PXWX200

XDCAM XAVC HD422 hand-held camcorder.

$8,299.00 U.S. List Price

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.

Highlights:

  • Three 1/2"-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors
  • 17x Optical Zoom.
  • High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Log GOP recordings
  • 59.94p / 50p recording at Full HD 1920 x 180
  • Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM
  • Wireless network features to send file, remotely control, and streaming from the field.
  • High quality Sony's QoS live streaming to PWS-100RX1 via wireless/wired network.
  • 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)
  • Compatible modems in the States are Verizon UML290, Verizon MC551L, AT&T Beam AC340U, and Sprint NetGear 341U. The optional CBK-NA1 is also recommended to use with these modems.
Features Benefits:
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.

** 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 firmware upgrade to the latest version is required to activate these functions.
Sony's unique QoS live streaming technology The camera uses Sony's unique QoS (Quality of Service) technology to maintain video and audio integrity during transmission. Packet loss during streaming can degrade image quality, cause image freezing and disrupt the audio. The combination with the camera and the sold separate station PWS-100RX1 comes with original Sony algorithms that automatically adjust bandwidths and buffer sizes to match the characteristics of the wireless transmission. Users can be confident of high-quality streaming without concerning themselves with bandwidth settings and other technical issues. In particular, the Sony's QoS live streaming technology includes Real-time ARQ (automatic repeat request), adaptive rate control (ARC) and forward error correction (FEC).
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.

Video: AVC/H.264 Main Profile, 4:2:0, MP4
Audio: AAC-LC, 2ch, 48KHz, 128kbps
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 firmware upgrade to the latest version is required to activate these functions.
Timecode and Genlock The PXW-X200 is equipped with timecode input/output (selectable) and genlock input interfaces. These interfaces are useful when shooting with multiple camcorders. The video signal timing and the timecode can be synchronized among the camcorders, and this helps when assembling video clips from multiple camcorders in the editing process.
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.

Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Built-in Optical Filters Clear
1/8
1/64
Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Imaging Device 3-chip 1/2"-type Exmor Full HD CMOS
Minimum Illumination 0.09 lx (typical, 1920x1080/59.94i, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma off, 100% video level)
0.02 lx (typical, 1920x1080/59.94i, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma on, 50% video level)
Optical System F1.6 prism system
S/N Ratio 58 dB (Y) (typical)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F12 (typical, 1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F13 (typical, 1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/32 sec to 1/2,000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function XAVC Intra, XAVC Long
- 1920x1080: : 1 to 30 and 60 fps in NTSC setting, 1 to 25 and 50 fps in PAL setting
- 1280x720: 1 to 60 fps in NTSC setting, 1 to 50 fps in PAL setting

MPEG HD422
- 1920x1080: : 1 to 30 fps in NTSC setting, 1 to 25 fps in PAL setting
- 1280x720: 1 to 60 fps in NTSC setting, 1 to 50 fps in PAL setting

MPEG HD420 HQ
- 1920x1080: : 1 to 30 fps
- 1280x720: 1 to 60 fps
Slow Shutter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
White Balance Preset mode (3200K), Memory A mode, Memory B mode/ATW mode

General Specifications Detail:
Battery Operating Time approx. 4.5 hours with BP-U90 battery (while recording, LCD Off, EVF On, I/O Select Off and Wireless function Off)
approx. 3 hours with BP-U60 battery (while recording, LCD Off, EVF On, I/O Select Off and Wireless function Off)
approx. 1.5 hours with BP-U30 battery (while recording, LCD Off, EVF On, I/O Select Off and Wireless function Off)
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 6 5/8 x 6 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches (without protrusions)
Mass Approx. 5 lb 4.7 oz (body)
Approx. 6 lb 2.8 oz (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
Power Consumption Approx. 18W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On, I/O Select Off and Wireless function Off)
Approx. 23W (while recording with LCD On, EVF Off, HD-SDI output and Wireless function On)
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Recording Format [exFAT]
XAVC Intra: XAVC-I mode
- CBR 112MBps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 50 mode
- VBR, maximum 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 35 mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
XAVC Long : XAVC-L 25 mode
- VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC
- LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

[exFAT] [UDF]
MPEG HD422 mode
- CBR, 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
DVCAM
- CBR 25Mbps
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

[UDF]
MPEG IMX50 mode
- CBR, 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@ML Intra
- LPCM 24/16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

[FAT]
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode
- VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
MPEG-2 Long HD420 SP mode
- VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels
DVCAM
- CBR 25Mbps
- LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
Recording Frame Rate [exFAT]
XAVC Intra: XAVC-I mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1280x720/59.94P, 50P
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 50 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1280x720/59.94P, 50P
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 35 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 25 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i

[exFAT] [UDF]
MPEG HD422 mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
MPEG HD420 HQ mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1280x720/59.94P, 50P, 23.98P(2-3 Pull Down)

[FAT]
MPEG HD420 HQ mode
- 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
- 1280x720/59.94P,50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P
MPEG HD420 SP mode
- 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i, 23.98P(2-3 Pull Down)

[UDF]
MPEG IMX50 mode
- 720x486/59.94i, 29.97PsF
- 720x576/50i, 25PsF

[exFAT] [UDF] [FAT]
DCVAM mode
- 720x480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
- 720x576/50i,25PsF
Recording/Playback Time [exFAT]
XAVC Intra: XAVC-I mode
- approx. 120 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 30 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 50 mode
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 35 mode
- approx. 340 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 170 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 85 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 25 mode
- approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 110 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)

