Sony PXW-Z90 Handheld Camcorder

1.0 type Exmor RS™ CMOS sensor palm-sized XDCAM camcorder with XAVC 4K, Fast Hybrid AF, Instant HDR Workflow & 3G-SDI

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What's in the box:

  • PXW-Z90 4K Camcorder
  • Accessories: XLR handle unit, Lens hood, Lens cap, Large eyecup, Accessory shoe kit
  • USB cable
  • Rechargeable battery pack
  • AC Adaptor
  • Power cord
  • Wireless Remote Commander
  • Operating Guide


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The Sony PXW-Z90 offers broadcast-quality 4K with advanced features such as high-speed auto focus, Instant HDR workflow, up to 960fps/1000fps super-slow motion and streaming via Wi-Fi.


  • Share the moment now with Simple Live Streaming: With the PXW-Z90, it’s easy to share high-quality video in real time with your online audience. Stream live footage directly to major online platforms with easy setup.
  • Ultimate mobility with high-speed autofocus: The PXW-Z90 is palm-sized, ultra-lightweight to shoot in any situation, and its advanced Fast Hybrid AF system is designed to provide pin-sharp image quality at all times with complete creative control.
  • First professional palm camcorder with 4K HDR: The PXW-Z90 is the first professional palm-sized camcorder to deliver stunning 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) file-based workflows. S-Log3 is also supported, enabling you to create beautiful imagery with a wide color gamut and color range.
  • Stream directly to major online platforms: Live streaming instantly connects you with your audience, wherever you are. From weddings and live events to interviews and seminars — capture high-quality images and share them in real time on major online video platforms. Set up your own streaming channel with your smartphone or tablet, connect via Wi-Fi, and you’re ready to go.
  • Revolutionary imaging performance with Exmor RS: To deliver imaging performance previously impossible for a compact camcorder, a large 14.2-megapixel (effective) 1.0-type stacked CMOS image sensor delivers beautiful background bokeh defocus effects and superior sensitivity for capturing high-quality images with less noise, even under dark or bright conditions. This sensor integrates up to 273 phase-detection AF points that densely cover approx. 84% of the image area, for precise tracking of subjects throughout the shooting frame. The sensor gives you low noise and less blur because more light reaches the sensor, offering clear and steady pictures even in a dark scene with minimum illumination 1.7 lux
  • Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus captures action: Enhanced Fast Hybrid auto focus (AF) is comprised of a number of features: Phase-detection AF with up to 273 reference points covering approximately 84% of the image area, face detection and lock-on auto focus technology to estimate subject movement. They all work together seamlessly to capture fast-moving subjects with amazing sharpness.
  • Auto Focus Creative Control: AF Drive Speed means you set the speed at which focus switches — rapid for a sports event and slow for a drama production. It’s easy to get the results you need. AF Track Depth allows you to choose a Wide depth of field when a subject is fast moving, while Narrow fine tunes performance for a subject at a consistent distance. AF Switching Sensitivity lets you lock tight to a single subject or fluidly switch focus — such as when shooting a line of runners.
  • Instant HDR workflows: Shoot, edit, and view HDR content in HLG without the need for additional color grading. As the expanding need for HDR content continues, Internet video platforms and professionals producing corporate or event content are paying more attention to the added value of HDR. They need to deliver content quickly, without compromising on imaging expression and quality of content. To meet this demand, the PXW-Z90 offers Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording, in addition to S-Log3, for easy file-based workflows, while achieving the image quality of HDR. This simple workflow enables the shooting, editing, and viewing of HDR content in HLG, without devoting a lot of time to post-production work and additional color grading.
  • Express your vision beyond realtime motion: High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow motion ballet, and the PXW-Z90 delivers a stunning 120 frames* per second (fps) in Full HD XAVC 10bit 4:2:2, giving you continuous five-times slow motion expression. Higher frame rates** are also possible for even greater creative flexibility.
  • Broadcast-quality 4K (QFHD) and HD: The PXW-Z90 allows you to record a wide range of 4K (QFHD) and HD formats for maximum flexibility from this stunning palm-sized camcorder. The Z90 supports XAVC QFHD 100 Mbps recordings at 30 p / 25 p / 24 p, XAVC HD Long GOP 422 50 Mbps, MPEGHD422 50 Mbps, MPEGHD420 35 Mbps and AVCHD.

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