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Sony PXW-X400KC 20x Manual Focus Zoom Lens Camcorder Kit

Sony PXW-X400KC 20x Manual Focus Zoom Lens Camcorder Kit
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Sony PXW-X400 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Image Sensor
  • 3Multiple Format Recording
  • 4Built-In Wireless Module and ONLINE Button
  • 5Embedded RJ45 Connector
  • 6NFC (Near Field Communication) for Easy Wireless LAN Connection
  • 7Optimized Weight Balance
  • 8I/O Interface
  • 9Low Power Consumption
  • 10Supports Full HD OLED Viewfinder
  • 11ONLINE Button for Easy Network Connection
  • 12Content Browser Mobile (CBM)
  • 13Network Client Mode
  • 14Auto Upload (Proxy)
  • 15Live Streaming
  • 16Three-Color LED Indicator
  • 17Sony's QoS Technology
  • 18Sony Advanced Streaming with QoS
  • 19Conventional MPEG2-TS Streaming
  • 20Flexible File Transfer
  • 21Simultaneous Recording on Two SxS Cards
  • 22GPS Functionality
  • 23Flexible Camera System Operation
  • 24RGB Color LCD Display
  • 25Other Features

The PXW-X400KC 20x Manual Focus Zoom Lens Camcorder Kit from Sony includes a PXW-X400 Shoulder Camcorder Body, a 3.5" LCD viewfinder, a 20x manual focus zoom lens, stereo microphone, windscreen, and lens mount cap. The PXW-X400 Camcorder features three-chip 2/3” Exmor CMOS image sensors to offer high picture quality and S/N ratio. The PXW-X400 Camcorder supports the Sony XAVC codec up to 1080p50 and 59.94 recording, in addition to MPEG and DVCAM formats. Its optimized and user-oriented body weight balance reduces the burden of shouldering this camcorder.

The PXW-X400 Camcorder provides a variety of AV and IT interfaces including two HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, composite outputs, RJ45, and USB3.0. Its built-in wireless function and an HD/SD-SDI input that supports a pool-feed function make it even more convenient for use.

The included manual focus lens has a Sony 2/3” type bayonet mount, a focal length of 8.2 to 164mm, and an optical zoom of 20x.

