SONY PXW-Z190 4K Handheld Camcorder

4K 1/3-type 3CMOS Sensor
25x professional zoom lens with three independent rings and large focal length
Advanced Face Detection AF
HDR / SDR dual production support*
Built-in electronic Variable ND Filters
Instant HDR workflow
Network workflow flexibility

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4K Handheld Camcorder with all-new 1/3-type 3CMOS with 4K 50p/60p* recording capability, 25x zoom lens and advanced Face Detection AF. *59.94fps

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4K 50p/60p with a stunning 25x zoom lens

This superb all-rounder is the de facto choice for a wide range of 4K and HD single camera shoots with an all-new 1/3-type 3CMOS sensor. A powerful 25x zoom lens with three independent lens rings delivers pin-sharp 4K imaging for almost any professional shooting scenario. Advanced Face Detection AF and Sony’s unique Electronic Variable ND filter making shooting great content stress-free.

Advanced workflow features

Instant HDR means you can deliver stunning imagery quickly without need for additional colour grading. Dual MI Shoe allows simultaneous use of wireless audio and video lighting, while advanced network performance support is easily enabled when required*.

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A wealth of formats and features for professionals

Sony’s familiar control layout and robust build quality make this a camera you can rely upon. It supports a wide range of formats including XAVC-Long, DVCAM, MPEG HD422/ MPEG HD* and Proxy 1080i. Dual SD slots, 3G-SDI output and Remote Terminal ensure it can support all workflow scenarios.

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4K 1/3-type 3CMOS Sensor

The PXW-Z190 is the world’s first professional camcorder with a 4K (QFHD) 1/3-inch type sensor. Red, blue, and green light are independently captured by separate image sensors within the Exmor RTM system in 3840 x 2160 resolution at up to 60fps. Even if you’re delivering in HD, 4:2:2 10bit recordings will capture detail and image texture that HD sensors simply cannot see.

25x professional zoom lens with three independent rings and large focal length

The PXW-Z190 is equipped with a 25x professional zoom lens able to zoom from 28.8mm to 720mm (35mm equivalent). The 1/3-inch type lens has three independent control rings, which allows manual control of focus, zoom and iris, making for better and faster adjustment.

The image can be enlarged in HD mode up to 50x zoom equivalent while maintaining Full HD resolution thanks to digital extender.

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Advanced Face Detection AF

The PXW-Z190 features newly developed Face detection AF. You can choose between Face Priority AF and Face Only AF. Simply keep the person in frame and however you move to obtain a better angle, you can be confident the PXW-Z190 will keep your subject in pin-sharp focus.

HDR / SDR dual production support*

When shooting HDR content, the Z190’s EVF is easily switched between HDR and SDR emulation modes. In addition, if you adjust the brightness of the image when in SDR emulation, the SDR gain dB is recorded into metadata so it can be used in post-production for the SDR content. Together these changes make it easier to shoot in HDR while also achieving a quick turnaround for SDR content.

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Built-in electronic Variable ND Filters

Sony’s ground-breaking integration of electronic variable ND Filters into the body of a camcorder enables fast, agile shooting. Moving from shadowy interiors to bright sun-lit exteriors is no problem with the PXW-Z190. Unlike conventional optical ND filters, the electronic ND filter on the PXW-Z190 can be controlled from 1/4ND to 1/128ND linearly while ND Filters can be set to fully auto. You can even manually adjust Depth of Field using the iris lens ring, while relying on the PXW-Z190 to maintain constant exposure without changing gain nor shutter speed.

Instant HDR workflow

Shoot, edit and view HDR content in HLG without the need for additional colour grading. Premium content services are switching to HDR and the PXW-Z190 is ready with Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) recording, for easy file-based workflows, whilst achieving the image quality of HDR. This simple workflow enables the shooting, editing and viewing of HDR content in HLG, without devoting a lot of time to post-production work and additional colour grading.

Stream directly to major online platforms*

Live streaming instantly connects you with your audience, wherever you are. From breaking news and live events to interviews and seminars – capture high-quality images and share them in real time on major online video platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and more. Set up your own streaming channel with your smartphone or tablet, connect via Wi-Fi – and you’re ready to go. You can even import streaming account details from your PC or Mac via SD card using our StreamingSettingTransfer app.

