Sony Z280 Hands on Overview

ProAV TV has released their overview of the Sony Z280. We like ProAV TV overviews and reviews as they tend to be balanced and informative. We do like this camera and it will be interesting to compare it to the Canon XF705. We heard some early reports of possible concerns with the auto-focus on Sony Z280 so we look forward to seeing more videos on that subject.

Sony A7500

I am hesitant to post this, but one of our sources who has significantly partially right before regarding a Sony product has reported the following:

  • 26MP BSI sensor
  • 4K 60P (4:2:0 internal and 4:2:2 HDMI)
  • IBIS
  • 18FPS and significantly improved buffer
  • dual card slot

We have nothing to confirm/corroborate this report yet so please take it with a grain of salt.

Sony Z280 and Sony Z190

Sony PXW-Z280

  • $7000
  • 3 X 1/2″ Sensors
  • 4K 60P
  • 17X Optical zoom
  • Variable ND filter
  • HLG
  • S-Log 3
  • SDI Out


Sony PXW-Z190

  • $3750
  • 3 X 1/3″ Sensors
  • 4K 60P
  • 25X Optical zoom
  • Variable ND filter
  • HLG


These are interesting cameras.  Do not discount what 3 1/2″ sensors can produce for low light quality (it may be comparable or better than a single 1″ sensor).  The Z280 in particular may be a better match for some people who are using a DSLR or mirrorless style camera to shoot with.  The ENG world will love this.  We do feel the Z280 is a bit overpriced but for the time being it doesn’t really have an equivalent on the market.