Sony PMW-320K XDCAM HD Camcorder

by Sony
Sony PMW-320K XDCAM HD Camcorder
The Sony PMW-320K is equipped with the latest imaging technology of three 1/2 inch-type Exmor full HD CMOS sensors. PAL/NTSC switchable.

See also: Sony PMW-400K XDCAM Camcorder


* Three 1/2-inch type full HD CMOS sensors
* Use of SxS PRO and SxS-1 memory card as recording media
* Use of Memory Stick and SDHC memory cards for alternative recording media with media adaptor
* Records 1920 x 1080 HD images using the MPEG-2 long GOP codec
* Selectable bit rates: 35 mbps and 25 mbps
* Long recording time: up to 140 minutes with one 32-GB card
* 1080i/720p switchable recording
* Multiple frame rates: 59.94i, 50i, 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, and native 23.98p
* Selectable scanning modes: 1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, or 1440 x 1080
* DVCAM recording
* 4-channel, 16-bit, 48-khz linear PCM uncompressed audio recording in HD mode
* Equipped with the wide-angle 16x zoom lens
* Slow & Quick Motion function
* Slow Shutter function
* Frame Recording function
* Wide array of interfaces such as HD-SDI output, down-converted SD-SDI output, i.LINK (HDV) input/output, analog output
* Selectable gamma curves
* Shutter angle settings
* ATW & hold
* AF/MF assist function
* Focus magnification
* Peaking function
* Turbo gain: up to +24dB
* Built-in ND filter wheel, and electrical CC filters
* Total level control system
* Scene file system
* Instant-access thumbnail search with "expand" function
* 3.5-inch
* (viewable area measured diagonally) color LCD VF
* Slot for digital wireless microphone system
* Assignable buttons for quick access to desired function
* Supplied with "clip browser" software to browse and copy video clips
* Cache recording function
* Image inversion function
* HDMI output
* Camera remote control
* Digital extender ready
* MPEG TS adapter ready
* Ready for metadata for shooting plan


Recording format

Video: MPEG-2 Long GOP HD HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL HD SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14 SD mode: DVCAM

Audio: HD mode: Linear PCM (4ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz) SD mode: Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)

Recording frame rate:
HD HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p SD mode : 720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97p
HD HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i SD mode (Option) : 720 x 576/50i, 25p

Recording/Playback time:
HQ Mode
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card* Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP/SD Mode
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card


Lens mount: 1/2-type SONY bayonet
Zoom ratio: 16x (optical), servo/manual (AF lens for PMW-320K
Focal length: f = 8 mm to 128 mm (equivalent to 31.5 mm to 503 mm on 35 mm lens)
Iris: F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable
Focus: AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to - (MACRO OFF), 50 mm to - (MACRO ON, Wide), 782 mm to - (MACRO ON, Tele)
Filter diameter: M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)


Imaging device: 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
ND filter: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND

Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance): F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode), F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum illumination: 0.05 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.6, +24 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
S/N ratio: 54 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal resolution: 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS
Slow Shutter (SLS): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation

Slow & Quick Motion function
720p: Selectable from 1fps to 60 fps as recording frame rate
1080p: Selectable from 1fps to 30 fps as recording frame rate

White balance: Preset (3,200 K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 dB


Wireless receiver IN: D-Sub 15-pin
VF: 26-pin (LCD VF), 20-pin (DXF)
Audio input: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite output: BNC (x1), NTSC or PAL, COMPONENT Y
Audio output: XLR-type 5-pin
SDI output: BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
i.LINK: IEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i )/DVCAM stream input/output, S400
Timecode input: BNC (x1)
Timecode output: BNC (x1)
Genlock input: BNC (x1)
USB: Device type B (x1)
Headphone output: Stereo mini-jack (x1)
Speaker output: Monaural
DC input: XLR-type 4-pin
DC output: 4-pin
Remote: 8-pin
Lens remote: 12-pin
MIC: XLR-type 5-pin
HDMI output: A Type (x1)


Viewfinder: 3.5-inch*** type color LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type
Built-in LCD monitor: Black & white LCD (Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity)


Type: ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)


Mass: 3.2 kg (7 lb 1 oz) (body) 6.3 kg (13 lb 14 oz) (with LCD VF, AF lens, Mic, BP-GL95, one SxS Pro memory card)

Dimension (W x H x D): 124 x 269 x 332 mm (5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches) without projection (body)

Power requirements: DC 12 V

Power consumption: Approx. 18 W (with LCD VF, AF lens, mic, while recording) Approx. 15 W (body while recording)

Operating temperature: 0 oC to +40 oC (+32 oF to +104 oF)
Storage temperature: -20 oC to +60 oC (-4 oF to +140 oF)

Battery operating time: Approx. 310 min with BP-GL95 battery

In the Box

16x zoom lens (1)
Lens hood (1)
Stereo mic (1), Windscreen (1)
Shoulder belt (1)
Sony PMW-320K Manual (1)
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software (1)
SxS device driver software (1)
Flange back focal length adjustment test chart (1)


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