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Cross your palm with HDR

Sony has hit all parts of the market with its new camera offerings this IBC, adding to its stable of three 4K palm camcorders with HDR capability.

The XDCAM PXW-Z90, NXCAM HXR-NX80 and Handycam FDR-AX700 feature Sony’s Fast Hybrid autofocus system and 1.0-type stacked Exmore RS CMOS sensors.

The camcorders support instant HDR workflow in the HLG format, which allows users to easily output HDR content.

The PXW-790 is suitable for the run and gun broadcast market and includes XAVC format recording for 4:22 10-bit and 4:2:0 8-bit images. It features 3D SDI connectivity and networking functions, including compatibility with Sony’s cloud ENG service, XDCAM air.

The NXCAM HXR-NX80 and Handycam FDR-AX700 use XAVC S, a consumer version of Sony’s XAVC recording format which can record 4K.

Sony head of media solutions Richard Scott said: “As the demand for HDR content grows rapidly, professionals producing for internet platforms, corporates and events are paying more notice to the added value of HDR.

They need to delivery content quickly without compromising on quality. These three camcorders offer enhanced capabilities for professionals and video enthusiasts alike.”