Image Sensor
Incorporating three 2/3" Full-HD Exmor CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080), this camcorder achieves high resolution, high sensitivity (F12 at 60 Hz / F13 at 50 Hz), low noise (62 dB), and a wide dynamic range to give more freedom of expression for creative shooting.
Multiple Format Recording
The PXW-X400 Camcorder offers a wide array of recording formats for a variety of applications including ENG, EFP, and studio use. Developed on MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, the XAVC codec provides support for the Full HD format of XAVC long 4:2:2 1080p50 and 1080p59.94 formats.
Built-In Wireless Module and ONLINE Button
To support effective wireless news production workflows, the PXW-X400 Camcorder incorporates a built-in wireless capability. It also provides an 'ONLINE' button, located on the inside panel, which lets you instantly switch on functions like Network Client Mode, Auto Proxy Upload, and Live Streaming.
Embedded RJ45 Connector
This Ethernet connector provides robust and fast connection to the network and can be utilized for file transfer, live streaming, and camera control from a web browser
NFC (Near Field Communication) for Easy Wireless LAN Connection
An NFC function supports easy connection for launching the CBM (Content Browser Mobile) application on a smartphone or tablet. This means you can skip cumbersome setup procedures.
Optimized Weight Balance
This camcorder minimizes your physical stress even during the longest shooting operations because the camcorder's center of gravity has been moved to the back of the body to achieve optimized weight balance and stable image shooting.
I/O Interface
Dual 3G-SDI output enables simultaneous output of up to two 1080p50/59.94 signals. Multi-purpose audio input accepts both analog audio signals and AES/EBU digital audio signals. SDI input for pool-feed operation, so you can input and record 1.5GB HD/SD-SDI distributed signals from another camera. Each connector is located separately and, so there's no need for you to switch between input and output.
Low Power Consumption
This camcorder achieves power consumption as low as 22W in normal recording mode. This enables continuous recording operation for approximately 240 minutes with Sony's BP-GL95A (sold separately) standard-type battery.
Supports Full HD OLED Viewfinder
Equipped with two types of connectors for a viewfinder interface, the PXW-X400 Camcorder supports a variety of Sony's viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20, as well as the QHD LCD CBK-VF02. The HDVF-EL30 has a 960 x 540 resolution sub-LCD panel.
ONLINE Button for Easy Network Connection
The PXW-X400 Camcorder is equipped with a dedicated ONLINE button on the inside panel. This delivers simple one-touch operation of ON/OFF switching for three network connection functions.
Content Browser Mobile (CBM)
CBM application software controls the camcorder remotely and is available on both Android and iOS.
Network Client Mode
You can connect Sony's PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station (sold separately) to send proxy clips or live streaming with Sony's QoS technology. The PXW-X400 Camcorder can also be controlled remotely by the RX station.
Auto Upload (Proxy)
Clip files recorded on the camcorder can be transmitted via a network automatically when the recording is finished. XAVC 4:2:0 Long GOP clips are supported.
Live Streaming
This camcorder can transfer MPEG2-TS (UDP/RTP) to a third-party decoder
Three-Color LED Indicator
The ONLINE button indicates the status (Disabled, Ready, Enabled) in three ways (off, orange, blue).
Sony's QoS Technology
Sony's unique QoS (Quality of Service) technology minimizes risk of image quality degradation, image freeze, or audio disruption, and helps maintain video and audio integrity during communications. The PWS-100RX1 Network RX Station comes with Sony-original algorithms that automatically adjust bandwidths and buffer sizes to match the characteristics of wireless communications.
Sony Advanced Streaming with QoS
The Sony QoS Technology improves the clarity that's possible on a single 3G/4G/LTE cellular channel or your own wireless LAN network, or limited communication band of Ethernet. You get better pictures, even given the limitations of real-world networks. The endpoint of Sony's QoS streaming is the versatile PWS-100RX1 Receiver Station.
Cellular streaming requires appropriate carrier dongle and service.
Conventional MPEG2-TS Streaming
For maximum flexibility, Sony's XDCAM wireless solutions also support conventional MPEG-TS streaming, so that you can stream to a wide range of receivers, including compatible third-party receivers and decoders. Sony wireless solutions will stream over a wireless LAN network or over a 3G/4G/LTE cellular network, with the appropriate carrier dongle and service. You can also enjoy wired streaming over Ethernet, using the embedded RJ45 connector, via a router/hub.
Flexible File Transfer
During field shooting news or other time-sensitive content, you can transfer files wirelessly so there's no need to wait for the delivery of physical media. The receiving server gets a bit-for-bit clone of the original camera file, with all the original audio, video, and metadata.
Simultaneous Recording on Two SxS Cards
The PXW-X400 Camcorder offers a simultaneous recording capability for peace-of-mind productions. Simultaneous recording is available on both SxS cards as a backup measure. This is within the same codec and with the same operating point in the recording formats such as XAVC-Intra, XAVC-Long, MPEG HD422, or MPEG HD (420). You can also achieve simultaneous recording with a proxy file in all combinations with the above formats using SD cards.
GPS Functionality
On activation, the built-in GPS receiver module records GPS data in an MXF file and a proxy file, and automatically imposes it on the live streaming signal. It is also useful for tracking shooting locations in post-production and when station-based staffs need to map a crew's location with the PWS-100RX1 Receiver for streaming.
Flexible Camera System Operation
The CA-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Adapter or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Adapter (both sold separately) can be attached to the PXW-X400 Camcorder for live camera operation. The CA-FB70 Adapter enables the camcorder to transmit signals via an optical fiber cable up to 820' between the CA-FB70 and HXCU-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Control Unit (CCU) with power and signal transmission. The CA-TX70 Adapter transmits signals via Triax cable up to 1968' between the CA-TX70 and HXCU-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Control Unit.
RGB Color LCD Display
The PXW-X400 Camcorder is equipped with an RGB color LCD display on the inside panel. In addition to thumbnail and menu displays, you can see and monitor video reproduction in QHD (960 x 540 pixels) resolution.
Other Features
Newly developed ALAC (Automatic Lens Aberration Compensation) feature decreases specific patterns of chromatic aberration caused by the lens. The camcorder supports user gamma and Focus Assist function for easier focusing on the viewfinder and provides a graphic bar indicator, while the viewfinder can indicate Waveform, Vector Scope, or Histogram. The Digital Extender function enables images to be digitally expanded two to four times in size without any loss of F-drop image sensitivity.

