Sony announce new PDW-680 XDCAM HD Camera

The PDW-680 joins the XDCAM family as a new, powerful camcorder that supports both HD (MPEG HD422/HD420) and SD (MPEG IMX50/40/30, DVCAM) recording, offers excellent, versatile camera features, and is equipped with three 2/3-inch type CMOS Exmor sensors.  The PDW-680 provides outstanding picture quality, boasting high sensitivity of F12 (60i) and F13 (50i), and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 59 dB.

Using reliable Professional Disc™ recording media, the PDW-680 offers the advantages of file-based recording so camera professionals can significantly improve operational efficiency with capabilities such as thumbnail scene search and immediate viewing on the built-in LCD panel.  With various functions inherited from Sony’s world-acclaimed XDCAM camcorders, the PDW-680 is an ideal choice for many different camera professionals, from those engaged in news gathering, when speed is the key concern, to those who produce TV programs and documentaries, when quality is crucial.

Key Features:

  • XDCAM HD422 Professional Disc recording system
  • Three chip 2/3-inch Exmor CMOS Sensor
  • SD and HD 1080i support for both 50Hz and 60Hz
  • Picture Cache
  •  Optical ND Filters and Electric CC Filters
  • Slow Shutter and Interval Recording

The PDW-680 is based upon the familiar shoulder mount XDCAM series of cameras, PDW-700/F800, and utilises the same range of accessories such as batteries and viewfinders, so it will be very simple for customers familiar with Sony camcorders to migrate to this new model.

The PDW-680 is available now for order and has an ex. tax list price of NZ$26,000.