NAB 2018…More new camcorders from Sony…PXW-Z280 and the PXW-Z190

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Sony PXW-Z280 (PXWZ280) 4K CMOS Sensor Camcorder with Variable ND Filter. Sony’s PXW-Z280 4K CMOS Camcorder has superb picture quality thanks to its cutting edge CMOS technology. It also has 4K Resolution, high sensitivity, a newly developed Variable ND Filter, an instant HDR workflow (HLG) and dual MI shoe and 4CH audio recording making this your ideal camera for shooting. The Sony PXW-Z280 also comes equip with face detection AF and newly developed ‘face only’ AF Mode and an enhanced network functions for use with XDCAM Air. Media using ExpressCard/34 slot (x2) Sony SxS type cards.

High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings

XAVC technology is based on the H.264 standard, which provides an exceptionally robust and efficient compression technology. XAVC Intra (frame) compression means that every frame is encoded independent of the other frames – providing a better quality picture, without compromises. XAVC Long GOP applies compression across multiple frames – reducing file sizes, which can make for fast ingest and editing as well as providing budget savings on recording media. The XAVC codec adopts 10-bit sampling for high definition recording with rich tonal expression.

Broadcast-standard MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD

High-quality MPEG HD422 50 Mbps is fully compliant with the latest EBU recommendations for long-form broadcast production and is widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses. This recording capability makes PXW-Z280 ideal for a wide range of different applications, including newsgathering and documentary production.

DVCAM at 25 Mbps in MXF file format

Many broadcasters and production houses still utilise the proven DVCAM format and PXW-Z280 provides support at the flick of a switch.

XAVC Intra
XAVC-I QFHD mode:
3840×2160/59,94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XAVC-I HD mode:
1920×1080/59,94p, 59.94i, 50p, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280×720/59.94P, 50P
XAVC Long
XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode:
3840×2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 50 mode:
1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280×720/59.94P, 50P
XAVC-L HD 35 mode:
1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
Recording Frame Rate – Continued
XAVC-L HD 25 mode:
1920×1080/59.94i, 50i
MPEG-2 Long GOP
MPEG HD422 mode:
1920×1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
1280×720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
MPEG HD420 HQ mode:
1920×1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
1440×1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
1280×720/59.94P,50P
DVCAM
DVCAM mode:
720×480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/50i, 25PsF

Sony PXW-Z190 (PXWZ190) 4K CMOS Sensor Camcorder with Variable ND Filter. Sony’s PXW-Z190 4K CMOS Camcorder has superb picture quality thanks to its cutting edge CMOS technology. It also has 4K Resolution, high sensitivity, a newly developed Variable ND Filter, an instant HDR workflow (HLG) and dual MI shoe and 4CH audio recording making this your ideal camera for shooting. The Sony PXW-Z190 also comes equip with face detection AF and newly developed ‘face only’ AF Mode and an enhanced network functions for use with XDCAM Air. Media MS/SD cards x2

XAVC Long
XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode:
3840×2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 50 mode:
1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280×720/59.94P, 50P
XAVC-L HD 35 mode:
1920×1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 25 mode:
1920×1080/59.94i, 50i

DVCAM
DVCAM mode:
720×480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720×576/50i, 25PsF

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1 comment on this post

  1. Rob H says:

    The Sony PXW-Z280 looks very promising. It’s great to have digital extender to zoom to 34x in HD without quality loss and finally they have dropped that silly 8-pin remote lanc connection in favour of the standard 2.5mm lanc option. AND they have moved the AC power connection out of the battery compartment. Price is high though…

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