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Sony PXW-X180 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder

B&H # SOPXWX180 Mfr # PXW-X180
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You Pay: $4,999.00
Product Highlights
  • Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS Sensors
  • XAVC Intra and Long GOP Codecs
  • MPEG HD 422, AVCHD, & DV Codecs
  • G Lens with 25x Optical Zoom
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
  • Dual SxS Memory Card Slots
  • 3G/HD-SDI & HDMI Output
  • MP4 Proxy Recording to SD Card
  • 0.5" OLED Viewfinder
  • Wi-Fi Remote Control via Included Module

The Sony PXW-X180 XDCAM Handheld Camcorder features three 1/3" Exmor CMOS sensors and a 25x Sony G zoom lens with 26mm wide angle. It records high-quality, 10-bit 1080p video using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. It also offers MPEG HD 422, MPEG HD 420, AVCHD, and DV codecs to fit into a variety of broadcast and production workflows. Other key features include a 0.5" OLED viewfinder, dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording to SD cards, and an electronically controlled variable ND filter. The camcorder can be controlled wirelessly with a smartphone or tablet using the included wireless LAN module.

Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS Sensors
Three 1/3" Exmor CMOS sensors with a total of about 2.07 million effective pixels (16:9) independently capture red, blue, and green light. This, combined with the camcorder's Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, high-sensitivity, and wide dynamic range, delivers vibrant images with accurate color rendition. Noise reduction and anti-shake is provided to assure high image quality in a variety on shooting conditions.
Sony G Lens with 25x Optical Zoom
The Sony G lens has a 25x zoom range with a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 26mm to 650mm. This makes the lens versatile enough to handle a wide range of shooting situations from wide-angle to telephoto. Independent manual, zoom, and focus rings with end-stop and iris control are provided, and a slide mechanism on the focus ring enables easy switching between auto and manual focusing. The focus indicator can be displayed even when focusing manually.
XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP Recording
XAVC technology is based on the efficient and high-quality H.264 standard. XAVC Intra using intra-frame compression, meaning that every frame is encoded independent of the other frames. This provides a better quality picture, but requires a higher bit-rate. With a Long GOP codec, only certain frames are encoded individually. This allows the codec to squeeze the video into a much smaller bitrate than Intra technology. XAVC Long GOP files require less storage space than XAVC Intra files. When recording in XAVC, it uses the MXF file format, efficiently compressing Full HD 1920x1080 resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with Intra-frame compression at 112 Mbps or high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps or 25 Mbps. In addition to XAVC Intra/Long GOP, the PXW-X180 records in MPEG HD 422 at 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 at 35 Mbps, AVCHD, and DV.
Dual SxS Memory Card Slots
The PXW-X180 features two SxS memory card slots offering high read and write speeds. Optional adapters are available which allow recording to your existing XQD or SD memory cards. Simultaneous recording onto two memory cards is possible (in the same recording mode only). With two record buttons, the operator can choose which card to record to, letting you use one card for recording while the other card serves as a backup. Continuous relay recording is also possible from the card in the A slot to the card in the B slot.

Note: In AVCHD recording mode, simultaneous recording and relay recording between the two memory cards are not possible.
Proxy Recording on SD Card
The PXW-X180 can record proxy H.264 videos on an SD card. The resolution and bitrate of proxy video can be changed for a more flexible workflow. The proxy files are recorded in MP4 format for better compatibility with broadcast systems. The lightweight proxy video files are generated separately from the main line recording and recorded to SD cards for quick sharing of content over low-bandwidth mobile networks.
Variable ND Filter
The PXW-X180 is Sony's first professional camcorder to feature a variable ND filter. The new filter device has been developed to electronically control density and enable continuous setting adjustment from 1/4 to 1/128 ND using a simple dial. The variable ND filter lets you shoot with large apertures and/or slower shutter speeds when outside in daylight or in other bright environments.
Connectivity
The camcorder offers a variety of connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI, USB, composite output, timecode input/output, and genlock input. The 3G-SDI connector is able to output the 1080/59.94p or 50p signal. Down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is possible. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device.
Wireless Functionality
The included wireless LAN module enables Wi-Fi control with NFC support. Simply download the Content Browser Mobile app to monitor footage and control camcorder settings via your smartphone or tablet. You can also transfer MP4 proxy recordings from the camcorder to your mobile device.
Multi-Interface Shoe
Accessories taking their power from the Multi-Interface Shoe can be switched on and off from the camcorder. Also, if an optional UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone receiver is connected, power supply and cable-free audio signal input is possible, minimizing the need for extra batteries and removing the need for additional cabling.
Additional Features
  • 0.5" OLED viewfinder with 1024 x 678 resolution
  • LANC interface
  • GPS enabled - GPS data is automatically recorded in two file locations
Camera
Imaging Device 3 x 1/3" type Exmor CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels (H x V) 1920 x 1080
Sensitivity F9 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
S/N Ratio 60 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed 1/32 to 1/2000 sec
White Balance Present (3200K), A, B
GPS Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
NFC Yes
Built-In ND Filters Clear, 1/4 to 1/128 variable
Lens
Type Fixed
Zoom Ratio 25x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length 3.7 to 92.5 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26 to 650 mm
Aperture f/1.6 to f/11, and closed
Focus Autofocus / manual focus selectable
Minimum Focus Distance Wide: 0.39" (10 mm)
Tele: 31.5" (800 mm)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF/ACTIVE selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter 82 mm
Recording
Video Recording Format XAVC-Intra
1920x1080 59.94i: 111 Mbps max
1920x1080 50i: 112 Mbps max
1920x1080 29.97p: 111 Mbps max
1920x1080 25p: 112 Mbps max
1920x1080 23.98p: 89 Mbps max
1280x720 59.94p: 111 Mbps max
1280x720 50p: 112 Mbps max

