Updated: 12/09/2018 by Computer Hope

XDCAM is a line of Sony digital video cameras introduced in 2003. Four XDCAM product lines are available and marketed towards professional cinematographers: XDCAM SD, XDCAM HD, XDCAM EX, and XDCAM HD422. The XDCAM digital video cameras are sold at a price range between $3,000 and $10,000.

The XDCAM can record video using several compression methods, including MPEG-2 and MPEG-4. It supports several types of recording media, including the Professional Disc, SxS (solid-state memory card), Sony Memory Stick, and SD (Secure Digital) memory card. A Professional Disc, the largest recording media used by the XDCAM, is capable of storing 23 GB to 128 GB of video, depending on the type of disc used.

Camera terms, Digital video camera, MPEG