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Sony PXW-Z100 Camcorder


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The PXW-Z100 uses Exmor R™ CMOS sensors capable of 4K resolution (4096 x 2160) at 60 fps or 50fps, while weighing under 3 kg even with a 4K-compatible high-performance G lens™ mounted. The recording format is XAVC, which was first used in the PMW-F55 digital cinema camera. As with the F55, 4K 60p 4:2:2 10-bit recording is possible at a high bit rate of 500Mbps or 600 Mbps. QFHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) resolutions, which have high compatibility with 4K TV, can also be selected.

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  • 4K (4096 x 2160) 50fps or 60fps shooting

    The camcorder provides good sensitivity due to the back-illuminated Exmor™ R CMOS sensor. With 8 million effective pixels, the 1/2.33" sensor captures 4K images at 50fps or 60fps. The inbuilt high-performance G Lens offers maximum shooting flexibility, including a wide angle of 29.5mm (equivalent to 35mm) and 20x powerful optical zoom.

  • XAVC format for recording 4K /HD 60p with 4:2:2 10-bit at 600Mbps

    The PXW-Z100 uses the XAVC recording format, featuring efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, for HD (1920x1080), QFHD (3840x2016) and 4K (4096x2160) video. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit, with an intra-frame system that compresses each frame individually at a maximum bit rate of 500Mbps or 600Mbps during 4K 50fps or 60fps recording respectively and 223Mbps during HD 50fps or 60fps recording.The XAVC format is ideal for those looking to implement a high-quality, secure and worry-free workflow.

  • Support for XAVC LongGOP Mode and AVCHD Format

    For extended recording, XAVC LongGOP (QFHD 4:2:0 8-bit / Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit) is supported from a firmware upgrade (V3.0). In addition, as a consumer friendly format, AVCHD (Full HD) is supported from a V4.0 firmware upgrade.

  • XQD Memory Card recording

    The XQD Memory Card* is a new standard of solid state memory, which was recently defined by several industry leading companies. XQD uses the ultra-fast PCI Express interface and Sony’s unique camera processor to enable stable video recording at 500Mbps or 600Mbps. The PXW-Z100 features two XQD Memory Card slots. Multiple cards can be used in various ways, such as for relay recording. When the first card becomes full, recording continues on the second card without a break.

    * XQD cards have a write speed of up to 800Mbps. The use of S Series cards with 180MB/s writing speed is recommended.

  • HDMI interface for 4K output and 3G HD-SDI interface for HD output

    The HDMI interface on the PXW-Z100 can output 4K as a 50fps/60fps signal. When the PXW-Z100 is connected to a Sony 4K-compatible BRAVIA TV, the recorded 4K content can be displayed in 4K 50fps/60fps quality. Latest firmware provides compatibility with the new HDMI 2.0 standard and enable 4K 50fps/60fps output to a wider range of devices. Other features include a 3G HD-SDI interface that supports output to an SDI of up to HD 60fps. It also supports HD output during 4K recording.

    Note: Cannot output 4K (HDMI) and HD (3G HD-SDI) simultaneously.

  • Paint function for more creative freedom

    The PXW-Z100’s paint function enables multiple image parameters to be adjusted including gamma curve, black level, skin detail and colour. The range of settings is similar to those in the PMW-F55. Together with other setting options, parameter settings can be recorded as a camera profile onto a memory card. The recorded camera profile can then be used to set the same parameters in another PXW-Z100 to enable the matching of quality and image tones when using a multi-camera setup.

  • Remote control with WiFi

    Focus, zoom, aperture settings and ‘record start/stop’ can be remote controlled using the browser function of a smartphone or tablet.

  • High-quality Audio

    The PXW-Z100 is equipped with two XLR connectors, which are for professional microphones such as the ECM-680S/MS2/678/674/673/VG1 and wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-V1/V2.

  • Timecode IN/OUT

    The PXW-Z100 comes equipped with Timecode Input/Output connectors.These allow users to synchronize the timecode with other cameras, enabling easier multi -camera productions.

