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PXW-Z100 XDCAM Camcorder


Professional 4K handheld XDCAM camcorder features a 1/2.33-inch Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • XAVC format for recording 4K / HD 60p with 4:2:2 10-bit at 600Mbps
  • XQD memory card recording
  • Support for XAVC LongGOP mode and AVCHD format
  • HDMI interface for 4K output
  • 3G HD-SDI interface for HD output

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Exc VAT Price £4,120.16
Inc VAT Price £4,944.19
Cat no. PXW-Z100//C

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Stunning 4K, QFHD or HD images in lightweight camcorder

The PXW-Z100, together with the fixed 4K-compatible high-performance G Lens, weighs less than 3kg. It uses the XAVC recording format first used in the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera. As with the F55, 4K (4096 x 2160, 50fps or 60fps. 4:2:2, Intra-frame,10-bit recording in MXF file format) is possible at a high-bit rate of 500Mbps or 600Mbps. QFHD (3840 x 2160) and HD (1920 x 1080) resolutions can also be selected, both of which are compatible with most 4K TV’s.

4K (4096 x 2160) 50fps or 60fps shooting

The camcorder provides good sensitivity due to the back-illuminated Exmor™ R CMOS sensor. With 8 million effective pixels, the 1/2.33" sensor captures 4K images at 50fps or 60fps. The inbuilt high-performance G Lens offers maximum shooting flexibility, including a wide angle of 29.5mm (equivalent to 35mm) and 20x powerful optical zoom.

XAVC format for recording 4K /HD 60p with 4:2:2 10-bit at 600Mbps

The PXW-Z100 uses the XAVC recording format, featuring efficient MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 compression, for HD (1920x1080), QFHD (3840x2016) and 4K (4096x2160) video. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit, with an intra-frame system that compresses each frame individually at a maximum bit rate of 500Mbps or 600Mbps during 4K 50fps or 60fps recording respectively and 223Mbps during HD 50fps or 60fps recording.The XAVC format is ideal for those looking to implement a high-quality, secure and worry-free workflow.

Support for XAVC LongGOP Mode and AVCHD Format

For extended recording, XAVC LongGOP (QFHD 4:2:0 8-bit / Full HD 4:2:2 10-bit) is supported from a firmware upgrade (V3.0). In addition, as a consumer friendly format, AVCHD (Full HD) is supported from a V4.0 firmware upgrade.

XQD Memory Card recording

The XQD Memory Card* is a new standard of solid state memory, which was recently defined by several industry leading companies. XQD uses the ultra-fast PCI Express interface and Sony’s unique camera processor to enable stable video recording at 500Mbps or 600Mbps. The PXW-Z100 features two XQD Memory Card slots. Multiple cards can be used in various ways, such as for relay recording. When the first card becomes full, recording continues on the second card without a break.

* XQD cards have a write speed of up to 800Mbps. The use of S Series cards with 180MB/s writing speed is recommended.

HDMI interface for 4K output and 3G HD-SDI interface for HD output

The HDMI interface on the PXW-Z100 can output 4K as a 50fps/60fps signal. When the PXW-Z100 is connected to a Sony 4K-compatible BRAVIA TV, the recorded 4K content can be displayed in 4K 50fps/60fps quality. Latest firmware provides compatibility with the new HDMI 2.0 standard and enable 4K 50fps/60fps output to a wider range of devices. Other features include a 3G HD-SDI interface that supports output to an SDI of up to HD 60fps. It also supports HD output during 4K recording.

Note: Cannot output 4K (HDMI) and HD (3G HD-SDI) simultaneously.

Paint function for more creative freedom

The PXW-Z100’s paint function enables multiple image parameters to be adjusted including gamma curve, black level, skin detail and colour. The range of settings is similar to those in the PMW-F55. Together with other setting options, parameter settings can be recorded as a camera profile onto a memory card. The recorded camera profile can then be used to set the same parameters in another PXW-Z100 to enable the matching of quality and image tones when using a multi-camera setup.

Remote control with WiFi

Focus, zoom, aperture settings and ‘record start/stop’ can be remote controlled using the browser function of a smartphone or tablet.

High-quality Audio

The PXW-Z100 is equipped with two XLR connectors, which are for professional microphones such as the ECM-680S/MS2/678/674/673/VG1 and wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-V1/V2.

Timecode IN/OUT

The PXW-Z100 comes equipped with Timecode Input/Output connectors.These allow users to synchronize the timecode with other cameras, enabling easier multi -camera productions.


