Sony PXW-Z90 Palm camcorder with Broadcast quality 4K (QFHD) and HD

USD 2,700.00

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  • Dual XLR inputs
  • Dual media slots
  • Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
  • Broadcast quality 4K (QFHD) and HD
  • Instant HDR workflows
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Sony PXW-Z90 4K HDR Palm Camcorder

For several years now, Sony has pride itself in being a leading manufacturer of communications, IT products, audio and imaging products. It can as well be said to be among the leading electronics and entertainment powerhouses. Out of the multiple state of the art products Sony boasts of, camcorders have stood out as some of the most sought after. In the past, Sony has produced a series of spectacular 4K camcorders, second to none.

Sony announced three startling new camcorders, the HXR-NX80, FDX-AX700 and the startling PXW-Z90. While each camcorder has something unique to offer, it is un doubtable that the magnificent Sony PXW-Z90 4K HDR Palm Camcorder has gotten so many people talking. What is so unique about this camera? Why would one want to invest in it? Saying there are two or three reasons for this would be a lie. People love this camcorder because of the plethora of features it boasts of.

Instant High Dynamic Range (HDR)

For a start, this camera supports instant HDR workflow. As such, the camcorder is capable of recording in Hybrid Log Gama with very little post-production. In addition, this device also promises highly accurate tracking and focusing while shooting. With the help of the advanced AF algorithm, it is easier for the camera to focus even when one is shooting in Ultra-HD. Considering these latest changes in Sony’s AF System, we can as well say that it is giving Canon, which is famous for the dual Pixel AF Systems, its run for the money.

4K Camcorders

With this product, you will be able to achieve full HD at 120fps. It is worth noting that the 4K is restricted to 30p. Yet again, you won’t fail to notice the top-notch resolution OLED viewfinder featured in the new camcorder. Together with enhanced touch screen operation, one will be able to change focus between subjects with lots of ease. In summary, some of the most outstanding features of this camcorder include;
• Full HD recording of up to 120fps
• 3G-SDI
• Slow motion recording enable. One can set up to 960fps
• 4K pixel readout(full)
• Detachable handle
• XACV format recording

Efficient system

With the new Sony PXW-Z90 camcorder comes an extensive range of efficiency benefits. From relay recording to proxy recording, there is so much that comes in place. Also featured are double slots for memory cards. Focusing and tracking while filming just got easier with the presence of Fast Hybrid AF System and lock-on auto focus.

The Sony PXW-Z90 takes pride in being the first palm-size camcorder with the abilities to deliver 4K HDR content HLG workflows. The versatile connections evident in this new camcorder also ensure ease of broadcast workflows. With Sony PXW-Z90 camcorder also comes standard 3G-SDI output. Such features promote the compatibility and remote control of several Sony accessories. From the look of things, one can only arrive at one conclusion; things are bound to be more interesting in the filming arena.

Enhanced Experience

When shooting 4K films, there is need for accurate focusing. Achieving that with the normal camera recorders isn’t an easy feat and Sony seems to have observed that. What it brings is an improved device that scales down the heavy burden of focusing. With the help of face detection AF frames, users can now find it easy monitoring subjects under focus.

The Sony PXW-Z90 4K HDR capabilities featured in this camcorder delivers nothing short of an elegant experience. The instant HDR workflow coupled with other advanced features ensure that one has less post-production work to deal with.

Technology at its best

To ensure versatile shooting and exhilarating filming experience, Sony PXW-Z90 4K HDR Palm Camcorder comes fully fitted with an assortment of fine technological features. For one, the device features 4K full pixel readout without any chance of pixel binning. In addition, you will have the liberty of working easily with various images as you please, thanks to S-Log 3G. In case your subjects are in motion while shooting, you will have less to worry about in terms of image distortion because this camcorder has you covered.

Making a difference

Whether you are a freelancer working under strict deadlines or a journalist covering new stories as they unfold, Sony has once more equipped you with the right device. As they said in their press release, they have succeeded in empowering customers tell their stories in the most amazing ways.

