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Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

B&H # SOPXWX70 MFR # PXW-X70
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Product Highlights

  • 1" Exmor 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
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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 top handle incorporates two 3-pin XLR inputs for recording audio from XLR microphones.

The camera records HD video using the XAVC Long-GOP codec with 4:2:2, 10-bit color 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.

The 1" type sensor features 14.2 million effective pixels on a sensor that is more than 8 times larger than a 1/3" type sensor. The larger size of the pixels allows them to gather more light compared to a 1/3" sensor. The Exmor R designation indicates the sensor features a back-side illuminated design, which allows more light to reach the sensor's photosites for increased light sensitivity and less noise in low light conditions.
The PXW-X70 is a compact camcorder that weighs less than 3 pounds including the XLR handle unit, battery (NP-FV70), lens hood and large eye-cup. It features professional interfaces including 3G-SDI and HDMI output connectors, an XLR handle unit with zoom lever, a manual lens ring that can control zoom and focus, and an ergonomic palm grip with large zoom lever. Its records video to two SD memory card slots that can be used for simultaneous and relay recording and to backup files.
The camera is capable of using Sony's Slow & Quick motion recording, which allows you to shoot at selectable frame rates (1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 / 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 25, 50.)
The integrated 12x optical zoom lens incorporates a three-level switchable ND filter, with 24x clear Image Zoom technology that retains the quality of the HD image, and a digital extender allows you to zoom up to 48x.
Multiple recording choices are available depending on application, including XAVC, AVCHD, and DV file-based recording. The PXW-X70 records in XAVC using the MXF file format, which efficiently compresses full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 CODEC. Color sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps, or 25 Mbps for broadcast quality images.
Supporting Near Field Communication functions, the camera allows easy, one-touch wireless LAN connection to a smartphone or tablet, while the Content Browser Mobile application allows confirmation of shot angles and operation of the camcorder by remote, including spot focus and iris adjustment.
Sensor 1" Exmor R CMOS
20MP sensor
14.2MP effective pixels
Lens 12x optical zoom
24x Clear Image Zoom
48x with digital extender
Aperture: f/2.8 -f/4.5
Focal Length: 9.3 to 111.6mm (equivalent to 29 to 348mm on 16:9 35 mm lens)
Filter Built-In Optical
1: Clear
2: 1/4ND
3: 1/16ND
4: 1/64ND
Filter Size Accepts 62mm screw-in filters
Video Sampling 4:2:2 10-bit
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
White Balance Preset (Indoor:3200K, Outdoor:5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range:2300-15000K), Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Long-GOP
50
35
25
Viewfinder Built-In LCD: 3.5" type LCD (approx. 1.56M dots)
Viewfinder: 0.39" type OLED (approx. 1.44M dots)
Recording Format XAVC Long
XAVC-L 50: VBR, maximum 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
XAVC-L 35: VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
XAVC-L 25: VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels

AVCHD
VBR: maximum 28Mbps,m MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
LPCM: 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels

DVCAM
CBR: 25Mb/s
LPCM: 16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
Recording Frame Rate XAVC-L 50
1920 x 1080i 59.94, 50
1920 x 1080p 29.97, 23.98, 25p
1280 x 720p 59.94, 50

XAVC-L 35
> 1920 x 1080p 29.97, 23.98, 25p

XAVC-L 25
1920 x 1080i 59.94, 50

AVCHD
1920 x 1080i 59.94, 50
1920 x 1080p 59.94, 50, 29.97, 23.98, 25p
1280 x 720p 59.94, 50

DV
720x480/59.94i
720x576/50i
Recording/Playback Time XAVC-L
LPCM 2ch 50Mbps: approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card
LPCM 2ch 35Mbps: approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
LPCM 2ch 25Mbps: approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card

AVCHD
LPCM 2ch PS Mode: approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card / 145 min with 32 GB memory card
LPCM 2ch FX Mode: approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card / 170 min with 32 GB memory card
LPCM 2ch FH Mode: approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card / 225 min with 32 GB memory card

DV
approx. 280 min with 64 GB memory card / 140 min with 32 GB memory card
Outputs 1 x 3G-SDI
1 x HDMI 1 x Multi/Micro USB (Requires optional breakout cable)
Audio Input Mic: 2 x 3-pin XLR female
Mic: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack with plug-in power
Media Card Slots 2 x SD
Wireless NFC
Wireless LAN
Power Consumption Approx. 5.5 W (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps)
Approx. 5.8 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps)
Battery Operating Time approx. 120min. with NP-FV70 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50Mbps)
Temperature Operating
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Storage
-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x / 4.1 x 10.8" / 120.7 x 103.5 x 274.3 mm ( with lens hood and eyecup)
Weight Less than 3 lb / 1.4 kg (includes camera body, XLR handle unit, NP-FV70 battery, lens hood, and large eye-cup)
Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder
  • XLR Handle Unit with Microphone Holder
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Eyecup
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
  • AC Adapter AC-L200D
  • AC Power Cord
  • Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
  • CR2025 Battery
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Required item: Recording media is not included. A memory card is required to record your footage.

    Sony - 64GB UHS-I SDXC Memory Card (Speed Class 3)
    • Price: $40.29
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    • Offer ends MAY 3 '15
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    A Class 10+ SDXC memory card is required for recording in 4K XAVC S.

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    Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

    Sony - NP-FV70 Rechargeable Camcorder Battery Pack (1960mAh, 6.8V)
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