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Dual Multi-Interface (MI) Shoe

MI Shoe provides signal connections and coordinated on/off switching to compatible Sony accessories. Connectors at front and back of camcorder maximize operational flexibility. For example, you can connect and control Sony Wireless Microphone systems such as the UWP-D11 or UWP-D12 and the HVL-LBPC light at the same time.* Cable-less connection eliminates the risk of accidental disconnection.

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Dual XLR and 4 Channel Audio

The PXW-Z190 offers four channel audio recording with two independent volume dials enabling precision control of external audio inputs, including an MI-shoe attached microphone.

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Dual SD media slots

The camcorder is equipped with two SD memory card slots, which can record in either Simul or Relay or Back up mode. Simul mode permits simultaneous recording to two memory cards, ideal for archival purposes. Relay mode automatically switches recording from the first to the second memory card when the first is full to extend recording times. In Back up mode, users can set up the two Start/Stop buttons on the PXW-Z190, one on the grip and one on the camcorder body, to independently start and stop recording on different memory cards while recording in Simul mode.*

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Network workflow flexibility

PXW-Z190 comes with 5GHz* and 2.4GHz Wi-Fi as standard – simply turn on and log onto your preferred network. Install the free ‘Content Browser Mobile’ app** on your smartphone to operate the camera remotely controlling Iris, Zoom, Focus WB and other functions from the palm of your hand. One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity.

The Z190 is also easily upgraded to offer all the below features with optional CBKZ-SLNW1.

  • High quality QoS Streaming to Network RX station (optional)
  • MPEG TS UDP streaming to peripheral common receiver
  • FTP Transfer of proxy clip and high resolution clip to remote servers
  • Wired LAN streaming and file transfer
  • Trimming proxy and high resolution clip prior to sharing
  • RTMP/RTMPS live streaming supports sharing to major online video platforms such as YouTube Live, Facebook Live, and more (with CBKZ-SLNW1 and V4 or higher firmware)

Proven Recording Formats

The PXW-Z190 offers production flexibility with support for a variety of production formats.

XAVC Long GOP recording at QFHD and Full-HD

XAVC technology is based on the H.264 standard, which provides an exceptionally robust and efficient compression technology. XAVC Long GOP applies compression across multiple frames – reducing file sizes, which can make for fast ingest and editing as well as providing budget savings on recording media. In HD shooting, the XAVC codec adopts 10-bit sampling for high definition recording with rich tonal expression.

Broadcast-standard MPEG HD422 and MPEG HD*

High-quality MPEG HD422 50 Mbps is fully compliant with the latest EBU recommendations for long-form broadcast production and is widely accepted in broadcasting stations and production houses. This recording capability makes PXW-Z190 ideal for a wide range of different applications, including newsgathering and documentary production.

DVCAM at 25 Mbps in MXF file format

Many broadcasters and production houses still utilise the proven DVCAM format and PXW-Z190 provides support at the flick of a switch.


Approx 2.3 kg (body) Approx. 5 lb 1.1 oz (body) Approx. 2.8 kg (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U35 battery, a SD memory card) Approx. 6 lb 2.8 oz (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U35 battery, a SD memory card)

Dimensions (W x H x D):
190.0 × 202.0 × 419.7 mm (With the accessories (lens hood, eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts) 7 1/2 x 8 x 16 1/2 inches (With the accessories (lens hood, eyecup), excluding the grip belt and including the projecting parts)

Power Requirements:
DC In: 12V, Battery: 14.4V Please use genuine Sony batteries to ensure correct and safe operation*1

Power Consumption:
Approx. 24W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.) Approx. 36W (while recording with LCD On, EVF On when the external device connector is used.)

Battery Operating Time:
Approx. 1 hours, 20 minutes with BP-U35 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.) Approx. 1 hours, 5 minutes with BP-U30 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.) Approx. 2 hours, 10 minutes with BP-U60 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.) Approx. 3 hours, 15 minutes with BP-U90 battery (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)

Operating Temperature:
0°C to 40°C 32°F to 104°F

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

Recording Format (Video):
XAVC-L QFHD mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 150Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L HD 50 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 50Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L HD 35 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 35Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC XAVC-L HD 25 mode: VBR, maximum bit rate 25Mbps, MPEG-4 H.264/AVC DVCAM mode: CBR, 25Mbps, DVCAM

Recording Format (Audio):
XAVC-L mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels DVCAM mode: LPCM 16-bit, 48kHz, 4 channels