Sony PXW-X400 Specs

Lens MountB4
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 2.07 Megapixel
Sensor Type3-Chip 2/3"-Type CMOS Sensor
Horizontal Resolution (TV Lines)1000 TV Lines or More
Image StabilizationNone
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Capture TypeVideo Only
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Speed1/2000 to 1/2 Second
Gain-3 to 42 dB
Shutter Angle11.25 to 180°
Precise Scan Rate ControlYes
Signal-to-Noise Ratio62 dB
Minimum Illumination0.013 Lux
White Balance3200 to 6300K
Presets: ATW, AWB, Set A, Set B
Focal Length8.2 to 164mm
Optical Zoom Ratio20x
Max Digital Zoom4x
Maximum Aperturef/1 to 9
Minimum Aperturef/16
Minimum Focus DistanceEntire Zoom Range: 35.4" / 90.0 cm
Macro: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Filter Size82 mm
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording ModesXAVC-I
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 59.94 fps [89 to 112 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 from 1 to 59.94 fps [112 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 59.94 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 from 1 to 59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
MPEG-2 4:2:2
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 from 1 to 59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p from 1 to 59.94 fps [24 to 28 Mb/s]
Fast-/Slow-Motion SupportYes
IP StreamingNone
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SxS
Single Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
1 x BNC (Composite) Output
2 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O2 x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x XLR 5-Pin Input/Output
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
1 x XLR 5-Pin Microphone Input
Power I/O1 x Hirose 4-Pin (11 to 17 VDC up to 1.8 A) Output
1 x Light 2-Pin Output
1 x XLR 4-Pin (11 to 17 VDC) Input
Other I/O1 x Lens 12-Pin Control
1 x BNC (Timecode) Output
1 x DE-15/DB-15 (Wireless Receiver)
1 x Hirose 8-Pin Control
1 x BNC (Genlock) Input
1 x BNC (Timecode) Input
2 x USB-A
1 x USB-B
1 x RJ45 (LAN)
1 x 50-Pin
1 x 20-Pin Viewfinder
1 x 26-Pin Viewfinder
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS
Resolution960 x 540
Display TypeArticulating LCD
TypeRemovable Electronic (LCD)
Resolution960 x 540
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeAutomatic, Manual Focus
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Battery TypeSony BP-U Series
Power Consumption24 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)6 x 11 x 13" / 15 x 27 x 33 cm
Weight7 lb / 3.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)18 x 15.3 x 14.5"

Sony PXW-X400 Reviews

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What lens has this kit in it ? The exact model ...

What lens has this kit in it ? The exact model can be provided ?
Asked by: Ciho
Sony does not provide the exact lens model. However, This kit comes with a 20X zoom lens in the kit. PXW-X400KC - 20X Manual Focus Lens Kit - Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM weight-balanced advanced shoulder camcorder with improved network connectivity and low power consumption, plus 20x manual focus zoom lens kit. The PXW-X400KC camcorder kit is supplied with a 20x manual focus zoom lens kit that includes the 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder plus short gun stereo microphone. Specs PXW-X400KC Only: f = 8.2 - 164 mm (35mm equivalent: f=32.3 - 645.1 mm) F1.9 to F16 and Close, Auto/Manual selectable PXW-X400KC only: Full manual focus PXW-X400KC only: 900 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF) PXW-X400KC only: 10 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide) Filter DiameterM82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)
Answered by: Chris H
Date published: 2022-12-26

I see a V mount battery plate, can it be ...

I see a V mount battery plate, can it be outfitted with a gold mount as well?
Asked by: Benjamin
Yes. Please review the following item. SHAPE Gold Mount to V-Mount Regulated Battery Converter BH #SHGVRPC • MFR #GVRPC
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-08-01


Can this camera be equipped with studio zoom & focus controls?
Asked by: Brendon
The lens has built in zoom motor. The camera comes with a manual or an auto focus. Separate tripod pan handle mounted zoom and focus controls are available. The actual controls are dependent on the lens model. If you have further questions, please write us. [email protected]
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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