Sony’s New 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

During NAB 2016 Sony announced the new XDCAM PXW-Z450, the world’s first 4K shoulder camcorder. Using a specially-developed Exmor R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is perfect for a vast array of 4K productions. The camera combines enhanced weight balance and low power consumption with field production features necessary for broadcasters.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450
The Sony PXW-Z450 features a built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function for simple Wireless LAN setup and operation via a smartphone or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.

The PXW-Z450 is capable of multi-format recording and captures QFHD (3840×2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as an array of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. The camera accepts standard B4-mount lenses without the use of an adapter, making lens swapping easy and effortless.

Perfect for broadcast production and ENG freelance photographers, the PXW-Z450 supports pool feed functions (HD/SD-SDI), allowing broadcasters to record an external signal on an SxS card from another camera on-site without a portable deck. An “ONLINE button” allows users to transmit proxy clips or stream AV signals to other equipment connected on the network.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Cameras
The PXW-Z450 supports a variety of Sony’s viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20.

Sony have yet to announce pricing for the PXW-Z450, which is said to be available by the end of 2016.


  • Shooting in 4K and HD
  • Specially-developed 4K sensor for B4 lenses
  • Low power and ergonomic design
  • Excellent network connectivity

To learn more about the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z450, click here.