New! Video Chat Connect with a Pro Video Expert – Live

Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM with Fast Hybrid AF

BH #SOPXWZ90V • MFR #PXW-Z90V
Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM with Fast Hybrid AF
Key Features
  • Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30p
  • 4K HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • 3G-SDI Output, 2.4/5 GHz Live Streaming
The Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM camcorder offers phase-detection autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the PXW-Z90V camcorder features a stacked 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5" touchscreen LCD monitor. It can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0, HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG HD at 4:2:2 (requires optional license key). S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions offer users additional image control. Additional features include built-in 2.4/5 GHz for multiple streaming via RTMP/RTMPS protocols and FTP options.
In Stock
$2,798.00
$234/mo. suggested payments for 12 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $155.99
Sony 0% 12 And 24 Month Lease Financing Program!.Offer Ends: Mar 31 '22 View Details
Trade in your gear for cash: Learn more

True Know-How

Ask Our Experts

800.606.6969

Sony PXW-Z90V Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Live Streaming
  • 3Integration
  • 4Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
  • 5Frame Rate Flexibility
  • 6Slow & Quick Recording
  • 7Multiple-Codec Choice
  • 8Built-In ND Filters
  • 91" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • 10Fast Hybrid Autofocus
  • 11Super Slow Motion
  • 12Media Slots
  • 13Wi-Fi/NFC
  • 14Video Output

The Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM camcorder offers phase-detection autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the PXW-Z90V camcorder features a stacked 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5" touchscreen LCD monitor. It can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0, HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG HD at 4:2:2 (requires optional license key). S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions offer users additional image control. Additional features include built-in 2.4/5 GHz for multiple streaming via RTMP/RTMPS protocols and FTP options.

The PXW-Z90V's Fast Hybrid AF uses high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm to offer highly accurate focusing and tracking—a boon when shooting UHD 4K, especially for individual operators. In movie recording mode, use the appearance of phase-detection AF frames to monitor your subject's focus. The PXW-Z90V's 3.5" touchscreen is used to quickly switch focus among subjects. AF Drive Speed, Tracking Depth Range, and Subject Switching Sensitivity can each be configured to suit different subjects and content styles.

Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) enables you to future-proof your output by smoothly integrating your 4K recordings into an HDR workflow without the need for color grading during post-production. Capture images with high-quality contrast and resolution using the PXW-Z90V's 12x optical Zeiss zoom, and 18x 4K digital zoom (24x in HD). An integrated ND filter function enables greater exposure and depth-of-field control.

The PXW-Z90V camera supports Sony's Slow and Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps. Recording to a variety of formats, frame rates, and codecs, the camcorder supports 100 Mb/s XAVC Long recording of 4K UHD video at up to 29.97p, and 50 Mb/s capture of HD up to 59.94p. Footage is recorded to two SD memory card slots, either simultaneously to both cards or in relay mode to create a backup. The PXW-Z90V's 3G-SDI output offers integration with professional studio environments.

The PXW-Z90V provides external microphone support via two 3-pin XLR audio inputs (line, mic, mic +48V phantom) and a 3.5mm mini input. You can also use the PXW-Z90V's built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. For multicamera productions, the PXW-Z90V integrates seamlessly with Sony's MCX-500 live switcher (available separately).

Live Streaming

The camera supports RTMP/RTMPS live streaming protocols. This is included with the camera and as a free upgrade if your camera does not have this functionality. You can stream directly from the camera using Wi-Fi or via Ethernet with optional converters such as the Sony VMC-UAM2 or CBK-NA1. No computer is required for streaming.

Integration

The camera is compatible with Sony's XDCAM air, so you can upload proxy footage to the cloud, and editors can start working with your footage remotely. You can even control the camera from your smartphone or tablet using Sony's free Content Browser Mobile app.

Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom

The PXW-Z90V's fixed 12x optical wide-angle zoom with 18x Clear Image Zoom technology in UHD 4K (24x in HD).

Frame Rate Flexibility

Record up to UHD 4K video (3840 x 2160p) at 29.97, 25, and 23.98 fps, in XAVC Long in a choice of 100 Mb/s or 60 Mb/s, or HD at frame rates up to 59.94p.