Given the amazing features exhibited by this camcorder, professionals and filming enthusiasts cannot wait to get hold of it. If you happen to be one of them, the wait will soon end. The device is scheduled for release later in December 2017 alongside the much-anticipated HXR-NX80. For now, the best you can do is to exercise patience. Even as you do so, one thing is certain; you will fall in love with the product the moment you hold it in your palm!

Fast Hybrid AF

  • Maximum273 points, 84% wide AF coverage
  • Fast AF response
  • High subject tracking performance
  • Detailed AF settings

Diverse recording functions

  • Instant HDR – HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) system
  • S-Gamut3/S-Log3 recording, Picture Profile
  • Super Slow Motion / Slow & Quick Motion
  • 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor
  • Enhanced BIONZ X™ with front-end LSI
  • Wide-angle 29mm ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* 12x optical zoom lens

Advanced operation

  • High-resolution OLED viewfinder and LCD
  • Same UI as processional cameras
  • Various manual operations

Default 4K recording
Unlike PXW-X70, Both PXW-X90 and NX 80 are of 4K HDR Professional Camcorder, It requires  NO optional software for 

  • XAVC S 4K(HXR-NX80)
  • 100Mbps recording

I/O Connectors
Variety of external input / output terminals to help professional video production

  • HDMI out with TC embedded & Rec Trigger
  • 3G-SDI with Rec trigger & TC
  • Multi/Micro USB
  • HeadPhone and
  • Sony remote input

New Wi-Fi Features using the CBM App
Now with the introduction of new Sony CBM app, using your smartphone to enable prompt exchange live news contents to remote-side operator is made possible.

You can

  • Wifi monitoring the content via your smart phone
  • Use your smartphone for Remote control of the cameras 
  • Proxy File upload from your SD/MS card  using ftp
  • Hi-res Transfer of file from your SD/MS card
  • Copy Proxy file ro Smartphone

Sony integrated simple Live Solution
Whether it is PXW-Z90 or  HXR-NX80, both models work perfectly well with Sony MCX-500 ( 4 channel Switcher ) and RM-30BP ( Remote Controller ) in a Simple 4 x Cameras live event set up.

It make life simple and yet produce broadcast-quality live events with tally light.
The indicator around the Cameras LCD screen will indicate PGM in red while preview in Green.

  • Amazingly fast precision auto focus
  • First professional palm camcorder with 4K HDR
  • Super slow motion up to 960fps* and S&Q motion up to 120fps**
  • Versatile connections for broadcast workflows
  • Dual XLR inputs
  • Remote operation
  • Dual media slots
  • Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
  • Wide choice of connections
  • Simple live solution
  • Revolutionary imaging performance with Exmor RS
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus captures action
  • Instant HDR workflows
  • Stunning slow motion in Full HD
  • Broadcast quality 4K (QFHD) and HD
  • Networked for high mobility
  • Wide-angle zoom lens with great control

* 960 fps (NTSC). 1000 fps (PAL).
** 120fps (NTSC)/ 100fps (PAL)

