Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM Camcorder

Sony HXR-NX80 4K NXCAM Camcorder
HXR-NX80

Features
• Instant HDR workflows
• Revolutionary imaging performance with Exmor RS
• Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus captures action
• Stunning slow motion in Full HD
• Professional quality 4K (QFHD) and HD
• Networked for high mobility
• Wide-angle zoom lens with great control
• Dual XLR inputs

The Sony HXR-NX80 offers professional quality 4K with advanced features such as high-speed Auto Focus, Instant HDR Workflow, up to 960fps* Super slow motion and streaming at 2.4GHz.

* 960 fps (NTSC). 1000 fps (PAL).

Amazingly fast precision auto focus
The Sony HXR-NX80 incorporates an advanced Fast Hybrid AF system, alongside face detection and lock-on auto focus technology, making it easy to focus and track a subject while filming.

First NXCAM professional palm camcorder with 4K HDR
The Sony HXR-NX80 is the first professional palm-sized camcorder to deliver stunning 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) file-based workflows. S-Log3 is also supported, enabling you to create beautiful imagery with a wide colour gamut and colour range.

Super slow motion up to 960fps* and S&Q motion up to 120fps**
High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow motion ballet and the Sony HXR-NX80 delivers a stunning 120 frames per second (fps) in Full HD XAVC S 10bit 4:2:0, giving you continuous 5 times slow motion expression. Higher frame rates up to 960fps using S&Q motion cache recording are also possible for even greater creative flexibility.

* 960 fps (NTSC). 1000 fps (PAL).
** 120fps (NTSC)/ 100fps (PAL)

Versatile connections for professional workflows
The Sony HXR-NX80 camcorder features a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, HDMI and Remote interface to connect with and control remotely a wide variety of compatible Sony accessories, including creating a simple live solution when connected to the optional MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer and RM-30BP Remote Commander.

Remote operation
The HXR-NX80 has a featured remote interface (2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack) wired interface. Using a wired remote controller such as the RM-1BP or RM-30BP the focus, zoom, rec start/stop and rec review can be controlled remotely. The camcorder can connect to the optional RM-30BP and MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer to form a simple live solution. (Read more..)

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Sony PXW-Z90 4K HDR Palm Camcorder

Sony PXW-Z90 4K HDR Palm Camcorder
PXW-Z90

The PXW-Z90 offers broadcast quality 4K with advanced features such as high-speed Auto Focus, Instant HDR Workflow, up to 960fps* Super slow motion and streaming at 2.4GHz or 5GHz** with QoS.

* 960 fps (NTSC). 1000 fps (PAL).
** 5GHz support dependent on support from country / regional regulation.

Amazingly fast precision auto focus
The Sony PXW-Z90 incorporates an advanced Fast Hybrid AF system, alongside face detection and lock-on auto focus technology, making it easy to focus and track a subject while filming.

First professional palm camcorder with 4K HDR
The Sony PXW-Z90 is the first professional palm-sized camcorder to deliver stunning 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) file-based workflows. S-Log3 is also supported, enabling you to create beautiful imagery with a wide colour gamut and colour range.

Super slow motion up to 960fps* and S&Q motion up to 120fps**
High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow motion ballet and the Sony PXW-Z90 delivers a stunning 120 frames per second (fps) in Full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2, giving you continuous 5 times slow motion expression. Higher frame rates up to 960fps using S&Q motion cache recording are also possible for even greater creative flexibility.

* 960 fps (NTSC). 1000 fps (PAL).
** 120fps (NTSC)/ 100fps (PAL)

Versatile connections for broadcast workflows
The camcorder features a broadcast standard 3G-SDI output (supporting 1080 60p/50p), a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, HDMI and Remote interface to connect with and control remotely a wide variety of compatible Sony accessories, including creating a simple live solution when connected to the optional MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer and RM-30BP Remote Commander.

Dual XLR inputs
The Sony PXW-Z90 has two XLR connecters – so even if you remove the handle with its standard, easy-access XLR connector then a second on the body is still available, making it ideal for applications such as shooting in a confined space, such as a car interior, or when mounting on a gimbal.

Remote operation
The Sony PXW-Z90 has a featured remote interface (2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack) wired interface. Using a wired remote controller such as the RM-1BP or RM-30BP the focus, zoom, rec start/stop and rec review can be controlled remotely. The camcorder can connect to the optional RM-30BP and MCX-500 Multi Camera Live Producer to form a simple live solution.

