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Sony PXW-Z280 4K 3-CMOS 1/2" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder

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Sony PXW-Z280 4K 3-CMOS 1/2" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder
Key Features
  • Three 1/2" Exmor R CMOS Sensors
  • 4K 60p Recording
  • Integrated 17x Optical Zoom Lens
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
Sony's PXW-Z280 4K 3-CMOS 1/2" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder continues the fine tradition of the XDCAM series of cameras. It captures 4K at up to 60p relying on three 1/2" Exmor R sensors that provide improved low-light capability when compared to standard sensors. The camera integrates a 17x optical zoom lens and an electronic variable ND filter. The camera supports modern codecs such as XAVC, as well as legacy codecs such as MPEG HD and DVCAM, allowing you to use one camera to shoot 4K, HD, or SD video.
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Sony PXW-Z280 Overview

Sony's PXW-Z280 4K 3-CMOS 1/2" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder continues the fine tradition of the XDCAM series of cameras. It captures 4K at up to 60p relying on three 1/2" Exmor R sensors that provide improved low-light capability when compared to standard sensors. The camera integrates a 17x optical zoom lens and an electronic variable ND filter. The camera supports modern codecs such as XAVC, as well as legacy codecs such as MPEG HD and DVCAM, allowing you to use one camera to shoot 4K, HD, or SD video.

The camera supports S-Log 3 for improved performance, and HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) which allows you to shoot and deliver footage compatible with both HDR (high dynamic range) and SDR (standard dynamic range) without needing laborious post-production work. You can record in both 4K and HD simultaneously, or output 4K 60p via the built-in 12G-SDI output. The camera features built-in 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

UPC: 027242913783

Sony PXW-Z280 Specs

Imaging
Sensor ResolutionEffective: 8.29 Megapixel
Sensor Type3-Chip 1/2" CMOS Sensor
Image StabilizationOptical in Integrated Lens
Built-In ND FilterMechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters and a 2 to 7 Stop Electronic ND Filter
Signal-to-Noise Ratio63 dB
Minimum Illumination0.0013 Lux
Lens
Focal Length5.6 to 95.2mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 30.3 to 515mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio17x
Maximum Aperturef/1.9
Minimum Aperturef/16
Filter Size77 mm
Control RingsFocus
Zoom
Iris
Focus ControlAutofocus
Manual Focus
Variable Frame Rates1 to 60 fps
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingXAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP StreamingNone
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SxS
Video I/O1 x BNC (Component) Output
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio I/O2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini LANC Control
1 x USB Micro-B Data
1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Type-C
1 x RJ45 LAN Data
Wireless2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), NFC
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)GPS
Monitor
Size3.5"
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Display TypeArticulating LCD
Power
Battery TypeSony BP-U Series
Physical
Accessory Mount1 x Multi-Interface Shoe
Dimensions (W x H x D)7 x 8 x 16.8" / 178.4 x 202 x 426.3 mm (With Protrusions)
Weight6.61 lb / 3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.5 x 11 x 10"
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