Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM with Fast Hybrid AF

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  • Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30p
  • 4K HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • 3G-SDI Output, 2.4/5 GHz Live Streaming
  • Phase-Detection Autofocus (AF)
  • Zeiss 12x Optical / 18x Clear Image Zoom
  • Records MPEG-2 HD with Optional License
  • XAVC HD / QFHD Recording
  • S-Log3/S-Gamut3 Imaging Options
  • 2 x SD Card Slots, Relay & Simul Modes

The Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM with Fast Hybrid AF camcorder offers phase-detection autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities in a compact, palm-style body. Suitable for corporate events, broadcast news, and television production, the PXW-Z90V camcorder features a stacked 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor with UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution, a 12x Zeiss optical zoom, an OLED viewfinder, and 3.5" touchscreen LCD monitor. It can record 4K in XAVC Long at 4:2:0, HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit, as well as MPEG HD at 4:2:2 (requires optional license key). S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions offer users additional image control. Additional features include built-in 2.4/5 GHz for multiple streaming via RTMP/RTMPS protocols and FTP options.

The PXW-Z90V's Fast Hybrid AF uses high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm to offer highly accurate focusing and tracking—a boon when shooting UHD 4K, especially for individual operators. The PXW-Z90V's 3.5" touchscreen is used to quickly switch focus among subjects. AF Drive Speed, Tracking Depth Range, and Subject Switching Sensitivity can each be configured to suit different subjects and content styles.

Future-proof your productions with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) by smoothly integrating your 4K recordings into an HDR workflow without the need for colour grading during post-production. Capture images with high-quality contrast and resolution using the PXW-Z90V's 12x optical Zeiss zoom, and 18x 4K digital zoom (24x in HD). An integrated ND filter function enables greater exposure and depth-of-field control.

The PXW-Z90V camera supports Sony's Slow and Quick Motion for shooting HD video at variable frame rates, including 120 fps. Recording to a variety of formats, frame rates, and codecs, the camcorder supports 100 Mb/s XAVC Long recording of 4K UHD video at up to 29.97p, and 50 Mb/s capture of HD up to 59.94p. The footage can be recorded to two SD memory card slots, either simultaneously to both cards or in relay mode to create a backup. PXW-Z90V's 3G-SDI output offers integration with professional studio environments.

The PXW-Z90V provides external microphone support via two 3-pin XLR audio inputs (line, mic, mic +48V phantom) and a 3.5mm mini input. You can also use the PXW-Z90V's built-in microphone to record audio when shooting. For multicamera productions, the PXW-Z90V integrates seamlessly with Sony's MCX-500 live switcher (available separately).

Note: Product is shown in use for illustration only, additional equipment is not included.


Key Features of the Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM with Fast Hybrid AF

  • Single 1" Exmor RS CMOS Sensor
  • UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 30p
  • 4K HDR with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG)
  • 3G-SDI Output, 2.4/5 GHz Live Streaming
  • Phase-Detection Autofocus (AF)
  • Zeiss 12x Optical / 18x Clear Image Zoom
  • Records MPEG-2 HD with Optional License
  • XAVC HD / QFHD Recording
  • S-Log3/S-Gamut3 Imaging Options
  • 2 x SD Card Slots, Relay & Simul Modes

Simple Live Streaming

With the PXW-Z90, it’s easy to share high-quality video in real-time with your online audience. Stream live footage directly to major online platforms with easy set-up.

The camera supports RTMP/RTMPS live streaming protocols. This is included with the camera and as a free upgrade if your camera does not have this functionality. You can stream directly from the camera using Wi-Fi or via Ethernet with optional converters such as the Sony VMC-UAM2 or CBK-NA1. No computer is required for streaming.

Networked Production + Sony XDCAM Air Integration
The PXW-Z90 comes with 5GHz and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi as standard – simply turn on and log onto your preferred network to enable a host of advanced wireless production features.

The camera is compatible with Sony's XDCAM air, so you can upload proxy footage to the cloud, and editors can start working with your footage remotely. You can even control the camera from your smartphone or tablet using Sony's free Content Browser Mobile app.

