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Sony PMW-300K2 XDCAM HD422 Semi-Shoulder Mount

Sony PMW-300K2 XDCAM HD422 Semi-Shoulder Mount
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NZ $13,339.00

Product Highlights

  • 1/2"-type Exmor™ Full-HD 3CMOS sensors
  • Semi-shoulder mounted camcorder
  • Record 50Mbps HD material in MPEG HD422
  • Future upgrade to support Sony’s new XAVC codec
  • Same EX-mount interchangeable lens system as the PMW-EX3
  • HD-resolution 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder (960x540 pixels)
  • HD-SD/SDI and HDMI outputs, Timecode and genlock interfaces
The PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder, equipped with 1/2"-type Exmor™ Full-HD 3CMOS sensors capable of delivering incredible images even in low-light conditions. The PMW-300 is ideal for broadcast producers and corporate event camera operators who require a flexible semi-shoulder mounted camcorder that can easily be adapted to suit a wide range of production environments.

An evolution of Sony’s industry leading PMW-EX3, the PMW-300 is able to record 50Mbps HD material in MPEG HD422, meeting broadcast standards around the world for HD broadcast acquisition. The high bit rate ensures excellent capture of fast moving objects, while its chroma subsampling is perfect for a wide range of video encoding areas such as VFX and green screen applications. The camcorder can also be upgraded in the future to support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec, extending the lifecycle of the product to ensure maximum return on investment.

The 1/2"-type Exmor™ Full-HD 3CMOS sensors offer high light sensitivity and low image noise. As a consequence, it delivers clear high-resolution images even when filming in low-light conditions. The camcorder also includes Sony’s advanced signal processing technology, which suppresses noise effectively and thus creates noticeably clearer images.

The PMW-300 features the same EX-mount interchangeable lens system as the PMW-EX3, making it compatible with a wide range of 1/2 inch and 2/3 inch lenses. There are two types of lens packages planned to be available for the PMW-300. One is with a 14 times zoom lens (PMW-300K1), and the other is with a 16 times zoom lens (PMW-K2). Both lenses have a focus ring for quick switching between auto and manual focus, in addition to the dedicated zoom and iris rings.

An HD-resolution 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder (960x540 pixels) enables precision focusing for HD filming, while the 8-pin remote control and multi-camera operation capability allows the PMW-300 to be used in 3D configurations and high-end camera systems.

With HD-SD/SDI and HDMI outputs, the PMW-300 connects not only to broadcast infrastructures, but also to consumer devices equipped with HDMI inputs. Timecode and genlock interfaces enable use in multi-camera setups and 3D configurations. The 8-pin remote connector allows for remote adjustment from a remote control sold separately.
Dimensions (W x H x D) 275 x 239 x 425 mm
(without protrusions)
Power Requirements DC 12V
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 Formats (Video) UDF
  • MPEG HD422 (50Mbps)
  • MPEG HD HQ (35Mbps)
  • MPEG IMX (50Mbps)
  • DVCAM (25Mbps)
  • HQ (35Mbps)
  • SP (35Mbps)
  • DVCAM (25Mbps)
Recording Format (Audio) UDF
  • MPEG HD422: 4ch / 2ch / 48kHz
  • MPEG HD: 4ch / 16bits / 48kHz
  • MPEG IMX: 4ch / 24bits / 48 kHz or 4ch / 16bits / 48kHz
  • DVCAM: 4ch / 16bits / 48kHz
  • HQ / SP: 4ch / 16bits / 48
  • DVCAM: 2ch / 16bits / 48kHz


Lens Mount 1/2-inch type bayonet mount
Zoom Ratio 16x (optical), Servo/Manual
Focus Length f = 5.8 - 93mm (equivalent to 31.4 - 503mm on 35mm lens)
Iris F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable
Focus AF/MF/FUll MF selectable, 800mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF, Wide), 1500mm  to ∞ (MACRO OFF. Tele), 782mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
Fitter Diamter M82 mm, pitch 0.75mm

Camera Sections

Imaging Device (Type) 3-chip 1/2-inch type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS
Effective Picture 1920 (H) x 1080 (W)
Built-in Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/4ND, 2: 1/16ND, 3: 1/64ND
Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080 mode)
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC

Input / Output

Audio Inut XLR type 3-ping (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 A/V multi connector
-10dBu (Reference Level), 47Ω
SDI Output BNC (x2), HD/SD selectable
iLINK IEEE 1394 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) / DVCAM stream input / output, S400 *while FAT mode is selected
Timecode Input BNC(x1) (switchable to TC out)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 10Ω
Timecode Output BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in)
SPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
1.0Vp-p, 10Ω
Genlock Input BNC(x1) (switchable to Video out)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
1.0Vp-p. 75Ω
USB Type A(x1), Type B(x1)
Headphone Output Stereo mini jack(x1)
-18dBu 16Ω
Remote 8-pin
HDMI Output Type A(x1)


Viewfinder 3.5-inch type colour LCD: 960(H) x 3(RGB) x 540(V), 16:9

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