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Sony PXW-X400KC//U 2/3-inch Professional XDCAM Camcorder with 20x Zoom Lens

code: PXW-X400KC//U
  • £16,661.50
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  • Full HD XAVC-L 50p and 59.94p operations Supports variety of formats including XAVC at 50p and 59.94p.
  • Low power and ergonomic design Designed to minimize power consumption, while lighter lens grip reduces front weight and helps reduce on the load on the right-arm.
  • Improved network connectivity features include built-in wireless module, RJ45 Ethernet 100B-T connection and NFC function (*planned to be available June 2016 via free firmware upgrade), for easy Wi-Fi setup.
  • The 1.5G HD-SDI input allows pool feed recording.
  • Three 2/3-inch type CMOS image sensors from Sony, the world leader in camera image sensors
  • Full HD 1080/60p resolution in all three sensors, plus Full HD 1080/60p recording with XAVC™
  • Excellent sensitivity: F12 in 1080/60i mode, F13 in 1080/50i mode
  • Superb picture clarity: 62 dB signal-to-noise ratio
  • Perfect front-rear balance optimized for use with popular ENG lenses; achieves ideal shoulder mount ergonomics; shoulder pad adjusts for a custom fit
  • 960 x 540 colour LCD monitor with 1,555,200 dots for beautifully detailed menus and monitoring
  • Powerful networking includes wireless streaming with Sony's proprietary Quality of Service (QoS), de facto standard MPEG TS streaming, FTP transfers, RJ-45 LAN interface, Wi-Fi remote control from a smartphone or tablet and, in a future firmware upgrade, NFC one-touch communication
  • Sony's Quality of Service (QoS) wireless streaming maximizes picture quality on a single, affordable cellular channel; transmits to Sony's PWS-100RX1 receiver (QoS streaming via Wi-Fi is to be offered in a future firmware upgrade, expected early 2016)De facto standard MPEG TS wireless streaming to compatible receivers and PCs
  • RJ-45 LAN interface for wired 100Base-TX Ethernet, particularly useful for connecting to third-party bonded cellular transmitters
  • Smartphone remote control via Sony's Content Browser Mobile app for Android® or iOS® devices; remote viewfinder, remote content browsing and playback via Wi-Fi from a smart phone or tablet
  • NFC one-touch communication with compatible smartphones and tablets (in future firmware upgrade, expected early 2016)
  • ONLINE button for easy network operations; depending on the context, triggers Network Client Mode on/off, Auto Clip Transfer on/off, or Streaming on/off
  • XAVC Intra and XAVC Long recording at up to 1080/60p; combines superb picture quality with money-saving data rates as low as 25 Mbps
  • Two SxS® card slots compatible with Sony's high-speed, high-reliability professional media cards
  • 10-bit recording with XAVC Intra and XAVC Long codecs retains nuanced grayscale that stands up well to post-production
  • 4:2:2 colour captures twice as much colour information as conventional 4:1:1 or 4:2:0 sampling, for higher resolution, cleaner compositing
  • Choice of codecs includes XAVC Intra, XAVC Long, MPEG2 HD 422, MPEG2 HD 420, MPEG IMX®, and DVCAM® (MXF wrapper) recording
  • Proxy Recording on an SD card slot creates a lightweight asset for fast file transfers from the field to the station or production office
  • Pool Feed input for events where only one camera is permitted in the room; 1.5G SDI inputInterval recording for powerful time lapse effects
  • 50-pin interface supports live production via Sony's CA-FB70 fiber adaptor or CA-TX70 triax adaptor, sold separately
  • 26- and 20-pin viewfinder interfaces support a full range of Sony's viewfinders, sold separately; these include spectacular, OLED viewfinders with Full HD resolution: the HDVF-EL20 and HDVF-EL30GPS module captures locations as metadata in HD recordings
  • Standard Gamma, HyperGamma and User Gamma modes for powerful control of grayscale and effective highlight handling
  • AES/EBU digital audio inputs5-pin XLR audio output
  • Wireless mic receiver slot for Sony's DWX Series receivers, sold separately; enables the camera to control mic attenuator and low-cut filter; enables viewfinder display of transmitter battery status
  • x2, x3, x4 Digital Extender gets you even closer to the subject with no sacrifice in sensitivity
  • Low power consumption, just 22 Watts, body only

