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Sony PXW-X180//C Full HD Camcorder

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Sony PXW-X180//C (PXWX180//C, PXW/X180//C, pxw-x180//c) Full HD Camcorder

Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps offer budget savings and workflow flexibility for broadcast and professional applications.

The PXW-X180 three 1/3-inch type Exmor¿ CMOS sensors camcorder records Full HD XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV, making it ideal for a wide range of applications from education/videography to news and broadcast production.

As the successor to the HVR-Z7 and HXR-NX5, the PXW-X180 has a lot of attractive features, including dual SxS memory card slots, proxy recording on SD card, a G Series fixed 25x HD zoom lens with 26mm wide angle and variable ND filter, that provides four conventional mechanical 4 ND filter positions or a linear switch dial for more control in changing light conditions. The camcorder also has wireless functions and NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities.

Three 1/3-inch type Exmor¿ CMOS Full HD sensors
High resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range for enhanced shooting under severe lighting conditions and more creative freedom.

G Series fixed 25x professional HD zoom lens
26mm wide angle zoom with three independent rings with end-stop and large focal length.

High quality XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP recordings on SxS memory cards
Supports XAVC Intra and Long GOP codecs, as well as MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps, the widely-accepted broadcast standard compliant with the latest EBU recommendations. The PXW-X180 also records in MPEG HD 420 35 Mbps, AVCHD and DV, offering flexibility and budget savings on recording media.

Dual ND filter control mechanism for more flexibility
The PXW-X180 is equipped with a variable ND Filter function. Users can chose either four conventional mechanical ND filter positions or the linear control dial, allowing you to quickly and smoothly adapt to different conditions of shooting.

Wi-Fi/NFC (Near Field Communication) with Content Browser Mobile¿
Offers remote control via a smartphone or tablet computer using a Wi-Fi connection, and recorded video files can be transferred from the camcorder to smartphone in MP4 format.* One-touch authentication is also possible with smartphones that offer NFC connectivity.

* Wi-Fi operation cannot be guaranteed with all smartphones and tablet computers.


Mass    Approx.2.7 kg (body)
Approx. 5lb 15.2 oz (body)
Approx. 3.2 kg (with lens hood (1), eyecup (1), battery pack BP-U30 (1), SxS memory card(1))
Approx. 7lb 0.9 oz (with lens hood (1), eyecup (1), battery pack BP-U30 (1), SxS memory card (1))
Dimensions ( W x H x D )* 1    191.5 × 201.5 × 412 mm (Approx. 7 5/8 x 8 x 16 1/4 in.) (without protrusions)
Power Requirements    DC19.5 V (AC Adaptor), DC14.4 V (battery pack)
Power Consumption    Approx. 19.9 W (while recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
Approx. 20.8 W (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 104°F)
Battery Operating Time    With battery pack BP-U90: approx. 4 hours, 00 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
With battery pack BP-U60: approx. 2 hours, 35 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
With battery pack BP-U30: approx. 1 hours, 15 minutes (While recording with LCD Off, EVF On when the external device connector is not used.)
Recording Format (Audio)    LPCM, AC-3 (AVCHD): 2ch—> LPCM (XAVC/MPEG2/AVCHD/DVCAM), Dolby Digital (AVCHD): 2ch

Recording Format (Video)
XAVC-Intra 1920x1080    59.94i: 111Mbps max, 50i: 112Mbps max, 29.97P: 111Mbps max, 25P: 112Mbps max, 23.98P: 89Mbps max
XAVC-Intra 1280x720    59.94P: 111Mbps max, 50P: 112Mbps max
XAVC-Long 1920x1080    59.94i, 50i: 50/35/25Mbps max,
59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 50/35Mbps max
XAVC-Long 1280x720    59.94P, 50P: 50Mbps max
MPEG HD422 1920x1080    59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 50Mbps max
MPEG HD422 1280x720    59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 50Mbps max
MPEG HD420 1920x1080    59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 35Mbps max
MPEG HD420 1440x1080    59.94i, 50i: 35Mbps max
MPEG HD420 1280x720    59.94P, 50P: 35Mbps max
AVCHD 1920x1080    59.94P, 50P: 28Mbps max,
59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, 23.98P: 24Mbps max
AVCHD 1280x720    59.94P, 50P: 24Mbps max
DVCAM 720x480    59.94i: 25Mbps
DVCAM 720x576    50i: 25Mbps
Proxy    1280x720: 9Mbps
640x360: 3Mbps
480x270: 1Mbps
480x270: 500Kbps

Lens Mount    Fixed
Zoom Ratio    25x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length    f=3.7-92.5 mm
equivalent to 26-650 mm on 35 mm lens
Iris    F1.6 - F11 and C (close)
Focus    AF/MF selectable, 10 mm ~ 8 (Wide), 800 mm ~ 8 (Tele)
Image Stabilizer    ON/OFF/ACTIVE selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter    M82 mm

Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)    3-chips 1/3-type “Exmor” CMOS Sensor
Effective Picture Elements    1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Built-in Optical Filters    Clear, 1/4~1/128 Variable
Sensitivity    F9 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
S/N Ration    60 dB (Y) (typical)
Shutter Speed    1/32 sec to 1/2000 sec
Slow & Quick Motion Function    1920x1080p: Frame rate selectable 1~60p (depends on Recording Format)
1280x720: 1~120P (depends on Recording Format)
Angle of view becomes smaller over 60fps.
White Balance    Preset (3200K), A,B
Wireless functions    Yes
NFC    Yes

Audio Input    XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2)
HDMI Output    Type A (x1)
3G-SDI Output    BNC Connector (x1)
Composite Output / GENLOCK-INt    BNC Connector (x1)
Audio Output    Stereo mini jack ø3.5 mm (x1)
USB    mini-B/USB2.0 Hi-speed/mass-storage (x1)
Type A/for Wireless LAN module (x1)
Type A/USB3.0 (x1) (future Update)
TC in/out    BNC Connector (x1)
Remtoe    Stereo mini mini jack ø2.5 mm (x1)
DC Input    DC jack (x1)
Shoe    Multi Interface Shoe (x1)
Headphone Output    Stereo mini jack ø3.5 mm (x1)

Viewfinder    0.5-type color OLED, 2.36M dots
LCD    3.5-type color LCD monitor Aspect ratio 16:9, 1.56Mdots

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

Type    ExpressCard/34 slot (2) (for XAVC/MPEG2/AVCHD/DV)
SD/SDHC (1) (for Proxy)
SD/SDHC (1) (for Utility)

*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.

Includes in the box:

  • 1 x Lens hood, pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • 1 x EVF large eyecup
  • 1 x USB cable
  • 1 x Audio connecting cable
  • 1 x Infrared Remote Commander
  • Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander)
  • 1 x CD-ROM: Operating instructions in PDF
  • 1 x AC adaptor
  • 1 x BC-U1 battery charger
  • 1 x BP-U30 battery pack
  • 1 x Shoulder strap
  • 1 x Wireless LAN module
  • 1 x Warranty booklet
  • 1 x Accessry shoe kit ( 1 x accessory shoe, 1 x accessory shoe plate, 4 x screws)
  • 1 x SD card adaptor except for PXW-X180 UC model
  • 1 x XQD card adaptor - PXW-X180 UC model only
  • 2 x AC Cable

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We also offer a Next Day Delivery £7.50 + vat and a Saturday Delivery option £25.00 + vat

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