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Old June 11th, 2016, 03:38 PM   #1
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Sony PXW-Z100

Sony PXW-Z100 Excellent Condition $3000-

Iíve been using this camera for a couple of years, there are things I love about it and things that could definitely be better. Letís start with the positives:

I like the codec. It is a totally kick-ass codec. It is the same codec found in the F55, F5 and FS7. The camera can record 4K, all I Frame XAVC internally to XQD cards at 60 fps, 4:2:2 10 bit color at up to 600 Mbps. That is monster. It is a dream to work with in post.

I like the reach of the fixed lens. 600mm. That is awesome. If you do any wildlife shooting you will appreciate the lens.

I like the size and the form factor. This camera is easy to travel with and can be out of the bag and running in seconds. Iíve replaced it with an FS7 which is a beautiful camera, but compared to the Z100 it is big, and with a 600mm lens attached it starts to get heavy.

Things I donít love so much: the sensor. Itís small, thatís why you can get 600mm out of the lens, but that also means it doesnít have the latitude that many people have come to expect. I can also be noisy, though running the footage through Neat Video will resolve that issue very nicely. Finally, the chip being small, it is pretty much useless in low light. If you need low light performance look elsewhere.

Iíve gotten some fantastic footage with this camera, but like any camera it has its limitations. Exploit its strengths and avoid it weaknesses and youíll be a happy camper. The footage in this reel:
of birds in flight, orcas and bison, race horses and Blue Angles was shot with the Z100.

The B&H link for the new model:
Sony PXW-Z100 4K Handheld XDCAM Camcorder PXW-Z100 B&H Photo

I will ship it in its original box with all he stuff that originally came with it plus one extra battery and a protective filter for the lens.
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Last edited by Mark OConnell; June 11th, 2016 at 03:54 PM. Reason: add photos
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