Mass Approx 2.46 kg, 5 lb 6.75 oz
Approx. 2.91 kg, 6 lb 6.7 oz (with lens hood, eyecup, NP-F970 battery, ECM-XM1 Mic.,)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 189 x 193 x 362 mm, 7 7/16 x 7 19/32 x 14 1/4 inches (without protrusions)
Power Requirements 7.2 V (battery pack); 12.0 V (AC Adaptor)
Power Consumption Approx. 14.9 W (while recording, EVF On)
Approx. 15.2 W (while recording, LCD monitor On)
Operating Temperature 0C to 40C (32F to 104F)
Storage Temperature -20C to +60C (-4F to +140F)
Battery Operating Time Approx. 165 mins with NP-F970 battery
(while recording, EVF ON, LCD monitor Off)
Recording Format (Video) XAVC (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile)
4K: VBR, 600 Mbps max.
HD: SMPTE RP2027 Class100 compliant
XAVC-L (AVC/H.264 High Profile)
QFHD 4:2:0 8bit VBR, 150Mbps max.
XAVC-L (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Profile)
HD : 4:2:2 10bit VBR, 50Mbps max.
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Recording Format (Audio) LPCM 8CH (2CH recording/playback), 24-bit, 48-kHz
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator (AVCHD)
Recording Frame Rate XAVC-I 4K (4096 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-I QFHD (3840 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-I HD (1920 x 1080): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-L QFHD (3840 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-L HD (1920 x 1080): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/50i/59.94p/59.94i
AVCHD (1920x1080): 50p/59.94p (PS), 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50i/59.94i (FX)
Recording/Playback Time XAVC QFHD Intra 29.97P
Approx. 20 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 10 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
XAVC FHD Intra 59.94P
Approx. 30 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 15 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P (100Mbps)
Approx. 60 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
XAVC-L HD 59.94P (50Mbps)
Approx. 120 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
Lens Mount Fixed
Zoom Ratio 20x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length f4.1 - 82.0 mm
equivalent to f30.0 - 600 mm on 35 mm lens
(17:9 4096 x 2160)
equivalent to f31.5 - 630 mm on 35 mm lens
(16:9 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080)
Iris F1.6 - F11 auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to 8 (Wide), 800 mm to 8 (Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter M72 mm
Camera Section  
Imaging Device (Type) 1-chip 1/2.3 type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Imaging Device (Pixel Count) 18.9M (total), 8.8M (effective)
Built-in Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination 60P: 4 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
50P: 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Shutter Speed 1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function 1080p: Frame rate selectable 1,2,4,8,15,30,60 fps in NTSC mode from 1,2,3,6,12,25,50 fps in PAL mode
White Balance Preset (Outdoor: 5600K), A, B
Gain 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Selectable
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite Output Composite Video Out (RCA pin)
Audio Output RCA pin
SDI Output BNC (x1), HD/SD selectable
Timecode Input / Output RCA pin (x1) IN/OUT selectale
USB mini-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage (x1),
TypeA/USB2.0 Hi-speed /Host1
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack 3.5 mm (x1)
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote Stereo mini mini jack 2.5 mm (x1)
HDMI Output Type A (x1)
Viewfinder 0.45-inch type color LCD: 852 [H] 3 [RGB] 480 [V], 16:9
Built-in LCD Monitor 3.5-inch type Xtra Fine LCD: 852 [H] 480 [V] 3 [RGB],16:9
Built-in Microphone  
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Type XQD x2 (for XAVC)
Memory Stick Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 (for AVCHD)
AVCHD is planned to be updated in the future
SD/SDHC/SDXC x1 (for Utility SD slot)
Supplied Accessories  
  Lens hood (1), Pre-installed to the Camcorder
EVF eyecup (1)
USB cable (1)
AV connecting cable (1)
AC-NB12A AC adaptor (1)
HDMI Cable (1)
Wi-Fi dongle (1)
ECM-XM1Microphone (1)
Operating instructions (1)
AC Cable (2)
Battery Charger (1)
NP-F970 Battery (1)
Warranty (1)
CD-ROM: Operating instructions in PDF (1)
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