Sony - Business-use XDCAM MemoryCam recorder with 1-inch image sensor

Sony is going to release the hand-held XDCAM MemoryCam recorder PXW-X70 as their latest professional-use video camera

PXW-X70 has an effective 20.9MP 1-inch backside illumination type CMOS sensor called Exmor R, which makes the video camera able to shoot high-quality video with low noise even under an environment of extremely low illuminance. The image sensor is compatible with 4K video, and PXW-X70 will be capable of shooting 4K video with a future firmware update that is scheduled to be provided around first half of 2015 (this update is not free and will need to be paid for).

It also has a 29mm wide-angle optical 12X zoom lens, and it boosts up to 24X zoom with super-resolution zoom function. Sony's original digital extender function make it possible to zoom up to 48X.

Regarding recording format, PXW-X70 supports XAVC, AVCHD, and DV. You can use your smartphone as a monitor and remote control of PXW-X70. After the future firmware update, streaming and transferring files are planned to be enabled.
 

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