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Web Code: 444SON405  •  Mfr Code: PXWX70
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  • Compact XDCAM Camcorder
  • 12x Zoom Lens
  • 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor
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  • Compact XDCAM Camcorder
  • 12x Zoom Lens
  • 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • 3.5-inch LCD
  • 0.39-inch OLED Viewfinder
  • Records XAVC, AVCHD and DV
  • 4K ready 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor for a wide range of shooting conditions:
  • The PXW-X70 incorporates a 4K-ready 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor 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
  • High sensitivity and high resolution:
  • Thanks to the 1.0 Exmor R CMOS sensor, the PXW-X70 has high sensitivity 1.67 stops brighter than a 1/2.88-inch sensor
  • The camcorder also has higher resolution than any other camcorder in its price range
  • The 1.0 sensor is brighter and offers more bokeh with a shallow depth of field than 1/3-inch or 1/4.7-inch sensors
  • Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine:
  • An evolved BIONZ engine achieves more lifelike images, and enables the addition of new features that take advantage of faster processing
  • Compact body:
  • The palm-sized PXW-X70 is ergonomically designed to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use experience
  • Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile:
  • The PXW-X70 can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet computer (iOS 4.3 through 7.0 or Android 2.3 through 4.3) via a Wi-Fi connection, and recorded video files can be transferred from camcorder to smartphone in MP4 format*
  • One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity. The required Content Browser Mobile mobile smartphone application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store
  • * Wi-Fi operation cannot be guaranteed with all smartphones and tablet computers
  • Multi-format recording and 4K ready:
  • The PXW-X70 records XAVC Long GOP 422 10-bit 1920 x 1080 50p/60p/50i/60i/ 30p/25p/24p at 50 Mbps and 35 Mbps, 1920 x 1080 50i/60i at 25 Mbps, as well as 1280 x 720 50p/60p at 50 Mbps
  • It is also possible to record AVCHD 420 8-bit at 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x720 and DV
  • The PXW-X70 is also 4K ready and can handle 4K recordings with a future upgrade
  • Dual media slots, "Simul" or "Relay" recording, and independent record control:
  • The PXW-X70 is equipped with two memory card slots
  • The camcorder is compatible with Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media, 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
  • ND filter control mechanism:
  • The PXW-X70 is equipped with a variable ND Filter function, allowing you to choose four conventional mechanical ND filter positions from 1/4ND, 1/16 to 1/64ND
  • ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens:
  • The PXW-X70 is supplied with a fixed 29 mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • Ideal for capturing grand landscapes, it also provides up to 12x optical zoom
  • Clear Image Zoom:
  • The 12x optical zoom can be doubled to 24x with Clear Image Zoom, maintaining full resolution using Super Resolution Technology
  • In addition, Digital Extender can double this range again, up to 48x zoom
  • Super Resolution Technology is a Sony original intelligent interpolation which analyses the input image and increases the resolution of the image
  • Lens ring:
  • The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming, depending on which mode is selected
  • Manual controls:
  • The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift and easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed
  • Slow & Quick Motion:
  • Smooth slow or quick motion with full HD quality is available without any extra processing
  • 2x slow motion can be easily achieved by setting the recording format to 25p and the frame rate to 50 fps
  • The frame rate can also be set to 1 fps for 50x quick motion
  • In order to go into the S&Q Motion mode, the camera needs to be in XAVC & AVCHD mode (Not DV mode) and Manual mode
  • Picture Profile:
  • You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma and black gamma), adjustment ( mode, intensity, tone and depth), basic (gamma and mode) and more
  • Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile, and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall
  • 99 Camera Profiles:
  • It is possible to save up to 99 camera settings under different profile numbers
  • User can copy the settings from one PXW-X70 to another PXW-X70 so that user can shoot with multiple cameras in the same settings (only works with same model camcorders)
  • Also, users can save camera settings for each scene, so that it is possible to recall proper settings for the scene immediately
  • Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection without XLR cable:
  • The MI Shoe* on top of the PXW-X70 has several possibilities to be used to attach the supplied handle, which will allow Rec Start/Stop, Zoom & Audio Control
  • Using the MI Shoe connection and the optional adapter SMAD-P3, the audio signal from a UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone package can be input from the wireless microphone receiver to the PXW-X70 without an XLR cable
  • The power can be supplied from the PXW-X70 to the receiver and a battery is not required for the receiver operation
  • * It is not recommended to use the HVL-LBPC light with the MI Shoe as the battery requirement is too high. When the handle is attached to the MI Shoe, it is not possible to use the MI Shoe to control the DWZ-D receiver
  • Viewfinder includes amazing OLED technology:
  • This 0.39-inch 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
  • High resolution LCD:
  • The PXW-X70 incorporates a 3.5-inch 1,555K dot LCD, offering high resolution and flexible composition options
  • Wide choice of connections:
  • The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI, USB and composite output
  • The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device
  • In the Box:
  • PXW-X70 XDCAM Camcorder
  • XLR handle unit
  • Lens hood
  • Lens cap
  • Large eyecup
  • Accessory shoe kit
  • USB cable
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV70)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-L200D)
  • Power cord (mains lead)
  • Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
  • Lithium battery (CR2025 for the Wireless Remote Commander), Pre-installed to the Wireless Remote Commander
  • Operating Guide (2)
  • CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder"
  • Warranty


Camera Type: Professional
Colour Filter: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Effective Pixels: 14.2M pixels (16:9) / 10.6M pixels (4:3)
Sensor Type/Size: 1.0" Back-illumited Exmor R CMOS Sensor
Colour: Black


Optical Zoom: 12x
Filter Size: M62mm
Focal Length: 9.3 - 111.6 mm
35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 29.0-348.0 mm (16:9); 35.5-426.0 mm (4:3)
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8


Viewfinder Type: 0.39" OLED
Screen Size: 3.5"
Display Screen Type: LCD
Touchscreen: No

AV Recording

Video Resolution: HD
Audio Recording: LPCM
Recording Media: Memory Stick Pro Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC
Internal Memory: No
Sampling Frequency: 24-bit, 48-kHz
Channels: 2 Channels
Recording Time: Limited by Memory Card


Image Stabilization: Yes, via Shift Lens
Waterproof: No
Lux: 3 lux
Shutter Speed: 1/8 to 1/10,000 (1/6 to 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p)
White Balance Modes: Preset (Indoor: 3200K, Outdoor: 5600K+-7 steps, Color temperature set range: 2300-15000K), Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Built-in Mic: Omni-directiol stereo electret condenser microphone
Built-in Light/Flash: No

Input/Output Connectors

Inputs: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Outputs: HDMI A, 3G/HD/SD selectable SDI, Stereo mini jack, Multi/Micro USB
Microphone Input: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes


Battery: 6.8V/ 7.2V
Operating/Storage Temperature: 0 to 40C (32 to 104F)


Weight: 1400 g (3lb 1oz) (with lens hood, XLR handle unit, eyecup, NP-FV70 battery)
Dimensions (WxHxD): 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)
Colour: Black

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