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Sony’s PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder is about the same size as a conventional 1/3″ professional compact camcorder, but it features a 1″ type sensor, which is larger than a super-16 sized sensor and more than eight times the size of a 1/3″ sensor. The larger Exmor R sensor size provides for more cinematic appearing depth of field than a 1/3″ sensor is capable of and features a back-side illuminated design for improved low light performance. It features an integrated 12x optical zoom lens with a manual lens ring for zoom/focus control, and a three-level switchable ND filter. The camera records HD video using the XAVC Long-GOP codec with 4:2:2, 10-bit colour sampling at 50 Mb/second, providing footage with a high data rate that is suitable for broadcast applications. Sony’s Slow & Quick Motion is built-into the camera. The camera features two SD card slots, allowing simultaneous and relay recording, and both a 3G-SDI and an HDMI output. The camera supports control via Wi-Fi using smartphones or tablets and the optional Content Browser Mobile application. Planned upgrades will allow the camera to record in 4K UHD as well as add file transfer and streaming via Wi-Fi.
Wide Variety of Recording Format Capabilities Including XAVC Long GOP (MXF)
The PXW-X70 provides multiple choices depending on the application required, including XAVC, AVCHD, and DV file-based recording. When recording in XAVC, the PXW-X70 uses the MXF file format, efficiently compressing full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 CODEC. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with high-efficiency Long GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps, or 25 Mbps. Moreover, the ability to record in AVCHD format, which is widely used already, provides playback compatibility with wide range of consumer electronics equipment. A firmware update in the near future will also enable recording of proxy video files.
29-mm Wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens with 12x Optical Zoom (Maximum)
The wide-angle 29-millimetre ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens ensures stunning quality to the very corners of the image and offers 12x optical zooming that can be increased to 24x via Clear Image Zoom. Magnification can be further increased to 48x by Digital Extender, which takes full advantage of the 20-megapixel high-resolution image sensor. From wide-angle to telephoto shooting, this lens enables various professional-level applications. Moreover, seven shutter blades contribute to impressive background bokeh.
Wi-Fi and Wireless Functions for Remote Control
A Content Browser Mobile app enables confirmation of the angle of each shot before shooting, remote monitoring, and remote operation of the camcorder (field angle/white balance/iris, etc.). Near Field Communication (NFC) functions allow easy, one-touch wireless LAN connection to a smartphone or tablet. Streaming and file transfer will become available with a future firmware update. The Content Browser Mobile smartphone app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
3.5-inch type LCD Panel and 0.39-inch type OLED Viewfinder
The PXW-X70 features a 3.5-inch type touch panel LCD panel (1.56 million dots, 16:9) that provides easy viewing in a wide range of lighting conditions. Also, the high-resolution 0.39-inch type OLED viewfinder (1.44 million dots, 4:3) will offer crisp and bright view without any color breaking, making precise manual focusing easy.
Compatibility with HDMI and 3G-SDI Output
Professional interfaces such as a 3G-SDI output terminal allow image signals to be transferred at up to HD1080 60p through a single BNC cable. HDMI output in the native format is possible while transmitting progressive signals without any pull-down. It also offers convenient external recording with embedded timecode and REC trigger.
Picture Profile Function for Image Parameter Adjustment
This feature allows adjustment of parameters that define image characteristics such as gamma curve, black level, and colour level. Moreover, calibration of multiple cameras and tone control throughout entire recordings are possible. Picture Profile data and other recording settings can be stored on an SD card or a Memory Stick media card.
XLR Handle Unit for Easy Recording and Intuitive Zoom Control
The PXW-70 includes an XLR handle unit with REC button and zoom lever, as well as two XLR inputs for the usage of professional microphones (optional) in addition to the internal microphone. The XLR handle unit can be detached easily, enabling the camcorder to be more compact, for situations that require the smallest and lightest equipment.
- 1″ Exmore R CMOS sensor HD Recording
- Built-in SD media card slots viewfinder & flip-out LCD screen
- Xavc, AVCHD, DV File-based recording slow & quick motion
- 3G-SDI & HDMI output wireless LAN control
- Planned upgrade to UHD 4K