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SONY

SONY

PXWX180
XDCAM XAVC HD422
hand-held camcorder.

$5,049.00

U.S.List Price

UPC: 027242884779

Overview

Ideal for professional broadcast, documentary or live event video applications, the PXW-X180 XDCAM HD422 camcorder offers a 25x HD zoom
lens, three 1/3"-type Exmor CMOS sensors for high resolution, low noise and wide dynamic range, and a variable Neutral Density filter which
provides more flexibility in density control and a broader range of shooting techniques. By using the wireless function, the camera connection is
broadened to other destinations for sharing content by transfering files. In addition, a live streaming feature is available via cellular connection, Wi-
Fi, and ethernet, which requires user upgradable free of charge system software version 2.00 or later and network function software version 1.31 or
later.

The camcorder has a new type of Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe where compatible accessories attached to the MI shoe can be controlled from the PXW-
X180. The new HVL-LBPC video LED light can be attached which enables controlling the light ON and OFF syncing with recording START and
STOP. Also, if an optional UWP-D wireless microphone receiver is connected with use of the adapter, power supply and cable-free audio signal
input are possible, minimizing the need for extra batteries and removing the need for additional cabling.

Highlights

* Three 1/3"-type Full HD Exmor CMOS sensors * Dual SxS media slot for simultaneous recording, relay recording, and
* Sony G Lens with 25x Optical Zoom. independent recording control.
* Variable dual ND filter control mechanism * Multi Interface Hot-Shoe (MI Shoe) for flexible connection
* High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Log GOP recordings * OLED color viewfinder
* 59.94p / 50p recording at Full HD 1920 x 180 * 3G HD-SDI and HDMI supports up to 60p full HD uncompressed signal
* Switchable recordings for MPEG-2 HD422, AVCHD, and DVCAM * Remote control (partialy compatible with LANC)
* Wi-Fi features for viewing image from your Android/iOS device, * Live Video/Audio streaming via network (4G, LTE, Wi-Fi, and
browse/send files, and remotely control the camera. ethernet.)
* Proxy file recording on SD card * For live streaming in US, compatible modems are Verizon UML290 or
MC551L. The CBK-NA1 is also recommended to use with these modems.

Features
Features Benefits

Three 1/3-inch type Exmor The PXW-X180 incorporates three 1/3-inch type Full-HD Exmor CMOS sensors to achieve high resolution,
CMOS Full HD sensors for high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range. The sensor has 2 million effective pixels and achieves full
a wide range of shooting HD 1920 x 1080 shooting without pixel interpolation, enhancing shooting under severe lighting conditions and
conditions providing more freedom of creative expression.

25x professional HD The PXW-X180 is equipped with a G Series fixed 25x optical zoom lens with 26mm wide-angle. Due to a quick
optical zoom lens with electric zoom function, the change of shooting from wide-angle to tele-angle can be made quickly. The lens
three independent rings has three independent control rings with end-stop, which means focus, zoom and iris can be manually
with end-stop and large controlled, making for better and faster adjustment.
focal length
Variable dual ND filter The PXW-X180 is equipped with a variable ND Filter function, allowing you to choose either four conventional
control mechanism mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial. The optical filter changes the density electrically,
allowing the light amount to be reduced more conveniently. The density can be changed gradually and fluidly.
Different from conventional optical ND filters, the ND filter on the PXW-X180 can be controlled from 1/4ND to
1/128ND linearly. By choosing the density value properly, the iris control has more flexibility.

High quality XAVC Intra The PXW-X180 supports not only MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps in MXF (Material eXchange Format), which is
and XAVC Log GOP widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide, but also XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP codecs. XAVC
recordings technology is based on the H.264 standard, which provides an exceptional performance compression
technology. XAVC Intra (frame) compression means that every frame is encoded independent of the other
framesz providing a better quality picture, without compromises. With a Long GOP codec, only certain frames
are encoded individually. This allows the codec to squeeze the video into a much smaller bitrate than Intra
technology. The main benefit is faster ingest and editing. XAVC Long GOP files also require less storage
space than XAVC Intra files, providing budget savings on recording media. The XAVC codec adopts 10 bit
sampling for high definition recording with rich tonal expression. The bite rate of XAVC recording is 111 or 112
Mbps at 1080/59.94i or 50i and 89, or 112 Mbps at 1080/23.98P or 25p. The high bit rate gives a better quality
picture.