MassApprox 2.46 kg, 5 lb 6.75 oz
Approx. 2.91 kg, 6 lb 6.7 oz (with lens hood, eyecup, NP-F970 battery, ECM-XM1 Mic.,)
Dimensions (W x H x D)Approx. 189 x 193 x 362 mm, 7 7/16 x 7 19/32 x 14 1/4 inches (without protrusions)
Power Requirements7.2 V (battery pack); 12.0 V (AC Adaptor)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Battery Operating TimeApprox. 165 mins with NP-F970 battery
while recording, EVF ON, LCD monitor Off)
Recording Format (Video)XAVC (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Intra Profile)
4K: VBR, 600 Mbps max.
HD: SMPTE RP2027 Class100 compliant
XAVC-L (AVC/H.264 High Profile)
QFHD 4:2:0 8bit VBR, 150Mbps max.
XAVC-L (AVC/H.264 High 4:2:2 Profile)
HD : 4:2:2 10bit VBR, 50Mbps max.
AVCHD format ver.2.0 compatible: MPEG4-AVC/H.264
Recording Format (Audio)LPCM 8CH (2CH recording/playback), 24-bit, 48-kHz
Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator (AVCHD)
Recording Frame RateXAVC-I 4K (4096 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-I QFHD (3840 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-I HD (1920 x 1080): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-L QFHD (3840 x 2160): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
XAVC-L HD (1920 x 1080): 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/50i/59.94p/59.94i
AVCHD (1920x1080): 50p/59.94p (PS), 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50i/59.94i (FX)
Recording/Playback TimeXAVC QFHD Intra 29.97P
Approx. 20 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 10 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
XAVC FHD Intra 59.94P
Approx. 30 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 15 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
XAVC-L QFHD 29.97P (100Mbps)
Approx. 60 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card
XAVC-L HD 59.94P (50Mbps)
Approx. 120 min with QD-S64 (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with QD-S32 (32 GB) memory card

Lens MountFixed
Zoom Ratio20x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Lengthf=4.1 - 82.0 mm
equivalent to f=30.0 - 600 mm on 35 mm lens
(17:9 4096 x 2160)
equivalent to f=31.5 - 630 mm on 35 mm lens
(16:9 3840 x 2160, 1920 x 1080)
IrisF1.6 - F11 auto/manual selectable
FocusAF/MF selectable, 10mm to 8 (Wide), 800 mm to 8 (Tele)
Image StabiliserON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter DiameterM72 mm

Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)1-chip 1/2.3 type back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)18.9M (total), 8.8M (effective)
Built-in Optical FiltersOFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illuminiation60P: 4 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
50P: 3 lux (1/25 Shutter Speed)
Shutter Speed1/3 sec to 1/9,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function1080p: Frame rate selectable 1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30, 60 fps in NTSC mode from 1, 2, 3, 6, 12, 25, 50 fps in PAL mode
White BalancePreset (Outdoor: 5600K), A, B
Gain0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27 dB, AGC
Gamma CurveSelectable

Audio InputXLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite OutputComposite Video Out (RCA pin)
Audio OutputRCA pin
SDI OutputBNC (x1), HD/SD selectable
Timecode Input / OutputRCA pin (x1) IN/OUT selectable
USBmini-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage (x1)
TypeA/USB2.0 Hi-speed /Host*1
Headphone OutputStereo mini jack ø3.5 mm (x1)
Speaker OutputMonaural
DC InputDC jack
RemoteStereo mini mini jack ø2.5 mm (x1)
HDMI OutputType A (x1)

Viewfinder0.45-inch type color LCD: 852 [H] x 3 [RGB] x 480 [V], 16:9
Built-in LCD Monitor3.5-inch type Xtra Fine LCD™: 852 [H] × 480 [V] × 3 [RGB],16:9

Built-in Microphone
Built-in MicrophoneOmni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

TypeXQD x2 (for XAVC)
Mmeory Stick Duo™ and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible x1 (for AVCHD)
*AVCHD is planned to be updated in the future
SD/SDHC/SDXC x1 (for Utility SD slot)

  • 1 x Lens hood, pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • 1 x EVF eyecup
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x AV connecting cable
  • 1 x AC-NB12A AC adaptor
  • 1 x HDMI Cable
  • 1 x Wi-Fi dongle
  • 1 x ECM-XM1Microphone
  • 1 x Operating instructions
  • 1 x Battery Charger
  • 1 x NP-F970 Battery
  • 1 x Warranty
  • 1 x CD-ROM: Operating instructions in PDF
  • 2 x AC Cable
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