- 20 MP, Camcorder
- Suitable For: Skilled Photographer
- Built-in Lens
- Exmor R CMOS Sensor
- Dimensions - 12.07 x 27.43 x 10.35 cms
- 24 Months Warranty
- Photo & Video
- Skilled Photographer
- 20 MP
- Built-in Lens
The all new Sony PXW-X70 Handycam is here to blow you away with its amazingly intuitive features and compact powerhouse performance capability. The popular PXW-X70 palm-sized camcorder continues to evolve with the addition of XAVC 4K (QFHD) 100Mbps recordings at 30p/25p/24p, plus MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD420, providing even more recording choices. It is possible to select an output from HDMI, SDI, and composite while recording QFHD, plus a salvage function for XAVC file is available although it requires Version 3.0 firmware or higher. The camcorder also records XAVC HD, AVCHD and DV with advanced network functions such as QoS Streaming in Network Client Mode and Ustream direct streaming added via firmware version 3.0. The PXW-X70 gives users the ultimate balance between picture quality, advanced functionality and compact size. XAVC 4K (QFHD) 100Mbps recording requires Version 3.0 firmware plus optional CBKZ-X70FX software key. MPEG HD recording requires Version 3.0 firmware plus optional CBKZ-SLMP upgrade. The Carl Zeiss lens offers a 12x optical zoom, which can be increased to 24x with Clear Image Zoom while retaining full resolution thanks to Super Resolution Technology. Zoom performance can be doubled at any point with a Digital Extender by up to 48x. The PXW-X70 weighs less than 1.4kg, including the XLR handle unit, battery (NP-FV70), lens hood and large eye-cup. It offers professional interfaces such as 3G-SDI and HDMI output connectors plus an XLR x2 handle unit with zoom lever. Other professional features include a manual lens ring that can intuitively control zoom and focus, ergonomic palm grip with large zoom lever, two SD memory card slots for backup, simultaneous and relay recording, and a three-level switchable ND filter.
Best In Class Features
The Sony PXW-X70 Handycam incorporates a 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor, which is approximately the same size as a Super 16mm film frame, to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range. The sensor has 14.2 million effective pixels enhancing shooting under severe lighting conditions and providing more freedom of creative expression. It has higher resolution than any other camcorder in its price range. An evolved BIONZ engine achieves more lifelike images and enables the addition of new features that take advantage of faster processing. This 0.99 cm OLED viewfinder offers superb OLED brightness, contrast and response. The high resolution (1,440K dot) of the viewfinder allows better precision of manual focus operations and eliminates any colour-breaking phenomenon. Whereas it incorporates a 3.5-inch 1,555K dot LCD, offering high resolution and flexible composition options. The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift and easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed. The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming, depending on which mode is selected.
Storage Capability & Record Control
The Sony PXW-X70 Handycam is equipped with two memory card slots. The camcorder is compatible with Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, as well as SDXC and SDHC cards. Two media slots can record in either Simul or Relay mode. Simul mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards, while Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full. The user can set up the two Start/Stop buttons on the PXW-X70, one on the grip and one on the camcorder body, to independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.
Supported Recording Video & Audio Formats
The all new Sony PXW-X70 Handycam supports a variety of video recording formats which are: 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 and when it comes to supported audio recording formats they are: 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.