Wireless LAN with By attaching the supplied dongle IFU-WLM3, the PXW-X180 can be remotely controlled from a smartphone or
Content Browser Mobile, tablet computer (iOS 4.3 through 7.0 or Android 2.3 through 4.3) via a wireless LAN(*1) connection, and
and Video/Audio recorded video files can be browsed and transferred from camcorder. In addition to file transfer, a live
Streaming from the field streaming via 4G/LTE(*2)/Wi-Fi/Ethernet is available by user upgradable free of charge system software
version 2.00 or later and network function software version 1.31 or later. One-touch authentication is also
possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity. The required “Content Browser Mobile” mobile
smartphone application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.
(*1) Wireless LAN operation cannot be guaranteed with all smartphones/tablet/computers/mobile hot spot.
(*2) For live streaming in the US, compatible modems are Verizon UML290 and MC551L. In addition, it is
recommended to use with the accessory CBK-NA1.

Proxy recording on SD The PXW-X180 can record proxy video H.264 on an SD card. The resolution and bitrate of proxy video can be
card changed for a more flexible workflow. The proxy files are recorded in MP4 format for better compatibility with
broadcast systems. The lightweight proxy video files are generated separately from the main line recording
and recorded to SD cards for quick sharing of content over low-bandwidth mobile networks.

Dual SxS media slots, The PXW-X180 is equipped with two SxS memory card slots. The camcorder is compatible with SxS PRO+
“Simultaneous” or “Relay” and SxS-1(*2) memory cards. XQD card can also be used with the adaptor QDA-EX1. Two media slots can
recording, and record in either “Simultaneous” or “Relay” mode. “Simultaneous” mode permits simultaneous recording to two
independent record memory cards, while “Relay” mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card
control when the first is full. The user can set up the two Start/Stop buttons on the PXW-X180, one on the grip and
one on the camcorder body, to independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while
recording in Simultaneous mode.
(*2) Some selected recording mode is not supported.

OLED Viewfinder and 3.5” This 0.5-inch type OLED viewfinder has the incredible clarity of 1024 x 768 pixels, plus superb OLED
type LCD Panel brightness, contrast and response. The high resolution of the viewfinder allows better precision of manual
focus operations and eliminates any colour-breaking phenomenon. The 3.5” type QHD LCD panel provides
easy viewing in a wide range of lightning conditions.

Wide choice of The camcorder offers numerous connections to suit the broadcast workflow, including 3G HD-SDI, HDMI,
connections USB, composite output, timecode input/output and genlock input. The 3G-SDI connector is able to output the
1080/59.94P or 50P signal. Down-conversion output from HD to SD is also possible. Simultaneous output from
both SDI and HDMI is possible. The recording trigger signal can be sent through SDI and HDMI to link an
external recording device.

Multi Interface Shoe (MI The PXW-X180 is equipped with a Multi Interface Shoe (MI Shoe) that has an electric interface in its
Shoe) for flexible mechanical attachment allowing the camcorder to communicate with an attached accessory. For example, the
connection without XLR audio signal from a UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 wireless microphone package can be input from the wireless
cable microphone receiver to the PXW-X180 without an XLR cable. The power can be supplied from the PXW-X180
to the receiver and a battery is not required for the receiver operation.

Specifications
Camera Section Detail
Specifications

Built-in Optical Filters Clear


1/4ND (2 stops)
1/16ND (4 stops)
1/64ND (6 stops)
Variable ND Filter: 1/4ND to 1/128ND continuous smooth control.

Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)


Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, AGC

Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Imaging Device 3-chip 1/3"-type Exmor Full HD CMOS

Minimum Illumination 0.12lx (typical, 1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +18 dB gain, with 16 frame accumulation, Gamma off, 100%
video level)
0.02lx (typical, 1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +18 dB gain, with 16 frame accumulation, Gamma off, 50%
video level)

Optical System F1.6 prism system

S/N Ratio 60 dB (Y) (typical)

Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% F9 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)


reflectance) F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)

Shutter Speed (Time) 1/32 to 1/2000 sec.

