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Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder

Sony
Abel Code: SO-PXW-Z150
Mfr. Code: PXW-Z150
Estimated to Ship – 3-4 weeks
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Description
The Sony PXW-Z150 is a lightweight, easy-to-use professional camcorder which captures 4K high-quality imagery. Camcorder includes ability to network wirelessly and live stream content. You can also capture 120fps slow motion HFD Full HD.
Key Highlights
  • Flexible 4K & Full HD Recording
  • 120fps continuous slow motion
  • Sony G lens with 24x zoom
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Overview

Overview

The flexible, effortless capabilities of the portable Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcoder enables content creators of all experience levels to deliver impressive imagery for content and event shooting scenarios, no matter how tight the budget.The PXW-Z150 camcorder is the first to feature a 1.0-inch type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor which provides users with spectacular 4K recording and impressive 5x slow motion in Full HD, an essential functionality for content creators looking to deliver corporate or personal productions to the highest quality.

The breakthrough of stacked sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a conventional 1.0 sensor for stunning 120fps slow motion in Full HD and 4K recording. A full pixel readout helps realize the potential of the big 1.0-inch type sensor - there's no need for pixel binning or line skipping which can result in moiré effects. This camcorder also features built-in, advanced networking capabilities to live stream content and achieve a wireless workflow.

Features:

  • World’s first 1.0-inch type stacked Exmor RS imaging sensor
  • Flexible 4K and Full HD recordings (XAVC™ Long GOP at 100Mbps)
  • HFR 120 fps Super Slow Motion (continuous)
  • Clear Image Zoom (24x for HD, 18x for 4K)
  • Wi-Fi / NFC networking capabilities for high mobility
  • 3.5-inch type 1550K LCD Panel for high resolution monitoring
  • Compact and lightweight body
  • Dual media slots for recording flexibility
  • Built-in ND filter (4 steps)
  • Wide choice of connections (3G-SDI, HDMI®, Multi/Micro USB, professional audio XLR terminals, REMOTE and Composite (RCA)
  • Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe to connect and control Sony’s wireless mic systems or external light (both sold separately)

Recording & Image Performance

Catch every moment in up to 120 frames per second (fps) High Frame Rate continuous recording, in Full HD quality. The Clear Image Zoom technology operates at 24x zoom and 18x zoom in HD and 4K modes respectively, in addition to the standard optical 12x zoom. The single 20 megapixel 1.0-inch type large sensor size offers clear pictures even in low light, giving filmmakers superb clarity and sharpness, opening up the opportunities for flexible shooting in a variety of environments.

The PXW-Z150 offers a change in image capture in its class with 4K QFHD (3840x2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec with its advanced 1.0-inch type Exmor RS CMOS sensor. This high performance Exmor RS CMOS sensor ensures 4K image capture without binning which makes the image quality the highest in its class.

This camcorder can capture 4K XAVC Long GOP at 100Mbps, Full HD recording in HAVC Long GOP (4:2:2/10-bit 50Mbps), and MPEG-2 HD (50Mbps/35MBp2). You can also use AVCHD (Advanced Video Coding High Definition) to further expand workflow flexibility.

Dual Media Slots

To extend recording times and workflow flexibility, the PXW-Z150 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards.

RELAY mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while SIMUL mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version).

Wi-Fi® Abilities

In response to rising expectations in the fast paced corporate industry, users can now enjoy live streaming capabilities and FTP wireless with built-inWi-Fi® abilities. Sony's unique QoS technology* dramatically improves the clarity that is possible on a wireless connection, giving you better pictures even with the limitations of today's real-world networks. You can also remotely control the PXW-Z150 with a smartphone or tablet, including the ability to adjust settings such as focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC START/STOP and more using Sony's Content Browser Mobile** software.

* QoS will be supported with a firmware update.

** The Content Browser Mobile application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.

12x Lens Included

The premium 12x zoom lens for the camcorder specifically designed for 4K imaging, giving you high resolution and contrast from the center, right to the edge of your picture. The advanced Clear Image Zoom feature doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD and 24x in HD, maximizing the performance of the camcorder's large 1.0-inch type stacked sensor.

Continuous Slow Motion

Continuously record up to 120fps in Full HD to create 5x slow motion video. There's no sacrifice in bit depth and no windowing of the sensor so there's virtually no crop factor or loss in angle of view.

Integrated Features

One of the additional advantages of the Sony PXW-Z150 camcorder is the integrated features which reduce your need for adding bulky accessories. A built-in four position ND filter means no need to carry a box of filters, MI Shoe eliminates cabling when fitting a microphone or even an on-board light. Advanced networking capabilities include built-in Wi-Fi® for live streaming and FTP wireless connection***, greatly increasing your mobility, while the camcorder can also be controlled by a smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi remote.

The Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe provides power, signal connections, plus coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. Sony cites these two wireless microphone systems and on-board lighing as possible accessories (sold separately): UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 and the HVL-LBPC Light.****

*** QoS will be supported with a firmware update.

**** HVL-LBPC is controlled, but not powered by the PXW-Z150.

Connectivity Options

A wide variety of built-in connectivity options are included in the PXW-Z150 such as 3G-SDI, HDMI®, Multi/Micro USB, professional audio XLR terminals, REMOTE and Composite (RCA). A supplied cold shoe adaptor kit from Sony, provides you with more flexibility for mounting accessories.

