Sony PXW-Z190 4K Handheld Camcorder

4K 1/3-type 3CMOS Sensor - 25x optical zoom - 3G/SDI two SD card slots

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  • Sony PXW-Z190
  • Lens hood, Pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • EVF eyecup
  • Battery pack BP-U30 or U35
  • AC Adaptor/charger BC-U1A
  • Power code & USB cable


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Sony PXW-Z190 (SON-PXWZ190) 4K Handheld Camcorder, with advanced features and optics, brings you an ease of production to your 4K video workflows. The all-new 1/3" 3CMOS sensor provides a deep depth of field with a 25x optical zoom (50x zoom in HD) giving tack-sharp detail near or far from the subject, and covers a wide range of video applications. The camera's seamless exposure change from built-in electronic variable ND filters and face detection auto-focus enable fast, agile shooting and superior picture quality in challenging lighting situations. The camera comes with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi as standard and the free Sony 'Content Browser Mobile' app on your smartphone gives you remote operational control. Output video signals using 3G/SDI or HDMI connections and record on flexible dual SD cards


  • 4K 1/3-type 3CMOS Sensor
  • Up to 50x digital zoom
  • 3 independent lens rings
  • Face detection AF
  • 2 active multi-interface (MI) shoes

Specifications for the Sony PXW-Z190

{"General": {"Important Note": "PXW-Z190 is available from Sony as two SKUs. PXW-Z190V supports both 5 Ghz and 2.4 Ghz Wi-Fi. PXW-Z190T supports 2.4 G㎐ Wi-Fi. Availability is determined by country/regional regulations.","Mass": ["Approx. 2.3 kg (body)","Approx. 5 lb 1.1 oz (body)","Approx. 2.8 kg (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U35 battery, a SD memory card)","Approx. 6 lb 2.8 oz (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U35 battery, a SD memory card)"],"Dimensions (W x H x D)": ["190.0 × 202.0 × 419.7 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)","7 1/2 x 8 x 16 1/2 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)"],"Power Requirements": {"DC In": " 12 V,","Battery": " 14.4 V","Please use genuine Sony batteries to ensure correct and safe operation*1": ""},"Power Consumption": ["Approx. 24 W","(while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)","Approx. 36 W","(while recording with LCD On, EVF On when the external device connector is used.)"],"Battery Operating Time": ["Approx. 1 hours, 20 minutes with BP-U35 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)","Approx. 1 hours, 5 minutes with BP-U30 battery","(while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)","Approx. 2 hours, 10 minutes with BP-U60 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)","Approx. 3 hours, 15 minutes with BP-U90 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used)"],"Operating Temperature": ["0°C to 40°C","32°F to 104°F"],"Storage Temperature": ["-20°C to +60°C","-4°F to +140°F"],"Recording Format (Video)": ["<XAVC Long>","XAVC-L QFHD mode:","VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC","XAVC-L HD 50 mode:","VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC","XAVC-L HD 35 mode:","VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC","XAVC-L HD 25 mode:","VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC","<DVCAM>","DVCAM mode:","CBR, 25Mbps, DVCAM"],"Recording Format (Audio)": ["<XAVC Long>","XAVC-L mode:","LPCM 24-bit, 48 k㎐, 4 channels","<DVCAM>","DVCAM mode:","LPCM 16-bit, 48 k㎐, 4 channels"],"Recording Frame Rate": ["<XAVC Long>","XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode:","3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P","XAVC-L HD 50 mode:","1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280 x 720/59.94P, 50P","XAVC-L HD 35 mode:","1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P","XAVC-L HD 25 mode:","1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i","<DVCAM>","DVCAM mode:","720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720 x 576/50i, 25PsF"],"Recording/Playback Time": ["<XAVC Long>","XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode","When using 128 GB memory card:","Approx. 88 minutes","XAVC-L HD 50 mode","When using 128 GB memory card:","Approx. 240 minutes","XAVC-L HD 35 mode","When using 128 GB memory card:","Approx. 