Sony have kicked off IBC by announcing two new small form factor cameras, the PXW-Z90 and HXR-NX80. Both offer 273-point phase detection autofocus and an instant HDR workflow, thanks to HLG and BT.2020 support.
The Z90 has a 1.0 type Exmor RS CMOS sensor with aforementioned 273-point autofocus sensor, designed to give you faster Hybrid Auto Focus. It can shoot up to 960 fps super slow motion, or up to 120 fps in HFR mode for high speed recording. You can also shoot up to 120 fps in Slow & Quick Mode, and proxy recording, relay recording and simultaneous backup recording are all supported in order to give you the most flexible shooting workflow possible.
As well as HGL and BT.2020, it supports S-Log2 and S-Log3, and has 3G SDI and HDMI Type A outputs. You can also stream your footage as part of Sony’s XDCAM Air workflow. Time Code and User Bit are both supported, so the cameras can easily be integrated into multi-camera environments.
“We strongly believe in empowering customers to tell amazing stories, whether it’s a journalist out in the field covering a breaking news event, or a freelancer working under the tight deadline pressures of a one-day corporate shoot,” explained James Leach, European Product Manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “Our new palm camcorders do exactly that. By minimising the efforts required to focus on a subject in-frame and streamlining the post-production workflow, we’re helping users concentrate on what they do best: storytelling.”
The Z90 will be joining us in December, and has a predicted price of €2900.
The NX80 is very similar, but you trade that SDI port for USTREAM support, and its predicted to cost €2350.
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