The two models come equipped with a 273-point phase detection autofocus sensor and 4K HDR recording.
Sony has announced the launch of two new 4K HDR camcorders featuring its AF system: the XDCAM PXW-Z90 and the NXCAM HXR-NX80. Both palm camcorders combine autofocus (AF) function adapted for shooting with a 1.0-type stacked Exmor RS CMOS image sensor, delivering image clarity alongside a range of shooting features.
The Fast Hybrid AF system ensures focusing and tracking during shooting, delivered by 273 phase-detection AF points that reportedly cover approximately 84% of the shooting area, high-density placement of autofocus points and a newly developed AF algorithm. This reportedly reduces the burden of focusing especially when highly accurate focusing is required for shooting 4K films.
We strongly believe in empowering customers to tell amazing stories, whether its a journalist out in the field covering a breaking news event, or a freelancer working under the tight deadline pressures of a one-day corporate shoot explained Aydin Tolan, Business Head for Broadcast in ME region, Sony Professional Solutions MEA. Our new palm camcorders do exactly that. By minimising the efforts required to focus on a subject in-frame and streamlining the post-production workflow, were helping users concentrate on what they do best: storytelling.
The new camcorders support 4K HDR recording with HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) offering an instant HDR workflow. This enables users to produce HDR content whilst reducing the post-production work and produce HDR content smoothly, without necessity of a grading process.