NAB2016: Product Showcase: The Sony PXW-Z150

Sony Professional will be showcasing their newest product line of XDCAM technology with the debut of the lightweight SONY PXW-Z150 camcorder at NAB2016 at booth C11001 (Central Hall). The key feature to this remarkable camcorder is the 1.0-inch type stacked Exmor RS® CMOS image sensor. The 4K recording and pxwz150_cameraimpressive 5x slow motion in Full HD give the content creators high quality images for any type of project applications. The live streaming capability and FTP wireless feature with built-in Wi-Fi® is truly an added feature that makes this camcorder very flexible and versatile. The Exmor RS® CMOS image sensor is a high performance 4K image capture which offers no binning and makes the PXW-Z150, the highest in its class with 4K QFHD (3840×2160) advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps which brings you absolutely stunning images. The stacked Exmor RS CMOS provides for high readout speeds that gives the shooter a brighter image, higher resolution and offers more bokeh with shallow depth of field making it perfect for creating cinematic images!

pxwz150_ExmoreROf course, the advanced XAVC Long GOP format provides for multiple recording options whether it be 4K or Full-HD resolution with MPEG2HD supporting full broadcast applications.

The advanced network functions are quite impressive in the PXW-Z150, when used with Sony‘s Content Browse Mobile software, the camera operator can remotely control the camcorder using a smartphone or tablet and have the ability to zoom, iris, focus, white balance, REC START/STOP just to name a few! The independent lens rings for adjustment of Focus, Zoom and Iris control makes for creative control on the premium 12x zoom G Lens easy and it provides you with enough high resolution and contrast for 4K imaging and the advanced Clear Image Zoom which doubles up to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD and 24x in HD!

sony_pxw-z150_back_with_portsThe wide variety of the SONY PXW-Z150 built-in connection options include 3G-SDI, HDMI, Multi/Mirco USB, XLR, remote, composite (RCA) and Line-out, as well as, the dual SD card slots which provide for simultaneous, replay, and backup recording flexibility. All nicely positioned in the back of the camera. The MSRP for the SONY PXW-Z150 is $3,595.00, but if you pre-order it will run you about $3,199.00. This camcorder is well within the tightest budgets and is available this month (April 2016)! Make sure to stop by SONY Booth C11001 at NAB2016 for a personalized product demonstration!

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