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Sony PXW-X500 Full HD CCD Sensors XDCAM Camcorder - Multi-format Recordings

  • Three 2/3″ CCD Sensors
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Up to 120 fps
  • 3G-SDI, HDMI Output, Composite Output
  • Genlock In, Timecode In & Out & GPS
  • Built-In Wireless Hardware
  • Built-In 3.5″ LCD Info Screen
  • Slow and Quick Motion




Sony PXW-X500 supports XAVC, MPEG2, and MPEG4 codecs, recording to SxS or SD media cards. It features 3G-SDI, HDMI, and composite video outputs, allowing you to incorporate the camcorder into most production pathways. In addition to that, the camera’s built-in wireless slot accepts your compatible wireless receiver. The camera incorporates a variety of professional features including Sony’s slow and quick motion, picture cache recording, built-in GPS, a digital extender and HyperGamma.


The PXW-X500 features three 2/3″ Power HAD FX IT CCDs that make up its sensor block.

Gamma Control – Standard & HyperGamma

The camera includes Standard Gamma, as well as four different HyperGamma settings and a user selectable setting.

Slow Shutter Mode

The camera features a slow shutter mode, allowing you to accumulate frames to increase exposure. You can accumulate frames in groups of 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 16 frames.

Media Card Slots

Dual SxS card slots allow simultaneous or relay recording, providing the same codec is being used.

LCD Panel

It features a colour LCD panel with 960 x 540 resolution that displays video, thumbnails, menu characters, audio level, and timec ode display.


Image Sensor 3-Chip 2/3″ CCD Sensor
Sensor Resolution 1920 x 1080
Gain -6 to 42 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 60 dB
Minimum Illumination 0.016 lux
Lens Mount B4 Mount
Shutter Speed 1/60 to 1/2000 sec
Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Recording Media 2 x SxS Card Slots
Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL
Recording Modes XAVC-I: 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (89 to 112 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (112 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (25 to 50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
MPEG2 4:2:2: 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (24 to 28 Mb/s)
Gamma Curve Hyper Gamma, Standard
Video Connectors 1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (Composite) Output
2 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 5-Pin XLR Input/Output
Other I/O 1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x BNC Timecode
1 x BNC Genlock
1 x 12-Pin Lens Control
1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control
1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Type-B
Display Type LCD
Screen Resolution 960 x 540
Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin Hirose (11 to 17 VDC up to1.8 A) Output
1 x 2-Pin Light Output
1 x 4-Pin XLR Input

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