Dual media slots
To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the Sony PXW-Z90 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards as well as Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2) / PRO-HG Duo*.

Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full; Simul mode allows simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version). The Sony PXW-Z90’s two Start/Stop buttons on the handle grip and camcorder body can independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.

* Memory Card Slot 1 only

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The Sony PXW-Z90 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony UWP-D wireless microphone systems (sold separately). (Read more..)

Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera

Panasonic AU-EVA1 Compact 5.7K Compact Cinema Camera
AUEVA1

Panasonic Finally announced on the 2nd Jun 2017, the new compact and lightweight cinema camera, the AU-EVA1, which contains a newly designed large 5.7K Super 35mm-sized sensor for capturing true cinematic images. By starting at a higher native resolution, the 5.7K sensor offer you a amazing higher resolving image when down sampled to 4K, UHD, 2K, and even 720p. The increased colour information results in a finer, more accurate finished image.

The EVA1 come with a dual native ISO like the its VariCam 35, VariCam LT and VariCam Pure. Utilizing a process that allows the sensor to be read in a fundamentally different way, dual native ISO extracts more information from the sensor without degrading the image. This results in a camera that can switch from a standard sensitivity to a high sensitivity without an increase in noise, or other artifacts. Dual native ISO is allowing cinematographers to use less light on set, saving time and money, as well as allowing for a great variety of artistic choices.

The ability to capture accurate colours and rich skin tones is a must for any filmmaker. Like the VariCam lineup of cinema cameras, the EVA1 contains V-Log/V-Gamut capture to deliver high dynamic range and broad colours. V-Log has log curve characteristics that are somewhat reminiscent of negative film and V-Gamut delivers a colour space even larger than film. The EVA1 will also import the celebrated colourimetry of the VariCam line.

Basic Prelimary Features of AUEVA1
Sensor

• Super-35mm
• 5.7K Chip Sensor
• Dual Native ISO
• Beautiful Colorimetry

Lens / Image Path
• EF Mount
• Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS)
• IR Cut In/Out
• ND Filter Wheel (2/4/6 stops)

Processing
• 4K60p / 2k up to 240p
• 422 10-bit
• Video Codec up to 400 Mbps for Robust Recording
• V-log & V-gamut
• SD Card Recording
• 5.7K Raw Output (future update) (Read More..)

Panasonic VariCam LT Cinema Camera

Panasonic VariCam LT Cinema Camera
VARICAM-LT

The Cinematic VariCam Look in Your Hands
The VariCam LT features outstanding image quality that allows you to achieve your “VISION”. The advanced grading tools, in-camera dailies and proxy recording capabilities that are built into the VariCam LT are a “REVOLUTION” in streamlining workflow

Compact Size, Light Weight and Top Cinema Quality – The VariCam LT!
The VariCam LT has a compact and lightweight magnesium body and offers same picture quality specifications as the larger VariCam 35 cinema camera. The super 35mm image sensor, which is the same imager as VariCam 35, features wide dynamic range, an expansive color gamut, and high sensitivity for 4K image acquisition. It has dual native ISO settings of 800 and 5000. The native 5000 ISO allows for clean shooting in very low light situations. Its size and design facilitate a wide array of shooting styles including comfortable ergonomic shoulder mounted operation or use on gimbals and drones.

The Cinematic VariCam Look, Stunning Image Quality Same Imager as VariCam 35
The VariCam LT is equipped with the super 35mm single-chip MOS sensor developed especially for the VariCam 35. It offers 4K (4096 x 2160) and UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, and boasts high sensitivity, low noise, wide dynamic range and cinematic depth of field. This sensor received The Hollywood Post Alliance Engineering Excellence Award 2015.

14+ Stops of Wide Latitude
The camera has a dynamic range of 14+ stops. This wide dynamic range assures accurate image rendering over the entire image, from dark areas to highlights. Even in very dimly lit scenes, which are particularly important in movie production, the VariCam LT provides low-noise images without any compromise in picture quality. “V-Log” is capable of creating the 14+ stops of dynamic range offered by the VariCam LT image sensor, greatly enhancing look creation capability.