Recording Frame Rate:
XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode: 3840x2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P XAVC-L HD 50 mode: 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280x720/59.94P, 50P XAVC-L HD 35 mode: 1920x1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P XAVC-L HD 25 mode: 1920x1080/59.94i, 50i DVCAM mode: 720x480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720x576/50i, 25PsF

Recording/Playback Time:
XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode When using 128GB memory card: Approx. 88 minutes XAVC-L HD 50 mode When using 128GB memory card: Approx. 240 minutes XAVC-L HD 35 mode When using 128GB memory card: Approx. 325 minutes XAVC-L 25 mode When using 128GB memory card: Approx. 445 minutes When using 128GB memory card: Approx. 425 minutes

Recording Format (Proxy Audio):
XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels

Recording Format (Proxy Video):
XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR 1920x1080, 9Mbps 1280x720, 9Mbps 1280x720, 6Mbps 640x360, 3Mbps 480x270, 1Mbps 480x270, 0.5Mbps

Lens Mount:
Fixed type

Zoom Ratio:

Focal Length:
3.7 mm to 92.5 mm (equivalent to 28.8 mm to 720 mm on a 35 mm lens)

Auto/manual swichable F1.6 to F11 and C(close)

800 mm to ∞ (Macro Off) 10 mm to ∞ (Macro On, Wide) 800 mm to ∞ (Macro On, Tele) AF/MF/Full MF selectable

Image Stabilizer:
On/Off selectable, shift lens

Filter Diameter:
M 82 mm , pitch 0.75 mm

Imaging Device (Type):
1/3 type back-illuminated Exmor R 3CMOS sensor

Effective Picture Elements:
3840 (H) x 2160 (V)

Optical System:
F1.6 prism system

Built-in Optical Filters:
ND filters OFF: CLEAR 1: 1/4ND 2: 1/16ND 3: 1/64ND Linear variable ND (Approx. 1/4ND to 1/128ND)

Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance):
F11 (typical, 1920 x 1080/59.94p, High Sensitivity Mode) F12 (typical, 1920 x 1080/50p, High Sensitivity Mode)

Minimum Illumination:
0.01lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +30 dB gain, High Sensitivity Mode, with 64 frame accumulation)

S/N Ratio:
57 dB (Y) (typical)

Horizontal Resolution:
2,000 TV lines or more (3840 x 2160p mode) 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080p mode)

Shutter Speed:
1/24 sec to 1/8,000 sec

Slow Shutter (SLS):
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation

Slow and Quick Motion Function:
2160P: 1-60 fps 1080P: 1-60 fps 720P: 1-60 fps

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

-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18 dB, 30dB (Turbo Gain ON), AGC

Gamma Curve:

Protocol *3:
AVC / RTMP / RTMPS 1920x1080 at 9Mbps 1920x1080 at 6Mbps 1280x720 at 3Mbps 640x340 at 1Mbps

Audio Input:
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable LINE:+4, 0, -3dBu/10kΩ MIC:-80dBu to -30dBu /3kΩ (0 dBu=0.775 Vrms)

Audio Output:
Integrated into Multi/Micro USB jack(x1)

SDI Output:
BNC (x1), 3G/HD/SD selectable

Timecode Input:
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC out) 0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 3.3kΩ

Timecode Output:
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in) 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω

USB device, Multi/Micro USB jack (x1) Host:USB 3.0/2.0 type A(x1) USB 2.0 type A(x1)

Headphone Output:
Stereo mini jack (x1) -16dBu 16Ω

Speaker Output:
Monaural Output: 500mW

DC Input:
DC jack

Stereo mini-minijack (Φ2.5 mm)

HDMI Output:
HDMI connector (Type A)

Wired LAN:
RJ-45 (x1), 1000BASE-T, 100BASE-T, 10BASE-T

1.0 cm (0.39 type) Approx 2.36M dots

8.8cm (3.5 type) Approx. 1.56M dots

Built-in Microphone:
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone


Supported Format:
IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Frequency Band:
2.4 GHz bandwidth 5.2/5.3/5.6 GHz bandwidth*2


NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant

Supplied Accessories:
Lens hood (1), Pre-installed to the Camcorder EVF eyecup (1) Battery pack BP-U30 or U35 (1) AC Adapter/charger BC-U1A (1) Power Code (1) USB cable (1) Warranty Booklet (1) "Before Using this Unit" (1) CDROM "Operating instructions" (1)

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