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PXW-X180 Full HD Camcorder


Three 1/3-inch type Exmor™ CMOS Full HD sensor XDCAM camcorder with 25x zoom lens and wireless operations, including XAVC recordings
  • Dual ND filter control mechanism
  • Wi-Fi / NFC with Content Browser Mobile™
  • Proxy recording on SD card
  • Viewfinder included amazing OLED technology
  • GPS functionality

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Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps offer budget savings and workflow flexibility for broadcast and professional applications.

The PXW-X180 three 1/3-inch type Exmor¿ CMOS sensors camcorder records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from education/videography to news and broadcast production.

As the successor to the HVR-Z7 and HXR-NX5, the PXW-X180 has a lot of attractive features, including dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording on SD card, a G Series fixed 25x HD zoom lens with 26mm wide angle and variable ND filter, that provides four conventional mechanical 4 ND filter positions or a linear switch dial for more control in changing light conditions. The camcorder also has wireless functions and NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities.

Three 1/3-inch type Exmor¿ CMOS Full HD sensors
High resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range for enhanced shooting under severe lighting conditions and more creative freedom.

G Series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
26mm wide angle zoom with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length.

High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings on SxS memory cards
Supports XAVC Intra and Long GOP codecs, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, the widely-accepted broadcast standard compliant with the latest EBU recommendations. The PXW-X180 also records in MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV, offering flexibility and budget savings on recording media.

Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
The PXW-X180 is equipped with a variable ND Filter function. Users can chose either four conventional mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial, allowing you to quickly and smoothly adapt to different conditions of shooting.

Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile¿
Offers remote control via a smartphone or tablet computer using a Wi-Fi connection, and recorded video files can be transferred from the camcorder to smartphone in MP4 format.* One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity.

* Wi-Fi operation cannot be guaranteed with all smartphones and tablet computers.

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MassApprox.2.7 kg (body)
Approx. 5lb 15.2 oz (body)
Approx. 3.2 kg (with lens hood (1), eyecup (1), battery pack BP-U30 (1), SxS memory card(1))
Approx. 7lb 0.9 oz (with lens hood (1), eyecup (1), battery pack BP-U30 (1), SxS memory card (1))
Dimensions ( W x H x D )* 1191.5 × 201.5 × 412 mm (Approx. 7 5/8 x 8 x 16 1/4 in.) (without protrusions)
Power RequirementsDC19.5 V (AC Adaptor), DC14.4 V (battery pack)
Power ConsumptionApprox. 19.9 W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
Approx. 20.8 W (while recording with LCD On, EVF On when the external device connector is used.)
Operating Temperature0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to 104°F)
Battery Operating TimeWith battery pack BP-U90: approx. 4 hours, 00 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
With battery pack BP-U60: approx. 2 hours, 35 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
With battery pack BP-U30: approx. 1 hours, 15 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
Recording Format (Audio)LPCM, AC-3 (AVCHD): 2ch—> LPCM (XAVC/MPEG2/AVCHD/DVCAM), Dolby Digital (AVCHD): 2ch

Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-Intra 1920x108059.94i: 111Mbps max, 50i: 112Mbps max, 29.97P: 111Mbps max, 25P: 112Mbps max, 23.98P: 89Mbps max
XAVC-Intra 1280x72059.94P: 111Mbps max, 50P: 112Mbps max
XAVC-Long 1920x108059.94i, 50i: 50/35/25Mbps max,
59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 50/35Mbps max
XAVC-Long 1280x72059.94P, 50P: 50Mbps max
MPEG HD422 1920x108059.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 50Mbps max
MPEG HD422 1280x72059.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 50Mbps max
MPEG HD420 1920x108059.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 35Mbps max
MPEG HD420 1440x108059.94i, 50i: 35Mbps max
MPEG HD420 1280x72059.94P, 50P: 35Mbps max
AVCHD 1920x108059.94P, 50P: 28Mbps max,
59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 24Mbps max
AVCHD 1280x72059.94P, 50P: 24Mbps max
DVCAM 720x48059.94i: 25Mbps
DVCAM 720x57650i: 25Mbps
Proxy1280x720: 9Mbps
640x360: 3Mbps
480x270: 1Mbps
480x270: 500Kbps

Lens MountFixed
Zoom Ratio25x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Lengthf=3.7-92.5 mm
equivalent to 26-650 mm on 35 mm lens
IrisF1.6 - F11 and C (close)
FocusAF/MF selectable, 10 mm ~ 8 (Wide), 800 mm ~ 8 (Tele)
Image StabilizerON/OFF/ACTIVE selectable, shift lens
Filter DiameterM82 mm

Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)3-chips 1/3-type “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
Effective Picture Elements1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Built-in Optical FiltersClear, 1/4~1/128 Variable
SensitivityF9 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
S/N Ration60 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed1/32 sec to 1/2000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function1920x1080p: Frame rate selectable 1~60p (depends on Recording Format)
1280x720: 1~120P (depends on Recording Format)
Angle of view becomes smaller over 60fps.
White BalancePreset (3200K), A,B
Wireless functionsYes

Audio InputXLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2)
HDMI OutputType A (x1)
3G-SDI OutputBNC Connector (x1)
Composite Output / GENLOCK-INtBNC Connector (x1)
Audio OutputStereo mini jack ø3.5 mm (x1)
USBmini-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage (x1)
Type A/for Wireless LAN module (x1)
Type A/USB3.0 (x1) (future Update)
TC in/outBNC Connector (x1)
RemtoeStereo mini mini jack ø2.5 mm (x1)
DC InputDC jack (x1)
ShoeMulti Interface Shoe (x1)
Headphone OutputStereo mini jack ø3.5 mm (x1)

Viewfinder0.5-type color OLED, 2.36M dots
LCD3.5-type color LCD monitor Aspect ratio 16:9, 1.56Mdots

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

TypeExpressCard/34 slot (2) (for XAVC/MPEG2/AVCHD/DV)
SD/SDHC (1) (for Proxy)
SD/SDHC (1) (for Utility)

*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.
  • 1 x Lens hood, pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • 1 x EVF large eyecup
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Audio connecting cable
  • 1 x Infrared Remote Commander
  • Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander)
  • 1 x CD-ROM: Operating instructions in PDF
  • 1 x AC adaptor
  • 1 x BC-U1 battery charger
  • 1 x BP-U30 battery pack
  • 1 x Shoulder strap
  • 1 x Wireless LAN module
  • 1 x Warranty booklet
  • 1 x Accessry shoe kit ( 1 x accessory shoe, 1 x accessory shoe plate, 4 x screws)
  • 1 x SD card adaptor except for PXW-X180 UC model
  • 1 x XQD card adaptor - PXW-X180 UC model only
  • 2 x AC Cable