Compact handy camcorder delivers broadcast quality 4K and Full-HD Sony PXW-Z150 comes fully prepared for any shooting scenario, The PXW-Z150 is a handy professional camcorder that delivers stunning 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.
Breakthrough imaging performance The Z150 is the world’s first professional camcorder to feature a 1.0 type stacked CMOS image sensor. This breakthrough in sensor integration delivers a 2x increase in read-out speed compared to a conventional 1.0 sensor for stunning 120fps slow motion in Full HD and spectacular 4K recording. Full pixel read-out helps realise the full potential of the big 1.0 type sensor - there’s no need for pixel binning or line skipping which can result in moiré effects.
The large 1.0 type sensor is also brighter, has higher resolution and offers more bokeh with a shallow depth of field, allowing you to create beautiful, cinematic images that will inspire you and delight your clients.
Stunning 4K image capture The Z150 offers a step-change in image capture in its class with 4K QFHD (3840x2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for truly broadcast quality 4K performance.
To maximise the quality of your images, the Z150 has a stunning optical 12x zoom lens that offers high resolution and contrast across the entirety of the image. Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom feature doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD and 24x in HD, to fully exploit the imaging capabilities of the Z150’s large 1.0 type stacked sensor.
No compromises, pro functionality The Z150 transforms expectations of what’s possible with a handy camcorder so you can be confident using it for almost any application. This includes up to 120 frames per second (fps) High Frame Rate continuous recording in Full HD quality, delivering beautiful 5x slow motion. Stunning 4K picture performance is supported with 4K XAVC Long GOP at 100Mbps, while integration with established broadcast workflows is simplified with Full HD recording in XAVC Long GOP(4:2:2/10bit 50Mbps) and MPEG-2 HD (50Mbps/35Mbps). You can even use AVCHD to further expand workflow flexibility. However you want to shoot, the Z150 delivers.
The perfect handy camcorder The Z150 isn’t simply a compact, lightweight design – it also integrates advanced features to reduce the need for bulky accessories that slow you down. A built-in four position ND filter means no need to carry a box of filters, MI Shoe eliminates cabling when fitting a microphone or even light. Advanced networking capabilities include built-in Wi-Fi for live streaming and FTP wireless connection*, greatly increasing your mobility, while the camcorder can also be easily controlled by a smartphone or tablet using Wi-Fi remote. Every last detail has been thought of - including power efficiency to deliver a remarkable 400 minutes** continuous recording time. * QoS will be supported with a firmware update. ** Using optional NP-F970 battery while recording XAVC 1080/50i or 60i, 50 Mbps with LCD on.
Revolutionary imaging performance with Exmor RS To deliver imaging performance previously impossible for a compact camcorder, Sony has developed the world's first 1.0 type stacked CMOS image sensor for professional video applications. A 2x increase in read-out speed, compared to a conventional 1.0 type sensor, enables beautiful 5x slow motion image capture up to 120fps in Full HD and high resolution 4K recording with full pixel readout without binning.
The Z150's single 20 megapixel* 1.0 type large size sensor gives you low noise and less blur because more light reaches the sensor, offering clear and steady pictures even in a dark scene with minimum illumination 1.7 lux**. The large sensor size also enables beautiful background defocusing (bokeh) to enable you to focus on what you want to show and defocus the rest of the image. * 14.2 million effective pixels. ** LOW LUX mode
Flexible 4K and Full HD recordings The Z150 is designed to provide true broadcast quality performance for both 4K and Full HD productions, recording with the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for brilliant 4K QFHD imagery and flexible workflows. XAVC Long’s higher bit rate produces outstanding images with more details and less noise to create the number one 4K picture quality in its class. For even more flexibility in workflows, the Z150 is switchable between PAL and NTSC operation.
Color space/bit rate
XAVC Long GOP
XAVC Long GOP
120fps continuous slow motion High Frame Rate shots can turn everyday actions into slow motion ballet and the Z150 delivers up to 120 frames per second (fps) in Full HD, giving you a maximum of 5 times slow motion expression. There's no sacrifice in bit depth and no "windowing" of the sensor. So there's no crop factor, no loss in angle of view.
Sony “G” lens with maximum 24x zoom A high quality 29-348mm wide-angle lens with 12x optical zoom makes it easy to capture even the most expansive landscape scenes while also offering superb clarity and sharpness – maximising the performance of the Z150’s large 1.0 type sensor and providing high resolution and contrast from the centre to the edge of your image.
