The Sony PXW-Z280 is the latest addition to the brand's production-level video cameras and is being touted as the first 4K camcorder with three half-inch chips. Thes half-inch chips are COMS sensors that work in tandem to enhance the camera's light sensitivity and results in better a color gradation. The camera is also capable of recording at 4K, shooting at 120fps in four-second bursts. The Sony PXW-Z280 also allows for broadcasting capabilities, as the camera contains the same cloud-based XDCAM Air, with Quality of Service and Dual Link providing two cellular networks.
The integration of three sensors in the camera is not just a technological innovation, but also allows Sony to keep the PXW-Z280 at a lower price point. This lower price would usually come with the caveat of not having a 25x optical zoom lens, but the sensors make up for this deficiency at a lower cost to produce.
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