Sony will release a compact lightweight camcorder, the XDCAM Memory Camcorder PXW-X70, on September 19, 2014. It measures 130.3×180.9x287mm and weighs about 945g (body only) or 1.4kg including a lens hood, a large eyecup, battery and SLR handle unit. This is the smallest and lightest model in the XDCAM series. The camcorder will be suitable for electronic news gathering by one person or as a sub camera for documentary filming.
It features a 1-inch Type 20MP Exmor R CMOS sensor equivalent to 4K resolution, 12x Zeiss Vario Sonnar T* Zoom lens. It also offers HDMI and 3G-SDI compatibility, an XLR audio terminal other than the built-in microphone, memory card slots for 2 SD cards, a 0.39-inch OLED viewfinder and a 3.5-inch LCD monitor.