Renting a Sony PXW-Z100 is an easy way to elevate your workflow to true 4K (4096×2160 resolution at up to 60 fps). The camera uses Sony’s XVAC 4:2:2 10-bit intra frame format, the same as the PMW-F55 CineAlta camera. The camcorder features a G lens with 20x optical zoom and three control rings, dual XQD memory card slots, and 4K HDMI and 3G/HD-SDI interfaces.
In our tests, PXW-Z100 excels at certain types of projects. For nearly all ENG and EFP-style productions, it’s the perfect choice, matching well with Sony’s other cameras in HD and SD resolutions, but offering true 4K resolution as well, all in a package a single operator can handle. The Z100 is basically the big brother of the FDR-AX1, which offers matching picture profiles and similar controls. All of the must-haves for a ENG/EFP camera are included, like XLR inputs, ND filters, and familiar Sony camcorder layout. The newly updated sensor features back illumination for acceptable low-light performance, on par with the larger sensor of the Sony EX3.
This is our go-to camera for educational and corporate videos, live events, and greenscreen/white screen/chroma key shoots. 4:2:2 10-bit color makes for the cleanest keys we’ve ever seen in a broadcast camera. We continue to see the PXW-Z100 and the FDR-AX1 replacing the Sony EX1 for lots of field and studio production. For events with super-sized digital displays, this is the best choice for i-mag as well as a great camera for pre-recorded content.
One of our favorite features in the new Z100 is the Wi-Fi control, allowing remote focus, zoom, iris, and record controls, using a smartphone or tablet. We have a tablet with Wi-Fi available for rent, as well.
We’re pretty sure we’re the first rental house in Milwaukee (and even Wisconsin) to offer the PXW-Z100 for rental.
We include two batteries, a charger, dual 64GB XQD N-series memory cards, one 32GB S-series memory card, and a shotgun microphone. We also include a Sony XQD USB 3.0 card reader. Don’t be fooled by other online renters’ low rates, they don’t include memory cards or a reader!
|$295||for 1 day|
|$590||for up to 3 days|
|$885||for up to 7 days|
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HD-SDI monitor, Tripod, extra XQD cards, extra batteries