1/2.33-inch type Exmor R CMOS sensor 4K compact XDCAM camcorder recording on XAVC format
The PXW-Z100 professional 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder features a 1/2.33-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor with 16 million pixels. The camcorder is ideal for creating stunning 4K content (4096 x 2160) at 50 fps (frames per second) or 60 fps. The camcorder makes it easier for everyone from high-end cinema to entry-level productions to work in the 4K world.
Stunning 4K. QFHD or HD images in lightweight camcorder
The PXW-Z100, together with the fixed 4K-compatible high-performance G Lens, weighs less than 3kg. It uses the XAVC recording format first used in the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera. As with the F55, 4K (4096 x 2160, 50fps or 60fps. 4:2:2, Intra-frame,10-bit recording in MXF file format) is possible at a high-bit rate of 500Mbps or 600Mbps. QFHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) resolutions can also be selected, both of which are compatible with most 4K TV’s.
Since the PXW-Z100 is based on the same shooting ergonomics as a conventional handheld professional camcorder, it is possible to record 4K content withoutextra equipment. In addition, during editing, downscaling from 4K to HD provides new possibilitiesfor HD content production. “This incredible new camcorder is capable of capturing stunning 4K content, making 4K acquisition accessible to a wider range of professional users than ever before,” said Bill Drummond, Strategic Marketing Manager Entry Level Production. “Corporate and Event camera operators can deliver 4K today for distribution via an emerging number of 4K platforms including online, digital signage and large venue projection applications, and will be able take advantage of the greater flexibility in post-production that 4K acquisition offers when delivering in HD”.The PXW-Z100 will be available from November and comes packaged with a two year PrimeSupport contract via authorised Sony Professional Solutions Specialist dealers.
This handheld camcorder is ready to capture high-quality images with stunning 4K resolution.
The PXW-Z100 uses Exmor R™ CMOS sensor capable of 4K resolution (4096x2160) at 60fps. While weighing under 3kg even with a 4K-compatible high-performance G lens™ mounted.The recording format is XAVC, which was first used in the PWM-F55 digital cinema camcorder. As with the F55, 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit recording is possible at a high bit rate of 600Mbps. QFHD (3840x2160) and HD (1920x1080) resolutions, which have a high compatibility with 4K TV, can also be selected.Since the PXW-Z100 can be used in the same way as conventional professional handy-type cameras, it’s possible to record 4K content with a minimal number of staff. In addition, during editing, downscaling from 4K to HD provides a new workflow for HD content production. The Sony PXW-Z100 is a professional camcorder designed to expand the range of 4K recording possibilities even in low-budget environments.
4K (4096 x 2160) 50fps or 60fps shooting
The camcorder provides good sensitivity due to the back-illuminated Exmor™ R CMOS sensor. With 8 million effective pixels, the 1/2.33" sensor captures 4K images at 50fps or 60fps. The inbuilt high-performance G Lens offers maximum shooting flexibility, including a wide angle of 29.5mm (equivalent to 35mm) and 20x powerful optical zoom.
XAVC format for recording 4K /HD 60p with 4:2:2 10-bit at 600Mbps
The PXW-Z100 uses the XAVC recording format, featuring efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, for HD (1920x1080), QFHD (3840x2016) and 4K (4096x2160) video. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit, with an intra-frame system that compresses each frame individually at a maximum bit rate of 500Mbps or 600Mbps during 4K 50fps or 60fps recording respectively and 223Mbps during HD 50fps or 60fps recording.The XAVC format is ideal for those looking to implement a high-quality, secure and worry-free workflow.Support for XAVC LongGOP Mode and AVCHD FormatFor extended recording, XAVC LongGOP (QFHD 4:2:0 8-bit / Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit) is supported from a firmware upgrade (V3.0). In addition, as a consumer friendly format, AVCHD (Full HD) is supported from a V4.0 firmware upgrade.
XQD Memory Card recording
The XQD Memory Card* is a new standard of solid state memory, which was recently defined by several industry leading companies. XQD uses the ultra-fast PCI Express interface and Sony’s unique camera processor to enable stable video recording at 500Mbps or 600Mbps. The PXW-Z100 features two XQD Memory Card slots. Multiple cards can be used in various ways, such as for relay recording. When the first card becomes full, recording continues on the second card without a break.
* XQD cards have a write speed of up to 800Mbps. The use of S Series cards with 180MB/s writing speed is recommended.
HDMI interface for 4K output and 3G HD-SDI interface for HD output
The HDMI interface on the PXW-Z100 can output 4K as a 50fps/60fps signal. When the PXW-Z100 is connected to a Sony 4K-compatible BRAVIA TV, the recorded 4K content can be displayed in 4K 50fps/60fps quality. Latest firmware provides compatibility with the new HDMI 2.0 standard and enable 4K 50fps/60fps output to a wider range of devices. Other features include a 3G HD-SDI interface that supports output to an SDI of up to HD 60fps. It also supports HD output during 4K recording.
PLEASE NOTE: Cannot output 4K (HDMI) and HD (3G HD-SDI) simultaneously.
Paint function for more creative freedom
The PXW-Z100’s paint function enables multiple image parameters to be adjusted including gamma curve, black level, skin detail and colour. The range of settings is similar to those in the PMW-F55. Together with other setting options, parameter settings can be recorded as a camera profile onto a memory card. The recorded camera profile can then be used to set the same parameters in another PXW-Z100 to enable the matching of quality and image tones when using a multi-camera setup.
Remote control with WiFi
Focus, zoom, aperture settings and ‘record start/stop’ can be remote controlled using the browser function of a smartphone or tablet.
The PXW-Z100 is equipped with two XLR connectors, which are for professional microphones such as the ECM-680S/MS2/678/674/673/VG1 and wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-V1/V2. By combining the built-in stereo microphone with external microphone input, users can record up to four channels of 24-bit 48-kHz high-quality audio.
The PXW-Z100 comes equipped with Timecode Input/Output connectors.These allow users to synchronize the timecode with other cameras, enabling easier multi -camera productions.