While everyone is waiting on the big PXW-XF7 camera announcement, not many knew Sony had always planned on dropping the PXW-200 camera as well.
Well the Sony PXW-X200 camera specs have leaked and here they are…
PXW-X200 XDCAM Camcorder Features
· 1/2-type Exmor 3CMOS
· 17 times Zoom Lens (29.3-498.7mm)
· Zoom/Focus/Iris Independent Control Rings
– All rings with end-stop (The same mechanism as PMW-200)
– XAVC Intra/Long, MPEG2, DV
– 1080/59.94P, 50P in XAVC Intra
· Wireless Operation
– WiFi Remote
– Monitoring on Tablet
– File Transfer
· NFC for smart WiFi connection
· GPS (version-up)
· SxS Slot x2
– 2 Media Simul Recording (version-up)
– Seamless Relay Recording
· SD Card Slot for Proxy Recording
New 17 times Zoom Lens
–The PXW-X200 is equipped with a newly developed 17 times zoom lens designed by Fujifilm. The focal length at the wide end is 29.3mm and zoom up to 498.7mm (35mm equivalent). Although the camera adopts 1/2-type imagers, which is bigger than most of the other brand camcorder’s 1/3-type or 1/4-type, the lens is designed as compact as possible. The size difference with the 14 times zoom lens which was incorporated in the PMW-200 is only approx 15mm in length.
–The lens has the image stabilizing function by the shift lens mechanism. Also the lens has Focus, Zoom and Iris independent manual control rings. And each ring has a mechanical end-stop for critical manual control. The filter diameter is 77mm.
–The PXW-X200 inherits the CODEC selection from the PMW-200.
–Adding to them, new XAVC CODEC is available on the PXW-X200.
–XAVC formats can be recorded on exFAT system, MPEG-2 formats can be recorded either on exFAT or UDF file system. And DV format can be recorded either on UDF (UDF) or FAT32 (AVI) file system.
Proxy Video Recording
–The PXW X200 can also record Proxy video on a SD card which is inserted in PROXY card slot.
• Video : H.264 (1280×720: 9Mbps(VBR), 640×360: 3Mbps(VBR), 480×270: 1Mbps(VBR) or 500kbps(VBR))
• Audio : AAC-LC (48kHz 128kbps 2ch)
• File Format : MP4
Picture Cache Recording
–A recording can be started up to 15 seconds before pushing REC START miss the important scene in news gathering. The cache time is selectable 4-6 sec, 6-8 sec, 8-10 sec and 13-15 sec in CAMERA MENU while XAVC CODEC is selected. In XAVC Intra, the maximum cache time is 2-4 sec.
Simultaneous Recording on two media
–The PXW-X200 has the Simul Recording function. Utilizing this, a mirror recording is possible.
–(Note) An individual rec trigger is not possible unlike the PXW-X180/X160.
Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe)
• The function is activated by firmware version upgrade which is scheduled in years 2015.
–The PXW-X200 is equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe). MI Shoe has an electric interface in its mechanical attachment and a camera and an attached accessory can communicate each other to work conveniently.
–There are two MI Shoe accessories that can be used with the PXW-X200 as of now. Either of them can be connected to the MI shoe.
3G-SDI & HDMI Interface
–The PXW-X200 has a SDI Interface to connect with the professional equipments such as a monitor, recorder, switcher etc. When in 1080/59.94P or 1080/50P mode, it works as 3G-SDI and is able to output the 1080/59.94P or 50P signal. The 1080/59.94i or 1080/50i converted signal can be also output in accordance with the menu setting while the camera is in 1080/59.94P or 1080/50P mode.
– The down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible.
–Adding to the SDI, the PXW-X200 has a HDMI output interface. Since HDMI is popular in the consumer products, monitoring the content on an inexpensive consumer TV is possible. The simultaneous output both from SDI and HDMI is possible.
–The Rec Trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an external recording device. The function can be activated by Video Set Menu.
–The PXW-X200 has the Wireless functions. By attaching the supplied IFU-WLM3, the below function can be realized. The function is basically common with the Sony CBK-WA100 wireless adaptor.
–(Note) The IFU-WLM3 is the only Wi-Fi adaptor that can be connected to the PXW-X200 . For the streaming function, a 3G/LTE adaptor is required. And the applicable adaptor will be announced separately when it will be ready.
–Video/Audio Streaming (The function is activated by the firmware version upgrade)
–Wi-Fi Remote Control
–Streaming to Tablet/Smartphone
–The IFU-WLM3 is supplied with the PXW-X200 . Since the IFU-WLM3 needs a type approval, the PXW-X200 can not be sold in some countries.
–Please check with individual country status.
-The PXW-X200 has NFC (Near Field Communication) chip in the camera grip. It greatly helps the connect-ability between the PXW-X200 and the Android devices.
-ONLY 2 EASY STEPS to start wireless operation
• Activate NFC both on the camera and on the Smartphone/Tablet
• Put your Smartphone close to the camera
• SSID/Password is set on the Smartphone and the connection is established automatically
• Content Browser Mobile is started up and the target device is selected automatically.
–The PXW-X200is equipped with a GPS device. The GPS data is automatically obtained and recorded in two file locations.
–The GPS function can be disabled by OTHERS menu.
• The GPS function is activated by firmware version upgrade which is scheduled in years 2015.
• Log file implementation is TBD.