[exFAT] [UDF]
MPEG HD422 mode
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG HD420 HQ mode
- approx. 360 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 180 min with (SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 90 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
DCVAM mode
- approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 110 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)

[UDF]
MPEG IMX50 mode
- approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 60 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)

[FAT]
MPEG HD420 HQ mode
- approx. 400 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 200 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 100 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG HD420 SP mode
- approx. 560 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 560 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 140 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
DCVAM mode
- approx. 520 min with SBP-128B(128GB)
- approx. 260 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB)
- approx. 130 min with SBS-32G1A(32GB)
Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
Audio Input XLR type 3-pin (2), female, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V switchable; - MIC: –70 dBu to –30 dBu; - LINE: +4 dBu; (Reference level 0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)
Audio Output AV multi-connector (1), -10 dBu (Reference level), 47kΩ; (common with Composite Output)
Composite Output AV multi-connector (1), NTSC or PAL; (common with Audio Output)
DC Input DC jack (1)
DC Output No
EXT 50-pin No
Genlock Input BNC type (1), switchable with VIDEO OUT connector; 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
HDMI Output HDMI connector - Type A (1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (1); -18dBu 16Ω
Lens Remote 8-pin round (1)
MIC Omnidirectional stereo electret condenser microphone
SDI Output BNC type (1), switchable with 3G SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI
SMPTE292M/259M/424M/425M standards
Speaker Output Monaural, 250 mW
Timecode Input BNC type (1), switchable with TC OUT connector; 0.5V to 18Vp-p, 10kΩ
Timecode Output BNC type (1), switchable with TC IN connector; 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
USB Mass storage: USB2.0 mini-B (1); Host: Type-A USB2.0 (1) to use with supplied wireless LAN module
Video Output BNC type (1), HD-Y/composite signal,1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
switchable with GENLOCK IN connector
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1); HDV (HDV 1080i) input/output; DV output, S400

Lens Specifications Detail:
Filter Diameter M77 mm, pitch 0.75mm
Focal Length f = 5.6 - 95.2 mm (35mm equivalent: 29.3 - 499 mm)
Focus 800 mm to ∞ (Macro Off)
50 mm to ∞ (Macro On, Wide)
800 mm to ∞ (Macro On, Tele)
AF / MF / Full MF selectable
Iris F1.9 - F16 and close, auto/manual selectable
Lens Mount fixed lens
Zoom System 17x optical zoom

Media Specifications Detail:
Type ExpressCard/34 slot x 2

Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Built-in LCD Monitor 3.5"-type color LCD: QHD 960(H) x 3(RGB) x 540(V), 16:9, 1.55 mega dots
Viewfinder 0.45"-type color LCD: 852(H) x 3(RGB) x480(V), 16:9, 1.22 mega dots

Supplied Accessories

Model: Description: U.S. List Price:
BPU30 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $150.00 Get details
IFUWLM3 Wireless USB module for VPL-E200 series $89.00 Get details
BCU1 Battery Charger/AC Adaptor for BP-U30/U60 Lithium-ion Battery Packs. $190.00 Get details
Lens hood (1), pre-installed to the Camcorder
EVF eyepiece (1), pre-installed to the Camcorder
Infrared Remote Commander (1)
Accessory shoe kit (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)

Optional Accessories

Model: Description: U.S. List Price:
SMADP3 MI SHOE ADAPTER $59.99 Get details
UWPD16/30 Lav Mic, Bodypack TX, Plug-on TX and Portable RX Wireless System $1,029.99 Get details
UWPD11/30 Lav Mic, Bodypack TX and Portable RX Wireless System $799.99 Get details
QDAEX1/SC1 XQD ExpressCard Adapter $48.80 Get details
BPU90 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $450.00 Get details
HVLLBPC High Power LED Video Light $649.99 Get details
MEADSD02 SDHC/SDXC Media Adapter $145.00 Get details
CBKNA1 Network Adapter KIT.. $189.00 Get details
SBACUS30 Sony SxS Memory Card USB 3.0 Reader $360.00 Get details
ECMVG1 Shotgun Microphone $260.00 Get details
BPU60T Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Pack (56Wh) with power out terminal $318.00 Get details
BCU2 Battery Charging Unit $360.00 Get details
ECM680S Stereo Shotgun Microphone $1,092.00 Get details
ECMMS2 Stereo Microphone $375.00 Get details
BPU60 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $300.00 Get details
MEADMS01 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Media Adapter $140.00 Get details
CBKWA02 5GHz/2.4GHz Dual band Wireless LAN Adapter $179.00 Get details
UWPD12/30 Handheld Mic TX and Portable RX Wireless System $799.99 Get details

Brochure

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Training Guide

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Model: Description: U.S. List Price:
SBP256D SxS PRO 256GB Memory Card exFAT.. Pricing available upon request Get details
SBP64D SxS PRO 64GB Memory Card exFAT Pricing available upon request Get details
SBP128D SxS PRO+ D Series 128GB Memory Card Pricing available upon request Get details
SBS32G1B/US SxS 1 G1B Series 32GB Memory Card Two Pack Pricing available upon request Get details

Software

Firmware Version Firmware Description Release Notes
2.41 PXW-X200 firmware V2.41 and Netfunc V3.02 Get details Download Software
2.40 PXW-X200 firmware V2.40 and Netfunc V3.02 Get details Download Software
2.30 PXW-X200 firmware V2.30 and Netfunc V2.42 Get details Download Software
2.21 PXW-X200 firmware V2.21 and Netfunc V2.32 (Must have V2.20) Get details Download Software
2.20 PXW-X200 firmware V2.20 and Netfunc V2.32 Get details Download Software