Sony PXW-X400KC//U (PXWX400KC//U, PXW/X400KC//U, PXW X400KC//U) PXW-X400KC//U 2/3-inch Professional XDCAM Camcorder with 20x Zoom Lens

The PXWX400 offers stunning imaging performance up to 1080/60p, optimized weight balance and ergonomics, and new networking features that enable field-to-air flexibility like never before. The PMWX400 has the perfect balance of performance and practicality. The enhanced ergonomics and mechanical balance allow for all-day shoulder-mount shooting. This camera puts advanced streaming, sophisticated codecs, the power of 1080/60p imagery, the nuances of 10-bit grayscale and the beauty of 4:2:2 colour – all within your reach. The PXWX400 supports a variety of Sony viewfinders including the QHD LCD CBKVF02 and the Full HD OLED HDVFEL30 and HDVFEL20. The camcorder offers improved network connectivity, with built-in wireless module, embedded RJ45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC)* function for easy Wi-Fi setup and operation via a mobile or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application. With a 1.5G HD-SDI input for pool feed recording, the PXWX400 is a powerful addition to the Sony XDCAM Camcorder family.

High quality XAVC Long GOP recordings at 50p and 59.94p operations

  • The PXW-X400 supports a variety of codecs from SD to HD, including MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps in MXF (Material eXchange Format), which is widely accepted by major broadcasters worldwide, and XAVC Intra frame and XAVC Long GOP codecs. XAVC technology is based on the MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 standard, which provides an exceptional performance compression technology. XAVC provides higher picture quality and bit-depth, thus offers extended grading possibilities.

High sensitivity image making

  • The camcorder’s three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors provide superb image quality with sensitivity of F12/F13 and a signal to noise ratio of 62dB. The camcorder’s digital extender offers x2, x3 or x4 operation.

Improved ergonomic design for best-in-class weight-balance

  • The camcorder has been redesigned to improve the weight and handling capabilities compared to predecessor models. The lighter lens grip resolves any front-heavy issues and dramatically reduces the load on the right-arm. This makes it easier to shoot for long periods and offers more stable images.

Supports Full HD OLED viewfinders*

  • The camcorder supports Sony viewfinders including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20, as well as the QHD LCD CBK-VF02.
  • * HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20 are optionally available from December 2015.

Embedded RJ-45 connector

  • An embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector on the right side of the camcorder provides a robust and fast network connection that can be utilised for file transfer, live streaming and camera control from a web browser.

Near Field Communication* (NFC) function

  • A Near Field Communication (NFC) function allows easy, one-touch wireless LAN connection to a smartphone or tablet device without manual setting of the network parameters.
  • * NFC allows close-range wireless communication between the PXW-X400 and an NFC-equipped smartphone or tablet device. This function will be available in June2016.

Built-in wireless module with Content Browser Mobile™

  • The camcorder’s built-in wireless module gives you more mobility with no cable needed, enabling proxy recording and file transfer or live streaming. In file transfer mode, high-resolution files and XAVC Proxy files can be transferred over wireless connection to cloud or FTP server thanks to Content Browser Mobile* (CBM) application. In “Push” mode, the CBM application enables users to monitor the currently shot video and to wirelessly control camcorder settings such as focus, zoom, iris, white balance, REC START/STOP, and more. With Content Browser Mobile V2.0 proxy trim, proxy partial clip upload, and logging are available. “In streaming” mode, high quality live streaming is provided by the advanced Sony QoS technology embedded in the camcorder and in the PWS-100RX1 network RX station .Non QoS live streaming is also possible with a third-party receiver or VLC player.
  • *The CBM application can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store.

Dedicated ONLINE button for easy network connection

  • A dedicated button gives simple on-off control of Network Client Mode, Auto Upload (Proxy) and Live Streaming.

Pool feed (SDI input)

  • An SD or HD-SDI (up to 1.5G) signal can be recorded by the camcorder, a useful function to record an external feed from another camera.

Lower power consumption

  • By optimising the design of the hardware, the lightweight PXW-X400 has a low power consumption of 22W (when the wireless function if off, without lens and viewfinder). This enables continuous recording operation for approximately 240 minutes with Sony’s BP-GL95A optional standard-type battery.

