Sony PMW-300K1 XDCAM HD camera

Semi-shoulder handheld camcorder integrates with multi-camera operations

The PMW-300K1 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-300K1 is suitable for a wide range of applications. Additionally, the PMW-300K1 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems.

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)*. It 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 programme making. 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*.
* Free firmware upgrade for XAVC Long GoP from October 2014.

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) * 275 x 239 x 384 mm (with lens & viewfinder, without protrusions)
10 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches (with lens & viewfinder, without protrusions)
* The values for dimensions are approximate.
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)
** Design and specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice
Recording Format (Audio) exFAT
XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz,
4 channels
UDF
HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
FAT
HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
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)
DVCAM Mode
720×480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF
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 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)
DVCAM Mode
720×480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720×576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback Time** UDF
HD 422 mode
Approx. 240 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 120 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
HD 420 mode:
Approx. 360 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 180 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
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
SP 1440 Mode:
Approx. 560 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 280 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
DVCAM mode
Approx. 520 min with SBP-128B (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 260 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 130 min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
** Design and specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice
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)
Horizontal Rezolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter Speed 1/32 sec to 1/2,000 sec
Slow Shutter (SLS) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
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
USB USB device, mini-B (x1)
USB Host, Type A (x1)
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
Built-in Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Media
Type ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)