Dual Native ISO of 800/5000
The VariCam LT has two native ISO settings: 800 and 5000. This means the VariCam LT achieves very high sensitivity while maintaining a low noise level at 5000 ISO. The noise level at 5000 ISO is nearly identical to that seen at 800 ISO. In order to achieve this function two dedicated analog circuits are implemented on every pixel of the imager of the the VariCam LT for each native ISO before gain processing. This allows the camera to achieve much higher sensitivity without increased noise. Normally noise is introduced in the gain process of rating ISO in digital cameras. This functionality is revolutionary for low light scene shooting. Especially this ISO 5000 enable to capture under the natural light keeping the mood making more realistic. (Read More..)

Sony HXR-NX5R Multi-purpose Full HD Pro Camcorder

Sony HXR-NX5R Professional HD Camcorder
HXR-NX5R

What’s New? Something different beyond Sony HXR-NX5

Film-makers and Videographers are looking forward to the replacement of the Sony HXR-NX5 HD Camcorder. NX5 is an affordable HD Camcorder based on AVCHD technology with Three 1/3 – inch Exmore CMOS sensors capturing chip and SDI out exclusively for demanding professionals. It’s been more than a year that Sony put an end to NX5, thus it gives an advantage to to its rival Panasonic AG-AC160 to be on hype in the market.

It has been a common requirement for the users of compact handy camcorders especially those in video productions to have an SDI output and super zoom feature which can be found both in Sony HXR-NX5 and Panasonic AG-AC160. However, despite of the demand for AG-AC160 with its more than 20x zoom, it will soon be discontinued too.

Currently, Sony does however have the nearest model to replace NX5 and that is HXR-NX3, however it  does not have an integrated SDI Output but with only HDMI out. The two aforementioned Sony Camcorders share almost identical bodies; the in-built LED of NX3 being the immediate identifier between the two. However despite of the NX3 built in light, it is not dimmable and there is no supplied light filter which is necessary to make the object look softer and controllable. If the light cannot be controlled it will be a useless feature of the camera that Sony should look into and consider in manufacturing a new camcorder.

What is going to be an ideas handheld Camcorder, learning the lesson and review  from both NX3 and NX5?
Capturing events at the touch of a button should be quick and easy. With the right features on the camcorder, it will do the work for you easier than you think. Building on the strengths of the popular NX5 and NX3 and by combining its best features, Sony will be on the right move to replace the NX5 now with new suggested features.

A video camera that has direct menus to access the parameter at ease and enable to record SD catering for Asia market is most awaited. The replacement of HXR-NX5 should be equipped with a minimum of 20x Zoom ( or higher ) and a powerful Clear Image zoom like NX3 that can boost magnification right up to 40x is an effective camcorder to get all your important shots without losing the pixel count.

Learning from the features of NX3, incorporating the adjustable Led light with filter and dimmable should be right way, you would have a powerful tool in your hand with its useful lighting feature and the soft filter kit should be a standard supply instead of optional purchase. Furthermore, with the enhance 3G-SDI output comparable to the HD-SDI output of NX5, this new camcorder will be a sole winner of cameras.

A better quality of view finder like OLED VF would be an effective asset to the camcorder as it has a flexible transparent display that can provide brilliant colours and be power efficient. In addition, having a built in Wi-Fi feature that enables the user to upload via FTP, which lacks in Panasonic models, would be of great preference.

And riding on the Sony unique Audio feature, with built in MI (Multi Interface) shoe element will be a definite added advantage over its competitors. Therefore, this suggested new features will make it the ultimate winner – a good choice for documentaries, corporate productions, wedding and events shooting.

Learning from the past expereinces of HVR-Z7, Sony should consider to build a new camcorder with detachable lens , allowing the user with flexible choice of lens for diversed usage. Within the current range of handhled ENG camcorder this feature will be the market champion for sure.

In short, if Sony going to replace NX5, the new camcorder “HXR-NX5XX” should have better function, not only combining the best features of both NX3 and NX5, it got to be superb to be the winner in this category of cameras. And please forgive our blunt suggestion, that it , if the price point is good, Sony may as well discontinue the current NX3, allowing Sony to place 100% effort to promote the new camcorder. With this new “possible” Sony video camcorder, you can take all the credit for eye catching shots. Own one to get started and record the right look moves!

