Sony has unveiled a new camcorder, which the manufacturer said would be its most compact XDCam device.

Previewed at Broadcast Asia in Singapore today, the unnamed camera - which is still in development - features a 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor and can record  XAVC Long GOP, enabling 422, 10-bit sampling.

Sony said the camcorder would be its most affordable XDCam device to date and that it would support broadcasters as they overhaul their workflows and focus on increased data transfer speeds. 

Sony added the PXW-X160 (pictured) and the PXW-X180 to its range of XDCam devices earlier this year.

Sony Professional Solutions Europe product marketing manager Robbie Fleming said there was momentum across the industry in adopting the XAVC format.

He said: “This new compact addition to the XDCAM line-up will bring the benefits of XAVC to an even broader audience, whether it’s in education, videography or news and broadcast production.”