Sony Introduces New PXW-Z150 Professional 4K Camcorder

Sony today announced their newest 4K camcorder, the PXW-Z150. The camcorder features a stacked 1.0-type Exmor sensor for enhanced low-light performance and 4K recording capabilities. This, along with its compact form factor and multiple file transfer options, sets up the Z150 for fast-paced run-and-gun, ENG or documentary productions.

“The Z150’s low-light performance, networking capabilities and 4K resolution give pro shooters an unbeatable triple play of features,” said Jeanne Lewis, marketing manager, professional digital imaging, Sony Electronics. “It’s perfect for professionals who need to quickly deliver high-quality content, and are ready to either step up from an entry-level pro camera or need a companion to larger-format cameras.”[image:blog_post:59650]
In addition to 4K recording in XAVC at 100Mbps, the Z150 supports high-speed recording in full HD at 120 fps, full HD XAVC Long 4:2:2 10bit 50Mbps and the broadcasting format MPEG2HD (50Mbps/35Mbps). The camera sports a high performance 4K-compatible 29-348mm wide-angle Sony G lens with 12x optical zoom and built-in 4-step ND filter. The PXW-Z150 also features 3 independent lens rings and a high contrast 0.39-type 1440K OLED viewfinder alongside the 3.5-type 1550K LCD panel. 
Advanced network functions include built-in Wi-Fi for live streaming capabilities and FTP wireless connections. The PXW-Z150 can also be controlled by a smartphone or tablet using a Wi-Fi remote. Quality of Service (QoS) will be supported by a firmware update. The Z150 is also compatibility with Sony’s Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe for integration between the PXW-Z150 and Sony peripherals, such as the UWP-D series wireless microphones. The camcorder’s interface options also include 3G-SDI, HDMI, XLR, Cold Shoe, USB and REMOTE and Composite (phono). The PXW-Z150 has a battery life of up to 400 minutes of continuous recording time and supports up to two SDXC or SDHC memory cards. The dual media slots also enable back-up, simultaneous and relay recording. [image:blog_post:59649]
The PXW-Z150 is sceduled to be available April with an MSRP of $3,595. Learn more at


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