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Sony DXC-D55WSPL 3-chip Color Video Camera PAL

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Sony DXC-D55WSPL

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Overview

The new DXC-D55 system camera is an enhanced replacement for the DXC-D50. One of the best selling system cameras ever made. The main improvement is to the Analogue to Digital Converter. This is a key component that converts the Analogue video signal from the CCD, into digital form, for the signal processing that follows. The DXC-D55 now has a 14 bit ADC, which provides 4 times the conversion resolution of its predecessor.The increased bit depth brings improved resolution, transparency and stability to the camera output and an overall level of performance not seen at this price point before, especially as the prices for equivalent system packages have not been changed. The DXC-D55 is available as a 4:3 only model - DXC-D55P and a switch-able 16:9 and 4:3 model - DXC-D55WSP. All system components and accessories remain available and compatible.

Items Included

Camera handle
Viewfinder DXF-801 with microphone holder
External microphone
Operating instructions
Chart for flange focal
Lens mount cap
Wind screen
RM-LG1 remote control unit
VCT-U14 tripod adaptor
Sony DXC-D55WSPL manual

Features

State of the art widescreen Power HAD EX CCD
The DXC-D55 series cameras include a new 16:9 format Power HAD EX CCD, the same as is used for the BVP-E10/WS series. Thanks to the superb CCD performance, the DXC-D55 series offers improved smear level of -140dB, which is equivalent to FIT type CCD.
14-bit A/D converter
The use of a 14-bit resolution Analogue to Digital converter ensures that pictures are processed with great precision. Compared to previous cameras in this class, which only offer 12 bit resolution, the DXC-D55 is able to provide more faithful handling of low-key and mid-tone areas of the picture.
New Advanced Digital Signal Processing
Another critical factor when assessing camera quality is how many bits are used in non-linear processes, such as gamma correction. The use of Advanced Digital Signal Processing (ADSP) built into an innovative LSI using 0.18-micron processing technology, provides comprehensive and precise control functions, as well as maintaining the superior image quality from the CCD. Thanks to this, and the use of a digital encoder, very low power consumption can be achieved to ensure very comfortable operation and stable signal processing.
Creative Image Control
The DXC-D55 series cameras add several innovative control items, to provide comprehensive image adjustments.
Knee Saturation avoids any 'washed out' appearance in highlight areas
Low Key Saturation maintains the colour of objects in the shadow areas.
Skin Matrix Saturation and Hue of Skin Tones can be adjusted separately.
Adaptive Highlight Control (Auto Knee Mode) In most conventional cameras, only a single Knee-point/slope is available for control over highlights. In contrast, the DXC-D55/WS series provides multiple knee-points/slopes to utilize the dynamic range of the camera more effectively.
Cross-Colour Suppression uses comb-filtering to eliminate unpleasant cross colour and cross luminance on fine details.
Black Gamma Control This is to control the brightness of the shadow areas.
Memory Stick system for storage/recall of parameters
The DXC-D55/D55WS incorporates the Sony Memory Stick system, enabling you to store and recall parameter-parameter files for individual scene or camera set-up preferences. The set-up parameter files stored on a Memory Stick media card can be transferred to another DXC-D55/D55WS camera or a RCP-D50/D51 remote control unit, allowing quick, easy set-up in multiple camera systems. What's more, the set-up files can be loaded to a PC equipped with a Memory Stick slot, enabling them to be e-mailed as attachments and applied to cameras at remote locations.


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