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Hire Sony PXW-Z90

The Sony PXW-Z90 is a palm camcorder with broadcast quality 4K HDR, Fast Hybrid AF & 3G-SDI.

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'The Sony PXW Z90 professional camcorder makes 4K video production effortless. This compact, high-quality video camera offers superb broadcast-quality recording features that make it a top choice for professional videographers. With advanced autofocus, high-resolution slow-motion capabilities up to 960fps, and easily adjustable settings, the sony Z90 embodies the best of Sony's professional video technology in a compact form factor.'  



The details

The Sony PXW-Z90 is a powerhouse of a compact camcorder. With its ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens and Exmor RS image sensor, it delivers high-quality images in all lighting conditions.

Its Slow & Quick Motion feature offers up to 120fps in full HD, while Super Slow Motion goes up to 960fps. The Fast Hybrid AF system, with 273 phase-detection AF points, ensures ultimate precision when capturing 4K video.

Key Features:

• 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor: Delivers a 14.2-megapixel effective image for superior sensitivity and beautiful bokeh effects
• ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T lens:* Provides high-quality images in various lighting conditions
• Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) support: Enables shooting, editing, and viewing HDR content without additional colour grading
• Slow & Quick Motion feature: Offers up to 120fps in full HD for continuous slow-motion capture
• Super Slow Motion: Allows recording at up to 960fps using S&Q motion cache recording
• Fast hybrid AF system: Features 273 phase-detection AF points for precision 4K video capture
• High-density autofocus points and advanced AF algorithm: Ensures precise tracking, ideal for 4K video production
• Multiple connectivity options: Includes XAVC format recording and 3G SDI connectivity for compatibility with various broadcasting equipment

The Sony PXW-Z90 compact camcorder is a game-changer in the world of professional video cameras. This powerhouse boasts a 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor, enabling it to deliver a 14.2-megapixel effective megapixel image with excellent sensitivity. This sensor works alongside a ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens to capture striking bokeh defocus effects.

This high-quality video camera stands out from the crowd with its HD and 4K HDR recording. It supports Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), making it a top-tier choice for producing top-notch HDR content with significantly less post-production work required. The PXW-Z90's capabilities extend even further with the inclusion of an innovative Slow & Quick Motion feature, which provides the ability to capture continuous slow-motion at up to 120fps in Full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2.

When it comes to super slow motion, the PXW-Z90 truly shines, reaching frame rates of up to 960fps with S&Q motion cache recording, significantly widening the possibilities of creative expression in any shooting scenario.

Sony has integrated an advanced AF system into the PXW-Z90, featuring high-density autofocus points and a sophisticated AF algorithm. This ensures precise tracking, crucial for 4K video production. Furthermore, the ISO gain and shutter speed are easily adjustable, providing effortless control over the image's exposure and depth of field.

The Sony PXW-Z90 also offers a 12x optical zoom lens, supplemented by a digital extender for even further image zoom. It doesn't stop there; the camera comes equipped with a mini jack for external microphone connection, enhancing audio input for more immersive video production. Additionally, the PXW-Z90 stands out with its 3G-SDI output, providing broad compatibility with professional broadcasting equipment, and its MPEG HD format support ensures high-quality video encoding.

Finally, the Sony PXW-Z90 is a step ahead with its live streaming functionality, opening up new possibilities for real-time content sharing. The PXW-Z90, with its comprehensive set of features, high performance, and flexibility, represents a new era in professional video recording.

In Conclusion

The Sony PXW-Z90 is a fantastic choice for anyone, from pro videographers to video enthusiasts. It has top-notch features such as razor sharp autofocus and crystal-clear slow motion that make capturing your unique vision a breeze. It connects easily with different broadcast equipment using XAVC format recording and 3G SDI. Creating stunning 4K videos is effortless with the Sony PXW-Z90 camcorder.


Sony | PXW-Z90 & HXR-NX80 | HDR(HLG) Function Video

Description Quantity
NTG1 Shotgun Microphone with Softie1
USB cable1
iM2500 Black Flight Case1
Short XLR Lead1
Mains Lead (for Battery Charger)1
62mm Lens Cap1
RMT-845 Wireless Remote Commander (with CR2025 Battery inside)1
AC-L200C/D / L200B AC Adaptor1
Rubber Mic Grip / 2 x rubber Mic Rings1
Large Eye Cup1
Microphone Holder1
USB Drive (Containing Manual)1
CR2025 Battery (spare in envelope)1
Hand Strap1
Rubber Port cover (attached to camera and mic handle)9
PXW-Z90 Hood1
Thumb Screw (on handle)2
Removable Hot Shoe (on Handle)1
PXW-Z90 Handle Unit1
AC-VQP10 / AC-VQH10 / BC-QM1 (Battery Charger)1
64gb SDXC (in camera)1
NP-FV70 Battery / HL-XV702

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Please note that this camera records 4K UHD, not Cinema 4K / DCI. For more information about what this means, please click HERE

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