  • QoS Streaming to XDCAM air allows images to be streamed live from the camcorder for viewing at a remote location
  • FTP Transfer allows content files recorded with MPEG HD 422/420 proxy feature (CBKZ-SLMP required) and other content files shot in XAVC (QFHD/FHD) and AVCHD formats to be sent over the internet for remote storage on an FTP server
  • XDCAM air can upload proxy footage to the cloud from multiple camera operators in the field, so editing can start immediately. Uploaded content can be accessed securely from any location. News teams can even start logging clips while shooting’s still going on, saving even more valuable time when a story’s breaking
  • Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile™ allows the PXW-Z90 to be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet computer (iOS 9.0 – 10.3 or Android 4.4 through 7.1) via a Wi-Fi connection. One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity
  • Wired LAN connection allows the PXW-Z90 to be connected to the internet over a wired connection via the separately available VMC-UAM2 USB adapter cable and network adaptor kit (CBK-NA1), allowing files to be streamed or transferred by FTP

Revolutionary imaging performance with 1-inch Exmor RS Sensor

To deliver imaging performance previously impossible for a compact camcorder, a large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions.

Zeiss T* Lens with 12x Optical Zoom
The PXW-Z90V's fixed 12x optical wide-angle zoom with 18x Clear Image Zoom technology in UHD 4K (24x in HD).

Multiple-Codec Choice
Record in XAVC Long (UHD 4K), MPEG-4 HD at 4:2:0, XAVC Long (HD) 4:2:2, HD 2.0, or XVAC Proxy at 4:2:0, at a variety of data rates (license key required for some codecs).

Built-In ND Filters
The PXW-Z90V incorporates an ND filter function with Clear, 1/4ND, 1/16ND, and 1/64ND for optimal exposure and depth-of-field control.

Instant HDR workflows
Shoot, edit and view HDR content in HLG without the need for additional colour grading. The PXW-Z90 offers Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording, in addition to S-Log3, for easy file-based workflows, whilst achieving the image quality of HDR. This simple workflow enables the shooting, editing and viewing of HDR content in HLG, without devoting a lot of time to post-production work and additional colour grading.

Enhanced Fast Hybrid Auto Focus with 273 phase-detection AF points

Enhanced Fast Hybrid autofocus (AF) is comprised of a number of features: Phase-detection AF with up to 273 reference points covering approximately 84% of the image area, face detection and lock-on autofocus technology to estimate subject movement. They all work together seamlessly to capture fast-moving subjects with amazing sharpness.

Auto Focus Creative Control
AF Drive Speed means you set the speed at which focus switches – rapid for a sports event and slow for a drama production. It’s easy to get the results you need.

  • AF Track Depth allows you to choose a Wide depth of field when a subject is fast-moving, while Narrow fine-tunes performance for a subject at a consistent distance.
  • AF Switching Sensitivity lets you lock tight to a single subject or fluidly switch focus – such as when shooting a line of runners.

Enhanced OLED viewfinder

The Z90 features an enhanced 0.39-type 2359K dot OLED viewfinder plus a 3.5-type 1550K dot LCD. The super high-resolution OLED viewfinder offers excellent quality brightness, contrast and response, giving you better precision of manual focus operations and eliminating any colour-breaking phenomenon. The LCD gives you further flexible composition options.

Dual XLR inputs

Robust XLR inputs on the removable handle support professional standard stereo audio recording. Switchable phantom power supports mics that need it, while independent channel input dials provide precision control.


 

Dual media slots
To extend recording time and workflow flexibility, the 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 in slot 1.

The 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.

  • 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)

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe
The 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 like Sony UWP-D wireless microphone systems (sold separately).

Wide choice of connections
The PXW-Z90 offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI, Multi/Micro USB jack and composite output. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device. HDMI/SDI/composite output is possible during QFHD recording.


