Sony PXW-Z750

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4K 2/3-type 3-chip CMOS Shoulder-mount Camcorder with global shutter, high sensitivity, 4K/HD simultaneous recording, 120p HFR in HD, 12G-SDI and advanced wireless workflow capabilities.

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New benchmark for 4K, HDR and HD image quality

Capture beautiful 4K images with the deep of depth of field made possible by 3-chip 2/3- type CMOS sensor. The Z750 is Sony’s first shoulder-mount camcorder with a global shutter to eliminate flash banding and “jello” effects. It sets a new class-leading standard for 4K, HDR and HD image quality for reality TV, documentary, news and sports production. In fast-moving applications where a second take is impossible, Z750 is the ideal choice.

Saving time and money

Delivering highest quality 4K with HD era workflows wastes time and money. The Z750’s latest generation XAVC-L422 QFHD 200 codec combined with high-speed SxS Pro media radically reduce real-world turnaround times. Premium 4K becomes deliverable on almost any project using the PXW-Z750.

Transformative cloud-based collaboration

Z750 is at the vanguard of seamlessly integrating Cloud-based production tools with familiar, easy-to-use interfaces and proven Sony reliability. Build stories fast, with secure, direct access from the studio to camcorders out in the field with XDCAM air. Distribute content for preview and editing with stakeholders across the world using Sony’s Ci Media Cloud.

Features

3-chip 2/3-type CMOS Sensor with Global Shutter

The PXW-Z750 incorporates a newly developed 3-chip 2/3” 4K CMOS sensor optical block with a wide colour gamut provides exquisite picture quality with true-to-life colour reproduction, high sensitivity and low noise level for a wide range of shooting scenarios.

Versatile B4 lens options

The 3-chip 2/3-type size sensor block of the Z750 matches the rugged, dependable B4 lens mount system, allowing you to use a wide variety of commercially-available B4 4K/HD lenses. This flexibility supports a variety of shooting applications while reducing cost by leveraging your existing lens investments.

High Dynamic Range and wider, richer colours

PXW-Z750 can record HDR using Sony S-Log3 or Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). The camera’s wide colour gamut supports extended Sony S-Gamut3 and S-Gamut3.Cine colour spaces, as well as the industry standard ITU-R BT.2020 colour space.

S-Log3 has a proven track record for premium applications, capturing the maximum dynamic range from the sensors, for the most creative colour grading processes.* Industry standard HLG delivers content quickly without additional colour grading, making it an ideal choice for day-to-day shooting, viewing, editing and broadcasting workflows.

*QFHD only.

Superb slow motion

Ideal for sports and nature programmes, the PXW-Z750 can acquire footage in 120fps in Full HD for beautifully smooth, finely-detailed slow-motion playback.

Cache recording

Never miss a shot with advanced cache recording in 4K and Full HD modes. Pre-record up to 13-15 sec in MPEG HD 422 50 (at 50/59.94fps) – giving you plenty of time to catch the action when it happens.

Representative Cache Rec. Time (@50/59.94fps)
  • XAVC QFHD L422 200: 2-4 sec
  • XAVC-I 1920×1080P: 2-4 sec
  • MPEG HD 422 50: 13-15 sec

Familiar refinement, evolved

The Z750 is lighter than the previous generation PDW-700, while also being more ergonomically balanced so it’s considerably less fatiguing for longer shooting days. All the controls and interfaces are a subtle refinement of previous shoulder camcorders, ensuring that shooting with this camcorder is easy and hassle-free. From power-on, it’s a matter of seconds to be shooting highest quality footage while advanced new features are easy to learn and utilise.

High quality at lower bitrates

As well as the established XAVC-I QFHD Class 300 4K and standard MPEG HD422 codecs, the PXW-Z750 also supports the latest generation XAVC-L422 QFHD 200 codec. Compressing 4K Ultra HD images with a LongGOP frame structure, this achieves significant bitrate savings over previous Intra Frame codecs while maintaining superb 4K image quality. Lower data rates increase recording times while reducing storage requirements. Uncompromised picture quality is ensured by 10-bit quantisation and 4:2:2 colour sampling, making the PXW-Z750 ideal for HDR productions. A wide range of 4K codecs provide the flexibility to select the recording format that is best suited for the requirements of the production you are working on.

Lightning-fast transfers with latest generation media

The PXW-Z750 supports latest-generation SxS Pro X media, enabling very high speed file transfers at up to 10Gbps (1250MB/s)¹ with the SBAC-T40 Thunderbolt™ 3,* SxS card reader/writer. Transfers are approximately three times faster than previous generation media/reader combinations, dramatically accelerating workflows for any application and bringing down production costs.

*Based on Sony internal testing. Transfer speeds vary and are dependent on host devices, the OS version or usage conditions.

