The Sony PDW-850 is an XDCAM is a successor to the PDW-700 and PDW-F800 camcorders that inherits virtually all of their features, but boasts a new CCD Imager: a 3x 2/3″ PowerHAD FX IT CCD setup with a signal to noise ratio of 62dB while maintaining a high sensitivity of F11@60i.
Auto Lens Aberration Compensation (ALAC)
Capable of 50Hz or 60Hz Production
HD/SD-SDI and Composite Input
960x540 RBG LCD Panel
PowerHAD FX CCD. The new CCD sensors for the Sony 850 record HD and SD formats including MPEG HD 422 50Mbps on to ready-to-archive Professional Disc media with a high sensitivity. It records the most popular broadcast MXF formats: MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps and 25 Mbps, MPEG IMX 50 Mbps and DVCAM.
GPS. The PDW-850 collects GPS data via a module in the handle and displays the information on the side LCD panel and is stored as Metadata.
Lightweight and Ergonomic. The PDW-850 is an ENG-style should mount camera with an ergonomic design that weighs in at 4.2kg ( approx. 9.3lbs). It also features a lower power consumption than its predecessors: 37W under normal operating conditions.
Optional CBK-WA100. This camera fully supports the CBK-WA100 wireless adapter, enabling proxy recording and proxy/high resolution content transfer via Wi-Fi/3G/4G/LTE.
Multiple shutter speeds are available, including "Slow shutter" mode and "ECS" mode
Slow shutter 1080i: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 16 frames accumulation
Slow shutter 720p: 2, 4, 6, 8, and 16 frames accumulation
ECS: 50.1 Hz (50i mode); 60.01 Hz (60i mode)
Slow shutter speed can be expanded to 32 frame accumulation through the Service Menu