Slow & Quick Recording

Uses Sony's Slow & Quick Motion for recording 1080p/i60 HD video at 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60, and 120 fps.

Multiple-Codec Choice

Record in XAVC Long (UHD 4K), MPEG-4 HD at 4:2:0, XAVC Long (HD) 4:2:2, HD 2.0, or XVAC Proxy at 4:2:0, at a variety of data rates (license key required for some codecs).

Built-In ND Filters

The PXW-Z90V incorporates an ND filter function with Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, and 1/64ND for optimal exposure and depth-of-field control.

1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

1.0"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with approximately 14.2 million effective pixels provides optimal image quality.

Fast Hybrid Autofocus

Offers highly accurate focusing and tracking, especially useful when shooting sharp UHD 4K footage.

Super Slow Motion

Offers slow-motion recording up to 960 fps.

Media Slots

The PXW-Z90V is equipped with two memory card slots—one for SDHC/SDXC cards only, and one compatible with both SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards.

Wi-Fi/NFC

Use the PXW-Z90V camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi capability to send FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream over Wi-Fi. NFC compatibility allows you to connect compatible devices with one touch.

Video Output

3G-SDI output integrates with professional studio environments.
UPC: 027242908420

Sony PXW-Z90V Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 14.2 Megapixel
Sensor Type1" CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters
Gain-3 to 33 dB
Minimum Illumination1.7 Lux at 1/30 Shutter Speed
Lens
Focal Length9.3 to 111.6mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 29 to 348mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio12x
Max Digital Zoom48x
Minimum Aperturef/2.8 to 4.5
Minimum Focus DistanceWide: 0.4" / 1.0 cm
Telephoto: 39.4" / 100.1 cm
Filter Size62 mm
Control RingsFocus
Zoom
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Variable Frame RatesUHD: 1 to 30 fps
1080p: 1 to 120 fps
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio Recording2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz
Video I/O1 x HDMI Output
1 x BNC (Composite) Output
1 x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
Power I/O1 x Barrel Input
Other I/O1 x USB Micro-B
1 x USB Micro-B Control
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini LANC Control
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Size3.5"
Resolution1,560,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Environmental
Storage Temperature-4 to 40°F / -20 to 60°C
Power Consumption6.9 W
Tripod Mounting Thread1/4"-20 Female
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.1 x 7.1 x 11.3" / 130 x 181.5 x 287 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.955 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.25 x 9.7 x 6"

Sony PXW-Z90V Reviews

Great Next Step

By Jeff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-12

I spent a few decades in Broadcast television. For the past few years using DSLR and Mirrorless. This is the perfect next step up. The zoom feels like a good quality broadcast camera and has all the controls I'm used to. We use this for live-streaming as well and works great with the ATEM Mini Pro!!

Compact Beast

By Aroun
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-07

I own this camera and loved the result !! wish it had 4k out on SDI but that's not a big deal for my task.

Excelent Camer

By Fabian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-03

Wow. This camera is exactly that we need it. The sensor is very good.

Professional styling

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-13

Very nice 4k video from the camcorder. I shoot weddings originally thought the size was too small but was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the video. The 2 sd card system works great when I capture wedding ceremonies where some can be lengthy - over an hour. Battery run time is great and the continuous recording makes it a set and forget (you know its running) !

BEST VLOGGING/STREAMING CAMERA

By Nati
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-27

I've had this camera for 2 weeks and it's been nothing, but great! I love all the awesome features it has. The mic attachment and all the accessories are easy to attach. The autofocus on this camera is phenomenal, as soon as I pan to another object it immediately focuses on it. It does very well in low lighting, that is one of the best parts I love about it. The battery life last a long time, depending on what you're using it for. I also love how you can switch the filters on the camera, such as cinematic etc. Overall I highly recommend the Sony PXW- Z90V Fast Hybrid AF :)

Perfect companion camera

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-04-21

Purchased this as a companion camera for my Sony PXW Z-190. My cameras are mostly used for live productions so SDI out was a priority as well as color matching to my camera and the Sony BRC X-1000 robos we use. My larger camera is used more for operating, but the zoom on the small Z-90 is smooth and works well with a remote controller. Removeable handle with XLR is a plus and a lot of picture settings. The only thing I miss is the wide angle of my Z-190's lens for handheld, but unless shooting in 4k, the digital zoom on the Z-90 is enough for most situations. Great solution for a second camera or to have a small handycam to take more places.

