Sony PXW-Z150 4K Full-HD Compact Solid-State Memory Camcorder

The PXW-Z150 from Sony is a compact handy camcorder that delivers broadcast quality 4K and Full-HD

PXW-Z150

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The PXW-Z150 from Sony is a compact handy camcorder that delivers broadcast quality 4K and Full-HD

Ready for any shooting scenario, Sony’s PXW-Z150 handy professional camcorder delivers stunning 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

Revolutionary imaging performance with Exmor RSTM sensor, 1.0-inch type, and 120 fps HFR

To deliver imaging performance previously impossible for a compact camcorder, Sony has developed the world's first 1.0-inch type stacked CMOS image sensor that delivers amazing imaging performance professionals have come to expect.

Sony's G lens with maximum 24× zoom

To maximize the quality of your images, the PXW-Z150 has a stunning optical 12x zoom lens that offers high resolution and contrast across the entirety of the image. Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom feature doubles magnification to 18x when shoot- ing in 4K QFHD and 24x in HD, to fully exploit the imaging capabilities of the PXW-Z150's large 1.0-inch type stacked sensor.

XAVC / MPEG2 HD / AVCHD

4K QFHD Long GOP 4:2:0 8bit 100Mbps
Full HD Long GOP 4:2:2 10bit 50Mbps

Flexible 4K and Full HD recordings

Stunning 4K picture performance is supported with 4K QFHD (3840x2160) XAVC Long GOP at 100Mbps, while integration with established broadcast workflows is simplified with Full HD recording in XAVC Long GOP(4:2:2/10bit 50Mbps) and MPEG- 2 HD (50Mbps/35Mbps). You can even use AVCHD to further expand workflow flexibility. However you want to shoot, the PXW-Z150 delivers.

Compact and Lightweight Body

The PXW-Z150 is ergonomically designed to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use shooting experience. Three manual, independent lens rings enable smooth, natural adjustment of focusing, zooming and iris control. The camcorder can also be used in full-auto mode or completely manual for maximum creative control. Exceptional 6.3W power efficiency offers high performance within a compact handheld body style without compromising battery life. Up to 400 minutes with optional NP-F970 battery.

High resolution monitoring

The PXW-Z150 gives you precise monitoring and low latency, however you choose to shoot, with its advanced, wide viewing- angle and high contrast 0.39 type 1440K dots OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with large eye-cap, and an easily adjustable, flip-out 3.5-inch* type 1550K dots LCD panel.

Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

The PXW-Z150 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible built-in Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible accessories from Sony. For example, you can connect and control Sony's wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 or attach the HVL-LBPC light.

Wireless - Networked for high mobility

The PXW-Z150 has advanced networking capabilities that give you more mobility in your work, allowing you to FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream from any event using built-in Wi-Fi® features with no accessories required. Sony’s unique QoS technology* dramatically improves the clarity that’s possible on a wireless connection, giving you better pictures even with the limitations of today’s real-world networks.

You can also remotely control the PXW-Z150 with a smartphone or tablet, including the ability to adjust settings such as focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC START/STOP and more using Sony’s Content Browser Mobile** software.

Wide choice of connections including 3G-SDI

There’s no need to worry about adapters as the PXW-Z150 provides a wide variety of built-in connectivity options including 3G-SDI, HDMI®, Multi/Micro USB, professional audio XLR terminals, REMOTE and Composite (RCA). A supplied cold shoe adaptor kit from Sony, provides you with more flexibility for mounting accessories.

Dual media slots for recording flexibility
To extend recording times and workflow flexibility, the PXW-Z150 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards.

“RELAY” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while “SIMUL” mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version).