Mass Approx 1020g (with lens hood, eyecup)
Approx. 2 lb 4.0 oz (with lens hood,eyecup)
Approx. 1390g (with lens hood, handle, eyecup, NP-FV70A battery)
Approx. 3lb 1oz (with lens hood, handle, eyecup, NP-FV70A battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 121.0mmx104.0mmx274.5mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup) ,excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
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)
130.0 x 181.5 x 287.0 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup, XLR handle unit) , excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
5 1/8 x 7 1/4 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: 8.4V
Battery: 7.4V
Power Consumption Approx. 6.5 W(while recording with viewfinder and XAVC QFHD 2160/30p 60Mbps)
Approx. 6.9 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC QFHD 2160/30p 60Mbps)
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. 140min. with NP-FV70A battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC QFHD 2160/30p, 60Mbps)
Approx. 265 min. with NP-FV70A battery (while playing with LCD, XAVC QFHD 2160/30p, 60Mbps)
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
MPEG HD422 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : MPEG-2 422P@HL 4:2:2 Long profile
MPEG HD420 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : MPEG-2 MP@HL 4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD Proxy (CBKZ-SLMP required) : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
Recording Format (Audio) XAVC QFHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
XAVC HD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
XAVC Proxy : AAC-LC 2ch、16bit、48kHz
MPEG HD422 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
MPEG HD420 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
MPEG HD Proxy (CBKZ-SLMP required) : AAC-LC 2ch、16bit、48kHz
AVCHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Frame Rate XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160) @29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 100Mbps/60Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50Mbps/35Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i, 50i, 50Mbps/35Mbps/25Mbps
XAVC HD (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
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
MPEG HD422 (1920 x 1080) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50Mbps
MPEG HD422 (1280 x 720) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
MPEG HD420 (1920 x 1080) @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, HQ mode(35Mbps)
MPEG HD420 (1440 x 1080) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94i, 50i, HQ mode(35Mbps)
Recording Frame Rate (Cont.) MPEG HD420 (1280 x 720) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, HQ mode(35Mbps)
MPEG HD Proxy (1280 x 720) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 9Mbps
MPEG HD Proxy (640 x 360) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 3Mbps
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i/50i FX mode (24Mbps) FH mode(17Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @29.97p/25p/23.98p, FX mode (24Mbps)
AVCHD (1440 x 1080)@59.94i, 50i LP mode (5Mbps)
AVCHD (1280 x 720)@59.94p, 50p, HQ mode (9Mbps)
Recording/Playback Time XAVC QFHD @LPCM 2ch 100 Mbps
Approx. 65 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC QFHD @LPCM 2ch 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
XAVC HD @LPCM 2ch 25 Mbps
Approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card
MPEG HD422 (CBKZ-SLMP required) @LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps
Approx. 110 min with 64 GB memory card
MPEG HD420 (CBKZ-SLMP required) @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode
Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 305 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 360 min with 64 GB memory card
Recording/Playback Time (cont.) AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FH Mode
Approx. 495 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 880 min with 64 GB memory card
Approx. 1540 min with 64 GB memory card
Lens Mount Fixed
Zoom Ratio 12x (optical), servo
Focal Length f=9.3 – 111.6mm
equivalent to f=29.0 – 348.0mm on 35 mm lens(16:9) 
equivalent to f=32.8 – 393.6mm on 35mm lens(3:2)
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
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type) 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Picture Elements Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)/Approx.12.0M pixels(3:2)
Built-in Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination Standard [60i] 3lux(1/60 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
Standard [50i] 3lux(1/50 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)

LowLux [60i] 1.7lux(1/30 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
LowLux [50i] 1.7lux(1/25 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)

Shutter Speed [60i]: 1/8 – 1/10,000 
(1/6 – 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p)
[50i]: 1/6 -1/10,000
Slow & Quick Motion Function [60i]:2160p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,4,8,15,30fps
[50i]:2160p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,3,6,12,25fps
[60i]:1080p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,4,8,15,30,60,120fps
[50i]:1080p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,3,6,12,25,50,100fps
Super Slow Motion [60i]1080p:Frame rate selectable 240,480,960fps
[50i]:1080p:Frame rate selectable 250,500,1000fps
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(x1), 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
Stereo mini-mini jack (Φ2.5mm)
HDMI Output Type A (x1)
Viewfinder 1.0cm(0.39 type)OLED
Approx. 2.36M dots
LCD 8.8cm(3.5 type)
Approx. 1.56M dots
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Type Memory Stick Pro Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 SD/SDHC/SDXC x1
Supported format IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
5.2/5.3/5.6/5.8 GHz bandwidth
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
* [60i]: when [60i/50i SEL] is set to 60i
[50i]: when [60i/50i SEL] is set to 50i
  • XLR handle unit (1)
  • Lens hood (1)
  • Lens cap (1)
  • Large eyecup (1)
  • Accessory shoe kit (1)
  • USB cable (1)
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV70A) (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)

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
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