Sony PXW-Z150 Compact handy Camcorder delivers broadcast quality 4K and Full-HD

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Sony PXW-Z150 Compact handy Camcorder delivers broadcast quality 4K and Full-HD

The PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder from Sony brings high-quality performance, adaptability, and ease of use to a compact, handheld body that is the same size as the HXR-NX100. Suitable for corporate video, house of worship, and legal deposition recording. The camcorder features a single Exmor RS sensor with a UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, Sony G lens with 12x optical zoom range, and 18/24x Clear Image Zoom in 4K/HD. It can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0 8-bit, and HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG2HD at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0 in 8-bit only. The integrated zoom lens features individual lens control rings for focus, iris, and zoom, and produces smooth-rounded-out-of-focus highlights. The lens can be used in either full-auto mode with servo control, or as a completely manually operated lens.

The camcorder supports storing up to 6 picture profiles and allows you share profiles; the camera also supports Sony's Slow and Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps. Recording to a variety of formats, frame rates, and codecs, the camcorder supports 100 Mb/s XAVC Long GOP recording of 4K UHD video at up to 29.97p, HD up to 59.94p, MPEG HD up to 59.94p, and AVCHD 2.0 up to 59.94p. Your footage is recorded to media via two SD memory card slots. You can choose to record simultaneously to both cards or use the relay mode which switches recording automatically to the second memory card when the first one is full. It features built-in Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity. The PXW-Z150 features two 3-pin XLR audio inputs that support line, mic, and mic + 48V (phantom power) for using external microphones; you can also use the PXW-Z150's built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. The camcorder also includes Night Shot capability for shooting in extremely dim lighting conditions as well as date/time stamp, and timecode functionality.

1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor

The PXW-Z150 incorporates a 1.0"-type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with approximately 14.2 million effective pixels. The R designation signifies that this is a backside illuminated sensor, and the S designation refers to the buffer design, and that it is able to read the information off the sensor much faster than a non-S designated sensor.

Depth of Field

The 1.0"-type offers more shallow depth of field than 1/2.88"-type or smaller sensors.

Sony G Lens with 12x Optical Zoom, 24x Clear Image Zoom

The PXW-Z150 is supplied with a fixed 12x optical zoom wide-angle Sony G lens, equivalent to a 29 to 348mm 35mm lens. The 12x optical zoom can be extended via Sony's Clear Image Zoom technology to deliver an apparent 18x zoom range in 4K. In HD the 12x optical zoom can be doubled to 24x with Clear Image Zoom, and the Digital Extender function can double this range again, up to 48x zoom.

Frame Rate Flexibility

The camera records UHD 4K video (3840 x 2160p) at 29.97, 25, and 23.98 fps, in XAVC Long GOP in a choice of 100 Mb/s or 60 Mb/s. You can also select to record HD video instead of 4K, which allows you to not only record at standard frame rates up to 59.94p, but also engage Sony's S&Q Motion, for recording HD video at 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, and 60 fps.

Multiple Codec Choice

You can select to record in XAVC Long GOP (4K/1080p), MPEG HD at 4:2:2 or 4:2:0, or AVCHD 2.0 at a variety of data rates.

Lens Control

Three lens rings enable smooth, natural adjustment of focus, zoom, and iris control. The rings are not mechanically linked to the lens movement, but there is a mechanical feel to the rings. However, they are endlessly rotating, which protects your lens elements from pinning, and the faster you rotate the lens ring the more reactive the result. The lens can also be used in full-auto mode or completely manual for maximum creative control.

Built-In ND Filters

The PXW-Z150 is equipped with a ND Filter function, allowing you to choose four conventional mechanical ND filter positions (Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND and 1/64ND) for better exposure and depth of field control.

Media Slots

The PXW-Z150 is equipped with two memory card slots, one of which is for SDHC/SDXC cards only, while the other slot is compatible with SDHC/SDXC and Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2)/Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo cards.

 Two media slots can be used to record in either "SIMUL" or "RELAY" mode. "RELAY" mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while "SIMUL" mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards. You can choose to record the same file to the second slot, creating an instant copy, or record a lower quality proxy for post.

Multi-Interface Shoe

The Multi-Interface Shoe expands your options to use accessories without cables, such as the optional HVL-LBPC Video Light or the UWP-D wireless microphone series.

Picture Profiles

You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting up to 99 parameters such as gamma, knee, black level, color model, color level, color phase, and more. Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile, and up to six profiles can be stored for later recall.

 You can copy the settings from one PXW-Z150 to another PXW-Z150 so that user can shoot with multiple cameras in the same settings. The picture profiles only work with the same model of camera.