Simultaneous Recording on two SxS cards

  • The PXW-X400 offers a simultaneous recording function for peace-of-mind production. Recording is available on two SxS cards simultaneously as a backup measure within the same codec and operating point* when using the following recording formats; XAVC-Intra, XAVC-Long, MPEG HD422, or MPEG HD420.
  • * Simultaneous recording with proxy file is supported in all combinations with the above formats an SD card.

Flexible camera system operation

  • The CA-FB70 Optical Fiber Camera Adaptor or the CA-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Adaptor can be attached to the PXW-X400 for live camera operation. The CA-FB70 enables the PXW-X400 to transmit signals via an optical fibre cable up to 250 m between the CA-FB70 and HXCU-FB70 Optical Fibre Camera Control Unit (CCU) with power and signal transmission. The CA-TX70 transmits signals via triax cable up to 600 m* between the CA-TX70 and HXCU-TX70 Digital Triax Camera Control Unit.


  • Mass : Approx. 3.6 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic), Approx. 7 lb 15 oz (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) *1:  150 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only),6 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
  • Power Requirements : DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
  • Power Consumption: Approx. 22 W (while XAVC recording, color LCD on), Approx. 24 W (while XAVC recording, CBK-VF02 viewfinder and color LCD on)
  • Operating Temperature: 0° C to 40° C
  • 32° F to 104° F
  • Storage Temperature:  -20°C to +60°C, -4°F to +140°F
  • Continuous Operating Time: Approx. 200 min with BP-L80S,Approx. 240 min with BP-GL95A
  • Recording Format (Video) : XAVC Intra: AVC-I mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, CBG, Max.112 Mbps, XAVC Long: XAVC-L 50 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 50 Mbps, XAVC-L 35 Mode:
  • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 35 Mbps, XAVC-L 25 Mode: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VBR, Max. 25 Mbps, MPEG HD422: HD422 mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, CBR, Max.50 Mbps,  MPEG HD: HQ mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, VBR, Max.35 Mbps, MPEG IMX: *2, MPEG-2 422@ML, CBR, 50 Mbps, DVCAM:CBR, 25 Mbps
  • Recording Format (Audio) : XAVC Intra: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels, XAVC Long: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels, MPEG HD422: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels, MPEG HD: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels, MPEG IMX: LPCM 16/24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels *2, DVCAM: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • Recording Format (Proxy Video) : XAVC Proxy: AVC/H.264 Main Profile 4:2:0 Long GOP, VBR, 1280 × 720, 9 Mbps (Target Rate), 1280 × 720, 6 Mbps (Target Rate)
  • 640 × 360, 3 Mbps (Target Rate), 480 × 270, 1 Mbps, 500 kbps (Target Rate)
  • Recording Format (Proxy Audio) : XAVC Proxy: AAC-LC, 128 kbps, 2 channels
  • Recording/Playback Time : (XAVC Intra, XAVC Long) *2: XAVC-I mode: Approx. 120 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5,  Approx. 60 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5,  Approx. 30 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5, XAVC-L 50 mode: Approx. 240 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5, Approx. 120 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5, Approx. 60 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5
  • XAVC-L 35 mode: Approx. 340 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5, Approx. 170 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5, Approx. 85 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5, XAVC-L 25 mode: Approx. 440 min. with 128 GB SxS card*5,  Approx. 220 min. with 64 GB SxS card*5, Approx. 110 min. with 32 GB SxS card*5


  • Lens Mount : Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount
  • Zoom Ratio: PXW-X400KF Only: 16x (optical), servo/manual, PXW-X400KC Only: 20x (optical), servo/manual
  • Focal Length: PXW-X400KF Only: f = 8 - 128 mm, (35mm equivalent: f=31.5 - 503 mm)
  • PXW-X400KC Only: f = 8.2 - 164 mm, (35mm equivalent: f=32.3 - 645.1 mm)
  • Iris: PXW-X400KF/PXW-X400KC Only: F1.9 to F16 and Close, Auto/Manual selectable
  • Focus: PXW-X400KF Only: AF/MF/Full MF selectable *3,PXW-X400KF Only: 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF),PXW-X400KF Only: 50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide),PXW-X400KC Only: Full manual focus,PXW-X400KC Only: 900 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF),PXW-X400KC Only: 10 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide)
  • Filter Diameter: M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)


