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  • Sony PXW-Z450

Sony PXW-Z450

  • Brand: Sony
  • Product Code: PXW-Z450
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Comparison Chart   
        PXW-X400      PXW-Z450      PDW-850
 Imager  3-chip 2/3-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS  1-chip 2/3-type "Exmor R" 4K CMOS  3-chip 2/3-type Full HD Power HAD FX CCD
 Resolution  HD (1920 x 1080)   QFHD (3840 x 2160)  HD (1920 x 1080) 
 Shutter  Rolling Shutter with Flash Band Reducer  Rolling Shutter with Flash Band Reducer  Global Shutter
 Sensitivity  F12 (typical, HD/59i)
 F13 (typical, HD/50i)
 F10 (typical, HD/59i, 4K/59p)
 F11 (typical, HD/50i, 4K/50p)
 F11 (typical, HD/59i)
 F12 (typical, HD/50i)
 S/N *1  62dB  61dB  62dB
 Resolution  1,000 TV lines  2,000 TV lines (QFHD)
 1,000 TV lines (HD)
 1,000 TV lines
 Digital Extender  x2, x3, x4  N/A  x2, x3, x4
 Recording Media *2  SxS, XQD, SDXC   SxS, XQD, SDXC   XDCAM Optical Disc
 59.94p recording  Yes  Yes N/A
 SDI Output  x2 up to HD/60p  x4 up to HD/60p
 QFHD/30p *3 
 x2 up to HD/60p
 HDMI Output  Yes  Yes *4   N/A
 SDI Input  Yes (1.5G)  Yes (1.5G)  Yes (1.5G)
 Wireless Module  Yes   Yes   Option (CBK-WA100)
 Fiber/Triax Adapter  CA-FB70, CA-TX70  CA-FB70, CA-TX70 *5   CA-FB70, CA-TX70
 Weight (Body only)  3.6 kg / 7 lb. 15 oz.   3.6 kg / 7 lb. 15 oz.  4.2 kg/9 lb. 4.1 oz.
 Power Consumption *6  22W  24W  37W


*1) Noise Suppression On

*2) SxS Pro+, SxS Pro and SxS-1 are available, QDA-EX1 adapter required for XQD. MEAD-SD02 adapter required for SDXC.

*3) QFHD/60p output will be prepared as option. In HD mode, SDI 3-4 is the same output as SDI 1-2.

*4) 4K output is not supported.

*5) HD transmission only. 4K Transmission and Return Video are not available. When SDI is set to 4K SDI Output, the CA adapter

will not operate.

*6) When recording (body only) with the LCD monitor on.



4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor weight-balanced advanced shoulder camcorder with variety of network functions and low power consumption

End Users who purchase a qualifying camcorder and DWX digital transmitter will receive a DWR-S02D digital slot-in receiver, valued at $2,979.00 (MSRP), at no additional charge via mail in rebate.
Elibible Camcorders: PXW-X500, PXW-Z450, PDW-850
Plus a Digital Wireless Transmitter: DWT-B01N, DWT-P01N, or DWM-02N
Expires March 31, 2018

Available Package


World’s first 4K shoulder camcorder 

The PXW-Z450 is an advanced 4K shoulder camcorder that records 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as a variety of HD formats, using the XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP workflow standards. Thanks to the specially-developed Exmor® R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is ideal for a wide variety of 4K operations. The PXW-Z450 allows the use of a wide range of commercially-available B4 mount lenses without having to use an external optical attachment or internal optical extender. The camcorder offers the same advanced features as the PXW-X450 Full HD camcorder, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption. The PXW-Z450 offers excellent networking features such as a built-in wireless module, and an embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector. It also features a Near Field Communication (NFC) function for easy Wireless LAN setup and operation via a smartphone or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.

• Shooting in 4K and HD

• Specially-developed 4K sensor for B4 lenses

• Low power and ergonomic design

• Excellent network connectivity

High quality recordings in 4K QFHD and HD

The PXW-Z450 supports a variety of 4K and HD formats, including 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p, using the XVAC Intra and XAVC Long GOP workflow standards.

High sensitivity image making

The camcorder’s specially-developed 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor provides superb image quality and high sensitivity. The sensor matches B4 mount lens systems, allowing you to use commercially-available B4 4K lens systems without the need to use an external optical attachment or internal optical extender. HD B4 mount lenses may also be used, though performance may vary.

Ergonomic design for superb weight-balance

The camcorder has excellent weight and handling capabilities. The lighter lens grip resolves any front-heavy issues and dramatically reduces the load on the right arm. This makes it easier to shoot for long periods and delivers more stable images.

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 an 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 with no cable needed, enabling proxy recording and file transfer or live streaming. In file transfer mode, high-resolution files and XAVC Proxy files can be transferred over a wireless connection to a cloud or FTP server thanks to the 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.

Flexible operation The CA-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Adaptor or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Adaptor can be attached to the camcorder for live camera operation. The CA-FB70 enables the camcorder to transmit signals via an optical fiber cable up to 820.21 ft between the CA-FB70 and HXCU-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Control Unit (CCU) with power and signal transmission. The CA-TX70 transmits signals via triax cable up to 1,968.5 ft* between the CA-TX70 and HXCU-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Control Unit. 

* When ø 0.33" cable is used.

Standard Accessories

Shoulder Strap (1)

Cold shoe kit (1)

Lens Mount Cap (1)

IFU-WLM3 USB wireless LAN module (1)

Protective Cap(2)

Operation Guide (1)

Operation Manual CD-ROM (1)

Operation Guide (1)

Water Resistant Cap for USB

wireless dongle (1)

Flange back adjustment chart (1)

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