HDW-650F (HDW650F)Discontinued

Three 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCs HDCAM HD camcorder


Part of the widely adopted HDCAM family which offers many enhanced features over previous models
Ideal for content creation in prime-time TV, commercials, natural history and ENG.
Wide tonal reproduction
Incorporates three 2/3-inch type Power HAD FX CCDs, a 14-bit A/D convertor, and a state-of-the-art DSP LSI as well as a high sensitivity of F11 at 59.94 Hz or F12 at 50 Hz.
3.5-inch colour LCD screen
3.5-inch colour LCD screen.


Three 2/3-inch HD Power HAD FX CCDs
Comes equipped with three _x0018_/3-inch type-megapixel HD CCDs, which are also used in Sony’s well-proven HDC-1500 Multi-format HD Camera. Based on Sony’s Power HAD FX sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, the HDW-650F offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 59.94 Hz or F1_x0018_ at 50 Hz.
Superb signal-to-noise ratio of 59dB
An excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 59dB can be achieved by activating the Noise Suppression (NS) mode, which helps to reduce the high-frequency noise elements of video signals using Sony’s advanced digital processing technology.
Choice of HD recording formats, including 1080/23.98P
For both frame rates and scanning mode. In addition to 1080/50i and 59.94i, it also supports 1080/_x0018_3.98P.
14-bit A/D conversion
Incorporates a high-performance 14-bit A/D convertor that enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid- to dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to the 14-bit A/D convertor, pre-knee signal compression in highlighted areas can be eliminated, and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.
3.5-inch 2 LCD
A large, easy-to-view, colour LCD screen on the camcorder’s side panel enables operators to instantly review recorded footage – as well as access the camera’s set-up menus, and view status indications such as four-channel audio meters and the remaining time available in the tape and battery.
New audio capability: digital wireless microphone receiver
Compatible with a range of microphones. It is equipped with a slot to accommodate the DWR-S01D digital wireless microphone receiver, which provides two-channel audio with stable and secure transmission tolerant to interference waves. The WRR-855S wireless microphone receiver can also be utilised by installing it to the slot. Shotgun-type microphones, such as the ECM-680S/678/674, are also available as options. Moreover, the status of the digital wireless microphone system can be monitored through both the camcorder’s viewfinder and the LCD display.
Well-balanced compact body
The ergonomic design provides excellent weight balance, allowing users to enjoy comfortable hand-held operation. Because its centre of gravity is located roughly at the centre point of the shoulder pad, operating the camera for long periods on the shoulder causes less operator fatigue. The HDW-650F’s light body weighs just 4._x0018_kg (9 lb 4 oz).
Down-conversion capability
Equipped with a built-in down-conversion system as standard. Conversion can be done via SD-SDI output. This function provides powerful operational flexibility.
Picture cache recording
Offers a picture cache recording function that is especially useful for various tape saving applications. Up to eight seconds of audio and video signals are buffered in the camcorder’s memory before the Rec. start button is even pressed (when in Standby mode). This means that everything that happened eight seconds before the Rec. start button was pressed will still be recorded in the tape. What’s more, this function works even before the tape is inserted into the drive – thereby helping to prevent the loss of any unexpected, yet important events.


Power Requirements
DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption
Approx. 35 W (with 12 V DC supply, when recording, LCD monitor off)
Approx. 9 lb 4 oz (without options)
Approx. 5.9 kg (with VF, Mic, BCT-40HD, BP-GL95)
Approx. 4.2 kg (without options)
Approx. 13 lb (with VF, Mic, BCT-40HD, BP-GL95)
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F
0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature
-4°F to 140°F
-20°C to +60°C
Operating Humidity
25% to 85% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time
Approx. 120 min with BP-GL95 battery (When using an optional HDVF-20A and operating at the normal temperature of 25°C (77°F).)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1]
5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches
124 x 269 x 332 mm
Camera Section
Pickup Device
3-chip 2/3-inch type IT CCD
Effective Picture Elements
1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Optical System
F1.4 prism system
Lens Mount
2/3-inch 48 bayonet mount
Built-in Filters
A: Cross, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K
1: Clear, 2: 1/4 ND, 3: 1/16 ND, 4: 1/64 ND
Sensitivity (2,000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
F11 (59.94i), F12 (50i) (typical)
Minimum Illumination
0.08 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB gain, 32-frame accumulation)
Smear Level
-135 dB (typical)
Video S/N Ratio
64 dB (Noise suppressor max.)
54 dB (Noise suppressor off)
Modulation Depth
45% or more (at 27.5 MHz)
0.02% or less (excluding distortion due to lens)
Geometric Distortion
None identified (excluding distortion due to lens)
Horizontal Resolution
1,000 TV Lines
Shutter Speed
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (50i)
1/32, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (23.98PsF)
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (59i)
Clear Scan
60 Hz to 4300 Hz (59i)
50 Hz to 4700 Hz (50i)
24 Hz to 2200 Hz (23.98PsF)
Programmable Gain
-6 dB/-3 dB/0 dB/3 dB/6 dB/9 dB/12 dB/18 dB/24 dB/30 dB/36 dB/42 dB
LCD Panel
Pixel resolution: 250,880 pixels
3.5 inches
VTR Section
Recording Format
HDCAM 59.94i/50i/23.98PsF
Tape Speed
Approx. 96.7 mm/s (59.94i)
Approx. 80.7 mm/s (50i)
Approx. 77.4 mm/s (23.98PsF)
Recording/Playback Time
50 min (23.98PsF) with BCT-40HD
48 min (50i) with BCT-40HD
40 min (59.94i) with BCT-40HD
Fast Forward/Rewind Time
Approx. 5 min with BCT-40HD
Recommended Tapes
HDCAM cassette (S) BCT-6HD/12HD/22HD/32HD/40HD
Sampling Frequency
Y: 74.176 MHz (59.94i), 74.25 MHz (50i), Pb/Pr: 37.088 MHz (59.94i), 37.125 MHz (50i)
10 bits/sample (8 bits sample for compression processing)
Channel Coding
Coefficient recording system
Error Correction
Reed-Solomon code
Error Concealment
Adaptive three dimensional
Genlock Input
BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
Timecode Input
BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
Audio Input (CH1/CH2)
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), -60 dBu/+4 dBu/AES/EBU (0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)
Mic Input
XLR-type 5-pin (female) (x1), -50 dBu (LPF ON)
Test Output
BNC (x1), VBS/Y (component): 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
HD-SDI Output
BNC (x1), 0.8 Vp-p, unbalanced
HD/SD-SDI Output
BNC (x1), 0.8 Vp-p, unbalanced
AUDIO Output
XLR-type 5-pin (male) (x1), 0 dBm
TC Output
BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Earphone Output
Mini jack (x2), 8 Ω, -∞ dBs to -18 dBs variable
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1), DC 11 V to 17 V
DC Output
4-pin (x1), DC 11 V to 17 V, Max. 0.5 A
12-pin (x1), DC 11 V to 17 V, Max. 0.7 A
8-pin (x1)
2-pin (x1)
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Shoulder strap (1)
Operation manual CD-ROM (1)
Operation manual (1)
*[1] The values for dimensions are approximate.

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