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Sony announces most compact professional XDCAM Camcorder

Sony, Sydney, 18 June 2014: Sony has announced that a new addition to its XDCAM Series of handheld solid-state memory camcorders is in development, and is set to be made available this year. The new model has been previewed for the first time at Broadcast Asia, taking place in Singapore this week.

The new XDCAM camcorder features a 20M pixel 1” Exmor® R CMOS sensor and the capability to record in XAVC Long GOP, enabling 422 10-bit sampling for high-definition recording with rich tonal expression. Upon its release the new camcorder is set to become Sony’s most compact XAVC-capable XDCAM camera to date, well suited to field shooting in a broad range of professional applications.

“Following the recent announcements of the PXW-X180 and PXW-X160 camcorders, we’re excited to see the momentum which exists across the industry in adopting the XAVC recording format,” said Nick Buchner, Senior Product Manager for Content Creation at Sony Australia and New Zealand. “This new compact addition to the XDCAM line-up will bring the benefits of XAVC to an even broader audience, whether it’s in education, videography or news and broadcast production.”

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