XAVC-Long
1920x1080 59.94i, 50i: 50/35/25 Mbps max
1920x1080 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 50/35 Mbps max
1280x720 59.94p, 50p: 50 Mbps max

MPEG HD422
1920x1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 50 Mbps max
1280x720 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 50 Mbps max

MPEG HD420
1920x1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 35Mbps max
1440x1080 59.94i, 50i: 35 Mbps max
1280x720 59.94p, 50p: 35Mbps max

AVCHD
1920x1080 59.94p, 50p: 28 Mbps max
1920x1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p: 24 Mbps max
1280x720 59.94p, 50p: 24 Mbps max

DVCAM
720x480 59.94i: 25 Mbps
720x576 50i: 25 Mbps

Proxy
1280x720: 9 Mbps
640x360: 3 Mbps
480x270: 1 Mbps
480x270: 500 Kbps
Slow & Quick Motion Function 1920x1080p: Frame rate selectable 1 to 60p (depends on Recording Format)
1280x720: 1 to 120p (depends on Recording Format)
Angle of view becomes smaller over 60fps
Audio Recording Format LPCM, AC-3 (AVCHD): 2 channel
LPCM (XAVC/MPEG2/AVCHD/DVCAM), Dolby Digital (AVCHD): 2 channel
Interface
Input 2 x XLR 3-pin, female
Audio Output 1 x 3.5 mm
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI, Type A
SDI Output 1 x 3G-SDI, BNC connector
Composite Output / GENLOCK-IN 1 x BNC connector
USB 1 x USB 2.0, mini-B
1 x type A (for Wireless LAN module)
Timecode Input & Output 1 x BNC connector
Remote 1 x 2.5 mm
DC Input 1 x DC jack
Shoe Mounts 1 x Multi Interface shoe
Headphone Output 1 x 3.5 mm
Built-In Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Monitoring
Viewfinder 0.5" (1.27 cm) color OLED
2.36 million dots
LCD 3.5" (8.89 cm) color LCD monitor
Aspect ratio: 16:9
1.56 million dots
Recording Media
Slots 2 x ExpressCard/34; supports SxS PRO+ and SxS-1 memory cards (for XAVC/MPEG2/AVCHD/DV)
1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC (for Proxy)
1 x SD/SDHC/SDXC (for Utility)
General
Power Requirements 19.5 VDC (AC Adaptor)
14.4 VDC (battery pack)
Power Consumption Approx. 19.9 W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)
Battery Operating Time With battery pack BP-U90: approx. 4 hours (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)

With battery pack BP-U60: approx. 2 hours, 35 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)

With battery pack BP-U30: approx. 1 hours, 15 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 7.54 x 7.93 x 16.22" (19.15 x 00.15 x 41.20 cm); without protrusions
Weight Approx. 5.95 lb (2.7 kg); body only
Approx. 7.05 lb (3.2 kg); with lens hood, eyecup, battery pack BP-U30, SxS memory card
Sony PXW-X180 Full HD XDCAM Handheld Camcorder
  • Len Hood
  • EVF Large Eyecup
  • USB Cable
  • Audio Connecting Cable
  • IR Remote Commander
  • Lithium Battery (for IR Remote Commander)
  • AC Adapter
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • 2 x AC Cable
  • Cold Shoe Kit
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Wireless LAN Module
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • XQD Card Adapter
  • CD-ROM (Operating Instructions in PDF)
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Required item: Recording media is not included. A memory card is required to record your footage.

    Sony -  32GB SxS-1 Memory Card
    • You Pay: $289.99
     

    Batteries & Power Adapters

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    Sony -  BP-U60 Lithium-Ion Battery
    • You Pay: $269.95
     

    Microphones & Audio Adapters

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    Focus your sound with a high-quality microphone. Audio quality can make or break your video.

    Sennheiser -  MKE 600 - Shotgun Microphone
    • You Pay: $322.95
     

    Bags, Cases, & Straps

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    Carry, organize and protect your investment with quick access to your gear.

    Pearstone -  Pro Camcorder Case with Wheels
    • You Pay: $139.95
     

    Tripod, Sliders, Dollies, & Cranes

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    Stabilize the your footage and eliminate handheld fatigue with the support you need.

    Manfrotto -  504HD Head w/546B 2-Stage Aluminum Tripod System
    • You Pay: $749.95
     

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    Revo -  SR-1500 Dual Grip Shoulder Support Rig
    • You Pay: $159.95
     

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    Customize your studio with advanced performance capabilities.

    Sony -  XQD Card Reader
    • You Pay: $36.69
     
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