Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder with 4K Upgrade License

Model #PXW-X70

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Packaging Info

Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.2 x 9.6 x 6.0"
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.2 x 3.1 x 0.6"

General Information

Filter Built-In Optical 1: Clear 2: 1/4ND 3: 1/16ND 4: 1/64ND
Filter Size Accepts 62mm screw-in filters
Video Sampling 4:2:2 10-bit
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC
White Balance Preset (Indoor:3200K, Outdoor:5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range:2300-15000K), Onepush A, B, Auto selectable
Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 Long-GOP 50 35 25
Viewfinder Built-In LCD: 3.5" type LCD (approx. 1.56M dots) Viewfinder: 0.39" type OLED (approx. 1.44M dots)
Recording Format XAVC Long XAVC-L 50: VBR, maximum 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels XAVC-L 35: VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels XAVC-L 25: VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels AVCHD VBR: maximum 28Mbps,m MPEG-4 H.264/AVC LPCM: 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels DVCAM CBR: 25Mb/s LPCM: 16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
Recording Frame Rate XAVC-L 50 1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50 1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 1280 x 720p: 59.94/50 XAVC-L 35 1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50 1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/25/23.98 XAVC-L 25 1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50 AVCHD 1920 x 1080i: 59.94/50 1920 x 1080p: 59.94/50/29.97/23.98/25 1280 x 720p: 59.94/50 DV 720x480i: 59.94 720x576i: 50
Recording/Playback Time XAVC-L LPCM 2ch 50Mbps: approx. 120 min with 64 GB memory card LPCM 2ch 35Mbps: approx. 170 min with 64 GB memory card LPCM 2ch 25Mbps: approx. 220 min with 64 GB memory card AVCHD LPCM 2ch PS Mode: approx. 290 min with 64 GB memory card / 145 min with 32 GB memory card LPCM 2ch FX Mode: approx. 340 min with 64 GB memory card / 170 min with 32 GB memory card LPCM 2ch FH Mode: approx. 450 min with 64 GB memory card / 225 min with 32 GB memory card DV approx. 280 min with 64 GB memory card / 140 min with 32 GB memory card
Sensor 1" Exmor R CMOS 20MP sensor 14.2MP effective pixels
Audio Input Mic: 2 x 3-pin XLR female Mic: 1 x 3.5 mm stereo mini jack with plug-in power
Accessory Shoe 1 x Multi Interface Shoe
Media Card Slots 2 x SD
Wireless NFC Wireless LAN
Power Consumption Approx. 5.5 W (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps) Approx. 5.8 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50Mbps)
Battery Operating Time approx. 120min. with NP-FV70 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50Mbps)
Temperature Operating 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Storage -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x / 4.1 x 10.8" / 120.7 x 103.5 x 274.3 mm ( with lens hood and eyecup)
Weight Less than 3 lb / 1.4 kg (includes camera body, XLR handle unit, NP-FV70 battery, lens hood, and large eye-cup)
Outputs 1 x 3G-SDI 1 x HDMI 1 x Multi/Micro USB (Requires optional breakout cable)
Lens 12x optical zoom 24x Clear Image Zoom 48x with digital extender Aperture: f/2.8 -f/4.5 Focal Length: 9.3 to 111.6mm (equivalent to 29 to 348mm on 16:9 35 mm lens)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
18 February 2017

I've had mine since July 2015 and I've been using it for documentaries, training videos, recording live stage shows... and the only thing that seems to be wrong is that I don't have more of these. I'm seriously considering buying a second to give me 2-camera capabilities when shooting live shows.

28 January 2017

I like this camcorder the visuals are grat. I like the manual operation in some situations I had problems using the xavc files. The Vegas pro was the only editor I found that handled the file a. A file converter also handled them.

27 June 2017

It drains Batery power much too quickly. Sony customer support is very poor. Their advice to me was to read the book which is not user friendly. When I did speak with someone he said that he had to read the book and call me back which by the way, he never did.The "specialist " admitted that he...

B h photo.34921152
17 April 2015

Finally Sony has created the type of small camera I've always wanted. I've used a variety of cameras and always like having a small form factor on hand for certain types of jobs. The frustration has always been either lack of full manual controls (MC-50) or lack of pro features (AX-100).

11 November 2014

Excellent all around camera that shoots 4k 20 megapixels,Zeiss lens, good in low light and compact design. It's a winner!

21 February 2017

Listen, a dslr won't help you with your family videos You won't be able to keep focus on your kids sports. You'll hate it just like I did! Yes I have tried my the Sony a6300, but it over heated after only 6 minutes! Yes I have used my d810, d500 4k..

B h photo.34921152
4 April 2017

I have owned this camera for a year and a half and continue to learn how to maximize this camera with every shoot. It continues to please and impress me! It's biggest strength is the f4 lens on the telephoto side. That's a fairly fast lens when zoomed in, and the bokeh is amazing.

8 January 2017

This is a great little camcorder and the quality is astounding. The only thing that prevents me from giving it 5 stars are the controls. They are laid out in a very unergonomic way and it's awkward to get to them.

B h photo.34921152
10 January 2017

Lou was a great help and the nicest Sony guy I've ever spoken to. I entered the wrong device ID, which I guess a lot of people do, and he made things right with just a few taps of his keyboard. After the upgrade, to my surprise that 4K is now both 60 & 100 Mbps.

5 December 2016

This is a fine little camera with some pro features. The images are sharp and clean and the 10-bit depth is amazing for the price. 50mb files 422 recording at 10-bit is fantastic and enables true broadcast imaging.

Product Highlights
  • Includes 4K Upgrade License Key
  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor
  • HD Recording
  • Built-In SD Media Card Slots
  • Viewfinder & Flip-Out LCD Screen
  • XAVC, AVCHD, DV File-Based Recording
  • Slow & Quick Motion
  • 3G-SDI & HDMI Output
  • XLR Audio Inputs
  • Wireless LAN Control
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