Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder with Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer Kit

Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder with Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer Kit

Sony Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder with Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer Kit

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Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest Sony Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder with Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer Kit

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Product Highlights

  • PXW-X70 Camcorder with 1" Exmor R CMOS
  • Merlin 2 Stabilizer with Arm & Vest
  • 12x Optical Zoom
  • 3G-SDI & HDMI Output
  • Maximum 5 lb Stabilizer Capacity
  • Use Stabilizer with or Without Arm/Vest
  • Up to 1080p/60 in XAVC-L 50
  • 4:2:2, 10-Bit Color
  • Dual SD Card Slots
  • Mechanical ND Filter Function
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit pairs the Sony PXW-X70 Pro XDCAM Camcorder with the Steadicam Merlin 2 Stabilizer, including a vest and arm. With this bundle and some practice, you'll have all the components needed to capture smooth, moving shots in 4:2:2, 10-bit color at rates up to 1080p/60.

The PXW-X70 packs a backside-illuminated, 1"-type sensor into a body size usually associated with smaller-sensor cameras. Its Exmor R image sensor provides cinematic depth of field and improved low light performance. Dual SD card slots allow for simultaneous backup recording or relay capture in the XVAC Long-GOP codec at up to 50 Mb/s. The PXW-X70's integrated 12x optical zoom features manual/automatic zoom and focus control. Additional camera highlights include 3G-SDI and HDMI output, dual XLR audio inputs, built-in mechanical ND filters, and WiFi remote control.

The Merlin 2 can be used on its own for handheld moves, or it can be attached to the swing arm and vest for extended dynamic shots. By transferring the weight of the stabilizer and camera to the user's hips and core, the arm/vest combo decreases arm and shoulder fatigue, enabling longer operating times. The Merlin 2's maximum 5-pound capacity can accommodate the under 3-pound PXW-X70 plus an external monitor or other accessory (not included).

  • Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

    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
  • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System

    Designed by Garrett Brown, the Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System is a lightweight handheld gimbal stabilizer that lets you capture smooth, professional-looking footage whether you go up or down steps, indoors and out, through crowds, or wherever else the shot takes you. It weighs just 1.4 lb and its counterbalancing weight supports cameras up to 5 lb. The system utilizes a dual extended weight system that increases inertial stability and features a precise Folding-Caliper hinge that lets you fold and unfold the unit without any readjustment in balancing needed. Additionally, a multi-positional lens support platform is provided that adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies.

    The robust stage design offers a camera mount platform and features a multi-angle-viewable level
    A secure gimbal lock allows for precise tuning
    The lens platform adjusts to various heights and angles to help support longer lenses and camera bodies
    The ergonomic handle affords a comfortable grip for hours without undue fatigue for either right- or left-handed users
    All parts are stainless steel, aluminum, or brass for corrosion resistance
    Optional Merlin Vest and Arm available
    Secure metal interconnect to Merlin arm post
    UPC: 884613025502
  • Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest

    The Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest is an upgrade kit for the Merlin and Merlin 2 camera stabilizers. It fits body types from approximately 50-350 lb and secures by thin hook-and-loop fasteners.

    This upgrade allows the Merlin to operate with a vest and arm for a more professional feel and longer shot capability.
    UPC: 049383061604
In the Box
  • 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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    • 1Description
    • Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder
      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
      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

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

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

      XAVC-L 35
      1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50
      1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98

      XAVC-L 25
      1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50

      1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50
      1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/23.98/25
      1280 x 720p: 59.94/50

      720x480i: 59.94
      720x576i: 50
      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

      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

      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
      Accessory Shoe 1 x Multi Interface Shoe
      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)
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 9.6 x 6.0"
    • Steadicam Merlin 2 Camera Stabilizing System
      Construction Stainless steel, aluminum, brass
      Load Capacity 0.5 to 5 lb (0.23 to 2.27 kg)
      7.5 lb (3.4 kg) with optional Merlin Arm & Vest
      Maximum Height Open: 15.3" (38.7 cm)
      Folded: 5.3" (13.5 cm)
      Minimum Height 8" (20.3 cm)
      Weight 1.4 lb (0.64 kg), without balance weights
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.4 x 10.0 x 5.1"
    • Steadicam Merlin Arm & Vest
      Packaging Info
      Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.5 x 14.5 x 8.85"
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