Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder

    • True 4K 4096x2160 Recording
    • XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit Intra Frame Codec
    • 1/2.3" Exmore R CMOS Sensor
    • G Lens with 20x Optical Zoom
    • 4K HDMI & 3G/HD-SDI Output
    • Dual XQD Memory Card Slots
    • Memory Stick Duo & SD/SDHC/SDXC Support
    • Save and Share Image Parameter Settings
    • Wi-Fi Remote Control via Included Dongle
    • ECM-ZM1 Shotgun Microphone Included

    The Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder provides professional-quality 4K recording in a familiar handheld form factor. It is capable of recording true 4K 4096x2160 resolution video at up to 50 and 60fps. Utilizing Sony's XVAC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame recording format, the same found in the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera, the PXW-Z100 records 4K video at a maximum bit rate of 600Mbps. The camcorder features a G lens with 20x optical zoom and three control rings, dual XQD memory card slots, and 4K HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI interfaces.

    The PXW-Z100 brings 4K shooting to the hands of the single-operator. Its traditional camcorder controls and ergonomics make adding the PXW-Z100 to your existing workflow seamless. Familiar features include XLR audio, ND filters, ASSIN button, white balance presets, and gain control settings. The PXW-Z100 makes professional-quality 4K images a reality for markets and applications such as educational and corporate videos, live events, and houses of worship. An NP-F970 L-Series battery, charger, and ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone come included.

    Exmor R CMOS Sensor
    The PXW-Z100 provides high-sensitivity and good low-light performance due to the back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor. With over 8.8 million pixels, the 1/2.3" sensor captures 4K images at frame rates of 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p, and or 59.94p.
    High-Performance G Lens & Four-Stage ND Filters
    The built-in, 4K optimized G lens provides a 30mm wide angle view (35mm equivalent) in 4K 4096x2160 mode or 31.5mm in QFHD 3840x2160 and Full HD 1920x1080 modes. It also offers a 20x optical zoom range and high-speed servo zoom controls. When shooting in sunny conditions, the built-in Neutral Density filters are available in clear, 1/4, 1/16, and 1/64.
    XAVC Recording Format
    The PXW-Z100 uses the same professional-quality XAVC recording format found in Sony's PMW-F55 CineAlta 4K camera. MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression is used to record Full HD (1920x1080), QFHD (3840x2016), and true 4K (4096x2160) content. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with intra frame recording at a maximum bit rate of 600 Mbps during 4K 60p recording, and 223 Mbps at Full HD 60p. Future upgrades are planned for 2014 to support XAVC LongGOP for extended recording time, AVCHD codec recording.
    XQD Recording Media
    XQD solid-state memory cards use the fast PCI Express interface to provide recording speeds up to 600 Mbps. The PXW-Z100 has two XQD slots, which can be set up in a variety of ways depending on your shooting needs. Relay recording mode will continue recording onto a second XQD card when your first card becomes full, without any break in recording. You can even replace the first card and switch back, for maximum recording sessions of 13 hours. Sony recommends their S Series XQD cards, which support transfer speeds up to 180 MB/s, for use with the PXW-Z100. The PXW-Z100 also supports Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards.
    4K HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI Interfaces
    The HDMI interface can output 4K as 50/60p signals and, when connected to a Sony PVM-X300 4K professional monitor or a 4K-compatible Sony BRAVIA TV, the recorded 4K image can be displayed at full 4K 50/60p quality. A future firmware update is planned to upgrade the HDMI interface from 1.4a to 2.0, enabling 4K 50/60p output to a wider range of devices. Other interfaces include 3G/HD-SDI, which outputs up to Full HD 60p signals, even during 4K recording. Simultaneous 4K HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI output in not supported.
    Creative "Paint Function" for Multiple Parameter Adjustment
    Adjust multiple image parameter settings using the "paint function" on the PXW-Z100, including gamma curve, black level, skin tone, detail, and color. These parameter settings can be saved as a profile onto a memory card, allowing you to use these settings in other PXW-Z100 camcorder. This is useful for matching images during multi-camera setups.
    Wi-Fi Control
    Remotely control focus, zoom, aperture, and record functions using the browser on your smartphone or tablet. Simply plug the supplied Wi-Fi adapter into the camcorder's USB port to enable the wireless control feature.
    XLR Audio Inputs
    Two XLR inputs support the use of professional-quality microphones. A Sony ECM-XM1 shotgun microphone comes included. Use the built-in stereo microphone or the use the external XLR inputs to record two channels of 24-bit 48kHz audio.
    Additional Features
    • One-touch auto focus
    • Color peaking and focus magnifier for manual focus assist
    • Time code input/output
    • 60Hz and 50Hz system switchable
    Sensor 1/2.3 type Exmor R CMOS
    18.9 megapixels (total), 8.8 megapixels (effective)
    Built-in ND Filter Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64
    Minimum Illumination 60P: 4 lux (1/30 shutter speed)
    50P: 3 lux (1/25 shutter speed)
    Shutter Speed 1/3 to 1/9000 second
    Slow & Quick Motion Function 1080p:
    Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 fps in NTSC mode
    Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 25, 50 fps in PAL mode
    White Balance Preset (Outdoor: 5600K), A, B
    Gain 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 dB, AGC
    Gamma Curve Selectable
    Lens Mount Fixed
    Zoom Ratio 20x (optical), servo/manual
    Focal Length 4.1 to 82.0 mm
    35mm Equivalent Focal Length 4096 x 2160 (17:9): 30.0 to 600.0 mm
    3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080 (16:9): 31.5 to 630.0 mm
    Iris f/1.6 to f/11, auto/manual
    Focus Auto/manual focus selectable
    Minimum Focus Distance Wide-angle: 0.4" (1.0 cm)
    Telephoto: 31.5" (80.0 cm)
    Image Stabilizer Shift lens, On/Off selectable
    Filter Diameter 72 mm
    Video Format XAVC (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile VBR)
    Audio Format LPCM 8-Channel (2-Channel recording/playback), 24-bit, 48 kHz
    Recording/Playback Time (with QD-264E 64GB memory card)