  • MPN - PXWZ90V
  • GTIN - 4548736130197
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General

Important Note PXW-Z90 is available from Sony as two SKUs. PXW-Z90V supports both 5Ghz and 2.4Ghz Wi-Fi. PXW-Z90T supports 2.4GHz Wi-Fi. Availability is determined by country/regional regulations.
Mass Approx 1020g (with lens hood, eyecup)
Approx. 2 lb 4.0 oz (with lens hood,eyecup)
Approx. 1390g (with lens hood, handle, eyecup, NP-FV70A battery)
Approx. 3lb 1oz (with lens hood, handle, eyecup, NP-FV70A battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 121.0mm×104.0mm×274.5mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup) ,excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
4 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 10 7/8 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup) ,excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
130.0 x 181.5 x 287.0 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup, XLR handle unit) , excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
5 1/8 x 7 1/4 x 11 3/8 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup, XLR handle unit) , excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power Requirements DC In: 8.4V
Battery: 7.4V
Power Consumption Approx. 6.5 W(while recording with viewfinder and XAVC QFHD 2160/30p 60Mbps)
Approx. 6.9 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC QFHD 2160/30p 60Mbps)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time Approx. 140min. with NP-FV70A battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC QFHD 2160/30p, 60Mbps)
Approx. 265 min. with NP-FV70A battery (while playing with LCD, XAVC QFHD 2160/30p, 60Mbps)
Recording Format (Video) XAVC QFHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
XAVC HD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:2 Long profile
XAVC Proxy : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD422 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : MPEG-2 422P@HL 4:2:2 Long profile
MPEG HD420 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : MPEG-2 MP@HL 4:2:0 Long profile
MPEG HD Proxy (CBKZ-SLMP required) : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long profile
AVCHD : MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format compatible
Recording Format (Audio) XAVC QFHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
XAVC HD : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
XAVC Proxy : AAC-LC 2ch、16bit、48kHz
MPEG HD422 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz
MPEG HD420 (CBKZ-SLMP required) : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
MPEG HD Proxy (CBKZ-SLMP required) : AAC-LC 2ch、16bit、48kHz
AVCHD : Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz / Dolby Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Recording Frame Rate XAVC QFHD (3840 x 2160) @29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 100Mbps/60Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50Mbps/35Mbps
XAVC HD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i, 50i, 50Mbps/35Mbps/25Mbps
XAVC HD (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
XAVC Proxy (1280 x 720) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 9Mbps
XAVC Proxy (640 x 360) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 3Mbps
MPEG HD422 (1920 x 1080) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 50Mbps
MPEG HD422 (1280 x 720) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, 50Mbps
MPEG HD420 (1920 x 1080) @59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, HQ mode(35Mbps)
MPEG HD420 (1440 x 1080) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94i, 50i, HQ mode(35Mbps)
Recording Frame Rate (Cont.) MPEG HD420 (1280 x 720) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, HQ mode(35Mbps)
MPEG HD Proxy (1280 x 720) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 9Mbps
MPEG HD Proxy (640 x 360) (CBKZ-SLMP required) @59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p 3Mbps
AVCHD (1920 x 1080)@59.94p, 50p, PS mode (28Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @59.94i/50i FX mode (24Mbps) FH mode(17Mbps)
AVCHD (1920 x 1080) @29.97p/25p/23.98p, FX mode (24Mbps)
AVCHD (1440 x 1080)@59.94i, 50i LP mode (5Mbps)
AVCHD (1280 x 720)@59.94p, 50p, HQ mode (9Mbps)
Recording/Playback Time XAVC QFHD @LPCM 2ch 100 Mbps
Approx. 65 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC QFHD @LPCM 2ch 60 Mbps
Approx. 100 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC HD @LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps
Approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC HD @LPCM 2ch 35 Mbps
Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
XAVC HD @LPCM 2ch 25 Mbps
Approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card
MPEG HD422 (CBKZ-SLMP required) @LPCM 2ch 50 Mbps
Approx. 110 min with 64 GB memory card
MPEG HD420 (CBKZ-SLMP required) @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode
Approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch PS Mode
Approx. 305 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FX Mode
Approx. 360 min with 64 GB memory card
Recording/Playback Time (cont.) AVCHD @LPCM 2ch FH Mode
Approx. 495 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch HQ Mode
Approx. 880 min with 64 GB memory card
AVCHD @LPCM 2ch LP Mode
Approx. 1540 min with 64 GB memory card

