: Double the effective focal length of your lens without compromising image quality (optional).
  • Focus Magnification and Assist: Achieve precise focus with magnified viewfinder display and manual focus control.
  • Slow Shutter and HyperGamma: Capture dramatic effects with extended shutter speeds and specialized gamma curves.
  • ND Filters and Color Temperature Control: Easily adjust for varying lighting conditions.
  • Proxy Recording: Create low-resolution reference files for faster editing.