    4K 59.94p mode: Approx. 10 min
    4K 50p mode: Approx. 15 min
    4K 29.97p mode: Approx. 20 min
    4K 25p mode: Approx. 25 min
    4K 23.98p mode: Approx. 30 min
    HD 59.94p, 50p mode: Approx. 30 min
    HD 29.97p, 25p mode: Approx. 60 min
    HD 23.98p mode: Approx. 75 min
    Recording Media Support 2 x XQD (for XAVC)
    1 x Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC (for AVCHD)
    1 x Sd/SDHC/SDXC (for utility SD slot)
    Inputs & Outputs
    Video Output 1 x SD/HD-SDI, BNC
    1 x HDMI 1.4, Type A
    1 x Composite
    Audio Input 2 x 3-pin XLR female, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
    Audio Output 1 x RCA
    Timecode 1 x RCA, in/out selectable
    USB 2.0 1 x mini-B, mass-storage
    1 x Type A, host
    Headphone Output 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
    Speaker Output Monaural
    Built-In Microphone Omni-direction stereo electret condenser microphone
    DC Input 1 x DC jack
    Remote 1 x 2.5 mm stereo mini jack
    Viewfinder 0.45" color LCD, 852 x 480 x 3 RGB (16:9)
    LCD Monitor 3.5" Xtra Fine LCD, 850 x 480 x 3 RGB (16:9)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 105° F (0 to 40° C)
    Storage Temperature -4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)
    Power Consumption Approx. 14.9 W (while recording, EVF on)
    Approx. 15.2 W (while recording, LCD monitor on)
    Power Requirements Battery Pack: 7.2 V
    AC Adapter: 12.0 V
    Battery Operating Time Approx. 165 mins with NP-F970 battery (while recording, EVF on, LCD monitor on)
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 7.4 x 7.6 x 14.3" (18.9 x 19.3 x 36.2 cm)
    Weight 5.42 lb (2.46 kg)
    With lens hood, eyecup, NP-F970, and ECM-XM1 Mic: 6.42 lb (2.91 kg)

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