Vendor Sony

Code PXW-Z280

Stock Manufacturer stock

£5,910.00 £6,565.00 5,910.00
Price inc. VAT: £7,092.00

An all-new 4K 3CMOS 1/2-type sensor with a deep depth of field and class-leading performance provides the pinnacle of 4K HDR performance in your hand. Face Detection AF keeps your subject in focus, while HLG and S-Log3 provide stunning HDR to suit any workflow.

Revolutionary networking capabilities

Deliver your content faster wherever you are. PXW-Z280 is the world’s first camcorder with Dual Link Cellular capability for double the uplink performance and reliability.

The complete package for professionals

Unpack and shoot from day one. Advanced XAVC-Intra and XAVC-Long for 4K QFHD and HD, plus MPEG HD422, MPEG HD and DVCAM to support any workflow. Familiar Sony control layout and operation minimise training requirements.

World's first 1/2-type 3CMOS Sensor for broadcast 4K

The Z280’s all-new Exmor R™ imager is custom-designed for broadcast 4K acquisition. Its three 1/2-type Exmor R™ CMOS deliver a deep depth of field with superb image quality. Red, blue, and green light are independently captured by separate image sensors, contributing to high resolution, high sensitivity of F12 (59.94p) and wide dynamic range. An advanced LSI (featuring intelligent noise reduction and enhanced detail reproduction) delivers remarkably lifelike 4K 4:2:2 10-bit images. Even if you’re delivering in HD, your recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors simply cannot see.

17x professional HD zoom lens with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length

The PXW-Z280 is equipped with a 17x professional zoom lens able to zoom from 30.3mm to 515mm (35mm equivalent). The 1/2-inch type lens has three independent control rings with end-stop, which allows manual control of focus, zoom and iris, making for better and faster adjustment. The image can be enlarged in HD mode up to 34x zoom equivalent while maintaining Full HD resolution thanks to digital extender.

Spectacular HDR performance

Demand for HDR content is increasing and Z280 offers you a choice of two powerful workflows.

  • S-Log3 is the proven choice for premium applications where you wish to capture as much data as possible for the ultimate flexibility in grading
  • Instant HDR Workflow is all about speed. Shoot, edit and view content in Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) to deliver content quickly without compromising on imaging expression and quality of content

Supplied Accessories

  • Lens hood (1), Pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • EVF eyecup (1)
  • Battery pack BP-U30 (1)
  • AC Adapter/charger BC-U1A (1)
  • Power Code (1)
  • USB cable (1)
  • Shoulder strap (1)
  • Warranty Booklet (1)
  • "Before Using this Unit" (1)
  • CDROM "Operating instructions" (1)

Sensor

 

3-Chip 1/2" CMOS Sensor

 

Effective Sensor Resolution

 

3840 x 2160

 

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

 

63 dB

 

Minimum Illumination

 

0.0013 lux

 

Lens

 

Focal Length

 

5.6 to 95.2mm

 

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

 

30.3 to 515mm

 

Optical Zoom Ratio

 

17x

 

Maximum Aperture

 

f/1.9

 

Minimum Aperture

 

f/16

 

Filter Size

 

77 mm

 

Control Rings

 

Focus
Zoom
Iris

 

Camera

 

Shutter Speed

 

1/24 to 1/8000 sec

 

Built-In ND Filter

 

Mechanical Filter Wheel with Clear, 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters and a 2 to 7 Stop Electronic ND Filter

 

Built-In Microphone Type

 

Stereo

 

Recording Media

 

2 x SxS Card Slots

 

Recording Modes

 

XAVC-I:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (600 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (222 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (222 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (222 Mb/s) 
XAVC-L:
3840 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (150 Mb/s) 
1920 x 2160p at 23.98/25/29.97/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
XAVC-L:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (25 Mb/s) 
MPEG2 4:2:2:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s) 
MPEG2 4:2:0:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (35 Mb/s) 
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
1440 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (35 Mb/s) 
1440 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
1280 x 1080p at 50/59.94 fps (35 Mb/s) 
DV 4:2:0 8-Bit:
720 x 576i at 50 fps (25 Mb/s) 
720 x 576PsF at 50 fps (25 Mb/s) 
720 x 480i at 59.94 fps (25 Mb/s) 
720 x 480PsF at 59.94 fps (25 Mb/s)

 

Variable Frame Rates

 

1 to 60 fps

 

Audio Recording

 

XAVC: 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz LPCM Audio

 

Video Connectors

 

1 x BNC (Component) Output
1 x BNC (12G-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output

 

Audio Connectors

 

2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic Level Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output

 

Other I/O

 

1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x 2.5 mm LANC Control
1 x USB Micro-B Data
1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Type-C
1 x RJ45 LAN Data

 

Wireless Interfaces

 

2.4 GHz, 5 GHz Wi-Fi, NFC

 

Display

 

3.5" LCD with 1,560,000 Dots

 

EVF

 

0.5" OLED with 2,360,000 Dots

 

Battery Type

 

Sony BP-U Series

 

Accessory Mount

 

1 x Multi-Interface Shoe

 

Dimensions

 

7.02 x 7.95 x 16.78" / 178.4 x 202 x 426.3 mm (With Protrusions)

 

Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg