Sony PXW-Z450

Sony PXW-Z450

Enter the new world of 4K without leaving your operating style behind. Sony’s groundbreaking PXW‑Z450* combines 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with familiar shoulder-mount ergonomics and a 2/3‑inch B4 lens mount. Record outstanding pictures with the 4K XAVC™ I codec, save space with 4K XAVC Long recording or capture HD in a choice of XAVC or MPEG2 codecs. So you can shoot HD now and move into 4K whenever you’re ready. Sony’s PXW‑Z450 is the ideal 4K acquisition tool for news and field production, including reality TV, live events and documentaries.


  • Innovative 4K 2/3-inch Exmor® R CMOS sensor
  • Robust B4 lens mount
  • Perfect front/rear shoulder balance
  • XAVC I and XAVC Long recording in 4K and HD
  • MPEG2 HD 422® and MPEG2 HD® codecs
  • High sensitivity: F10, typical in 4K mode
  • Superb picture clarity: 61 dB signal-to-noise ratio
  • Live streaming with supplied adaptor
  • Wireless remote control from tablet or smartphone
  • RJ-45 LAN interface included

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World’s first 4K shoulder camcorder

The PXW-Z450 is an advanced 4K shoulder camcorder that records 4K QFHD (3840×2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as a variety of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. Thanks to a specially-developed 4K 2/3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is ideal for a wide variety of 4K operations, allowing you to use a wide range of commercially-available B4 mount lenses without having to use an adapter. The camcorder offers the same advanced features as the PXW-X400 Full HD camcorder, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption, alongside excellent networking features such as built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function for easy Wireless LAN setup and operation via a mobile or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.

Shooting in 4K and HD
The PXW-Z450 supports a wide variety of formats including 4K QFHD and HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP at 50p/59.94p.

Versatile B4 ENG Lens Options
Thanks to a versatile 2/3-type native sensor and B4 lens mount, this camcorder allows you to install a variety of B4 ENG lenses including either 4K or HD. This flexible lens options supports your variety of shooting applications while saving the cost.

Low power and ergonomic design
Designed to minimise power consumption, this camcorder’s lighter lens grip reduces front weight and helps reduce the load on the right-arm.

Excellent network connectivity
Connectivity features include built-in wireless module, RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connection and NFC function for easy Wireless LAN set-up.


Additional Features

Features Benefits:
High-quality recordings in 4K QFHD and HD The PXW-Z450 supports a variety of 4K and HD formats, including 4K QFHD (3,840 x 2,160) at 50p/59.94p, using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422, and MPEG HD 420 workflow standards.
High sensitivity image-making The camcorder’s specially developed 4K 2/3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor provides superb image quality and high sensitivity. The sensor matches B4 mount lens systems, allowing you to use commercially available B4 4K/HD lens systems without the need to use an adapter.
Discover Optimized Weight Balance PXW-Z450 is the world’s first* 4K shoulder-mount camcorder, and it inherits the design concept of the PXW-X400 XDCAM camcorder with a favorable reception. Thanks to its ergonomic design, the PXW-Z450 camcorder achieves optimized weight balance to lessen the weight on the lens grip and stable image shooting.*As of April, 2016, based on Sony’s research.
Supports QHD LCD and Full HD OLED viewfinders The camcorder supports a variety of Sony’s viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20. The OLED viewfinders take advantage of focusing the 4K shooting.
Embedded RJ-45 connector An embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector on the right side of the camcorder provides a robust and fast network connection that can be used for file transfer, live-streaming, and camera control from a web browser.
One-touch wireless LAN connection 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.
Built-in wireless module with Content Browser Mobile™ The camcorder’s built-in wireless module gives you more mobility without the need for a cable, enabling proxy recording and file transfer or live-streaming. In file transfer mode, high-resolution files and XAVC Proxy files can be transferred over wireless connection to the cloud or FTP server thanks to Content Browser Mobile* (CBM) application. In Push mode, the CBM 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. With Content Browser Mobile V2.0, proxy trim, proxy partial clip upload, and logging are available. High-quality live-streaming is provided by the advanced Sony QoS technology embedded in the camcorder and in the PWS-100RX1 network RX station. Non-QoS live-streaming is also possible with a third-party receiver or VLC player.*The CBM application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.
Easy network connection A dedicated button gives simple on-off control of Network Client Mode, Auto Upload (Proxy), and Live-Streaming.
Records a second camera’s feed via SDI An SD or HD-SDI (up to 1.5 G) signal can be recorded by the camcorder, a useful function to record an external feed from another camera.
Lower power consumption By optimizing the design of the hardware, the lightweight camcorder has a low power consumption. This enables continuous recording operation for long hours of filming.



Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Built-in Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Effective Picture Elements 3840 (H) x 2160 (V)
Gain -9, -6, -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB(TBD)
Imaging Device 2/3-type “Exmor R” 4K CMOS
Minimum Illumination 0.019 lx (F1.4, +42 dB, 16-frame accumulation)
S/N Ratio 61 dB typical (typical, 1920×1080/59.94i mode, Noise Suppression On)
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode or 3840 x 2160/59.94p mode)
F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode or 3840 x 2160/50p mode)
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
Slow & Quick Motion Function 1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1fps to 60 fps
Slow Shutter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16-frame accumulation
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW

General Specifications Detail:
Battery Operating Time Approx. 160 min with BP-FLX75
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6 3/4 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches
(excluding protrusions, body only)
Mass Approx. 7 lb 15 oz
(body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Operating Temperature 32° F to 104° F
Power Consumption Approx. 24 W (while XAVC recording, color LCD on)
Approx. 26 W (CBK-VF02 viewfinder, lens, microphone, while XAVC recording, color LCD on)
Power Requirements DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
Recording Format XAVC Intra:
– XAVC-I QFHD 300 mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, CBG, Max.600Mbps
– XAVC-I HD 100 mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, CBG, Max.223Mbps

XAVC Long:
– XAVC-L QFHD 150 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 150Mbps
-XAVC-L QFHD 100 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 100Mbps
– XAVC-L422 HD 50 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 50Mbps
– XAVC-L422 HD 35 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 35Mbps
– XAVC-L422 HD 25 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 25Mbps

– HD422 mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, CBR, Max.50 Mbps

– HQ mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, VBR, Max.35 Mbps

– MPEG-2 422@ML, CBR, 50 Mbps

– CBR, 25 Mbps

Recording Frame Rate XAVC Intra (XAVC-I QFHD 300 mode):
– 3840 × 2160: 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

XAVC Intra (XAVC-I HD 100 mode):
– 1920 × 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
– 1280 × 720: 59.94p, 50p

XAVC Long (XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode):
– 3840 × 2160: 59.94p, 50p

XAVC Long (XAVC-L QFHD 100 mode):
– 3840 × 2160: 29.97p,25p, 23.98p

XAVC Long (XAVC-L422 HD 50 mode):
– 1920 × 1080: 59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
– 1280 × 720: 59.94p, 50p

Recording/Playback Time XAVC-I QFHD 300 mode:
Approx. 20 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94p

XAVC-I HD 100 mode:
Approx. 120 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode:
Approx. 80 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94P

XAVC-L QFHD 100 mode:
Approx. 120 min. with 128 GB SxS car d at 59.94P

XAVC-L422 HD 50 mode:
Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

XAVC-L422 HD 35 mode:
Approx. 340 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

XAVC-L422 HD 25 mode:
Approx. 440 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

MPEG HD422 mode:
Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

MPEG HD420 HQ mode:
Approx. 360 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

MPEG IMX 50M mode:
Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

HD HQ mode:
Approx. 400 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

HD SP mode:
Approx. 560 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

DVCAM mode:
Approx. 440 min. with 128 GB SxS card at 59.94i

Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F

Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
Audio Input CH1/CH2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic/+48V selectable
LINE: +4, 0, -3 dBu
AES/EBU: AES3 compliant
MIC: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin, male, +4/0/-3 dBu (balanced)
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
Genlock Input BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
HDMI Output A type, 19-pin (x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)
-11 dBu reference level output, maximum monitor volume, 16 Ω load
MIC XLR-type 5-pin, female: -70 dBu to -3 0 dBu
Remote 8-pin
SDI Input SMPTE ST292/ST259 standard compliant, 4-channel audio 1.5G
Poolfeed Recording (upto 1080 59.94i)
SDI Output Output 1/2/3/4: BNC (x4), 0.8 Vp-p,
Speaker Output Monaural, 300 mW output
Timecode Input BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
Timecode Output BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
USB USB 3.0/2.0 4-pin (type A), USB2.0 4-pin (type B), USB2.0 4-pin (type-A)
VF 20-pin IF for HDVF Series Viewfinder, and 26-pin IF for CBK-VF02, HDVF-L750
Video Output BNC, SD analog composite/HD-Y selectable
Wireless Receiver IN D-sub 15-pin
Analog CH1: -40 dBu
Digital CH1/CH2: -40 dBFS

Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount

Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Built-in LCD Monitor Color LCD, Screen size: 8.8 cm (3.5 inch) diagonal *3 , Aspect ratio: 16:9, Number of pixels: 960 (H) × 540 (V) for Video display, Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity

Additional information

Weight 7.94 lbs
Dimensions 6.75 × 10.625 × 13.125 in


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