Getting close into even the most distant scenes is further enhanced by Sony’s advanced Clear Image Zoom feature. Once you’ve zoomed in at maximum 12x optical magnification, By Pixel Super Resolution Technology can enlarge the image to 18x in 4K QFHD or 24x in HD, while still preserving image quality.
Networked for high mobility The Z150 has advanced networking capabilities that give you more mobility in your work - FTP files directly from the camcorder or live stream from any event using built-in Wi-Fi features with no accessories required. Sony’s unique QoS technology* dramatically improves the clarity that’s possible on a wireless connection, giving you better pictures even with the limitations of today’s real-world networks. You can also remotely control the PXW-Z150 with a smartphone or tablet, including the ability to adjust settings such as focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC START/STOP and more using Sony’s Content Browser Mobile** software. * QoS will be supported with a firmware update. ** The Content Browser Mobile application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.
High resolution monitoring The Z150 gives you precise monitoring and low latency, however you choose to shoot, with its advanced, wide viewing-angle and high contrast 0.39 type 1440K dots OLED electronic viewfinder (EVF) with large eye-cap, and an easily adjustable, flip-out 3.5 type 1550K dots LCD panel.
Compact and lightweight body The Z150 is ergonomically designed to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use shooting experience. Three manual, independent lens rings enable smooth, natural adjustment of focusing, zooming and iris control. The camcorder can also be used in full-auto mode or completely manual for maximum creative control. Manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift and easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN and shutter speed. The white balance is simple to adjust by colour temperature in convenient 100K steps.
Dual media slots for recording flexibility To extend recording times and workflow flexibility, the Z150 is equipped with two memory card slots and is compatible with SDXC and SDHC cards.
“RELAY” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full, while “SIMUL” mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards (for example to create an immediate back-up version).
Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe The Z150 takes advantage of Sony’s flexible Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe, which provides power, signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. For example, you can connect and control Sony wireless microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 or attach the HVL-LBPC light*. * All sold separately. HVL-LBPC is controlled but not powered by Z150.
Wide choice of connections including 3G-SDI There’s no need to worry about adapters as the Z150 provides a wide variety of built-in connectivity options including 3G-SDI, HDMI, Multi/Micro USB, professional audio XLR terminals, REMOTE and Composite (RCA). A supplied Sony cold shoe adaptor kit provides you with more flexibility for mounting accessories.
Approx. 2270 g (with lens hood, ,eyecup, NP-F770 battery)
Dimensions (W x H x D): 171.3 × 187.8 × 371.3 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, large eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts) Power Requirements:
DC In: 8.4V
Battery: 7.2 V
Approx. 6.3 W (while recording with viewfinder and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)
Approx. 6.6 W (while recording with LCD and XAVC HD 1080/60i 50 Mbps)
Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F) Storage Temperature: -20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F) Battery Operating Time:
Approx. 260 min. with NP-F770 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)
Approx. 400 min. with NP-F970 battery (while recording with LCD, XAVC 1080/60i, 50 Mbps)
Lens Lens Mount: Fixed Zoom Ratio: 12x (optical), servo Focal Length: f = 9.3 - 111.6 mm equivalent to f = 29.0 - 348.0 mm on 35 mm lens (16:9) Iris: F2.8 - F4.5 auto/manual selectable Focus: AF/MF selectable, 10 mm to ∞ (Wide), 1000 mm to ∞ (Tele) Image Stabilizer: On/Off selectable, shift lens Filter Diameter: M62 mm
Camera Section Imaging Device (Type): 1.0-type (13.2 mm x 8.8 mm) back-illuminated Exmor RS CMOS sensor Effective Picture Elements: 3840 (H) x 2160 (V) Built-in Optical Filters: NDfilters OFF:CLEAR 1:1/4ND 2:1/16ND 3:1/64ND Minimum Illumination: 1.7 lux (Low Lux) Shutter Speed:
[60i]: 1/8 - 1/10,000 (1/6 - 1/10,000 when shooting with 24p)
White Balance: Preset (Indoor: 3200K, Outdoor: 5600K±7 steps, Color temparature set range: 2300-15000K), Onepush A, B, Auto selectable Gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12,15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 dB, AGC Gamma Curve: Selectable
Input/Output Audio Input: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable Video Output: Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack (x1), RCA pin(x1), Composite 1.0Vp-p, 75 Ω Audio Output: Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack(x1), RCA pin(Monaural)(x1) SDI Output: BNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD SMPTE ST 424/ST 292-1/ST 259 standards HDMI Output: HDMI connector (Type A) USB: Multi/Micro USB jack (x1) Headphone Output: Stereo mini jack (x1) Speaker Output: Monaural DC Input: DC jack Remote: Stereo mini-minijack (ø2.5 mm)
Lithium battery (CR2025 for the Wireless Remote Commander) (1), Pre-installed to the Wireless Remote Commander
Operating Guide (2)
CD-ROM "Manuals for Solid-State Memory Camcorderr" (1)
1 x Sony PXW-Z150 Full HD XDCAM Camcorder
1 x AC Adaptor (AC-L100C)
1 x Power code
1 x BC-L1(New Charger) (Connect AC-L100C to use)
1 x RMT-845 (Remote)
1 x Large eyecup
1 x Lens hood
1 x USB cable
1 x NP-F770 (Battery)
1 x User Manual CDROM
1 x User Manual (Paper)
1 x Warranty
1 x Catalyst Browse brochure
Standard Limited Warranty
Sony warrants that the Equipment shall be free from defects in materials or workmanship during the Warranty Period (defined below).
