USB/MultiPort speed? at
DV Info Net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony 4K Ultra HD Handhelds

Sony 4K Ultra HD Handhelds
Pro and consumer versions including PXW-Z150, PXW-Z100, PXW-X70 / FDR-AX100

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 29th, 2015, 04:52 PM   #1
Regular Crew
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 33
USB/MultiPort speed?

Sorry if this was asked earlier but I can't find any info. The multiport seems really fast. Is it possible it's as fast as USB 3?
Dave Contreras is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2015, 02:17 AM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: San Diego, Califonia
Posts: 1,559
Re: USB/MultiPort speed?

USB3 micro ports are WIDER. They have an extra jack adjacent to the main normal looking micro plug/jack. It is used for the extra contacts necessary for USB3. So, the X70 one is a regular USB2 port. :-)

Paul Anderegg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 6th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #3
Inner Circle
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Apple Valley CA
Posts: 4,874
Re: USB/MultiPort speed?

Keep in mind that Sony uses a two layer set of contacts at the camera end - there are 10 more contacts (on top of the usual 5) if you use their cable that "could" emulate a USB 3 plug/jack... we all know how much Sony loves proprietary interfaces and special cables/mounts!

There's been limited documentation of the "MULTI" plug/jack, and from experience, it seems to have different implementations in different models. SOME accessories work with SOME MULTI-jack equipped cameras, and not others... RX Cybershots and "Handycams" have different pins enabled...

Keep in mind that USB 3 on the computer side still typically uses the "old" rectangular cable end... who knows what Sony does with the cable/interface!?
Dave Blackhurst is offline   Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY USA

Scan Computers Int. Ltd.
+44 0871-472-4747
Bolton, Lancashire UK

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony 4K Ultra HD Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:04 PM.

DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2024 The Digital Video Information Network