Run and Gun Filmmaking

Rugged tools for run and gun filmmaking

Capture your story, no matter where you are. Create films with rich colours and crisp details, using robust tools and workflows you can rely on.

Filmmaking tools you can always count on

Tell the story, wherever you are in the world. Our camcorders are tough, reliable and ready to shoot in seconds. Whether you’re a documentary maker, a war reporter or an explorer filming your journey, you’ll have the image quality your story needs. And the workflow and connectivity tools to save, edit and share it.

See what freelance cameraman Mark Smith thought of our handheld PXW-Z280 camcorder as he tested it for ITV’s regional news operations.

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Superb image quality, whenever you need it

Be ready to shoot at a moment’s notice, and know you’ll capture everything you need. Our handheld camcorders give you 4K HDR images for rich, detailed storytelling. Choose from a range that offers fast auto-focus, face detection and zoom lenses, so your subject is always sharp. Use high frame rate shooting to make sure you don’t miss a thing. And enjoy the fact that these capabilities are housed in compact units, for discreet filmmaking.

Smart, all-in-one filmmaking kit

Set up for maximum speed and efficiency. Our intelligent Media Interface shoe lets you quickly connect your microphone directly to your camcorder, for power and sound recording without cables. Or you can power other accessories, like your on-board light. When you need to set up to record yourself, our Content Browser mobile app makes it easy: control focus, zoom, recording and more from your phone.

SDR Preview for HDR

This Quick Start Guide reveals how easy it is to simultaneously shoot high quality HDR and SDR content with PXW-Z280/190 using latest free firmware update.
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Clear, efficient workflows and content handling

Each of our filmmaking tools has been designed with your workflow in mind. Work with more colour space and dynamic range when you use Hybrid-Log Gamma or S-Log3 to shoot HDR. Choose from a range of codecs so you can get your footage into production workflows without obstacles—including XAVC which easily integrates with HD and 4K broadcast workflows.

Transfer content safely and quickly

Built-in network connectivity makes transfers and back up simple. Our camcorders can use WiFi, 4G/5G and LAN connections to transfer files and speed up your workflow. And our new C3 Portal can make it even easier by connecting your camcorder directly to the cloud, wherever you are. Send proxies and files to your cloud storage and content systems, even when you’re shooting, so you can start editing sooner.

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