• Webcode: 414316 • Mfr: PXWX320L
Product Highlights
  • Three 1/2"-type Exmor® CMOS Sensors
  • Full HD (1920 x 1080) Up to 59.94i/29.97p
  • XAVC® Intra HD Recording at Over 100 Mbps
  • SDI and HDMI Outputs
Sony PXW-X320L Solid State Memory Camcorder (Without Lens) Sony PXW-X320L Solid State Memory C...
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Overview

Sony PXW-X320L Solid State Memory Camcorder 

The successor to Sony’s popular PMW-320, the PXW-X320 adds the dynamic range of 10-bit video and 24-bit audio recording with Sony’s acclaimed XAVC® codec. You get the spectacular performance of XAVC Intra recording at over 100 Mbps, along with money-saving XAVC Long, MPEG HD422®, MPEG HD®, MPEG IMX®, and DVCAM® recording. The camera retains the virtues of its predecessor, including true shoulder-mount ergonomics and three 1/2”-type Full HD image sensors with Sony’s Exmor® CMOS technology. For wireless streaming, file transfers and remote control, the camera also accepts Sony’s CBK-WA101 wireless adaptor, sold separately. You get fast delivery of content to broadcast stations and cloud services.

Key Features:

  • Clean, clear pictures
  • XAVC codec and much more
  • Color LCD Viewfinder
  • Wireless streaming and file transfers
  • Enhanced Flash Band Reducer
  • Customizable menu
  • Powerful connections
* Lens pictured not included

Clean, clear pictures

Three 1/2”-type Full HD sensors each have 1920 x 1080 resolution, for superlative image texture and detail. Sony’s Exmor® CMOS design enhances your pictures with high sensitivity (F11 at 59.94 Hz / F12 at 50 Hz), low noise (60 dB), and wide dynamic range.

In addition to conventional noise reduction, the PXW-X320 includes a 3D system that detects and corrects noise using vertical, horizontal and time axes, correlating characteristics among video frames. This helps deliver the best signal-to-noise ratio of any 1/2”-type Full-HD shoulder camcorder

XAVC codec and much more

The PXW-X320 offers a robust menu of codecs and bitrates, including masterquality XAVC® Intra HD recording at over 100 Mbps. You get the phenomenal image fidelity of 10-bit grayscale and Intra frame only compression. And that’s just one of six available codecs with MXF file wrappers and data rates as low as 25 Mbps.

Color LCD Viewfinder

Sony provides an easy-to-read 3.5” color LCD viewfinder (viewable area, measured diagonally). Because focus is especially critical in HD, the viewfinder offers high resolution: 960 x 540 pixels. You can flip up the viewfinder cover for easy viewing during tripod shots.

Wireless streaming and file transfers

If you can’t wait for the whole world to see what you’re seeing, the PXW-X320 streams remarkably high quality at surprisingly low cost. Just attach the CBK-WA101, sold separately. Sony’s unique Quality of Service (QoS)* technology dramatically improves the clarity that’s possible on a single, affordable cellular channel (via software update expected June 2015). You can also stream conventional MPEG-TS. And transfer proxy or full-res files with bit-for-bit accuracy. And control your camcorder, right from an Android® or iOS® tablet or smartphone, using our free Content Browser Mobile app.
* 2 PWS-100RX1 server, sold separately required for QoS streaming.

Enhanced Flash Band Reducer

Strobes and camera flashes can leave unwanted horizontal bright streaks across your image. Sony’s improved algorithm more effectively detects and corrects flash banding. At your option, you can disable the feature and fix flash banding in post with tools like Sony’s Content Browser.

Customizable menu

When the lights are prepared and the talent is ready, you don’t want to waste time diving through camera menus. That’s why the PXW-X320 offers User Menu, a feature typically reserved for high-end camcorders. You can organize favorite menu items for fast recall, much like bookmarking favorite web pages in your browser.

Powerful connections

The full set of interfaces includes a pair of SDI outputs, enabling the director and camera operator to check shots on separate monitors. HDMI® output enables connection to consumer televisions. You can input and output signals via the i.LINK® interface for HDV, in SP 1440 (FAT) mode, and for DV, in DVCAM (FAT) mode.

What's Included

Viewfinder
Shoulder strap
Stereo microphone
Wind-screen
Cold shoe kit
Lens mount cap
Flange back adjustment chart
Auto focus lens
Before Using this Unit
CD-ROM: Operating Instructions (English / Japanese)

 

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Product Specifications

Detailed Specifications
Weight Approx. 7.9 lb (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Approx. 3.4 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (124 x 269 x 332 mm) (excluding protrusions, body only) 
Power Requirements DC 12 V 
Power Consumption Approx. 25W (with viewfinder, lens and microphone while recording) 
Operating Temperature 32° F to 104° F (0° C to 40° C) 
Storage Temperature -4° F to +140° F (-20° C to +60° C) 
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 194 min with BP-L80S 
Recording Format (Video)

XAVC
- XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112Mbps max, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
-XAVC-L50 mode: VBR, 50Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
-XAVC-L35 mode: VBR, 35Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
-XAVC-L25 mode: VBR, 25Mbps, MPEG-4 AVC/H.26

MPEG-2 Long GOP:
- HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
- HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP@HL
- SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
- SD mode : MPEG IMX, DVCAM

Recording Format (Audio) 

<exFAT>
- XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- XAVC-L mode:LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- HD 422 50 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

<UDF>
- HD 422 50 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels

<FAT>
- HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels

Lens

 
Lens Mount Sony 1/2-inch type bayonet mount 
Zoom Ratio 16x (optical), servo/manual (AF lens for PXW-X320) 
Focal Length f = 5.8 mm to 93 mm (equivalent to 31.4 mm to 503 mm on 35 mm lens) 
Iris F1.9 to F16 and Close, Auto/Manual selectable 
Focus AF/MF/Full MF selectable
800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF)
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide)
782 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
Filter Diameter M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens) 

Input/Output

 
Genlock Input BNC (x1) 
Timecode Input BNC (x1) 
Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable 
Mic Input XLR-type 5-pin 
SDI Output BNC (x2), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable 
Video Output BNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite 
Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin 
Timecode Output BNC (x1) 
Earphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1) 
Speaker Output Monaural 
DC Input XLR-type 4-pin 
DC Output 4-pin 
Lens 12-pin 
Remote 8-pin 
Light 2-pin 
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i )/DVCAM stream input/output*2, S400 
USB USB device B Type (x1), host A Type (x1) 
HDMI A type (x1) 

Camera Section

 
Imager 3-chip 1/2-type “Exmor” Full HD CMOS 
Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V) 
Optical System F1.6 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time) 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Extended Clear Scan)
Shutter Speed
(Slow Shutter (SLS))
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
Sensitivity
(2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum Illumination 0.04 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +24 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 dB
S/N Ratio 60 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Viewfinder

 
  3.5-inch*3 type color LCD monitor:
960 (H) x 540 (V), Quarter HD Size
Other

Built-in LCD Monitor
Black & White LCD (Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity)

Built-in Speaker
x1

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Sony PXW-X320L Solid State Memory Camcorder (Without Lens)

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