Slow & Quick Motion XAVC-I mode - 1920x1080: 1 to 60 frames (29.97P, 25P, 23.98P) - 1280x720: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P)
Function
XAVC-L mode - 1920x1080: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P) - 1280x720: 1 to 120 frames
(59.94P, 50P)

HD422 mode - 1920x1080: 1 to 30 frames (29.97P, 25P, 23.98P) - 1280x720: 1 to 60 frames (59.94P,
50P,29.97P, 25P, 23.98P)

Slow Shutter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 16-frames accumulation

White Balance Preset mode (3200K), Memory A mode, Memory B, ATW mode

General Specifications Detail

Battery Operating Time approx. 4 hours 00min with BP-U90 ( while recording, LCD off, EVF on)
approx. 2 hours 35min with BP-U60 ( while recording, LCD off, EVF on)
approx. 1 hours 15min with BP-U30 ( while recording, LCD off, EVF on)

Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

Dimensions (W x H x D) approx. 7 5/8 x 8 x 16 1/4 in (191.5×201.5×412 mm)

Mass approx 5lb 15.2oz (2.7kg) camcorder body only


approx 7lb 0.9oz (3.2kg) with lens hood(1), eyepiece(1), battery pack BP-U30(1), and SxS memory card(1) :

Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)

Power Consumption approx. 19.9W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
approx. 20.8W (while recording with LCD On, EVF On when the external device connector is used.)

Power Requirements DC 14.4V (battery pack)


DC 19.5V (AC adaptor)

Recording Format XAVC Intra: XAVC-I mode - CBR 112MBps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels

XAVC Long: XAVC-L 50 mode - VBR, maximum 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2
channels
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 35 mode - VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2
channels
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 25 mode - VBR, maximum 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 2
channels

MPEG-2 Long HD422 - CBR, 50Mbps, MPEG-2 422@HL - LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode - VBR, maximum 35Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL - LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 2
channels

AVCHD - VBR, maximum 28Mbps,m MPEG-4 H.264/AVC - LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels - Dolby Digital
16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels
DVCAM - CBR 25Mbps - LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 2 channels

Recording Frame Rate XAVC Intra: XAVC-I mode - 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p - 1280x720/59.94p, 50p

XALC Long: XAVC-L 50 mode - 1920x1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p - 1280x720/59.94p,
50p
XALC Long: XAVC-L 35 mode - 1920x1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p
XALC Long: XAVC-L 25 mode - 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i

MPEG-2 Long HD422 - 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p - 1280x720/59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 23.98p,
25p
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode - 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p - 1440x1080/59.94i, 50i -
1280x720/59.94p, 50p

AVCHD - 1920x1080/59.94p, 50p, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 25p - 1280x720/59.94p, 50p
DVCAM - 720x480/59.94i - 720x576/50i

Recording/Playback Time XAVC Intra: XAVC-I mode - approx. 120 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 60 min with SBP-64B/SBS-
64G1A(64GB) - approx. 30 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

XAVC Long: XAVC-L 50 mode - approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 120 min with SBP-
64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB) - approx. 60 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 35 mode - approx. 340 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 170 min with SBP-
64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB) - approx. 85 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
XAVC Long: XAVC-L 25 mode - approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 220 min with SBP-
64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB) - approx. 110 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

MPEG-2 Long HD422 - approx. 240 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/SBS-
64G1A(64GB) - approx. 60 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)
MPEG-2 Long HD420 HQ mode - approx. 360 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 180 min with SBP-
64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB) - approx. 90 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

AVCHD - approx. 290 min with 64GB card - approx. 145 min with 32GB card - approx. 70 min with 16GB card
DVCAM - approx. 440 min with SBP-128B(128GB) - approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/SBS-64G1A(64GB) -
approx. 110 min with SBP-32G1A(32GB)

Storage Temperature -4°F to +140°F (-20°C to +60°C)

Inputs/Outputs Detail
Specifications

Audio Input XLR type 3-pin (2), female, LINE/MIC/MIC+48V switchable


- MIC: -50 dBu/3 k
- LINE: +4 dBu/10 k
(Reference input level 0 dBu=0.775Vrms)

Audio Output Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm)


-10 dBu (Under 47 k load, reference level)

DC Input DC jack (1)

DC Output No

EXT 50-pin No

Genlock Input BNC type (1), switchable with VIDEO OUT connector
1.0 Vp-p, 75

HDMI Output HDMI connector - Type A (1)

Headphone Output Stereo minijack (Ø 3.5 mm) -19 dBu (Reference level output under 16 load)

MIC Omnidirectional stereo electret condenser microphone

Remote Stereo mini-mini jack 2.5mm (1)

SDI Output BNC type (1), switchable with 3G SDI/HD-SDI/SD-SDI


SMPTE292M/259M/424M/425M standards

Speaker Output Monaural, 50 mW

Timecode Input BNC type (1), switchable with TC OUT connector


SMPTE 12M-2-2008
0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 3.3 k

Timecode Output BNC type (1), switchable with TC IN connector


SMPTE 12M-2-2008
2.0 Vp-p, 50

USB Mass storage: USB2.0 mini-B (1)


Host: Type A USB3.0 (1) supported by future software upgrade.
Host: Type-A USB2.0 (1) to use with supplied wireless LAN module

Video Output BNC type (1), HD-Y/HDSYNC/composite signal, 1.0Vp-p, 75


switchable with GENLOCK IN connector

i.LINK No

Lens Specifications Detail

Filter Diameter M 82 mm (3 1/4 in.), pitch 0.75 mm


Focal Length 3.7 mm to 92.5 mm (5/32 to 3 3/4 in.) (equivalent to 26 mm to 650 mm (1 1/16 to 25 5/8 in.) on a 35 mm lens)

Focus AF / MF selectable.

