User-oriented advanced shoulder camcorder ideal for Full HD broadcast operations.
The PXW-X400 is an advanced shoulder camcorder that records a variety of professional broadcast quality formats including XAVC-L at 50p and 59.94p. The camcorder offers exceptional weight balance and low power consumption alongside excellent networking features and high picture quality. The reengineered design dramatically reduces the load on the operator’s right-arm. It supports Sony viewfinders including the QHD LCD CBK-VF02 and optionally available Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20. The camcorder also offers improved network connectivity, with built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function** for easy Wi-Fi setup and operation via a mobile or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application. SD or HD-SDI (up to 1.5G) input supports pool feed recording.
Includes proxy data recording functions*, user menu lock*, flashband correction function*, wireless operation, picture cache recording*, built-in GPS, Digital Extender, HyperGamma, and more in addition to the variety of interfaces. The latest firmware update also gives the camera improved start-up performance and operation response.
* Requires firmware version 2.0. 1080 60i/50i proxy recording, 256Kbps streaming and hi-res file trim and transfer functions require firmware version 3.0 planned for release early 2017.
Low power and ergonomic design
Designed to minimise power consumption, while lighter lens grip reduces front weight and helps reduce the load on the right-arm.
Improves network connectivity
Connectivity features include built-in wireless module, RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connection and NFC function for easy Wi-Fi setup. The camcorder’s SDI input allows SD-SDI or HD-SDI pool feed recording up to 1.5Gbps.
PXW-X400KC – 20X Manual Focus Lens Kit Model
Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM weight-balanced advanced shoulder camcorder with improved network connectivity and low power consumption, plus 20x manual focus zoom lens kit.
Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM weight-balanced advanced shoulder camcorder with improved network connectivity and low power consumption, plus 16x auto focus zoom lens kit*. The camcorder is supplied with a 16x auto focus zoom lens kit that includes a 3.5-inch LCD viewfinder, plus shot gun stereo microphone.
* Requires firmware version 2.0.
PXW-X400 – customizable model
Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM weight-balanced advanced shoulder camcorder with improved network connectivity and low power consumption.
This camcorder is supplied without Zoom lens , without viewfinder and microphone, allowing full customization of the camcorder.
With a selection of broadcast 2/3’’ Zoom lenses , Stereo or Mono Microphones and the new HDVF-EL20 or HDVF-EL30 OLED / LCD viewfinders to match the production requirements.
The optional CBK-Z450UK 4K upgrade kit for the PXW-X400 supports a variety of 4K and HD formats, including 4K QFHD (3840x2160) at 50p/59.94p, using the XVAC Intra and XAVC Long GOP workflow standards.
The PXW-X400 supports a variety of codecs from SD to HD, including 1080 XAVC Intra frame 59.94p*, 50p*, 59.94i, 50i, 23.97p, 25p and 23.98p, as well as 1080 XAVC Long GOP 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 29.97p, 25p and 23.98p. XAVC technology is based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, which provides an exceptional performance compression technology. XAVC provides higher picture quality and bit-depth, thus offers extended grading possibilities. The camera also records MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps in MXF (Material eXchange Format), which is widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide.
* Requires firmware version 2.0.
The camcorder’s three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors provide superb image quality with sensitivity of F12/F13 and a signal to noise ratio of 62dB. The camcorder’s digital extender offers x2, x3 or x4 operation.
The camcorder supports Sony viewfinders including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20, as well as the QHD LCD CBK-VF02.
* HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20 are optionally available from December 2015.
The camcorder has been redesigned to improve the weight and handling capabilities compared to predecessor models. The lighter lens grip resolves any front-heavy issues and dramatically reduces the load on the right-arm. This makes it easier to shoot for long periods and offers more stable images.
An embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector on the right side of the camcorder provides a robust and fast network connection that can be utilised for file transfer, live streaming and camera control from a web browser.