Ergonomic Body with High Resolution Monitoring

The PXW-Z150 camcorder is ergonomically designed to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use shooting experience. Three manual, independent lens rings enable smooth, natural adjustment of focusing, zooming, and iris control. The camcorder can also be used in full-auto mode or completely manual for maximum creative control.

The OLED electronic viewfinder EVF on the PXW-Z150 camcorder includes a large eyecup, plus high contrast 0.39 type 1440K dots. An adjustable, flip-out 3.5" (diagonal) 1550K dots LCD panel delivers camera control and settings.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder"
  • Operating Guide
  • Lithium Battery (CR2025 for the WirelessRemote Commander, preinstalled to the WRC
  • Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
  • Battery Charger (BC-L1)
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-F770)
  • Power Cord (mains lead)
  • AC Adapter (AC-L 100 C)
  • USB Cable
  • 4 x Screws for Accessory Shoe Kit
  • Accessory Shoe Plate
  • Accessory Shoe
  • Shoecap
  • Large Eyecup
  • Lens Hood
  • Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder
Specifications

Specifications

Key Highlights

  • Flexible 4K & Full HD Recording
  • 120fps continuous slow motion
  • Sony G lens with 24x zoom
  • Built-in Wi-Fi features
  • High Resolution Monitoring

Batteries

Operating Time:
Approx. 260 min. with NP-F770 battery - (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)
Approx. 400 min. with NP-F970 battery - (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)

Connectors

Input Connector/Port:
Microphone Jack - DC

Inputs & Outputs

SDI Output:
1 x 3G / HD / SD
HDMI Output:
1 x HDMI Type A
Headphone Out:
1 x Headphone Out (3.5mm)
Audio I/O:
2 x Audio Input - XLR-type 3-pin (female), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Audio Output - Speaker, Monaural

Power

Power Input:
DC - 8.4 V
Battery Pack - 7.2 V
Power Draw:
Approx. 6.3 W - (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)
Approx. 6.6 W - (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)

Recorders

Built-in Microphone:
Stereo Microphone - Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

Recording

Recording Format:
AVCHD - Audio - Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
XAVC-L QFHD - Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
XAVC-L HD - Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:2 Long profile
MPEG HD422 - Video: MPEG-2 422P@HL 4:2:2 Long profile
XAVC Proxy - Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD420 - Video: MPEG-2 MP@HL 4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD Proxy - Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
Playback Frame Rate Notes:
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FH Mode - Approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FX Mode - Approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch HQ Mode - Approx. 750 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch PS Mode - Approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card
MPEG HD420 @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode - Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
MPEG HD422 @LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps - Approx. 110 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L HD 25 mode - Approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L HD 35 mode - Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L HD 50 mode - Approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L QFHD 100 mode - Approx. 65 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC-L QFHD 60 mode - Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card
Recording Frame Rate:
AVCHD (1280 x 720) - @59.94p, 50p, FX mode (24 Mbps) FH mode (17 Mbps) HQ mode (9 Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) - @59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28 Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) - @59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28 Mbps)
MPEG HD420 (1280 x 720) - @59.94p, 50p, HQ mode (35Mbps)
MPEG HD420 (1440 x 1080) - @59.94i, 50i, HQ mode (35Mbps)
MPEG HD420 (1920 x 1080) - @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, HQ mode (35Mbps)
MPEG HD422 (1280 x 720) - @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
MPEG HD422 (1920 x 1080) - @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50 Mbps
MPEG HD Proxy (1280 x 720) - @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 9Mbps
MPEG HD Proxy (640 x 360) - @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 3Mbps
XAVC-L HD (1280 x 720) - @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
XAVC-L HD (1920 x 1080) - @59.94p, 50p, 50 Mbps/35 Mbps
XAVC-L HD (1920 x 1080) - @59.94p, 50p, 50 Mbps/35 Mbps
XAVC-L HD (1920 x 1080) - @59.94p, 50p, 50 Mbps/35 Mbps
XAVC-LQFHD (3840 x 2160) - @29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 100Mbps/60Mbps
XAVC Proxy (1280 x 720) - @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 9Mbps
XAVC Proxy (640 x 360) - @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 3Mbps

Sensor Specifics

Sensor Size:
1" (1.0-type)
Sensor Type:
CMOS - Back-Illuminated Exmor RS
Gain:
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
Sensor Resolution/Eff. Pixels:
(13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) / Pixel Count: Approx. 20 M pixels (total) Approx. 14.2 M pixels (Effective)

Special Features

General Notes:
Minimum Illumination - 1.7 Lux (Low Lux)
Video output is - integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (x1), RCA pin(x1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω

Temperature

Operating Temperature:
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Storage Temperature:
-4° to +140°F (-20° to 60°C)

Shipping

Width:
10.4 in
Height:
9.5 in
Length:
17.9 in
Weight:
9.1 lb
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