Tagged: xavc-s

Sony PXW-Z90

Three new 4K Sony handheld camcorders

Bam! In your face, Canon! Mere hours after the XF400/405 was launched (see our news item here), Sony have hit back with not one, not two but THREE of their own. But if you look at the specs, it could be that Canon’s got the...

Sony a6500 with SEL1670Z lens

New A6500 and RX100 cameras from Sony

Sony has uneviled an improved version of its A6300 camera, labelling it the A6500. The APS-C sensor (24.2 megapixels) device now includes a touchscreen, probably to the delight of many reviewers who seemed disappointed by the omission in the prior model. The screen can be used...

Video review: Sony HXR-NX100 camcorder

Sony’s HXR-NX100 camcorder is a very low cost, HD-only, entry-level newgathering-style all-in-one device. t’s slightly bigger than a Canon XF200 but not by much and is lightweight and easy to carry around. A step up from consumer grade camcorders, this offers a full complement of manual controls...

Sony HDR-AZ1VR with the bigger AS100VR

New tiny action cam from Sony

Sony’s snappily-named AS100VR has had some extremely good reviews but the company has apparently decided that at 92 grams it’s just too darned heavy for tired old outdoor activity people – so they’ve launched a smaller, lighter version. The equally trip-off-the-tongue HDR-AZ1VR weighs just 63...

Sony RX10

New video codec for Sony RX10

Sony’s continued push of its XAVC S flavour of the H.264 codec has resulted in a firmware update for the popular “Cybershot” RX10 stills camera that also shoots video. Firmware version 2.00 now enables shooting in 1920×1080 at 50p and 25p as well as 1280×720 at...

Sony PXW-X70

Pro makeover for Sony handcam

*** Update, November 2014: we have now done some testing on the PXW-X70 and you can see the results here www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/12/02/test-videos-sony-pxw-x70/. We’ve also decided the X70 is the best “entry level pro camcorder” – see why at this link: www.tubeshooter.co.uk/2014/10/17/best-entry-level-pro-camcorder-2/ *** Much as it did with the...

Sony CX900

Review: Sony’s HDR CX900 HD camcorder

Introduction Sony’s HDR-CX900 camcorder is an unusual beast. It’s physically quite large – this is no pocketable take-on-holiday camcorder. The lower-end brother of the much talked-about FDR-AX100 which shoots 4K UltraHD video, the CX900 is identical except for lacking that 4K mode; its highest- quality...