General SpecificationsDetails
Weight Approx. 4 lbs 3 oz (1895g) (Body only)
Approx. 5 lbs (2270 g) (with lens hood, ,eyecup, NP-F770 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6 3/4 x 7 3/8 x 14 5/8 inches (171.3 × 187.8 × 371.3 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)
Power Requirements DC In: 8.4V, Battery: 7.2 V
Power Consumption Approx. 6.3 W (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)
Approx. 6.6 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)
Battery Operating Time Approx. 260 min. with NP-F770 battery
(while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)
Approx. 400 min. with NP-F970 battery
(while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)
Lens
Lens Mount Fixed
Zoom Ratio 12x (optical), servo
Focal Length f = 9.3 - 111.6 mm equivalent to f = 29.0 - 348.0 mm on 35 mm lens (16:9)
Iris F2.8 - F4.5 auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 1000 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer On/Off selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter M62 mm
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type) 1.0-inch type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor
Effective Picture Elements 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Built-in Optical Filters ND filters OFF: CLEAR 1: 1/4ND 2: 1/16ND 3: 1/64ND
Minimum Illumination 1.7 lux (Low Lux)
Shutter Speed [60i]: 1/8 - 1/10,000 (1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p)
[50i]: 1/6 -1/10,000
Slow & Quick Motion Function [60i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30,60 fps
[50i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25,50 fps
[60i]: MPEG HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30 fps
[50i]: MPEG HD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25 fps
[60i]: AVCHD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.4.8.15.30,60 fps
[50i]: AVCHD: Frame rate selectable 1.2.3.6.12.25,50 fps
Super Slow Motion Function [60i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 120 fps
[50i]: XAVC HD: Frame rate selectable 100 fps
White Balance Preset
(Indoor: 3200K, Outdoor: 5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range: 2300-15000K),
Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve Selectable
Input/Output
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (x1), RCA pin (x1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω
Audio Output Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (x1), RCA pin (Monaural) (x1)
SDI Output BNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD SMPTE ST 424/ST 292-1/ST 259 standards
HDMI Output HDMI connector (Type A)
USB Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output Monaural
DC Input DC jack
Remote Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5 mm)
Monitoring
LCD Monitor 8.8 cm (3.5 type), Approx. 1.56M dots
Viewfinder 1.0cm (0.39 type) OLED Approx. 1.44M dots
Built-in Microphone
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Media
Type MS/SD(1),SD(1)
Wi-Fi/NFC
Supported Format IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz bandwidth
Security WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK
NFC NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant
 FormatBitrateDefinitionRecording frame rateAudio formatRecording time 64G SD card
4K XAVC Long 100Mbps 3840 x 2160 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 65min.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 60Mbps 3840 x 2160 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 100 min
HD XAVC Long 50Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94p, 50p, 59,94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 120 min
XAVC Long 50Mbps 1280 x 720 59.94p, 50p, Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 120 min
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 35Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 170 min
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 25Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i, 50i, Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 220 min
MPEG HD 4:2:2 50Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94im 50i, 29.97, 25p, 23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 120min
(MPEG-2 422P@HL) 50Mbps 1280 x 720 59.94, 50p Linear PCM 2ch, 24bit, 48kHz Approx. 120 min
MPEG HD 4:2:0 35Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz Approx. 170 min.
(MPEG-2 MP@HL) 35Mbps 1440 x 1080 59.94i, 50i Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz Approx. 170 min.
(MPEG-2 MP@HL) 35Mbps 1280 x 720 59.94p, 50p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz Approx. 170 min.
AVCHD 28Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94p, 50p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby® Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Approx. 290 min
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0
format compatible
24 Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby® Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Approx. 340 min
24 Mbps 1280 x 720 59.94p, 50p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby® Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Approx. 340 min
17 Mbps 1920 x 1080 59.94i/50i/29.97p/25p/23.98p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby® Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Approx. 340 min
17 Mbps 1280 x 720 59.94p, 50p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby® Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Approx. 340 min
9 Mbps 1280 x 720 59.94p, 50p Linear PCM 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Dolby® Digital 2ch, 16bit, 48kHz
Approx. 750 min

What's Included

  • Lens hood (1)
  • Large eyecup (1)
  • Shoecap (1)
  • Accessory shoe kit (accessory shoe (1), accessory shoe plate (1), screws (4))
  • USB cable (1)
  • AC Adaptor (AC-L100 C) (1)
  • Power cord (mains lead) (1)
  • Rechargeable battery pack (NP-F770) (1)
  • Charger (BC-L1) (1)
  • Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845) (1)
  • Lithium battery (CR2025 for the Wireless Remote Commander) (1),
  • Pre-installed to the Wireless Remote Commander
  • Operating Guide (2)
  • CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" (1)
  • Warranty (1)