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Sony unveils 4K XDCAM shoulder camcorder

Sony, Sydney, 18 April 2016 – Sony today introduces its latest XDCAM shoulder-mount camcorder, PXW-Z450. Capable of capturing superb 4K (3840 x 2160) picture quality from new 2/3-type Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, the camcorder possesses exceptional weight balance and low power consumption alongside excellent networking features.

“Sony further reinforces its position to drive technology forward and create solutions that answer to the needs of our clients in the 4K production space,” said Mr. Anthony Kable, Senior Product Manager, Sony Australia. “As the first 4K XDCAM shoulder-mount camcorder in the world equipped with a 2/3-type 4K image sensor1, Sony’s PXW-Z450 goes beyond what has been traditionally possible with a camcorder, making it the ideal choice for broadcasters producing various TV programs in 4K.”

The PXW-Z450 allows standard B4-mount lenses to be attached directly onto the body without the need for an adapter, providing the flexibility to interchange between different lenses at ease. With high zoom ratio and deep depth of field (DOF), users are assured of stunning picture quality.

The camcorder also supports multi-format recording for a variety of applications, allowing users to shoot at robust 1080p HD and switch over to 4K 59.94p when needed. The PXW-Z450 supports both XAVC Intra and XAVC Long for 4K recording as well as MPEG HD422.

Further, the PXW-Z450 can supports pool feed functions (HD/SD-SDI), allowing broadcasters to record an external signal on SxS card, from another camera on-site without a portable deck.

Suitable for field production, the PXW-Z450 inherits a lot of features from the PXW-X400. This includes the “ONLINE button” which simply allows users to transmit the proxy clips or direct streaming AV signals to other equipment connected on network, low power consumption equivalent, and the well-balanced lens and body resolve any front-heavy issues for all-day shooting comfort.

For current PXW-X400 users, Sony will also introduce a 4K upgrade kit, CBK-Z450UK. The new kit offers the users with the same functionalities of PXW-Z4502.

The PXW-Z450 is body-only with no lens or viewfinder but it can be paired with the optional HDVF-series full HD OLED viewfinders (HDVF-EL20/EL30) for excellent focusing performance, making it a perfect fit for today’s demanding content creation requirements.

The PXW-Z450 will be exhibited during the 2016 NAB show at booth C11001, Central Hall, C-5, at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, NV, US.

Sony’s PXW-Z450 and CBK-Z450UK will be available from the beginning of 2017.

1. As of 17 April 2016, based on Sony’s research
2. Camera modification needs to be undertaken by a Sony Service Centre

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Product Information: For further Sony professional and broadcast and production product information or stockist details, readers can contact Sony New Zealand on 09 488 6188 or via pro.sony.co.nz

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