Sony presented its new PXW-Z750 camera at Beijing's BIRTV. It is the first Sony camera mounted on the shoulders with a global shutter.
The PXW-Z750 is equipped with a newly developed 3 chip 2/3-inch CMOS optical imager for 4K CMOS imagers with a wide color gamut, vivid color reproduction, high sensitivity and low noise.
The Z750 can be equipped with a variety of B4 ENG lenses, including 4K or HD lenses. This flexible lens option supports a wide range of shooting applications saving money for production companies and broadcasters that can leverage investments in existing goals.
The camera is the first Sony camera mounted on the shoulders with a global shutter. Sony had already had cameras with global shutter, but not a camera mounted on the shoulder with a 2/3 "B4 attachment.
2/3 ″ ENG and EFP camcorders with B4 attack are not as popular as they once were, but there are still many segments on the market where they are the right camera for the right job.
"The PXW-Z750 sets a new benchmark for reality TV shows, documentaries, news and sports production. In fast-moving applications where it is not possible to capture a second shot, the Z750 is the ideal choice".
The camera has a built-in 16: 9 LCD screen with a 8.8 cm (3.5 inch) diagonal. It has all the inputs and outputs you would expect from a professional ENG camera, including SDI 12G and built-in four-channel audio.
The Z750 weighs approx. 3.8 kg (body only, no lens, viewfinder, microphone) and Sony states that a BP-GL95B battery will allow up to 100 minutes of uninterrupted autonomy.
Codecs and recording options
In addition to the previous XAVC-I QFHD Class 300 4K and the standard MPEG HD422 codecs, the PXW-Z750 also supports the next generation XFC-L422 QFHD 200 codec. According to Sony, the compression of 4K HD images with the LongGOP frame structure allows a significant bitrate saving compared to the previous intraframe codecs maintaining an excellent quality of the 4K image.
The low data rate increases recording time by reducing storage requirements. 10-bit quantization and 4: 2: 2 color sampling are required to enable lossless image quality.
As for slow motion, the PXW-Z750 can record lenses up to 60 fps in UHD and 120 fps in HD. This makes it suitable for sports and nature shows.
The camera also has an advanced 4K and HD cache recording mode.
The PXW-Z750 can record HDR using Sony S-Log3 or HLG. The camera's wide color gamut supports extended versions of Sony S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3. Also available are the Cine color range and the industry-standard ITU-R BT.2020 color range.
RESOLUTION AND REGISTRATION FRAMERATES
- XAVC Intra (XAVC-I QFHD 300) 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- XAVC Intra (XAVC-I HD 100) 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- XAVC Long (XAVC-L422 QFHD 200) 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p
- XAVC Long (XAVC-L420 QFHD 150) 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- XAVC Long (XAVC-L422 HD 50) 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- MPEG HD4221920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1280 x 720: 59.94 p, 50 p, 29.97 p, 25 p, 23.98 p
- MPEG HD4201920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1440 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i
- 1280 x 720: 59.94 p, 50 p
- Agent XAVC AVC / H.264 main class 4: 2: 0 Long GOP, VBR
- 1280 x 720, 9 Mbps (target frequency)
- 1280 x 720, 6 Mbps (target frequency)
- 640 x 360, 3 Mbps (target frequency)
- 480 x 270, 1 Mbps, 500 kbps (target frequency)
The camera is compatible with the DWX series wireless digital microphone systems from Sony, the PXW-Z750 offers ENG teams and documentaries all the benefits of a complete digital audio workflow, including a powerful end-to-end encryption for a really safe operation.
The wireless transmitter parameters can be controlled directly from the PZW-Z750. The transmitter's energy-saving mode is synchronized with the camera's on / off control and is controlled by an assignable button to save transmitter battery life.
The RF level of the receiver is also displayed in the viewfinder.
Wireless connectivity and workflow
The camera's integrated wireless connectivity supports advanced workflow production capabilities, including live streaming, proxy and high-resolution file recording, FTP transfer and even remote control from a smartphone or tablet via Wi-Fi. Using Sony's professional XDCAM Air cloud service (including dual-link cellular operation), wireless workflows become more efficient.
The PXW-Z750 supports next generation SxS Pro X media, using the SxS SBAC-T40 Thunderbolt TM 3 memory card reader with file transfer speeds up to 10 Gbps (1250 MB / s). Transfer speed is about three times faster than the previous generation media / reader combination, greatly increasing the workflow of applications and reducing production costs.
Price and availability
There are no current price indications, but the camera should become available in February 2020.