Spit balling, but you never know…

Are we going to see a new Sony camera come out very soon? Possibly this week?

You know that one shown on Alister Chapman’s XDCAM Blog from Broadcast Asia.

That rings a bell.

Is This The Sony PXW-X70
Pic belongs to Alister:

We think we found the model number of that new camera: the Sony X70 camera…

Now it has, we believe the same 1″ sensor as the Sony FDR-AX100 camera so the number may be FDR-AX70 making it a pro version of the AX100. Then again it was wedged against the PXW-X160 and PXW-180 camera announcements and it’s full size like them but with a 1″ sensor. So the model number may be the Sony PXW-X70 camera… Yeah we are feeling PMW-X70… You never know, but we recon it’s going to be known as the X70 1″ sensor camera.

How did we find what we believe is the model number X70? Same as we found the Sony’s next big thing: the PMW-200 camera, two weeks before it was announced.

It’s on an official website!!

Here is the spiel from Sony which accompanied the 1/3″ PXW-X160 AND PXW-X180 cameras:

Sony has announced that a new addition to its XDCAM Series of handheld solid-state memory Camcorders is in development, and is set to be made available this year. The new model has today been publicly previewed for the first time, with delegates able to see the camera at Broadcast Asia, taking place in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

The new XDCAM camcorder features a 20M pixel 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS Sensor and the capability to record in XAVC Long GOP, enabling 422 10-bit sampling for high-definition recording with rich tonal expression. The camcorder will be designed to support broadcasters and AV professionals as they modernise their workflows with a focus on increased data transfer speeds.

Upon its release the new camcorder is set to become Sony’s most compact XAVC-capable XDCAM camera to date, well suited to field operations for a broad range of professional applications.

“Following the recent announcements of the PXW-X180 and the PXW-X160 camcorders, we’re excited to see the momentum which exists across the industry in adopting the XAVC recording format,” said Robbie Fleming, Product Marketing Manager, at Sony Professional Solutions Europe. “This new compact addition to the XDCAM line-up will bring the benefits of XAVC to an even broader audience, whether it’s in education, videography or news and broadcast production.”

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