Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

BH #SOPXWX70 • MFR #PXW-X70
Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder
Key Features
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • HD Recording
  • Built-In SD Media Card Slots
  • Viewfinder & Flip-Out LCD Screen
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.
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Sony PXW-X70 Overview

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.

4K Upgrade

An optional upgrade via a license key (Sony part # CBKZ-X70FX) allows the camera to record 4K.
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.
UPC: 027242884649

Sony PXW-X70 Specs

Imaging
Image Sensor1-Chip 1" CMOS Sensor
Sensor Resolution20.00 MP
Effective Sensor Resolution14.2 MP
Gain-3 to 33 dB
White Balance Range2300 to 15,000K
Lens
Focal Length9.3 to 111.6mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length29 to 348mm
Max Digital Zoom48x
Maximum Aperturef/2.8 to 4.5
Filter Size62 mm
Camera
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Recording Media2 x SD (Unspecified Type) Card Slots
Recording
Broadcast System CompatibilityNTSC, PAL
Recording ModesXAVC-L:
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (25 to 50 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
MPEG2 4:2:2:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
AVCHD:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (24 to 28 Mb/s) 
Interfaces
Video Connectors1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Input
Wireless InterfacesWi-Fi
EVF
EVF Display TypeOLED
Screen Size.39"
EVF Resolution1,440,000 Dots
Power
Power Consumption5.8 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
General
Accessory Mount1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
Dimensions4.8 x 4.1 x 10.8" / 120.7 x 103.5 x 274.3 mm
Weight3 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.2 x 9.65 x 6"
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