DVCAM Camcorder dsr390pl dsr390p dsr-390
A compact and
powerful solution for both
field and studio
Ever since their
introduction, the Sony DSR-500WS Series and DSR-300 Series of Digital
Camcorders have shown the many distinct
advantages of using the DVCAM™ format in the field. Today, they are in
service around the world in a variety of
applications, from video journalism and newsgathering to event videography,
field and studio production, independent
moviemaking and much more.
The DSR-570WS*1 and
DSR-390*2 are the newest top-of-the-line Sony DVCAM camcorders that add
further enhancements to their
As well as combining
the excellent performance of the DVCAM format with a variety of advanced
camera features, these camcorders
allow studio operation via CCU control. Both camcorders come equipped with
the Sony 26-pin connector, which enables
connection to either a Sony CCU-D50*3 for use in the studio, or to a
portable VTR for high-quality EFP applications.
Special attention to
their ergonomic designs has resulted in extremely lightweight and compact
units, providing maximum operational comfort
when used on the shoulder or mounted on a tripod.
The DSR-570WS and
DSR-390 herald a new level of quality, versatility and convenience for
virtually any application, ranging from ENG to
EFP and to multi-camera studio operations.
DSR-390PL PAL without Lens
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refers to both the DSR-570WS (NTSC model) and DSR-570WSP (PAL model).
"DSR-390" refers to both the DSR-390 (NTSC model) and DSR-390P (PAL model).
*3 "CCU-D50" refers
to both the CCU-D50 (NTSC model) and CCU-D50P (PAL model).
Power HAD CCD
The DSR-390 is
equipped with three 1/2-inch type Power HAD CCDs, each with a high density
of 380,000 pixels (NTSC)/430,000 pixels (PAL). These extremely
high-performance 1/2-inch type CCDs provide an outstanding sensitivity of
F13 (at 2000 lx, 3200 K), a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 65 dB
(NTSC)/62 dB (PAL), and a low vertical smear level of -115 dB.
Individual cover for
audio control switches
An individual cover
for the audio control switches allows audio input selections to be made while the
main camera control area is kept concealed.
At the flick of a
switch, the Hyper Gain function enables shooting in the dark by drastically
boosting the electronic gain. Using the Viewfinder (VF) Menu system,
the Hyper Gain level can be set to a maximum of 42 dB for the
DSR-570WS, or 36 dB for the DSR-390. This allows shooting in as low
as 0.25 lx and 0.4 lx respectively.
Camera Setup Files
A total of eight
camera-setup files are provided and displayed by the Viewfinder Menu
system. The five factory preset files – Standard, High Saturation,
Fluorescent, Film-like and S-VHS/VHS – allow operators to
instantly setup the camera to match particular shooting conditions. For
instance, by selecting the Film-like mode, camera settings including
camera gamma and color matrix are automatically setup to give the
output a film-like look. In addition to these five factory settings,
three user files are available to customize camera parameters for
frequently used shooting environments. With the SetupNavi™ function,
the user files and factory-preset files can also be stored on the
VAUX portion of a DVCAM tape.
The DSR-390 is a
high-quality DVCAM camcorder designed specifically for 4:3 aspect ratio
acquisition. With its three high-performance 1/2-inch type Power HAD™ CCDs,
it boasts a high resolution of 800 TV lines and packs the same functionality
as the DSR-570WSPL.