Sony's PXW-X320 XDCAM Solid State Memory Camcorder with Fujinon 16x Servo Zoom Lenssupersedes and improves on many of the features of the PMW-320K. Designed for the professional market, this ENG/EFP-style camera incorporates three 1/2"-type Full HD EXMOR CMOS sensors, solid state SxS workflow, advanced features, and shoulder-mount ergonomics. The PXW-X320 can record 10-bit video and 24-bit audio using the XAVC codec, and provides the options of XAVC Intra, XAVC Long, MPEG HD422, MPEG HD, MPEG IMX, and DVCAM for those requiring in camera SD video recording.
The camera records a variety of frame rates from 23.98 native up to 59.94p. It features both genlock and timecode, and fits into an XDCAM EX workflow. It features a viewfinder with 960 x 540 resolution, 3D noise reduction for improved image quality, flash band reduction, a customizable user menu, and two SDI outputs. The camera records to two SxS media card slots, and can support a variety of media using optional adapters (SD card recording via adapter is not guaranteed). You can also record proxy files in HD using MPEG HD420 and SD using DVCAM to an SD media card slot. The included 16x zoom lens features a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 35.4 to 503mm, and can be operated as either a servo or manual lens.
Three 1/2"-type Exmor CMOS Sensors
The PXW-X320 incorporates three 1/2-inch-type Full-HD Exmor CMOS sensors (1920 x 1080) to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity (F11 at 59.94 Hz / F12 at 50 Hz), low noise (60 dB), and a wide dynamic range to give more freedom of expression for creative shooting
The camera includes a three-dimension noise reducer. This not only detects vertical and horizontal direction in a frame but also noise components in a time axis, utilizing correlation characteristics between video frames that allow the camera to achieve a signal-to-noise ratio of 60 dB.
Enhanced Flash Band Reducer
Incorporating a newly developed algorithm, the PXW-X320 detects and processes flash banding inside its hardware before recording begins. This provides greater flexibility in reducing flash banding across different shooting environments. This feature can be disabled from the menu if you want to use Content Browser for flash band reduction after shooting.
Robust Nonlinear Recording Media, "SxS PRO" & "SxS-1"
The XDCAM EX series adopts high-speed SxS PRO and SxS-1 memory cards for its recording media, developed specifically for professional content creation applications with several key features:
- Compatible with ExpressCard/34 interface slot which is common on modern Windows PCs and Macs
- Uses PCI Express interface and achieves an extremely high "read" speed of 800 Mb/s*
- Low power consumption
- Highly reliable: Can resist shocks (up to 1500 G) and vibrations (up to 15 G)
- Affordability: SxS-1 media (introduced in late 2009) provides users with a lower cost alternative to SxS PRO media that offers the same high performance, but with an estimated 5-year life span when recording at full capacity once per day.
Sony PXW-X320 XDCAM Solid State Memory Camcorder with Fujinon 16x Servo Zoom Len
Sony PXW-X320 Specs
Imaging Image Sensor 3-Chip 1/2" CMOS Sensor Sensor Resolution 1920 x 1080 Horizontal Resolution (TV Lines) 1000 TV Lines or More Gain -3 to 24 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio 60 dB Lens Focal Length 5.8 to 93mm 35mm Equivalent Focal Length 31.4 to 503mm Optical Zoom Ratio 16x Maximum Aperture f/1 to 9 Minimum Aperture f/16 Filter Size 82 mm Focus Control Autofocus
Camera Lens Mount B4 Mount Shutter Speed 1/1 to 1/2000 sec Built-In ND Filter Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters Recording Media 2 x SxS Card Slots
1 x SD (Unspecified Type) Card Slot
Recording Broadcast System Compatibility NTSC, PAL Recording Modes XAVC-I:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (89 to 112 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (112 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080i at 50/59.94 fps (25 to 50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (35 to 50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97/50/59.94 fps (24 to 28 Mb/s)
Variable Frame Rates 1080p: 1 to 30 fps
720p: 1 to 60 fps
Audio Recording 4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz Interfaces Video Connectors 1 x BNC (Composite) Output
2 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output
Audio Connectors 2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 5-Pin XLR Output
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output
Other I/O 1 x BNC Timecode Output
1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x USB Type-A
1 x 6-Pin FireWire Data, Video Output
1 x USB Type-B
1 x 12-Pin Lens Control
1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control
1 x DE-15 Wireless Receiver Input
EVF EVF Display Type LCD Screen Size 3.5" EVF Resolution 960 x 540 Power Power Connectors 1 x 4-Pin XLR Input
1 x D-Tap Output
Power Consumption 18 W Environmental Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C General Dimensions 4.9 x 10.6 x 13.1" / 124 x 269 x 332 mm Weight 7.5 lb / 3.4 kg Packaging Info Package Weight 17.6 lb Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 17.7 x 15.1 x 14.2"