Sony PXW-Z190

The Sony PXW-Z190 is a handheld camera equipped with all-new 1/3-type 3CMOS 4K 50p/60p sensors, 25x optical zoom and enhanced AF with face recognition.

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4 309.58 € with VAT 3 561.64 € without VAT
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Product description

The Sony PXW-Z190 is a handheld camera equipped with all-new 1/3-type 3CMOS 4K 50p/60p sensors, 25x optical zoom and enhanced AF with face recognition.

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*.

* Requires firmware 2.0 or higher and optional paid upgrade.

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.

* Requires firmware 2.0 or higher and optional paid upgrade.

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 without any picture degradation in an HD mode and a 50x zoom equivalent image is captured with sensor cropping extender.

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.

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.

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.

*Accessories sold separately. HVL-LBPC light does not draw power from PXW-Z190.

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.

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.

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)
  • XDCAM air secure wireless workflow
  • 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

* 5GHz support dependent on country/regional regulation.

** Content Browser Mobile™ application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.Wi-Fi operation cannot be guaranteed with all smartphones. Minimumrequirements : iOS 9.0 or Android 4.4.

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.

*Requires version 2.0 firmware and paid CBKZ-SLMP upgrade license.

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.


  • Lens hood (1), Pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • EVF eyecup (1)
  • Battery pack BP-U30
  • (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)



Approx 2.3 kg (body)
Approx. 5 lb 1.1 oz (body)
Approx. 2.8 kg (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U30 battery, a SD memory card)
Approx. 6 lb 2.8 oz (with lens hood, eyecup, BP-U30 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: 12 V,
Battery: 14.4 V

Power Consumption
Approx. 22W
(while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
Approx. 29W
(while recording with LCD On, EVF On when the external device connector is 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)

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, 48 kHz, 4 channels

DVCAM mode
LPCM 16-bit, 48 kHz, 4 channels

Recording Frame Rate

XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode
3840 x 2160/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 50 mode
1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P 1280 x 720/59.94P, 50P
XAVC-L HD 35 mode
1920 x 1080/59.94P, 50P, 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 23.98P, 25P
XAVC-L HD 25 mode
1920 x 1080/59.94i, 50i

DVCAM mode
720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF 720 x 576/50i, 25PsF

Recording/Playback Time

XAVC-L QFHD 150 mode
When using 128 GB memory card
Approx. 88 minutes
XAVC-L HD 50 mode
When using 128 GB memory card
Approx. 240 minutes
XAVC-L HD 35 mode
When using 128 GB memory card
Approx. 325 minutes
XAVC-L 25 mode
When using 128 GB memory card
Approx. 445 minutes

When using 128 GB 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
1920 x 1080, 9Mbps
1280 x 720, 9Mbps
1280 x 720, 6Mbps
640 x 360, 3Mbps
480 x 270, 1Mbps
480 x 270, 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

Camera Section

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
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
0.02lx (typical)
(1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +30 dB gain, High Sensitivity Mode, with 64 frame accumulation)

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, 18 dB, 30dB (Turbo Gain ON), AGC

Gamma Curve


Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
LINE:+4, 0, -3dBu/10k?
MIC:-80dBu to -30dBu /3k?
(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, 3.3k?

Timecode Output
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in)
1.0 V p-p, 75 ?

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 16?

Speaker Output
Output: 500 mW

DC Input
DC jack

Stereo mini-minijack (?2.5 mm)

HDMI Output
HDMI connector (Type A)

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


0.39 type (1.0 cm)
Approx 2.36 M dots

3.5 type (8.8cm)
Approx. 1.56M dots

Built-in Microphone

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


NFC Forum Type 3 Tag compliant



Manufacturer: SONY
Category: Compact cameras

Main parameters

Camera Sensor size1/3"
ResolutionFull HD
Resolution4K UHD
Type of bayonetintegrated lens
Output3G SDI

Other parameters

Record formatXAVC-Long
Record formatH.264
Record formatMPEG HD
Record formatDVCAM
FPS4K 60fps
FPSUHD 30fps
FPS4K 30fps
FPSUHD 60fps
FPSUHD 50fps
FPSUHD 25fps
FPS1080P 60fps
Min. focal length28.8mm
Max. focal length720mm
Media typeSD card
Battery typeBP-U
Other featuresTimecode
Other featuresWiFi
Control protocolLANC


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