Subject to the exclusions detailed below, if the Equipment fails to conform to this Warranty and the purchaser notifies Sony in writing within the Warranty Period, Sony shall, without charge for labour or parts, (in its sole discretion), repair or replace the Equipment on the terms and conditions set out below.
Where Sony choose to replace the Equipment, and new Equipment of the relevant model is not available Sony may replace the Equipment with a refurbished version of that model. In the event that neither new nor a refurbished model is available, Sony will use its reasonable endeavours to supply a like for like replacement, at Sony’s discretion, and where such like for like replacement is not available Sony shall supply a suitable alternative replacement.
Where Sony chooses to repair the Equipment Sony requires the purchaser to return the same to Sony at the purchaser’s expense.
Warranty period The warranty period is one (1) year from the date of purchase by the original end-user customer, unless:
An exceptional warranty period applying to the Equipment or a component part thereof is published on the Sony website;
The Equipment has been repaired or replaced under warranty, in which case the warranty applies until the end of the original warranty period, or six (6) months from the date of such repair or replacement, whichever is longer;
The equipment is software, in which case Sony will warrant the media on which any software is delivered for ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase by an end-user customer*; or
The Equipment is B-Graded product in which case the warranty period is ninety (90) days from the date of original purchase by an end-user customer.
*All software is provided ‘as is’ unless expressly stated in the accompanying documentation. Customers are advised to make back-up copies of all software and/or data sent to or accompanying products sent to Sony. Sony is not responsible for any damage to or loss of any programs, data or other information stored on any media or any part of the Equipment which may be returned for service under this warranty.
Warranty claims and validation The purchaser presenting to Sony (either via the properly authorised Sony dealer from whom the product was purchased or by contacting Sony directly at the address stated below) the original sales invoice (indicating the date of purchase by the original end-user customer, serial number and the original dealer’s name) together with the defective Equipment within the Warranty Period; and Inspection by Sony (or its authorised service agent) disclosing to the satisfaction of Sony that:
The defect in the Equipment has arisen from defects in workmanship or materials during the Warranty Period
None of the exclusions apply
Exclusions The following are excluded from warranty:
Damage caused by:
Acts of God or any reason beyond Sony’s reasonable control
Misuse, including (but not limited to) failure to use the equipment for its normal purpose in accordance with Sony’s instructions on its proper use and maintenance
Improper operation or maintenance of the equipment
Connection to improper power supply
Attempted repair by anyone other than a properly Sony authorised service agent
Use of the equipment in conjunction with third party accessories, products or ancillary peripheral equipment
Equipment where the manufacturer’s serial number has been altered, deleted, removed, or made illegible
Equipment which has been adjusted or adapted without Sony’s prior written consent, including (but not limited to): upgrading the equipment beyond specifications or features described in the instruction manual, or modifications to the equipment to conform it to national or local technical or safety standards in countries other than those for which the equipment was specifically designed and manufactured
Normal wear and tear of parts, as defined by Sony for example in service manuals, unless there is evidence of a manufacturing defect
Damage or loss to any software programs, data, or removable storage media Costs associated with de-installation, re-installation or integration into a system
Any additional exclusions which may apply to specific products or product types the details of which is published on the Sony website
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