Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

Brand:Sony
Product Code:PXWX70
  • £1,794.00

  • Ex Tax: £1,495.00

Product Highlights

  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • HD Recording
  • Built-In SD Media Card Slots
  • Viewfinder & Flip-Out LCD Screen
  • XAVC, AVCHD, DV File Based Recording
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • 3G-SDI & HDMI Output
  • Wireless LAN Control
  • Optional Upgrade To UHD 4K

4K Upgrade
An optional upgrade via a license key (Sony part # CBKZ-X70FX) allows the camera to record 4K.
The 1" type sensor features 14.2 million effective pixels on a sensor that is more than 8 times larger than a 1/3" type sensor. The larger size of the pixels allows them to gather more light compared to a 1/3" sensor. The Exmor R designation indicates the sensor features a back-side illuminated design, which allows more light to reach the sensor's photosites for increased light sensitivity and less noise in low light conditions.
The PXW-X70 is a compact camcorder that weighs less than 3 pounds including the XLR handle unit, battery (NP-FV70), lens hood and large eye-cup. It features professional interfaces including 3G-SDI and HDMI output connectors, an XLR handle unit with zoom lever, a manual lens ring that can control zoom and focus, and an ergonomic palm grip with large zoom lever. Its records video to two SD memory card slots that can be used for simultaneous and relay recording and to backup files.
The camera is capable of using Sony's Slow & Quick motion recording, which allows you to shoot at selectable frame rates (1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 / 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 25, 50.)
The integrated 12x optical zoom lens incorporates a three-level switchable ND filter, with 24x clear Image Zoom technology that retains the quality of the HD image, and a digital extender allows you to zoom up to 48x.
Multiple recording choices are available depending on application, including XAVC, AVCHD, and DV file-based recording. The PXW-X70 records in XAVC using the MXF file format, which efficiently compresses full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 CODEC. Color sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps, or 25 Mbps for broadcast quality images.
Supporting Near Field Communication functions, the camera allows easy, one-touch wireless LAN connection to a smartphone or tablet, while the Content Browser Mobile application allows confirmation of shot angles and operation of the camcorder by remote, including spot focus and iris adjustment.

XLR handle unit (1), Lens hood (1), Lens cap (1), Large eyecup (1), Accessory shoe kit (1), USB cable (1) 
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV70) (1), AC Adaptor (AC-L200D) (1), Power cord (mains lead) (1) 
Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845) (1), Lithium battery (CR2025 for the Wireless Remote Commander (1), 
Pre-installed to the Wireless Remote Commander, 
Operating Guide (2), CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder” (1), Warranty (1)


Mass
Approx. 900 g (1 lb 15 oz) (body) 
Approx. 1400 g (3lb 1oz) (with lens hood, XLR handle unit, eyecup, NP-FV70 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1
120.7 x 103.5 x 274.3 mm (4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches) (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts) 
130.3 x 180.9 x 287 mm (5 1/4 x 7 1/8 x 11 3/8 inches) (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup, XLR handle unit) , excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power Requirements
DC In: 8.4 V, Battery: 6.8 V / 7.2 V
Power Consumption
Approx. 5.5 W (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps) 
Approx. 5.8 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 120 min. with NP-FV70 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50Mbps) 
Approx. 200 min. with NP-FV70 battery (while playing with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50Mbps)
Recording Format (Video)
XAVC QFHD: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
XAVC HD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:2 Long profile
XAVC Proxy: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
DV
Recording Format (Audio)
XAVC QFHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
XAVC HD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24-bit, 48 kHz
XAVC Proxy : AAC-LC 2ch, 16bit,48kHz
AVCHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
DV : Linear PCM 2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz
Recording Frame Rate
XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160)@29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 60Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080)@59.94p, 50p, 50 Mbps/35 Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080)@59.94i, 50i, 50 Mbps/35 Mbps/25 Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080)@29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50 Mbps/35 Mbps
XAVC HD (1280 x 720)@59.94p, 50p,50 Mbps
XAVC Proxy (1280 x 720)@59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 9Mbps
XAVC Proxy (640 x 360)@59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 3Mbps
Recording Frame Rate
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28 Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p, FX mode (24 Mbps), FH mode(17 Mbps)
AVCHD (1280 x 720)@59.94p, 50p, FX mode (24 Mbps), FH mode (17 Mbps), HQ mode (9 Mbps)
DV (720 x 480) @59.94i, 25 Mbps
DV (720 x 576) @50i, 25 Mbps
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC QFHD@LPCM 2ch@29.97p 60 Mbps
Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC QFHD@LPCM 2ch@25p 60 Mbps
Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC QFHD@LPCM 2ch@23.98p 60 Mbps
Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC HD@LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps
Approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC HD@LPCM 2ch 35 Mbps
Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC HD@LPCM 2ch 25 Mbps
Approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch PS Mode
Approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 145 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FX Mode
Approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 170 min with 32 GB memory card
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FH Mode
Approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 225 min with 32 GB memory card
DV
Approx. 280 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 140 min with 32 GB memory card

Lens Mount
Fixed
Zoom Ratio
12x (optical), servo
Focal Length
f=9.3 - 111.6 mm 
equivalent to f=29.0 - 348.0 mm on 35 mm lens (16:9) 
equivalent to f=35.5 - 426.0 mm on 35 mm lens (4:3)
Iris
F2.8 - F4.5 auto/manual selectable
Focus
AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer
ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter
M62 mm


Imaging Device (Type)
1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
Effective Picture Elements
Approx.14.2M pixels (16:9)/Approx.10.6M pixels (4:3)
Built-in Optical Filters
OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination
[60i]*2 3lux (1/60 Shutter Speed, iris/gain AUTO [50i]*3 3lux (1/50 Shutter Speed, iris/gain AUTO)
[60i]*2 1.7lux (1/30 Shutter Speed, iris/gain AUTO) [50i]*3 1.7lux (1/25 Shutter Speed, iris/gain AUTO)
Shutter Speed
[60i]*2 : 1/8 - 1/10,000 (1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p) 
[50i]*3 : 1/6 -1/10,000
Slow & Quick Motion Function
[60i]*2 :1080p: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30, 60 fps 
[50i]*3 : 1080p: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25, 50 fps
White Balance
Preset (Indoor:3200K, Outdoor:5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range: 2300-15000K) 
Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
Selectable


Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (×1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
Audio Output
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack
SDI Output
BNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD 
SMPTE 424M/292M/259M standards
USB
Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output
Monaural
DC Input
DC jack
Remote
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack
HDMI Output
Type A (x1)


Viewfinder
1.0 cm (0.39 type) OLED Approx. 1.44M dots
LCD
8.8 cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots.