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Hire Sony PXW-X70

The Sony PXW-X70 is a 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor compact XDCAM camcorder with 12x zoom lens recording XAVC, AVCHD and DV.

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'At Hireacamera, we pride ourselves on offering top-of-the-line equipment to our customers. The Sony PXW X70, a compact XDCAM camcorder, is no exception to this rule. Built to deliver high-resolution images with stunning clarity, it's a versatile tool perfect for diverse shooting needs. Whether you're looking to cover news, create a documentary, or capture an event, this fully-featured compact camcorder will rise to the occasion.'  



The details

With the 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor housed in the Sony PXW-X70, low light performance is excellent, and provides superior sensitivity and fantastic resolution. You'll find capturing detail, even in dimly lit conditions, effortlessly achievable. Coupled with a Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens, the camera can zoom up to 12x optically, which is further expandable with the Clear Image Zoom and Digital Extender features. This broadens your scope, allowing you to get close to the action while maintaining excellent picture quality.

Adding to its extensive feature set, the Sony PXW-X70 truly stands out with its breadth of recording format capabilities. From XAVC to AVCHD and DV file-based recording, the camcorder provides multiple options to suit your unique requirements. Notably, the PXW-X70's XAVC format uses the efficient MXF file format, compressing full HD resolution using the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. Additionally, with built-in Wi-Fi control functionality, monitoring and remote control of the camcorder is a breeze.

The Sony PXW-X70 is more than just a video camera. It's a compact, lightweight, and adaptable professional tool, complete with dual SD memory card slots for backup, simultaneous, and relay recording. It also includes an intuitive manual lens ring for easy adjustment of zoom and focus. With these features and more, the PXW-X70 truly epitomises Sony's commitment to blending user-friendly design with professional performance.

Key Features

• 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS Sensor, ensuring stunning picture quality even in low-lit conditions
• Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens offering a 12x optical zoom which can be increased up to 24x with Clear Image Zoom and a further 48x with the Digital Extender
• Compact, lightweight design packed with adaptable professional functions including 3G-SDI and HDMI output connectors, an XLR x2 handle unit, and an intuitive manual lens ring
• Broad selection of recording format capabilities such as XAVC, AVCHD, and DV file-based recording
• Built-in Wi-Fi control functionality for remote monitoring and control, with one-touch wireless LAN connection, field angle setting, spot focus, and iris adjustment

With its 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor, this camcorder delivers high sensitivity and outstanding resolution. Capture minute details in every scene, even when you're shooting in low light. A multitude of powerful features make the PXW-X70 an ideal choice for those demanding the very best from their productions.

If you are passionate about stunning visuals, the Carl Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* lens will ensure you won’t be disappointed. With this lens, you can achieve a 12x optical zoom, and if you need to get closer, the Clear Image Zoom can double this to 24x, all while retaining full resolution. Need even more reach? The Digital Extender can double the zoom performance once again to an impressive 48x.

What makes the Sony PXW X70 truly stand out is its adaptable professional functions. Despite its compact and lightweight design (weighing less than 1.4kg), it comes packed with pro features. It includes 3G-SDI and HDMI output connectors and a 2x XLR handle unit with a zoom lever. The intuitive manual lens ring allows easy adjustment of zoom and focus, ensuring you can capture the perfect shot every time.

Moreover, this camcorder offers a breadth of recording format capabilities. Whether you need XAVC, AVCHD, or DV file-based recording, the PXW-X70 has got you covered. Especially when recording in XAVC, it uses the MXF file format, efficiently compressing full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution with the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 codec. Image sampling is 4:2:2 10-bit with high-efficiency Long-GOP compression at 50 Mbps, 35 Mbps, or 25 Mbps.

But that's not all. The Sony PXW-X70 also boasts built-in Wi-Fi control functionality for added versatility. Easily connect to a smartphone or tablet and the Content  Browser Mobile application lets you confirm shot angles and operate the camcorder remotely. This includes adjusting the field angle setting, spot focus, and iris adjustment. It's this kind of thoughtful design that truly puts the Sony PXW-X70 in a league of its own.

When you hire the Sony PXW-X70, you're getting more than just a camera; you're getting a high-performance tool, engineered for versatility and excellence. The Sony PXW-X70 isn’t just a compact lightweight XDCAM camcorder, it's a ticket to exploring your creativity and enhancing your video production.


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Description Quantity
NTG1 Shotgun Microphone with Softie1
USB cable1
Short XLR Lead1
62mm Lens Cap1
RMT-845 Wireless Remote Commander (with CR2025 Battery inside)1
Mains Cable1
Mic Breakout Box With Handle1
PXW-X70 Lens Hood1
Removable Hotshoe1
BC-QM1 Battery Charger1
Card Reader for UHS-I & UHS-II Cards1
Eye piece (Loose)1
Eye Piece (Attached to camera)1
USB Drive (Containing Manual)1
Rubber Mic Grip Rings2
iM2400 Flight case1
CR2025 Battery (spare in envelope)1
NP-FV70 Battery / HL-XV702
64GB 1000x UHS-II SDXC Card (in camera)1
AC-L200C/D / AC-L25A/B - AC Adapter1



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