Next generation wireless workflow

Built-in wireless connectivity enables advanced workflow production features including live streaming, FTP transfer and even remote control from a smartphone or tablet* via Wi-Fi. Wireless workflow is made even more efficient using XDCAM air, Sony’s professional cloud service including dual-link cellular operation.**

* Requires Content Browser Mobile and device running iOS 9.0 (or higher) or Android 4.4 (or higher) ** Requires XDCAM air subscription and CBK-DL1 USB Extension Adaptor

Seamless wireless audio integration

PXW-Z750 is compatible with Sony’s DWX series of digital wireless microphone systems offering ENG and documentary teams the benefits of an all-digital audio workflow, including robust end-to-end encryption for truly secure operation.*

  • Wireless transmitter parameters can be controlled directly from the PXW-Z750 using the Cross Remote function
  • Transmitter power save mode synchronises with the camera’s on/off control, and is controllable by assignable buttons to save transmitter battery life
  • Audio and video are precisely synchronized, ensuring no delays or lip-sync problems
  • Power save status and receiver RF levels are displayed in the viewfinder

Specifications

General

Mass Approx. 3.8 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 150×269×332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption Approx. 41 W (while XAVC recording, color LCD on)
Operating Temperature 0~40℃
Storage Temperature -20~+60℃
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 110 min with BP-GL95B
Lens Mount Sony 2/3 type bayonet mount

Camera Section

Imager 2/3-type 3-chip 4K CMOS
Effective Resolution 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Built-in Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time) 59.94i/p, 50i/p: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS
29.97p: 1/40 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS
25p: 1/33 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS
23.94p: 1/32 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter(SLS)) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion 2160p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps /72/75/80/90/96/100/110/120 fps
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F12 ( 1080 / 59.94i ), F13 ( 1080 / 50i ) *High Sense Mode ON (Typical)
F12 ( 2160 / 59.94p ), F13 ( 2160 / 50p ) *High Sense Mode ON (Typical)
Minimum Illumination 0.019 lx (F1.4, +42 dB, 16-frame accumulation)
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
S/N Ratio 62dB (Noise Suppression ON, 1920 x 1080 59.94i) (Typical)
Horizontal Resolution 2,000 TV lines or higher (3840 x 2160p mode)
1,000 TV lines or higher (1920 x 1080i mode)

Recording format (Video)

XAVC Intra (XAVC-I QFHD 300) 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
XAVC Intra (XAVC-I HD 100) 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
XAVC Long (XAVC-L422 QFHD 200) 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p
XAVC Long (XAVC-L420 QFHD 150) 3840 x 2160: 59.94p, 50p
XAVC Long (XAVC-L422 HD 50) 1920 x 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
MPEG HD422 1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
MPEG HD420 1920 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440 x 1080: 59.94i, 50i
1280 x 720: 59.94p, 50p

Recording Format (Audio)

XAVC Intra (XAVC-I QFHD 300) LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Intra (XAVC-I HD 100) LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long (XAVC-L422 QFHD 200) LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long (XAVC-L420 QFHD 150) LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long (XAVC-L420 HD 50) LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
MPEG HD422 LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
MPEG HD420 LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

Recording Format (Proxy Video)

XAVC Proxy AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR
1920 x 1080, 6 Mbps, 9 Mbps (Target Rate)
1280 x 720, 6 Mbps , 9 Mbps (Target Rate)
640 x 360, 3 Mbps (Target Rate)
480 x 270, 1 Mbps, 500 kbps (Target Rate)

Recording Format (Proxy Audio)

XAVC Proxy AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels

Input / Output

Genlock Input BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
Timecode Input BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
SDI Input SMPTE ST292/ST259 standard compliant, 4-channel audio
1.5G
Poolfeed Recording (upto 1080 59.94i)
Audio Input CH1/CH2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/AES/EBU/Mic+48V selectable
LINE: +4, 0, -3 dBu
AES/EBU: AES3 compliant
MIC: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
Mic In XLR-type 5-pin, female: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
WRR (Wireless Microphone Receiver) D-sub 15-pin
Analog CH1: -40 dBu
Digital CH1/CH2: -40 dBFS
SDI Output BNC x2 (Both SDI are selectable from 12G, 3G and 1.5G)
4ch Embedded Audio
Sync Output BNC, SD analog composite/HD-Y selectable
Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin, female: +4/0/-3dBu
Timecode Output BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 50 Ω
Earphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
-12 dBu (reference level output, maximum monitor volume, 16 Ω load)
DC Input XLR-type 4-pin, male, 11 V to 17 V DC
DC Output Round type 4-pin, 11 V to 17 V DC, 1.8 A maximum rated current
Lens 12-pin, lens power source (11 V to 17 V DC, 1.0 A maximum rated current)
Remote 8-pin
Light 2-pin
Camera Adapter D-sub, 50-pin (x1) (only for Japan model)
Ethernet RJ-45 (x1), 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u, 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
USB 4pin (A type) x 2, 4pin (B type)
HDMI A type, 19-pin (x1) output up to 3840x2160
Viewfinder 20-pin IF for HDVF Series Viewfinder

Audio Performance

Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB or less)
Dynamic Range 90 dB (typical)
Distortion 0.08 % or lower (-40 dBu input level)
Headroom 20 dB (factory default) (20, 18, 16, 12 dB), EBUL

Monitoring

Viewfinder Option
Built-in LCD Monitor Color LCD
Screen size: 8.8 cm (3.5 inch) diagonal
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Number of pixels: 960 (H) x 540 (V) for Video display, Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity

Other Functions

Built-in Speaker (x1)
Media SxS Card Slots Number of slots: 2
Media SD Card Slots Proxy (1), Utility (1)
HDR (OETF): HLG/S-Log3, (Color Space): BT.2020/S-Gamut3/S-Gamut3.cine
GPS Yes
Built-in Network Module Yes
NFC Yes

Supported Media

High Resolution Video/Audio SxS card
SDXC card (SD Card Adapter, MEAD-SD02)
Proxy Video / Audio and utility SDXC/SDHC