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Reuters selects Sony cameras for its worldwide video group

Jun 20, 2024

Reuters’s global network of on location reporters will be using the Alpha 7S III and PXW-Z280 cameras to shoot world events

 Sony has announced that Reuters, one of the largest news agencies in the world, has selected Alpha and XDCAM cameras, G Master lenses and audio equipment to equip its video journalists across the world. The fleet will be using Alpha 7S III, and PXW-Z280 as their main shooting kit, paired with UWP-D wireless audio. 

Sony Australia CCS group manager Anthony Kable said, “Sony has designed its cameras to operate to the best of their abilities in high pressure environments such as news gathering. We do this so we can provide the world’s leading media organisations with cameras that are ultimately reliable whilst producing the very best picture quality so they can capture news whenever required. Reuters decision to choose Sony cameras for its worldwide video group is a great example of that philosophy in action.”

Sony PXW-Z280

The PXW-Z280 has become an industry standard, thanks to its ease of use, electronic variable ND filter and Sony’s Instant HDR workflow, eliminating the need for colour grading. Its advanced network features and multiple format support means it can easily, securely and wirelessly fit into a cloud-based news gathering workflow. 

Since its launch, the Alpha 7S III has established itself as a go to camera for on location content creators needing a compact form factor and exceptional picture quality. In this instance, the advanced autofocus performance for hybrid use, together with its outstanding low light performance were key features in Reuters’ decision making. Sony’s E-Mount strategy will also provide journalists with the flexibility to capture images in their truest form, when perfectly paired with the vast options of Sony lenses of their choosing, including the SEL2470GM2.

Both cameras benefit for the connectivity features needed to easily connect to the cloud for seamless and reliable content transfer, from the capture location back to the remote broadcast unit, particularly critical for news gathering, with its emphasis on speed.

The cameras and associated equipment have now started shipping to 23 Reuters locations across the world.

This investment from Reuters is a testament to the long-standing relationship between Reuters and Sony, powered by Sony’s in-depth knowledge of on the terrain requirement from journalists and Reuters mission to provide timely and quality news. Sony’s Media Backbone Hive is already in use at Reuters as its main multi-platform news production system. 

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The Sony PXW-Z280 camera in use and standalone

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