Amsterdam, IBC Show, 12 September 2014: Sony today unveiled a new addition to its XDCAM range of solid state memory camcorders, the PXW-X200. The new camcorder is a successor to Sony’s PMW-200, which has been well received by many videographers and broadcasters due to the outstanding image quality offered by its 1/2 inch-type 3CMOS sensor and MPEG HD422 (50 Mbps) recording capability.
The new PXW-X200 takes its operating performance to the next level, incorporating an improved 1/2 inch-type Exmor™ 3CMOS sensor, a new 17 times zoom lens and XAVC Intra/Long GOP recording with 4:2:2 10-bit sampling. The results are high quality Full HD (1920x1080) pictures, high sensitivity (F12 at 1080/59.94i, F13 at 1080/50i), low noise (S/N ratio of 58dB), and a wide dynamic range – essential for professionals shooting under challenging lighting conditions.
Apart from the improved sensor, lens and codec support, other enhancements over the PMW-200 include new wireless/NFC (Near Field Communication) functions, two SxS media slots for Simultaneous Recording(*1), a Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe(*2) and GPS data recording(*3). These features greatly boost the workflow efficiency of the PXW-X200, making it ideal for a variety of professional applications including news-gathering, broadcast productions, documentaries, events, weddings, education, corporate productions and more.
“With the PXW-X200, we’re really pushing the performance limits of this class of camcorder. The 1/2 inch-type image sensor combined with the 17X zoom lens, 4:2:2 sampling and wireless functions definitely puts a first-rate acquisition tool in the hands of professional videographers,” said Robbie Fleming, Product Marketing Manager, Sony Professional, Sony Europe. “The PXW-X200, in synergy with other products from the XDCAM family, is expected to offer numerous functional and workflow conveniences for all customers to achieve mission critical operations where turn-around time is a huge factor.”
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