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 been previewed for the first time at Broadcast Asia, Singapore, this week.
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. Upon its release the new camcorder is set to become Sony’s most compact XAVC-capable XDCAM camera to date
“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,” commented Robbie Fleming, product marketing manager, 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.”