Great camera

By Perry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-13

Handles low light weddings just fine. AF response is good in run & gun situations.

Amazing B-Cam

By Alexander
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-15

I use this primarily for my own at-home content but it compliments my FS7 perfectly. When it comes to video these new series of small camcorders are better than Hybrids in just about every way.

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

question

Facebook and YouTube stream is available now ?
Asked by: Darren L.
The camcorders Wi-Fi accesses only USTREAM according to available information. You can go to other services using an encoder such as this: Magewell USB Capture HDMI Gen 2 B&H # MA32060.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I'm looking for a 4K video camera with both HDMI ...

I'm looking for a 4K video camera with both HDMI & SDI video outputs, as well as XLR audio inputs... which led me to this product. My question is how much background blur this aperture/sensor ratio can produce, and whether a different camera, also meeting the above criteria, might produce better background blur? For example, I read the aperture is f2.8 when the zoom is set to all the way wide -- but to what focal length would that equate in full frame mirrorless terms? Thanks in advance!
Asked by: Robert
The amount of depth of field depends on the focal length, aperture, the distance of your subject in focus to the camera's sensor, and the distance of your subject to the background. Decreasing the aperture and distance between the camera and subject in focus will increase your depth of field. Increasing the focal length and distance between the subject in focus to the background will also produce more background blur. B&H lists a 35mm equivalent focal length, on the specifications tab on each camera (any camera that is not full-frame). For the Sony PXW-Z90V, the 35mm equivalent focal length is 29mm and zooms 48 times (29-1392mm).
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2020-12-30

Hi, I have a microphone that has a diameter of ...

Hi, I have a microphone that has a diameter of 28mm. Will it be able to fit into the microphone holder?
Asked by: Wong
The internal diameter of the mic holder is 28 mm so it should be a tight fit.
Answered by: Charles
Date published: 2021-11-09

Isn't it a simple firmware update for XVAC to ...

Isn't it a simple firmware update for XVAC to have XVAC S. If it can do L, and being that S is "inferior" and I'm assuming a software thing. Do you think Sony may do that? I want the Z90 for the broadcast quality but I love the versatility of mp4. I know the NX80 has it but I want 10 bit.
Asked by: Fabian
I was actually asking the opposite. But I'm thinking they wouldn't.
Answered by: Fabian
Date published: 2018-12-31

question

What are the relevant differences between this camera and the PXW-Z150? Why is the Z150 more expensive?
Asked by: Rafael
Both cameras offer the same Single 1 Exmor RS CMOS Sensor, 12x Optical Zoom, UHD 4K up to 30p and XLR inputs for high quality audio. The Z90V adds new features such as Phase-Detection Autofocus (AF), 4K HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Super Slow Motion at up to 960 fps. While the Z150 still offers a larger form factor, which is something that some shoots desire.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2020-10-08

Can the camera output 4K from the HDMI while ...

Can the camera output 4K from the HDMI while recording 4K internally?
Asked by: Craig
Yes, this camera is able to output and record 4K at the same time.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-06-28

question

What is the color space of the UHD 3840 x 2160 XAVC QFHD codec? I want to know what to tell my Avid this stuff is.
Asked by: John
There are several codecs to choose from all with their own color sampling rate. The highest quality one is XAVC QFHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-06-24

question

Does this camera have Pre-record which allows you to hit the record button and the camera would save the previous 15seconds?
Asked by: brian
Sorry, no, this camera does not have a pre-record feature.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
  • y_2022, m_1, d_22, h_20CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.20
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_116
  • loc_en_US, sid_1362802, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo

Close

Close

Close