World’s first 4K HDR shoulder camcorder
Sony’s ground-breaking PXW-Z450 combines 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) with superbly balanced shoulder-mount ergonomics and a versatile 2/3-inch B4 lens mount. It’s a robust, high performance acquisition tool for 4K and HD news, documentaries, live events and general field production.
The PXW-Z450 records 4K QFHD (3840x2160) at 50p/59.94p, with 4K Slow and Quick motion up to 59.94p*, as well as a variety of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. The Z450 can record and output not only SDR but also HDR pictures as Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) and S-Log3 with BT.2020 colour space*.
Thanks to a specially-developed 4K 2/3-type Exmor R CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 allows you to use a wide range of commercially-available B4 mount lenses without having to use an adapter. The PXW-Z450 offers the same advanced features as the PXW-X400 Full HD camcorder, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption, alongside excellent networking features.
The PXW-Z450 is available on its own (PXW-Z450) or with 4K lens, OLED Viewfinder and shotgun microphone (PXW-Z450KC).
4K HDR / HD SDR simultaneous recording
The Z450 can record both 4K HDR and HD SDR simultaneously to support high speed workflows.* No need to spend time converting 4K HDR clips to HD SDR to get on-air quickly.
Advanced picture monitoring*
To make HDR production easier, picture quality can be monitored with BT.709 imagery in the viewfinder while shooting S-Log3 or HLG, while a high quality Focus Magnifier picture can be made from the 4K resolution image.
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 a variety of shooting applications while saving cost.
Low power and ergonomic design
Z450 power consumption is as low as 24W in normal operation (XAVC recording with colour LCD on), extending recording times, while an ergonomically balanced weight distribution eases operator fatigue and enhances stable shooting.
Excellent connectivity and wireless functions [online]
The PXW-Z450 enables robust, high-speed ENG/EFP workflows with high resolution clip or proxy clip transfer via Wired / Wireless LAN or 4G/LTE connection. The camcorder can also stream HD video to a receiver even while shooting in 4K.
Easily connect to the cloud
C3 Portal* can upload high-res / proxy footage to the cloud from multiple camera operators in the field, so editing can start immediately. Uploaded content can be accessed securely from any location. Production teams can even start logging clips while shooting is still going on, saving even more valuable time when a story’s breaking.
* C3 portal is only available in specific countries. C3 portal supported functions vary depending on the camcorder.
PXW-Z450KC – 18X Portable 4K Lens Kit Model
This cost-effective 4K shoulder camcorder kit includes the camcorder itself, plus HDVF-EL20 OLED colour view finder, shotgun microphone and a lightweight 1.72kg 4K 18X Canon portable lens. The lens has a focal length of 7.6-137mm, support for ALAC (Auto Lens Aberration Compensation) and its dimensions are (W x H x L) 160.5 x 105 x 206.2mm (6.3 x 4.1 x 8.1 in.) Digital extender and focus-servo features are not supported.
* Version 3.0 firmware upgrade required.