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Cover every angle of the story with the latest addition to the acclaimed DVCAM lineup. The compact and ergonomic DSR-PD177P is equipped with a range of advanced technology such as its EXMOR image sensor and a purpose built 20 x zoom lens to meet a wide spectrum of SD production applications. The DSR-PD177P adopts the DVCAM format which is the worldwide standard SD format for professional camcorders. It also boasts the cutting edge technology of Exmor Sensor System1 to achieve a low light sensitivity of just 1.5lux in order to maximise the potential of the camcorder’s imaging system. All these exceptional features, combined with Sony’s exclusive high-performance G Lens, makes this camera a great product to work with, especially for ENG usage and independent content creators.







Sony G Lens, 20x (optical), f = 4.1 to 82mm, f = 29.5 to 590 mm at 16:9 mode, f = 36.1 to 722 mm at 4:3 mode, filter diameter: 72mm

Built-in filters

Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64

Imaging      system

1/3 inch-type, progressive 3 ClearVid CMOS Sensor system with Exmor technology

Picture elements

Approx. 1,037,000 pixels (effective), approx. 1,120,000 pixels (total)


Auto, manual (focus ring/one push auto/infi nity/AF assist/focus macro)

White balance

Auto, one-push auto (A/B positions), indoor (3200 K), outdoor (selectable level -7 to +7, approx. 500K/step), manual WB Temp (selectable 2300K to 15000K, 100K/step)

Shutter speed

Auto 1/50 – 1/2000 Manual 1/4 – 1/10000

Gain selection

-6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21 dB

Minimum Illumination 

1.5lux (auto gain, auto iris, 1/25 shutter)

Recording format

DV-CAM, DV SP 576/50i (PAL)

Playback/Recording time  

DV SP Max. 63 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette DV-CAM Max. 41 min with PHDVM-63DM cassette

Audio/Video output 

10-pin connector A/V OUT jack ( composite and unbalanced audio x2ch with the supplied cables)

DV input/output

 i.LINK interface (IEEE 1394, 4-pin)

XLR audio input

XLR 3-pin female x 2ch


Stereo mini jack (ø3.5 mm)


Stereo mini-mini jack (ø2.5 mm)

LCD viewfinder

0.45 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), approx. 1,226,880 dots (852 x 3[RGB] x 480), 16:9 aspect ratio

LCD monitor

3.2 inch-type (Viewable area measured diagonally), XtraFine LCD, approx. 921,600 dots, hybrid type, 16:9 aspect ratio


Approx. 2.2 kg (5 lb 1 oz) (w/o tape, battery)

Dimension (W x H x D)

Approx.169 x 188 x 451mm (6 3/4 x 7 1/2 x 17 7/8inch) (with lens hood, microphone and large eye cup)

Power requirements

DC 7.2 V (battery pack), DC 8.4 V (AC adaptor)

Power consumption

DVCAM/DV Approx. 6.8 W (with LCD viewfinder ON)

Operating temperature

0 to 40 °C (32 to 104 °F)

Storage temperature

-20 to 60 °C (-4 to 140 °F)



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