Wi-Fi/NFC

Using the camcorder's built-in Wi-Fi capability you can FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream over Wi-Fi without having to add any additional accessories. You can also use the camcorder's Wi-Fi and NFC connectivity to remotely pair it to your iOS or Android mobile devices running the Content Browser Mobile app, giving you remote control over focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC start/stop, and more

Please be aware that the features/specifications can differ from country to country

General

MassApprox. 1895g (Body only) 
Approx. 4lb 3 oz (Body only) 
Approx. 2270 g (with lens hood, eyecup, NP-F770 battery) 
Approx. 5 lb (with lens hood, eyecup, NP-F770 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1171.3 × 187.8 × 371.3 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts) 
6 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power RequirementsDC In: 8.4V, Battery: 7.2 V
Power ConsumptionApprox. 6.3 W (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps) 
Approx. 6.6 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C 
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature-20°C to +60°C 
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating TimeApprox. 260 min. with NP-F770 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps) 
Approx. 400 min. with NP-F970 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)
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: MPEG-2 422P@HL 4:2:2 Long profile 
MPEG HD420: MPEG-2 MP@HL 4:2:0 Long profile 
MPEG HD Proxy: 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 : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz 
MPEG HD420 : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz 
MPEG HD Proxy : AAC-LC 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz 
AVCHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Frame RateXAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160) @29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 100Mbps/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, 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) @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50 Mbps 
MPEG HD422 (1280 x 720) @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) @59.94i, 50i, HQ mode (35Mbps)
Recording Frame Rate (contd)MPEG HD420 (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, HQ mode (35Mbps) 
MPEG HD Proxy (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 9Mbps 
MPEG HD Proxy (640 x 360) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 3Mbps 
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)
Recording/Playback Time
XAVC-L QFHD 100 mode, Approx. 65 min with 64 GB memory card 
XAVC-L QFHD 60 mode, Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card 
XAVC-L HD 50 mode, Approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card 
XAVC-L HD 35 mode, Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card 
XAVC-L HD 25 mode, Approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card 


MPEG HD422 @LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps, Approx. 110 min with 64 GB memory card 
MPEG HD420 @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode, Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
Recording/Playback Time (Contd)AVCHD@LPCM 2ch PS Mode, Approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card 
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FX Mode, Approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card 
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch FH Mode, Approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card 
AVCHD@LPCM 2ch HQ Mode, Approx. 750 min with 64 GB memory card

Lens

Lens MountFixed
Zoom Ratio12x (optical), servo
Focal Lengthf = 9.3 - 111.6 mm equivalent to f = 29.0 - 348.0 mm on 35 mm lens (16:9)
IrisF2.8 - F4.5 auto/manual selectable
FocusAF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image StabilizerON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter DiameterM62 mm

Camera Section

Imaging Device (Type)1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)Approx. 20 M pixels (total) 
Approx. 14.2 M pixels (Effective)
Effective Picture Elements3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Built-in Optical FiltersND filters 
OFF: CLEAR 
1: 1/4ND 
2: 1/16ND 
3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination1.7 lux (Low Lux)
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]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30,60 fps 
[50i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25,50 fps 
[60i]: MPEG HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30 fps 
[50i]: MPEG HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25 fps 
[60i]: AVCHD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30,60 fps 
[50i]: AVCHD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25,50 fps
Super Slow Motion Function[60i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 120 fps 
[50i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 100 fps
White BalancePreset (Indoor: 3200K, Outdoor: 5600K±7 steps, Color temperature 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 CurveSelectable

Input/Output

Audio InputXLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video OutputIntegrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (x1), RCA pin(x1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω
Audio OutputIntegrated into Multi/Micro USB jack(x1), RCA pin(Monaural)(x1)
SDI OutputBNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD SMPTE ST 424/ST 292-1/ST 259 standards
Headphone OutputStereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker OutputMonaural
DC InputDC jack
RemoteStereo mini-mini jack (Φ2.5 mm)
HDMI OutputHDMI connector (Type A)

Monitoring

Viewfinder1.0cm(0.39 type) OLED, Approx. 1.44M dots
LCD8.8cm (3.5 type), Approx. 1.56M dots

Built-in Microphone

Built-in MicrophoneOmni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

Media

TypeMS/SD(1),SD(1)

Wi-Fi/NFC

Supported FormatIEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band2.4 GHz bandwidth
SecurityWEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFCNFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant

Supplied Accessories

Supplied AccessoriesLens hood (1) 
Large eyecup (1) 
Shoecap (1) 
Accessory shoe kit (accessory shoe (1), accessory shoe plate (1), screws (4)) 
USB cable (1) 
AC Adaptor (AC-L100 C) (1) 
Power cord (mains lead) (1) 
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F770) (1) 
Charger(BC-L1) (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 Camcorderr" (1) 
Warranty (1)

Notes

*1The values for dimensions are approximate.