It is time to make a guess on the model name of this new camcorder,  HXR-NX7 ? HXR-NX5R, HXR-NX5Ace or HXR-NX5Plus ? (Read more..)

Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder

Sony PXW-Z150 4K XDCAM Camcorder
PXWZ150

Sony PXW-Z150 4K

The Sony PXW-Z150 marks the world’s first 4K recording camera that comes with a 1.0 inch imaging sensor which is an Exmor RS type. This gives the camera amazing zoom capabilities which can only mean better quality.

Overview

The Sony PXW-Z150 is a high speed and quality recorder that incorporates amazing features meant to enhance user experience. This lightweight, compact camera tags along a 1550K, 3.5-inch LCD panel which allows users to access high-resolution monitoring experience. The camera offers to record flexibility with its dual media slots which allows for memory extension.  It comes with four steps, in-built ND filter, and Wi-Fi as well as NFC networking capabilities which make it a highly mobile recorder.

Main Features

High-Quality G Lens

Coming with a 12x zoom, the Sony PXW-Z150 has been designed for 4K imaging experiences. The camera also includes a Clear Image Zoom, which is much more improved, this allows for an up to 24x magnification when shooting in HD and 18x when shooting in 4K.  The lens is important in offering users a high contrast and resolutions of the images thereby significantly enhancing video recording experiences.

Exceptional Picture Quality

The Sony PXW-Z150 comes with a 1.0-inch type stacked Exmor R CMOS sensor. This sensor, when compared to other camcorder sensors, is found to be in its class both terms of price and performance. Other than providing a shallow depth of field, the Exmor RS CMOS sensor offers increased brightness and high resolutions during shooting, greatly improving the performance and capability of the camera.  With the Sony PXW-Z150, you can have the confidence to guarantee your clients high-quality video shoots and images as it brings along a magic touch that will inspire your creativity.

Applicable in a Wide Array of Options

In Full HD, the Sony PXW-Z150 can take up to 120frames per second (FPS). What this means to the user is that every single moment can be captured due to the slow motion express.  With the High Frame Rate offered by this camera, you will take perfect shots, exactly as you can see them.

Additional Features

Mobility and Network Capabilities

There is an in-built Wi-Fi functionality in the Sony PXW-Z150 that ensures you sweat no more about the issues of connectivity. With this camcorder, you can stream your recordings live to an FTP server or the cloud.  The camcorder comes with pre-installed Sony’s Content Browse Mobile Software. What this does is that it allows for remote control of the camcorder using a smart phone or tablet. This is convenience redefined in video recording and image shooting.

Well-designed User Interface

The Sony PXW-Z150 was specifically designed for professional use.  This top-notch camcorder opens up the world of connectivity to users. With an in-built 3G-SDI, XLR audio terminals, Micro/Multi USB slots as well as HDMI and Composite, there are limitless ways of connecting the Sony PXW-Z150 to multiple devices.

Zoom and Multi-Interface Shoe

You can coordinate the on/off switching process of your Sony PXW-Z150 with other compatible services using the Flexible Multi-Interface that it comes with. This feature also means that the camcorder has reliable signal connections, power, and wireless audio.

The 12x optical zoom lens also greatly improves contrast and resolution for the camera. in 4K recording, the zoom capability increases to 18x and a further 24x in HD.(Read more..)

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera

Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Micro Camera

Features

  • Extremely Customizable Design
  • Revolutionary Expansion Port
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Transmit and monitor video wirelessly
  • Wide dynamic range and global shutter
  • Interchangeable Lenses

One of the most sellable aspects of the Micro Cinema Camera is its design. With a uniquely expanded port that combines well with its advanced miniaturization, the carefully crafted design of the camera makes it possible for personalization of rigs and remote operation and monitoring. The body is slightly larger than the Micro Four Third Lens mounting, and this effectively ranks it the smallest camera that comes equipped with a professional lens. It is created for outdoor shooting with the combination of both strong and lightweight magnesium alloys ensuring its durability. It has front buttons that allow for its operation when mounted and if completely out of reach, you can control it remotely.

The camera has a 16mm sensor and an impressive global shutter of up to 30 frames per second(fps). This shutter acts as a still camera by exposing a full image at the same instance, and this allows for non-distorted or rippled images as compared to those captured by rolling shutters. This also allows theMicro Cinema Camera to be as effective in low lighting as it is in favorable shooting conditions.(Read more..)