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Sony PXW-X200

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XDCAM XAVC HD422 hand-held camcorder

The PXW-X200 incorporates an improved 1/2inch-type Exmor 3CMOS sensor for high sensitivity and low noise image, and XAVC Intra/Long GOP recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, MPEG IMX and DV. As the successor of PMW-200, the PXW-X200 has many new and unique features, including newly developed 17x Fujinon professional HD zoom lens with three independent rings with end stops, able to zoom from 29.3mm to 499mm (35mm equivalent), dual SxS memory card slots for simultaneous recordings*, relay recording, cache recordings, and Slow & Quick function. The PXW-X200 also has a built-in wireless network operation capability that offers remote control, file transfer, monitoring via smartphones and tablet devices, and live streaming*.

*A firmware version upgrade is required to activate these functions

Three 1/2′-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
17x Optical Zoom.
High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Log GOP recordings
Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM
Wireless network features to send file, remotely control, and streaming with future upgrade.
Proxy file recording on SD card
Dual SxS media slot for simultaneous recording, relay recording.
Multi Interface Hot-Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
3G HD-SDI and HDMI supports up to 60p full HD uncompressed signal
8-pin Lens Remote control (Recording Start/Stop, Zoom)

Newly developed three 1/2′-type Exmor CMOS Full HD sensors
The PXW-X200 incorporates three 1/2′-type Full-HD Exmor CMOS sensors to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range. With these image sensors, the PXW-X200 achieves a high sensitivity of F12 at 1080/59.94i and F13 at 1080/50i – essential levels for professionals shooting under challenging lighting conditions.

17x optical zoom lens with three independent rings with end-stops
The PXW-X200 is equipped with a 17x optical zoom lens able to zoom from 29.3mm to 499mm (35mm equivalent). It has three independent control rings with end-stops, which allows manual control of focus, zoom and iris, making for better and faster adjustment. The 8 pin lens remote connector is located on the lens grip, which enables to use third party controlers such as Libec, VariZoom, and Bebbob.

High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Log GOP recordings
The PXW-X200 supports not only MPEG HD422 50Mbps in MXF (Material eXchange Format), which is widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide, but also XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. XAVC technology is based on the H.264 standard, which provides an exceptional performance compression technology. XAVC Intra (frame) compression means that every frame is encoded independent of the other frames – providing a better quality picture, without compromises. With a Long GOP codec, only certain frames are encoded individually. This allows the codec to squeeze the video into a much smaller bitrate than Intra technology. The main benefit is faster ingest and editing. XAVC Long GOP files also require less storage space than XAVC Intra files, providing budget savings on recording media. The XAVC codec adopts 4:2:2 10-bit sampling for high definition recording with rich grading expression.

Dual SxS media slots for Simultaneous*/Relay recording
The PXW-X200 is equipped with two SxS memory card slots. The camcorder is compatible with SxS PRO+, SxS-1 memory cards, and also SDXC** and SDHC** cards can be used with the adapter MEAD-SD02, and XQD** card with QDA-EX1. Two media slots can record in either ‘Simultaneous’ or ‘Relay’ mode. ‘Simultaneous’ mode* permits recording the same content to two memory cards at the same time, while ‘Relay’ mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full.
* ‘Simultaneous’ recording mode requires free future firmware upgrade.
** Some selected recording mode and salvage feature are not supported.

Wireless file transfer and live streaming from the field*
Users can simply attach the supplied Wireless LAN module to activate the wireless function on the PXW-X200. And by connecting with separately sold internet routers, proxy or high-resolution files can be transferred to a cloud server, and the editing process can be started while location shooting continues. The PXW-X200 also has a streaming capability. By attaching a separately sold LTE USB
module*, live video and audio can be streamed, watched, and recorded at a remote location.
* A free future firmware version upgrade is required to activate this function.

Near Field Communication* (NFC) function with Content Browser Mobile
A Near Field Communication (NFC) function allows easy, one-touch wireless LAN connection to a smartphone or tablet device without manual setting of the network parameters. A Content Browser Mobile** application enables users to monitor the currently shot video and to wirelessly control camcorder settings such as
focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC START/STOP, and more.
* NFC allows close-range wireless communication between the PXW-X200 and an NFC-equipped smartphone or tablet device.
** This application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.

Proxy recording on SD card
The PXW-X200 can record proxy video H.264 on an SD card. The resolution and bitrate of proxy video can be changed for a more flexible workflow. The proxy files are recorded in MP4 format for better
compatibility with broadcast systems. The lightweight proxy video files are generated separately from the main line recording and recorded to SD cards for quick sharing of content over low-bandwidth mobile networks.

Wide choice of connections
The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including single 3G HD-SDI, HDMI, USB, composite output, timecode input/output and genlock input. The 3G HD-SDI
connector is able to output the 1080/59.94P or 50P signal. Down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible. The i.LINK connector can be used for HDV when SP 1440 (FAT) mode is selected and for DV when DVCAM (FAT) mode is selected. Simultaneous output from both SDI and HDMI is possible. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device.

Multi Interface Shoe* (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
The PXW-X200 is equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) that has an electric interface in its mechanical attachment allowing the camcorder to communicate with an attached accessory. Accessories attached to the MI Shoe can be controlled by the camcorder. Using an MI Shoe connection with sold separate optional adapter SMAD-P3, the audio signal from a UWP-D series wireless microphone package can be input from the wireless microphone receiver to the PXW-X200 without an XLR cable. The power can be supplied from the PXW-X200 to the receiver and a battery is not required for the receiver operation. When the battery is attached to the LED video light HVL-LBPC, the light can be switched on and off from the camcorder which syncs with recording trigger.
* A free future firmware version upgrade is required to activate hot shoe function.

Catalyst ‘Browse’ software from Sony
The new software Catalyst Browse is a free clip management tool for both PC & Mac that supports Sony professional formats. Review footage on location, add metadata and review color corrections. Paid upgrade option is available to the advanced Catalyst ‘Prepare’ media preparation tool.

Standard Accessories
BPU30 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack
BCU1 Battery Charger/AC Adaptor for BP-U30/U60 Lithium-ion Battery Packs
Lens hood (1), pre-installed to the Camcorder
EVF eyecup (1), pre-installed to the Camcorder
Infrared Remote Commander (1)
Wireless LAN module IFU-WLM3 (1)
Accessory shoe kit (1)
Battery pack BP-U30 (1)
Battery charger BC-U1 (1)
Power Code (1)
USB cable (1)
AV connecting cable (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Lithium battery (CR2032 for data backup) (1), pre-installed to the Camcorder
Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander) (1), pre-installed to the commander
Warranty Booklet (1)
‘Before Using this Unit’ (1)
CDROM ‘Operating instructions’ (1)