Last Updated on July 8, 2020
In the digital age when people consume more videos than other platforms, it’s become important for content creators to produce good quality videos without breaking the bank.
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At just $2,798, the Sony PXW-Z90V 4K HD Compact NXCAM camcorder is a budget-friendly option for those who are looking to shoot high quality videos but don’t have the money for more expensive camcorders in the market.
But while the PXW-Z90V is easy on the pocket, it still packs a punch when it comes to features.
- The PXW-Z90V 4K HD Compact NXCAM camcorder boasts of phase-detection autofocus (AF) and HDR capabilities packed in a palm-style body, making it a great camcorder to bring around in shooting corporate events, television production and news broadcasting.
- It features a 3.5” touchscreen LCD monitor with an OLED viewfinder, a stacked 1” Exmor RS CMOS sensor with UHD 4K (3840x2160) resolution and a 12x Carl Zeiss optical zoom. The PXW-Z90V 4K HD Compact NXCAM camcorder can alsor ecored 4K video in XAVC Long at 4:2:0, MPEG at 4:2:2 (with an optional license key) and HD in XAVC Long at 4:2:2 10-bit. Its S-Log3/S-Gamut3 functions allow users to control image quality better.
- The camcorder’s 1” Exmore RS CMOS Sensor is unique in that it allows approximately 14.2 million effective pixels for crisp quality images. It also boasts of Fast Hybrid AF through high-density displacement of autofocus points and the new AF algorithm for accurate tracking and focusing. This feature is especially important for individual operators who like to shoot UHD 4k videos.
- The camcorder also has a unique phase-detection AF that allow for proper focusing on the subject and its 3.5” touchscreen allows for easy switching of focus. To add to its versatility, the PXW-Z90V 4K HD Compact NXCAM camcorder also comes with features like Subject Switching Sensitivity, AF Drive Speed and Tracking Depth Range, all of which can be set according to the content you’re creating or the subject that you’re shooting.
- The camera also is capable of both Slow and Quick Motion for shooting HD videos at different frame rates including 120 fps. To allow for recording at different codecs, frame rates and formats, the PXW-Z90V supports 50 Mb/s up to 59.94p for HD videos and 100 Mb/s XAVC Long recording at up to 29.97p for 4K UHD videos.
All of the camera’s footage is recorded in its two SD memory card slots either simultaneously or through relay to make sure that there’s a backup.
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With the PXW-Z90V kit, you’ll get the PXW-Z90V 4K HD Compact NXCAM camcorder wit the lens hood and cap, an XLR handle, a large eyecup, a USB cable, an accessory shoe kit, a power cord, an RMT-845 wireless remote and CR2025 lithium battery for remote. It also includes the Sony NP-FV70A V-Series battery pack for handycam camcorders and the Sony AC-L200 AC adapter for handycam using A/P/F-Series InfoLITHIUM batteries.
This camcorder is definitely value for money because of its high quality features at a reasonable price. If that’s not enough, the PXW-Z90V 4K HD Compact NXCAM camcorder also comes with a limited 1-year warranty.