Sony 4k camcorder PXW-X70

sony 4k cameraSony 4k camcorder PXW-X70

Just for when we all thought camcorders were either dead or dying, Sony decides to resurrect interest in them by introducing a new Sony 4k camcorder, the PXS-X70. This camera appears to have some advanced ergonomics (watch the above video) as well as being 4k ready. That’s right, I said 4k ready. What that means is that the sensor is 4k ready, but the software to interpret the data will become available to users as an update. Aside from appreciating the camera’s ergonomics, the price is supposed to be a very likeable feature as well. What is important to me as an editor is what kinds of files it records, so here is what they say:

Breadth of recording format capabilities. Provides multiple choices depending on application required, including XAVC, AVCHD and DV® file-based recording. When recording in XAVC, the PXW-X70 uses the MXF file format, efficiently compressing full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 CODEC. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps or 25 Mbps.

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— Stu Brown

Sony PXW-X70 4K Ready Camera Officially Announced… Details Here:

Well that was the shortest rumour in the world as the Sony PXW-X70 4K ready camera is officially announced in Japan by Sony.

Here is the UK Sony PXW-X70 camera press release:

Versatile new camcorder features a sensor more than eight times the size of a conventional 1/3 single chip sensor, providing fantastic sensitivity and low light performance; 4K recording capability will be available in a future update

Sony has launched the 4K-ready PXW-X70, the first compact XDCAM professional camcorder ever produced. Expanding the popular file-based XDCAM family to a new smaller form factor and lower price point, Sony has combined stunning picture quality, speed of shooting and robust performance into a package which is ideal for a wide range of applications from news gathering and documentary to events work.

— Read more: @Cinescopophilia: Sony PXW-X70 4K Ready Camera Officially Announced… Details Here:
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