Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM
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• Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
• UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30p
• HD up to 120 fps
• Sony G Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
• 18/24x Clear Image Zoom/48x Digital Zoom
• Discrete Manual Focus, Zoom, Iris Rings
• XAVC, AVC/H.264, AVCHD 2.0, MPEG-4
• Slow and Quick Motion Function
• Two SD Memory Card Slots, Wi-Fi
• (2) 3-Pin XLR Audio Inputs
The PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder from Sony brings high-quality performance, adaptability, and ease of use to a compact, handheld body that is the same size as the HXR-NX100. The Z150 features a 1" image sensor. That is going to allow you to create that "movie like" look to your footage. Allows you to get your subject in focus and the background blurry. If you're into color grading, the Z150 can film in 10-bit 4:2:2 which basically means that you can get smooth colors across the color spectrum when color grading in post. The camcorder supports storing up to 6 picture profiles and allows you share profiles; the camera also supports Sony's Slow and Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps.
For all-day long hunts, you have two SD card slots allowing you to use the relay mode which switches recording automatically to the second memory card when the first one is full so you never miss a shot. Or you can simultaneously record to both cards for an instant backup. Always a pro move to have a stock of replacement batteries ready to go for those long sits.
This pro camera does not lack in the zoom capabilities with the ability of 24x clear image zoom in HD and an 18x zoom in 4K.
Why film in 4K?
• 4 Times the color clarity and detail
• In post you can zoom up to 200% and maintain HD quality
• You can shoot your video wide and then reframe it in post
• The "warp stabilizer" in post has 4x the amount of information to work with, resulting in less shaky footage
The integrated zoom lens features individual lens control rings for focus, iris, and zoom, and produces smooth-rounded-out-of-focus highlights. The lens can be used in either full-auto mode with servo control, or as a completely manually operated lens.
The PXW-Z150 features two 3-pin XLR audio inputs that support line, mic, and mic + 48V (phantom power) for using external microphones; you can also use the PXW-Z150's built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. The camcorder also includes Night Shot capability for shooting predator hunts and in the car in the morning on the way to your hunting location without the use of a light.
When you head back to camp show off your hunt in all its 4K glory.
1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
The PXW-Z150 incorporates a 1.0"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with approximately 14.2 million effective pixels. The R designation signifies that this is a backside illuminated sensor, and the S designation refers to the buffer design, and that it is able to read the information off the sensor much faster than a non-S designated sensor.
Depth of Field
The 1.0"-type offers more shallow depth of field than 1/2.88"-type or smaller sensors.
Sony G Lens with 12x Optical Zoom, 24x Clear Image Zoom
The PXW-Z150 is supplied with a fixed 12x optical zoom wide-angle Sony G lens, equivalent to a 29 to 348mm 35mm lens. The 12x optical zoom can be extended via Sony's Clear Image Zoom technology to deliver an apparent 18x zoom range in 4K. In HD the 12x optical zoom can be doubled to 24x with Clear Image Zoom, and the Digital Extender function can double this range again, up to 48x zoom.
Frame Rate Flexibility
The camera records UHD 4K video (3840 x 2160p) at 29.97, 25, and 23.98 fps, in XAVC Long GOP in a choice of 100 Mb/s or 60 Mb/s. You can also select to record HD video instead of 4K, which allows you to not only record at standard frame rates up to 59.94p, but also engage Sony's S&Q Motion, for recording HD video at 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, and 60 fps.
Multiple Codec Choice
You can select to record in XAVC Long GOP (4K/1080p), MPEG HD at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0, or AVCHD 2.0 at a variety of data rates.
Three lens rings enable smooth, natural adjustment of focus, zoom, and iris control. The rings are not mechanically linked to the lens movement, but there is a mechanical feel to the rings. However, they are endlessly rotating, which protects your lens elements from pinning, and the faster you rotate the lens ring the more reactive the result. The lens can also be used in full-auto mode or completely manual for maximum creative control.
Built-In ND Filters
The PXW-Z150 is equipped with a ND Filter function, allowing you to choose four conventional mechanical ND filter positions (Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND and 1/64ND) for better exposure and depth of field control.
The PXW-Z150 is equipped with two memory card slots, one of which is for SDHC/SDXC cards only, while the other slot is compatible with SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2)/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards.
Two media slots can be used to record in either "SIMUL" or "RELAY" mode. "RELAY" mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while "SIMUL" mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards. You can choose to record the same file to the second slot, creating an instant copy, or record a lower quality proxy for post.
The Multi-Interface Shoe expands your options to use accessories without cables, such as the optional HVL-LBPC Video Light or the UWP-D wireless microphone series.
You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting up to 99 parameters such as gamma, knee, black level, color model, color level, color phase, and more. Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile, and up to six profiles can be stored for later recall.
You can copy the settings from one PXW-Z150 to another PXW-Z150 so that user can shoot with multiple cameras in the same settings. The picture profiles only work with the same model of camera.
Using the camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi capability you can FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream over Wi-Fi without having to add any additional accessories. You can also use the camcorder's Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity to remotely pair it to your iOS or Android mobile devices running the Content Browser Mobile app, giving you remote control over focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC start/stop, and more.
• Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder
• Lens Hood
• Large Eyecup
• Shoe Cap
• Accessory Shoe Kit (1x Accessory Shoe, 1x Accessory Shoe Plate, 4x Screws)
• USB Cable
• AC-L100 AC Adapter
• AC Cable
• NP-F770 L-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack (7.2v, 4400mAh)
• Battery Charger
• Limited 1-Year Warranty
|Sensor||1" CMOS Sensor|
|Sensor Resolution||14.2 MP|
|Gain||-3 to 33 dB|
|Minimum Illumination||1.7 lux|
|White Balance Range||2300 to 15,000k|
|Focal Length||9.3 to 111.6mm|
|35mm Equivalent Focal Length||29 to 348mm|
|Optical Zoom Ratio||12x|
|Maximum Aperture||f/2.8 to 4.5|
|Image Stabilization||Optical Image Stabilization|
|Shutter Speed||1/1/6 to 1/1/10,000 sec|
|Built-in ND Filter||Mechanical Filter button with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters|
|Built-in Microphone Type||
|Recording Media||(2) SDXC Card Slots|
|Max Digital Zoom||48x|
|Broadcast System Compatibility||NTSC|
XAVC-L 4:2:0 8-Bit:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (60 to 100 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (25 to 50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (24 to 28 Mb/s)
|Variable Frame Rates||1080i60: 1 to 60 fps
1080i50: 1 to 50 fps
1080i60: 120 fps
1080i50: 100 fps
|Audio Recording||2-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz|
|Video Connectors||(1) BNC (3G-SDI) Output
(1) HDMI Output
(1) x RCA (Composite) Output
|Audio Connectors||(2) 3-Pin XLR Input
(1) 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
(1) (3.5 mm) Stereo Output
|Other Inputs/Outputs||(1) 2.5 mm LANC Input
(1) USB Micro-B Output
|Wireless Interfaces||2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Video Output, Audio Output|
|Screen Resolution||1,560,000 Dots|
|EVF Resolution||1,4400,000 Dots|
|Accessory Mount||Multi Interface Shoe|
|Dimensions||6.7 x 7.4 x 14.6"|