325 minutes","XAVC-L 25 mode","When using 128 GB memory card:","Approx. 445 minutes","<DVCAM>","When using 128 GB memory card: Approx. 425 minutes"],"Recording Format (Proxy Audio)": "XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels","Recording Format (Proxy Video)": {"XAVC Proxy": " AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR","1920 x 1080, 9Mbps": "","1280 x 720, 9Mbps": "","1280 x 720, 6Mbps": "","640 x 360, 3Mbps": "","480 x 270, 1Mbps": "","480 x 270, 0.5Mbps": ""}},"Lens": {"Lens Mount": "Fixed type","Zoom Ratio": "25x","Focal Length": ["3.7 mm to 92.5 mm","(equivalent to 28.8 mm to 720 mm on a 35 mm lens)"],"Iris": ["Auto/manual swichable","F1.6 to F11 and C (close)"],"Focus": ["800 mm to ∞ (Macro Off)","10 mm to ∞ (Macro On, Wide)","800 mm to ∞ (Macro On, Tele)","AF/MF/Full MF selectable"],"Image Stabilizer": "On/Off selectable, shift lens","Filter Diameter": "M 82 mm , pitch 0.75 mm"},"Camera Section": {"Imaging Device (Type)": "1/3 type back-illuminated Exmor R 3CMOS sensor","Effective Picture Elements": "3840 (H) x 2160 (V)","Optical System": "F1.6 prism system","Built-in Optical Filters": ["ND filters","OFF: CLEAR","1: ¼ND","2: 1/16ND","3: 1/64ND","Linear variable ND (Approx. ¼ND to 1/128ND)"],"Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)": ["F11 (typical, 1920 x 1080/59.94p, High Sensitivity Mode)","F12 (typical, 1920 x 1080/50p, High Sensitivity Mode)"],"Minimum Illumination": ["0.01 lx (typical)","(1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +30 dB gain, High Sensitivity Mode, with 64 frame accumulation)"],"S/N Ratio": "57 dB (Y) (typical)","Horizontal Resolution": ["2,000 TV lines or more (3840 x 2160p mode)","1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080p mode)"],"Shutter Speed": "1/24 sec to 1/8,000 sec","Slow Shutter (SLS)": "2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation","Slow and Quick Motion Function": ["<XAVC Long>","2160P: 1-60 fps","1080P: 1-60 fps","720P: 1-60 fps"],"White Balance": ["Preset (3200K), Memory A,","Memory B/ATW"],"Gain": "-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, 30 dB (Turbo Gain ON), AGC","Gamma Curve": "Selectable"},"Input/Output": {"Audio Input": ["XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable","LINE:+4, 0, -3dBu/10kΩ","MIC:-80dBu to -30dBu /3kΩ","(0 dBu=0.775 Vrms)"],"Audio Output": "Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack(x1)","SDI Output": "BNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD selectable","Timecode Input": ["BNC (x1) (switchable to TC out)","0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 3.3kΩ"],"Timecode Output": ["BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in)","1.0 V p-p, 75 Ω"],"USB": ["USB device, Multi/Micro USB jack (x1)","Host: USB 3.0/2.0 type A(x1)","USB 2.0 type A(x1)"],"Headphone Output": ["Stereo mini jack (x1)","-16dBu 16Ω"],"Speaker Output": ["Monaural","Output: 500 mW"],"DC Input": "DC jack","Remote": "Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)","HDMI Output": "HDMI connector (Type A)","Wired LAN": "RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T"},"Monitoring": {"Viewfinder": ["0.39 type (1.0 cm)","Approx 2.36 M dots"],"LCD": ["3.5 type (8.8cm)","Approx. 1.56M dots"]},"Built-in Microphone": {"Built-in Microphone": "Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone"},"Media": {"Type": "MS/SD(1),SD(1)"},"Wi-Fi/NFC": {"Supported Format": "IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac","Frequency Band": ["2.4 G㎐ bandwidth","5.2/5.3/5.6 G㎐ bandwidth*2"],"Security": "WEP/WPA-PSK/WPA2-PSK","NFC": "NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant"},"Supplied Accessories": {"Supplied Accessories": ["Lens hood (1), Pre-installed to the Camcorder","EVF eyecup (1)","Battery pack BP-U30 or U35 (1)","AC Adaptor/charger BC-U1A (1)","Power code (1)","USB cable (1)","Warranty booklet (1)",""Before Using this Unit" (1)","CDROM "Operating instructions" (1)"]},"Notes": {"*1": "Sony does not guarantee other manufacturers' batteries to operate properly as noted in operation manual.","*2": "Depending on country/regional regulation and only on PXW-Z190V SKU."},"Product contains pre-installed software": {"": "This product contains pre-installed software and requires the purchase of license keys to activate some functions."}}

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