In the middle of a fairly impressive list of Digital Imaging products Sony have brought to the market in the last 18 months, we find the PXW-X70 – a very exciting, entry level professional camcorder.
Two powered XLR inputs are found on the handle, just as you’d expect. It has Wifi built-in for extra control and believe it or not, records to SD Cards! Awesome. The zoom rocker works well and at only 1.4kg, overall it’s very manageable to hand-hold for quite some time.
As if that wasn’t enough, it also sports built-in ND filters and an HD-SDI output as well as the expected HDMI. All of these inclusions open the PXWX70 up to a much larger audience, especially at this price point.
Yes, a 4K upgrade will be available later this year. We don’t have a date as yet and we don’t expect it to be free so if 4K is a high priority for you, this may or may not be the best option.