Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM: Good Thing in a Small Package
Sometimes good things do come in small packages, as Sony’s PXW-X 70 demonstrates. A 1" format sensor, eight times larger than a 1/3" sensor, in a camera body not much larger than a 1/3" professional-sized camcorder should be enough to pique your interest, but it does include the large sensor, which is larger than a Super 16 film frame, allowing you to capture HD images with more cinematic depth of field.
The camera also features a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar 12x optical zoom with Zeiss’s world renowned T* coatings, and integrates a set of four optical ND filters, providing professional image control once only found on larger cameras. Also notable are the Wi-Fi/NFC capabilities that allow you to control the camera with your smartphone or tablet.
The PX-70 packs many features into its small size, producing sharp, clear HD video, making it a camera worth considering right now. However, if you are thinking of the future and 4K, Sony is right there with you, promising an upgrade that will allow the camera to shoot and record UHD 4K, so you and the PXW-X70 won’t get left behind.