The Sony PXW-X70 4K XDCAM is an entry-level video camera that has a 4K upgrade installed. For a more full-featured camera at a comparable price, check out the Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HDR XDCAM. Key features include:
1.0" 14.2MP CMOS sensor
29-348mm F/2.8-4.5 12x optical zoom lens
XAVC QFHD, XAVC HD, and AVCHD codecs
4K UHD option installed with HD/3G-SDI out
4K Upgrade. This is just like the standard Sony PXW-X70 XDCAM camcorder, but with the 4K upgrade installed. This upgrade enables 3,840 × 2,160 QFHD recording at 30p/25p/24p.
Long Group of Pictures Compression. This camera uses Sony’s XAVC-L codec to deliver 1080p footage at 50 Mbps with 10-bit 4:2:2 color subsampling.
12x Optical Zoom. Reach farther with a 29-348mm f/2.8-4.5 (Super 35mm equivalent) zoom lens!
SDI Output. The X70’s 3G-SDI port allows signals to be transmitted through industry-standard BNC cables, much more reliably than HDMI does.
What do I need to record in XAVC-L quality?
To record in XAVC-L quality, you’ll need an SD memory card with the capacity to store 64GB or more.
4.8 × 4.1 × 10.8 (inches)
f/2.8 – f/4.5, auto/manual selectable
|Lens Focal Length Equivalent||
29 – 348mm
2x slots for SD memory cards
1" Exmor R CMOS sensor
XAVC-L 4K (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:0 Long-GOPVBR) and XAVC-L HD (MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 4:2:2 Long-GOP VBR)