Sony PMW-300

Sony Pmw-300 

Sony Pmw-300 

Overview

Sony PMW-300 

Semi-shoulder handheld camcorder with multi-camera operations

The Sony PMW-300 K XDCAM camcorder is equipped with three 1/2-inch Exmor™ full-HD CMOS sensors, capable of delivering high-quality images even in low-light environments. Ample support for interchangeable lens and a robust metal body further ensure that PMW-300 K is suitable for a wide range of applications. Furthermore, the PMW-300 K offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems. There are two SxS memory card slots, taking SxS Pro or SxS-1 cards, as well as having SDXC card compatibility (exFAT recordings only)*. The camcorder’s user menu is also customizable.

XAVC 10-bit HD 422 and MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps recordings ideal for a wide range of shooting conditions
An evolution of Sony’s industry leading PMW-EX3, the PMW-300K is able to record XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD 422 100 Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD 422 (low bit rate). Also records 50Mbps HD material in MPEG-2 HD422, meeting broadcast standards around the world, including the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) requirements on HD broadcast acquisition for long form program making, and Standard Definition recording includes DVCAM format and MPEG IMX SD up to 50Mbps. MPEG IMX format offers exceptional visual quality for SD recording that is comparable to Digital Betacam broadcast standard.
The high bit rate ensures excellent capture of fast moving objects, while its chroma subsampling feature is perfect for a wide range of video encoding areas such as VFX and green screen applications. The camcorder can also support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec, extending the lifecycle of the product to ensure maximum return on investment.

Specifications

Sony PMW-300 K

General

Mass
Approx 2.2 kg (without lens, VF)
Approx. 4 Lb 14 oz (without lens)
Approx. 3.9 kg (with lens hood, viewfinder, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Approx. 8 lb 9.6 oz (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)

Dimensions (W x H x D) *
259x239x405mm (101/4×91/2x16inches) (with lens & viewfinder, without protrusions)
   
Power Requirements
DC 12 V
 
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
 
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Recording Format (Video)**
XAVC
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
UDF
HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SD mode: MPEG IMX 50Mbps
SD mode : DVCAM 25Mbps
FAT
HQ 1920 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1440 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1280 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP 1440 mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
DVCAM mode: DVCAM
DVCAM mode: DVCAM 25Mbps (AVI)
  
Recording Frame Rate
exFAT
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
23.98p
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p
UDF
HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR
– 1920×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
– 1280×720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD420 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280×720/ 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
SD Mode: IMX50
720×486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF
SD Mode: DVCAM
720×486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF

FAT
HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR

  • 1920×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR

  • 1440×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR

  • 1280×720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25Mbps/ CBR

  • 1440×1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
Recording/Playback Time**
exFAT
XAVC-I mode
When using SBP-128B (128 GB): Approx. 120 minutes
When using SBP-64B / SBS-64G1A (64GB): Approx. 60 minutes
When using SBS-32G1A (32GB): Approx. 30 minutes

FAT
HQ 1920/HQ 1440 mode/HQ 1280 mode:
Approx. 400 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 200 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card

Lens

Lens Mount
Sony 1/2-inch type EX mount

Zoom Ratio
14x (optical), servo/manual
 
Focal Length
f = 5.8 – 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4-439 mm on 35 mm lens)
 
Iris
F1.9 – F16 and Close auto/manual selectable
 
Focus
AF/MF/Full MF selectable,
800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF),
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide),
735 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
 
Image Stabilizer
ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
 
Filter Diameter
M77 mm, pitch 0.75mm
Camera Section

Imaging Device (Type)
3-chip 1/2-inch type “Exmor” Full HD CMOS

Effective Picture Elements
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)

Optical System
F1.6 prism system
 
Built-in Optical Filters
OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
 
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
 
Minimum Illumination
0.12 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma off, 100% video level)
0.02 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma on, 50% video level)
 
S/N Ratio
60 dB (Y) (typical)
  
Shutter Speed
1/32 sec to 1/2,000 sec
  
Slow & Quick Motion Function
720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
(from 1 fps to 50 fps in PAL area setting in UDF mode)
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
(from 1 fps to 25 fps in PAL area setting in UDF mode)
 
White Balance
Preset (3200K), Memory A,
Memory B/ATW
 
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
 
Gamma Curve
Selectable
Input / Output
Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Line: +4dBu
Mic: -70dBu–30dBu
 
Video Output
BNC (x1), HD-Y/Composite
1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
(switchable to Genlock in)
 
Audio Output
Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)
 
SDI Output
BNC (x2), HD/SD selectable
SMPTE 292M/259M standards
 
i.LINK
IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) input/output, DV input/output, S400
 
Timecode Input
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC out)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 10kΩ
 
Timecode Output
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
1.0Vp-p, 10kΩ
 
Genlock Input
BNC (x1) (switchable to Video out)
1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
  
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
-18dBu 16Ω
 
Speaker Output
Monaural, 150mW
 
DC Input
DC jack
 
Remote
8-pin
 
Lens Remote
8-pin, round
 
HDMI Output
Type A (x1)
 
Monitoring
Viewfinder
3.5-inch type color LCD: 960 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 540 (V), 16:9
 
Built-in Microphone
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
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