Sony make shooting in HDR easy with new 4K camcorders

Sony 4K HDR Camcorders

Sony 4K HDR Camcorders

Sony has announced three new 4K HDR camcorders featuring its ground-breaking Fast Hybrid AF system: the XDCAM PXW-Z90, the NXCAM HXR-NX80 and the Handycam FDR-AX700.

“We strongly believe in empowering customers to tell amazing stories, whether it’s a journalist out in the field covering a breaking news event, or a freelancer working under the tight deadline pressures of a one-day corporate shoot” said Anthony Kable, Content Creation Group Manager, Sony Australia.

“Our new palm camcorders do exactly that. By minimising the efforts required to focus on a subject in-frame and streamlining the post-production workflow, we’re helping users concentrate on what they do best - storytelling.”

All three palm camcorders promise to combine the strengths of a 29mm wide-angle ZEISS lens with 12x optical zoom, Sony's Fast Hybrid autofocus function and a 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor.

The other big headline feature here is that they support 4K HDR recording via Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG), offering an easy and instant HDR workflow.

Sony say this inclusion enables users to reduce the post-production work and produce high-quality HDR content more smoothly, without the need for a separate grading process.

In addition to the above, the XDCAM PXW-Z90 and NXCAM HXR-NX80 also feature a dual XLR audio input, a detachable handle, and access to Content Browser Mobile - a supporting smartphone application to enable Wi-Fi monitoring, camcorder remote control and wireless timecode sync between multiple cameras.

The PXW-Z90 further sweetens the deal, including several features to suit broadcast-specific requirements.

The XDCAM PXW-Z90, NXCAM HXR-NX80 will be available in December 2017 and the Handycam FDR-AX700 will be available in October 2017.

So far only local pricing is confirmed for the FDR-AX700, which lands at AUD $2999.

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