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Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder


Availability: In stock

Note: Back in stock: Contact Videocraft for the availability & best price. 

Product Highlights:

  • 1" Exmor R CMOS Sensor

  • HD Recording

  • Built-In SD Media Card Slot

  • Viewfinder & Flip-Out LCD Screen

  • XAVC, AVCHD, DV File Based Recording

  • 3G-SDI & HDMI Output

  • Wireless LAN Control

  • Planned Upgrade To UHD 4K

Note: Latest Software update available  Get the 4K Upgrade License here.  For XAVC recording, use Sony SDXC Cards.


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The all new light and bright Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder features a sensor more than eight times the size of a conventional 1/3” sensor. Expect a new age awakening from your visual slumber with measurably improved low light sensitivity and performance.



The Sony PXWX70 4K software upgrade is available and features 4K UHD recording ability, file transfer and streaming Wi-Fi.



4K ready 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor for a wide range of shooting conditions

The PXW-X70 incorporates a 4K-ready 1.0 type Exmor R CMOS sensor to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range. The sensor has 14,2 million effective pixels enhancing shooting under severe lighting conditions and providing more freedom of creative expression.


High sensitivity and high resolution

Thanks to the 1.0 Exmor R CMOS sensor, the PXW-X70 has high sensitivity 1.67 stops brighter than a 1/2.88-inch sensor. The camcorder also has higher resolution than any other camcorder in its price range. The 1.0 sensor is brighter and offers more bokeh with a shallow depth of field than 1/3-inch or 1/4.7-inch sensors.


Advanced BIONZ X image processing engine

An evolved BIONZ engine achieves more lifelike images, and enables the addition of new features that take advantage of faster processing.


Compact body

The palm-sized PXW-X70 is ergonomically designed to provide a lightweight and easy-to-use experience.


Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile™

The PXW-X70 can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or tablet computer (iOS 4.3 through 7.0 or Android 2.3 through 4.3) via a Wi-Fi connection, and recorded video files can be transferred from camcorder to smartphone in MP4 format.* One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity. The required Content Browser Mobile™ mobile smartphone application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.

* Wi-Fi operation cannot be guaranteed with all smartphones and tablet computers.


Multi-format recording and 4K ready

The PXW-X70 records XAVC Long GOP 422 10-bit 1920 x 1080 50p/60p/50i/60i/ 30p/25p/24p at 50 Mbps and 35 Mbps, 1920 x 1080 50i/60i at 25 Mbps, as well as 1280 x720 50p/60p at 50 Mbps. It is also possible to record AVCHD 420 8-bit at 1920 x 1080 and 1280 x720 and DV. The PXW-X70 is also 4K ready and can handle 4K recordings with a future upgrade.

Please Note: To record in the XAVC codec, this camera requires SDXC UHS-1 U3 media. All other codecs can be recorded by class 10 SDHC or SDXC media.


Dual media slots, “Simul” or “Relay” recording, and independent record control

The PXW-X70 is equipped with two memory card slots. The camcorder is compatible with Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2), Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo and Memory Stick XC-HG Duo media, as well as SDXC and SDHC cards. Two media slots can record in either “Simul” or “Relay” mode. “Simul” mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards, while “Relay” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full. The user can set up the two Start/Stop buttons on the PXW-X70, one on the grip and one on the camcorder body, to independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.


ND filter control mechanism

The PXW-X70 is equipped with a variable ND Filter function, allowing you to choose four conventional mechanical ND filter positions from 1/4ND, 1/16 to 1/64ND.


ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens

The PXW-X70 is supplied with a fixed 29 mm wide-angle ZEISS Vario-Sonnar T* lens. Ideal for capturing grand landscapes, it also provides up to 12x optical zoom.


Clear Image Zoom

The 12x optical zoom can be doubled to 24x with Clear Image Zoom, maintaining full resolution using Super Resolution Technology. In addition, Digital Extender can double this range again, up to 48x zoom. Super Resolution Technology is a Sony original intelligent interpolation which analyses the input image and increases the resolution of the image.


Lens ring

The lens ring enables smooth, natural adjustment of focusing or zooming, depending on which mode is selected.


Manual controls

The manual dial and buttons on the side of the body allow swift and easy adjustment of IRIS (aperture), GAIN/ISO and shutter speed.


Slow & Quick Motion

Smooth slow or quick motion with full HD quality is available without any extra processing. 2x slow motion can be easily achieved by setting the recording format to 25p and the frame rate to 50 fps. The frame rate can also be set to 1 fps for 50x quick motion. In order to go into the S&Q Motion mode, the camera needs to be in XAVC & AVCHD mode (Not DV mode) and Manual mode.


Picture Profile

You can fine-tune the look of movies before shooting by adjusting gradation (black level, gamma and black gamma), adjustment ( mode, intensity, tone and depth), basic (gamma and mode) and more. Adjusted parameters can be saved along with other settings as a profile, and up to seven profiles can be stored for later recall.


99 Camera Profiles

It is possible to save up to 99 camera settings under different profile numbers. User can copy the settings from one PXW-X70 to another PXW-X70 so that user can shoot with multiple cameras in the same settings (only works with same model camcorders). Also, users can save camera settings for each scene, so that it is possible to recall proper settings for the scene immediately.


Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection without XLR cable

The MI Shoe* on top of the PXW-X70 has several possibilities to be used to attach the supplied handle, which will allow Rec Start/Stop, Zoom & Audio Control. Using the MI Shoe connection and the optional adapter SMAD-P3, the audio signal from a UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone package can be input from the wireless microphone receiver to the PXW-X70 without an XLR cable. The power can be supplied from the PXW-X70 to the receiver and a battery is not required for the receiver operation.

* It is not recommended to use the HVL-LBPC light with the MI Shoe as the battery requirement is too high. When the handle is attached to the MI Shoe, it is not possible to use the MI Shoe to control the DWZ-D receiver.


Viewfinder includes amazing OLED technology

This 0.39-inch OLED viewfinder offers superb OLED brightness, contrast and response. The high resolution (1,440K dot) of the viewfinder allows better precision of manual focus operations and eliminates any colour-breaking phenomenon.


High resolution LCD

The PXW-X70 incorporates a 3.5-inch 1,555K dot LCD, offering high resolution and flexible composition options.


Wide choice of connections

The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI®, USB and composite output. The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device.


Sensor 1" Exmor R CMOS
20MP sensor
14.2MP effective pixels
Lens 12x optical zoom
24x Clear Image Zoom
48x with digital extender
Video Sampling 4:2:2 10-bit
Compression MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Recording Format


Please Note: To record in the XAVC codec, this camera requires SDXC UHS-1 U3 media. All other codecs can be recorded by class 10 SDHC or SDXC media.

Outputs 1 x 3G-SDI
1 x HDMI
Audio 2 x 3-pin XLR female
Media Card Slots 2 x SD
Wireless NFC
Wireless LAN
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.8 x / 4.1 x 10.8" / 120.7 x 103.5 x 274.3 mm ( with lens hood and eyecup)
Weight Less than 3 lb / 1.4 kg (includes camera body, XLR handle unit, NP-FV70 battery, lens hood, and large eye-cup)

Sony PXW-X70 Professional XDCAM Compact Camcorder

  • XLR Handle Unit with Microphone Holder
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Eyecup
  • Accessory Shoe Kit
  • USB Cable
  • Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV70)
  • AC Adapter AC-L200D
  • AC Power Cord
  • Wireless Remote Commander (RMT-845)
  • CR2025 Battery



    Sony has recently become aware that when recorded in XAVC mode, the Left
    and Right audio channels are recorded swapped around.

    Sony is offering a system software update (V1.02) for XDCAM Camcorder
    “PXW-X70” which corrects this phenomenon and improves other functions.
    We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and thank you for
    your kind understanding and co-operation. YOu can retrieve the local download here

    [Applicable model]
    XDCAM Camcorder

    [Applicable system software version]
    The applicable cameras have system software versions “Ver.1.00 and 1.01”.

    [Contents of update]
    The system software corrects the phenomenon on which Lch and Rch are
    recorded in reverse when recorded in XAVC mode and improves other

    For the restoration of any clips already recorded with reversed audio channels,
    we suggest using NLE editing software such as “Adobe Premire Pro CC”.

    For further assistance, please contact:
    Sony Australia 1300 367 669 (OPTION 5)

  • When will the 4K software update be available for the Sony PXW-X70 Camcorder ?

    Both the FREE Ver2.0 System software update and the 4K PAID update for the PXW-X70 camcorder are now available.


    New features and improvements of the Free Ver2.0 Update:

    • Recording/playing back/outputting in 4K (QFHD) (NOTE: CBKZ-X70FX option is required, sold separately. 
    • Proxy recording
    • Network functions:
    • Live streaming
    • FTP
    • Operation stability improvement

    All owners of the PXW-X70 camcorder should be encouraged to install this update.

    Local download of the update, procedure and operating manuals is available from http://pro.sony.com.au/PXWX70/V200

    New features and improvements of the Paid 4K Update:


    Once the PXW-X70 camcorder has had the free Ver 2.0 upgrade installed, adding the paid upgrade option CBKZ-X70FX will enable shooting in 4K [QFHD/UHD] in the following format:


    • XAVC-L
    • 4:2:0/8-bit
    • 3840 x 2160 [QFHD/UHD]
    • 30p/25p/24p
    • 60Mbps


    Note that the CBKZ-X70FX 4K upgrade is delivered as a Purchase Key, in a physical box. After purchasing this from Videocraft, the enter the Purchase Key into Sony’s eCSite along with the camera’s serial number, to obtain an Install Key.

    4K Upgrade Procedure

    1. Purchase the CBKZ-X70FX Purchase Key 
    2. Register on eCSite - http://www.gsc.cpg.sony.co.jp/GSC
    3. eCSite will send ID & Password
    4. Follow instructions to get “Install Key” by inputting the Purchase Key & Serial No. of PXW-X70


    Note 4K restrictions as follows:

    • S&Q
    • Face Detection
    • Data Rec
    • Colour Bars
    • HDMI/SDI/composite (from multi terminal) output
    • D. Extender
    • Clear Image Zoom ratio x24 (HD mode)
    •  x18 (4K mode)

    NO output from HDMI (or SDI) during 4K recording mode. Only 4K output available is from HDMI in 4K EE mode.


  • I'm looking for a camera that has great night vision but also something that I can live stream from locations, but I really don't want to spend a lot

    I have just looked through the manual of the Sony HXRMC2500 camera and I can’t find a reference to a night shot feature (High-gain, monochromatic). It does have night scene but this is not the same and is best for static shots like the exterior of a building at night. The cheapest camera we have that offers nightshot is the sony PXWX70.

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