Iris F1.6-3.2
F1.6 to F11 and C (close)
Auto/manual switchable

Lens Mount fixed lens

Zoom Ratio 25x optical zoom

Media Specifications Detail

Type ExpressCard/34 slot x 2

Monitoring Detail
Specifications

Built-in LCD Monitor 3.5"-type color LCD: QHD 960(H) x 3(RGB) x 540(V), 16:9, 1.55 mega dots

Viewfinder 0.5"-type color OLED: 1024(H) x 3 (RGB) x 768(V), 4:3, 2.36 mega dots

Accessories
Supplied Accessories

Model: Description: U.S.List Price

BCU1 Battery Charger/AC Adaptor for BP-U30/U60 Lithium-ion Battery Packs. $190.00

BPU30 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $150.00

QDAEX1/SC1 XQD ExpressCard Adapter $44.99

IFUWLM3 Wireless USB module for VPL-E200 series $89.00

Lens hood (1), pre-installed to the camcorder Pricing available upon request

EVF eyepiece (1), pre-installed to the Camcorder Pricing available upon request

AC adaptor (1) (ACDP-060S01) Pricing available upon request

Power cord (2) Pricing available upon request

Audio connecting cable (1) Pricing available upon request

USB cable (1) Pricing available upon request

Accessory shoe kit (accessory shoe (1), accessory shoe plate (1), screws Pricing available upon request
(4))

Wireless remote commander (1) (RMT-845) Pricing available upon request

Shoulder strap (1) Pricing available upon request

CD-ROM "Manuales for Solid-State Memory Camcorder" (1) Pricing available upon request

Operating Guide (2) Pricing available upon request

Optional Accessories

Model: Description: U.S.List Price

BPU60 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $300.00

SBACUS20 Sony SxS Memory Card USB 3.0 Reader $350.00

BCU2 Battery Charging Unit $360.00

ECMVG1 Shotgun Microphone $260.00

LCX180AME Ameripack Hard Transit Case for PXW-X180 and PXW-X160 $339.00

ECM680S Stereo Shotgun Microphone $1,092.00

ECMMS2 Stereo Microphone $375.00

ECM678/9X Shotgun Microphone $854.00

ECM673/9X Shotgun Microphone $357.00

SMADP3 MI SHOE ADAPTER $59.99

UWPD16/30 Lav Mic, Bodypack TX, Plug-on TX and Portable RX Wireless System $1,029.99

UWPD12/30 Handheld Mic TX and Portable RX Wireless System $799.99


MEADMS01 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Media Adapter $140.00

SBACUS10 SxS Memory Card USB Reader/Writer $310.00

CBKNA1 Network Adapter KIT $189.00

UWPD11/30 Lav Mic, Bodypack TX and Portable RX Wireless System $799.99

SBACUS30 Sony SxS Memory Card USB 3.0 Reader $350.00

BPU90 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $450.00

MEADSD02 SDHC/SDXC Media Adapter $145.00

Resources
Product Manual

Description: Release Date Type/Size

PXWX180 new function manual 00-new-functions-manual.pdf /


for system firmware version 6,629K
2.00 and Network firmware
version 1.31

Brochure

Description: Release Date Type/Size

PXW-X180 / PXW-X160 pdf / 7,322K


Brochure

Service Plans & Training


Service

Model: Description: U.S.List Price

PPPDI4D08 4 Yr Service Plan for DI $5000-$7500 $399.99

PPPDI3A08 3 Yr Svc Pln w/ ADH for DI $5001-$7500 $579.99

PPPDI2A08 2 Yr Svc Pln w/ ADH for DI $5000-$7500. $499.99

PPPDI3D08 3 Yr Service Plan for DI $5000-$7500 $299.99

PPPDI2D08 2 Yr Service Plan for DI $5000-$7500. $139.99

PPPDI4A08 4 Yr Svc Pln w/ ADH for DI $5000-$7500. $899.99

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