Lens

Lens Mount Fixed
Zoom Ratio 12x (optical), servo
Focal Length f=9.3 - 111.6mm
equivalent to f=29.0 - 348.0mm on 35 mm lens(16:9)
equivalent to f=32.8 - 393.6mm on 35mm lens(3:2)
Iris F2.8 - F4.5
auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF selectable
10 mm to ∞ (Wide)
1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter M62 mm

Camera Section

Imaging Device (Type) 1.0-type (13.2mm x 8.8mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Picture Elements Approx.14.2M pixels(16:9)/Approx.12.0M pixels(3:2)
Built-in Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination Standard [60i] 3lux(1/60 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
Standard [50i] 3lux(1/50 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)

LowLux [60i] 1.7lux(1/30 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
LowLux [50i] 1.7lux(1/25 Shutter Speed, gain 33dB)
Shutter Speed [60i]: 1/8 - 1/10,000
(1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p)
[50i]: 1/6 -1/10,000
Slow & Quick Motion Function [60i]:2160p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,4,8,15,30fps
[50i]:2160p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,3,6,12,25fps
[60i]:1080p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,4,8,15,30,60,120fps
[50i]:1080p:Frame rate selectable 1,2,3,6,12,25,50,100fps
Super Slow Motion [60i]1080p:Frame rate selectable 240,480,960fps
[50i]:1080p:Frame rate selectable 250,500,1000fps
White Balance Preset(Indoor:3200K, Outdoor:5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range:2300-15000K)
Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Selectable

Streaming

Protocol AVC / RTMP / RTMPS
1280x720 at 3Mbps
640x360 at 1Mbps

Input/Output

Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack(×1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
Audio Output Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack
SDI Output BNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD
SMPTE 424M/292M/259M standards
USB Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack
Stereo mini-mini jack (Φ2.5mm)
HDMI Output Type A (x1)

Monitoring

Viewfinder 1.0cm(0.39 type)OLED
Approx. 2.36M dots
LCD 8.8cm(3.5 type)
Approx. 1.56M dots

Built-in Microphone

Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

Media

Type Memory Stick Pro Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 SD/SDHC/SDXC x1

Wi-Fi/NFC

Supported format IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Frequency band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
5.2/5.3/5.6/5.8 GHz bandwidth*

* Depending on country / regional regulation and only on PXW-Z90V SKU.
Security WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant

Supplied Accessories

Supplied Accessories XLR handle unit (1)
Lens hood (1)
Lens cap (1)
Large eyecup (1)
Accessory shoe kit (1)
USB cable (1)
Rechargeable battery pack (NP-FV70A) (1)
AC Adaptor (AC-L200D) (1)
Power cord (mains lead) (1)
Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845) (1)
Lithium battery (CR2025 for the Wireless Remote Commander) (1), Pre-installed to the Wireless Remote Commander
Operating Guide (2)
CD-ROM “Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorderr” (1)
Warranty (1)

Notes

* [60i]: when [60i/50i SEL] is set to 60i
[50i]: when [60i/50i SEL] is set to 50i

Product contains pre-installed software

This product contains pre-installed software and requires the purchase of licence keys to activate some functions.
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What’s In The Box
  • Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM with Fast Hybrid AF
  • XLR Handle
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Large Eyecup
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • USB Cable
  • Sony NP-FV70A V-Series Battery Pack for Handycam Camcorders (1900mAh)
  • Sony AC-L200 AC Adapter for Handycam Using A/P/F-Series InfoLITHIUM Batteries
  • Power Cord
  • RMT-845 Wireless Remote
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery for Remote
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