  • Genlock Input: BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
  • Timecode Input :BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
  • SDI Input: SMPTE ST292/ST259 standard compliant, 4-channel audio
  • 1.5G, Poolfeed Recording (upto 1080 59.94i)
  • Audio Input: CH1/CH2: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic/+48V selectable
  • LINE: +4, 0, -3 dBu, AES/EBU: AES3 compliant, MIC: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
  • Mic Input XLR-type 5-pin, female: -70 dBu to -30 dBu
  • WRR (Wireless Microphone Receiver) D-sub 15-pin
  • Analog CH1: -40 dBu
  • Digital CH1/CH2: -40 dBFS
  • SDI Output: Output 1/2: BNC (x2), 0.8 Vp-p,unbalanced, 3G HD/1.5G HD/SD selectable,
  • SMPTE ST424/ST425 Level-A/B, ST292/ST259 standard compliant,4-channel audio
  • Video Output: BNC, SD analog composite/HD-Y selectable
  • Audio Output: XLR-type 5-pin, male, +4/0/-3 dBu (balanced)
  • Timecode Output : BNC, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
  • Earphone Output : Stereo mini jack (x1),-11 dBu reference level output, maximum monitor volume, 16 Ω load
  • Speaker Output : Monaural, 300 mW output
  • DC Input : XLR-type 4-pin, male, 11 V to 17 V DC
  • DC Output : Round type 4-pin, 11 V to 17 V DC, 1.8 A maximum rated current
  • Lens: 12-pin, lens power source (11 V to 17 V DC, 1.0 A maximum rated current)
  • Remote: 8-pin
  • Light : 2-pin
  • Camera Adaptor: D-sub, 50-pin (x1)
  • Ethernet : RJ-45 (x1), 100BASE-TX: IEEE 802.3u, 10BASE-T: IEEE 802.3
  • US:  USB 3.0/2.0 4-pin (type A), USB2.0 4-pin (type B), USB2.0 4-pin (type-A)
  • HDM:  A type, 19-pin (x1)
  • Viewfinder: 20-pin IF for HDVF Series Viewfinder, and 26-pin IF for CBK-VF02, HDVF-L750

Audio Performance  

  • Frequency Response : 20 Hz to 20 kHz (±3 dB or less)
  • Dynamic Range : 90 dB (typical)
  • Distortion : 0.08% or lower (-40 dBu input level)
  • Headroom : 20 dB (factory default) (20, 18, 16, 12 dB), EBUL

Camera Section  

  • Imager:  3-chip 2/3-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS
  • Effective Picture Elements: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
  • Optical System : F1.4 prism system
  • Built-in Optical Filters : 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
  • Shutter Speed (Time) : PXW-X400KF Only: 59.94i/p, 50i/p: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4, PXW-X400KF Only: 29.97p: 1/40 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4, PXW-X400KF Only: 25p: 1/33 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4, PXW-X400KF Only: 23.94p: 1/32 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *4, PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 59.94i/p, 50i/p: 1/60 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3, PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 29.97p: 1/40 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3, PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 25p: 1/33 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3, PXW-X400/PXW-X400KC Only: 23.94p: 1/32 sec. to 1/2000 sec. + ECS *3
  • Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS)) : 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16-frame accumulation
  • Slow & Quick Motion Function : 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps,1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps

Supported Media  

  • High Resolution Video/Audio : SxS card, XQD card (with XQD ExpressCard Adapter, QDA-EX1),SDXC card (with XQD ExpressCard Adapter, MEAD-SD02)
  • Proxy Video/Audio and Utility : SDXC/SDHC

In the box

  • 1x PXW-X400 Camcorder
  • 1x 20x Manual Focus Lens
  • 1x Shoulder Strap
  • 1x Cold Shoe Kit
  • 1x Operation Guide
  • 1x Operation Manual (CD-ROM)
  • 1x USB wireless LAN Module (IFU-WLM3)
  • 1x 3.5-inch LCD Viewfinder
  • 1x Stereo Shotgun Microphone
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