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Sony PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder

BH #SOPXWZ190 • MFR #PXW-Z190
Sony PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder
Key Features
  • Three 1/3" Exmor R CMOS Sensors
  • 4K 60p Recording
  • Integrated 25x Sony G Optical Zoom Lens
  • Electronic Variable ND Filter
Sony's PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder continues the fine tradition of the XDCAM series of cameras. It captures 4K at up to 60p, relying on three 1/3" Exmor R sensors that provide improved low-light capability compared to standard sensors. The camera integrates a 25x optical Sony G zoom lens and an electronic variable ND filter. The camera supports a variety of codecs out of the box, with an optional MPEG HD license enabling you to shoot HD video.
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Sony PXW-Z190 Overview

Sony's PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder continues the fine tradition of the XDCAM series of cameras. It captures 4K at up to 60p, relying on three 1/3" Exmor R sensors that provide improved low-light capability compared to standard sensors. The camera integrates a 25x optical Sony G zoom lens and an electronic variable ND filter. The camera supports a variety of codecs out of the box, with an optional MPEG HD license enabling you to shoot HD video.

The camera supports HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma), allowing you to shoot and deliver footage compatible with both HDR (high dynamic range) and SDR (standard dynamic range) without needing laborious post-production work. Dual SD card slots permit a variety of recording options, including simultaneous HD and 4K recording. The camera features built-in 2.4 and 5 GHz Wi-Fi.

UPC: 027242913806

Sony PXW-Z190 Specs

Key Specs
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 8.3 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/3"-Type 3-Chip CMOS
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-L
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
DV
720 x 480i at 59.94 fps
720 x 480p at 29.97 fps
720 x 576i at 50 fps
720 x 576p at 25 fps
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Battery Type
Sony BP-U Series
Imaging
Sensor Resolution
Effective: 8.3 Megapixel
Image Sensor
1/3"-Type 3-Chip CMOS
Built-In ND Filter
Mechanical 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
Capture Type
Video Only
Exposure Control
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Shutter Type
Electronic Rolling Shutter 
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/24 Second
Minimum Illumination
0.02 Lux
Lens
Focal Length
3.7 to 92.5mm (35mm Equivalent: 28.8 to 720mm)
Optical Zoom Ratio
25x
Maximum Aperture
f/1.6
Minimum Aperture
f/11
Filter Size
82 mm
Control Rings
Focus
Zoom
Iris
Focus Control
Autofocus
Manual Focus
Video Capture
Internal Recording Modes
XAVC-L
3840 x 2160 at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [150 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps [35 to 50 Mb/s]
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps [25 to 50 Mb/s]
1280 x 720 at 50/59.94 fps [50 Mb/s]
DV
720 x 480i at 59.94 fps
720 x 480p at 29.97 fps
720 x 576i at 50 fps
720 x 576p at 25 fps
Built-In Microphone
Stereo
Audio Recording
XAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio
IP Streaming
Yes
Interface
Media/Memory Card Slot
Dual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC
Video I/O
1x BNC (3G-SDI) Output
1x HDMI Output
Audio I/O
2x XLR 3-Pin Mic/Line (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O
1x BNC (Timecode) Input/Output
1x Micro-USB
2x USB-A
1x RJ45 (LAN)
1x 2.5 mm Sub-Mini (LANC) Control
Wireless
2.4 / 5 GHz Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), NFC
Monitor
Display Type
Articulating LCD
Display Size
3.5"
Resolution
1,560,000 Dot
Viewfinder
Type
Built-In Electronic (LCD)
Size
0.39"
Resolution
2,360,000 Dot
Focus
Focus Type
Auto and Manual Focus
Focus Mode
Automatic, Manual Focus
General
Battery Type
Sony BP-U Series
Accessory Mounting Thread
1 x
Built-In Video Light
No
Dimensions (W x H x D)
7.5 x 8 x 16.5" / 190 x 202 x 419.7 mm (With Protrusions)
Weight
5.07 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
11.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
20 x 11 x 11"

Sony PXW-Z190 Reviews

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question

Is the color space of 4:2:2 10-bit just in HD, or will it also do that on 4K?
Asked by: Conrad
The PXW-Z190 can record 4K 60P in 4:2:0 8-bit. If you need 4K 60P in 4:2:2 10-bit, the PXW-Z280 is is the choice for you.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is it only enabled for recording sound and image ...

Is it only enabled for recording sound and image received from TV camera?If no, please let me know in what kind of other ways t
Asked by: Edgar
The Sony PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder cannot be used as a stand-alone video recorder. You could use is for just audio. You would need an external recorder like a Atomos Ninja V or Blackmagic HyperDeck.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2023-04-25

What kind of files does this camera record ...

What kind of files does this camera record videos? How can i use those files in adobe premiere?
Asked by: Pedro
The quality code of this camcorder is XAVC-L. That can be read by Adobe Premiere.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2018-11-07

Any new firmware for the Z190 that fixes any ...

Any new firmware for the Z190 that fixes any problems or adds new features?
Asked by: Mike
The latest update is from February 2021 and it gives the camera variety of new features. You can check all the updates on Sony's website.
Answered by: Stephen M
Date published: 2021-05-09

Does this camera have picture profiles like the ...

Does this camera have picture profiles like the FS5?
Asked by: William
They call it saving Configuration Data or Scene files which can be stored to a variety of memory cards that the z190 has for sd card or memory stick. Simply make your settings in paint, gamma knee etc...Then store in a scene file the equivalent of picture profile so you can better match other cameras or just use setups from the many out there available online. Alister Chapman has quite a few... Look at page 44 in the z190 user manual which is available online. For the price it's a great camera! We match it up to our Sony F55.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-11-02

Does video out work on HDMI and SDI ...

Does video out work on HDMI and SDI simultaneously or is it one or the other??
Asked by: JAMES
Hello James, yes will output video by HDMI and SDI at the same time.
Answered by: Ariel
Date published: 2021-10-14

is this Camera fully compatible with the Sony ...

is this Camera fully compatible with the Sony SMAD-P5 digital MI Shoe adapter?
Asked by: Curt
The Sony PXW-Z190 4K 3-CMOS 1/3" Sensor XDCAM Camcorder is fully compatible with the Sony SMAD-P5 Digital MI Shoe Adapter for UWP-D Series.
Answered by: Dennis L
Date published: 2023-04-05

Does the longer zoom from the 1/3" sensor make up ...

Does the longer zoom from the 1/3" sensor make up for worse low-light performance? What is your use case?
Asked by: Cale
I bought it for the long zoom but I use it in a church with plenty of theater lighting. It’s set to zero gain at f4 and I get a clean image.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-04-01
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