Sony PMW-300K1 XDCAM HD Camcorder Kit with 14x Lens

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Sony PMW-300K1 XDCAM HD Camcorder Kit with 14x Lens
1/2" Exmor Full HD 3CMOS Sensor
Interchangeable Lens Mount System
3.5" 960 x 540 Color LCD Viewfinder
MPEG HD422, 50Mb/s
Supports SxS, SD, Memorty Stick & XQD
SD/HD-SDI & HDMI Outputs
Timecode & Genlock Interfaces

Features

Full HD MPEG-2 HD 422 50 Mbps recordings plus XAVC in the future
The PMW-300K1 uses an MPEG HD 422 codec, recording Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 50 Mbps in industry-standard MXF files, along with 24-bit 48 kHz, 4-channel audio. It is also capable of recording MPEG-2 HD 420 in Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 35 Mbps. Standard Definition options include MPEG IMX and DVCAM. 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.

Three 1/2-inch type Exmor(tm) CMOS Full HD sensors and low-light 3DNR technology for a wide range of shooting conditions
The three 1/2-inch Exmor(tm) Full-HD CMOS 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 3Dimensional Noise Reducer technology(3DNR), which reduce noise between frames and thus creates noticeably clearer images.

Interchangeable lens system with 14x Fujinon HD lens
The PMW-300K1 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 (with optional ACM-21 adaptor). The camcorder also comes with two auto-focusing zoom lens packages, one for a 14x (PMW-300K1) and the other a 16x zoom lens (PMW-300K2). Both lenses include a focus ring for quick switching between auto and manual focus.

Precision focusing with 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder
An enhanced HD-resolution 3.5-inch colour LCD viewfinder (960x540 pixels) enables precision focusing for HD camcorder work, while the 8-pin remote-control and multi-camera operation capability allows the PMW-300K2 to be used in 3D configurations and high-end camera systems.

Multi-camera operation with 8-pin remote control
The camcorder has a Genlock In and Timecode In/Out interface, so that it can link together with other cameras for multi-camera operation capability and 3D configurations. The 8-pin 700-Protocol remote control interface allows for remote adjustment from the RM-B170* or RM-B150** remote control, sold separately.

HD/SD-SDI and HDMI interfaces for integration with broadcast infrastructures
The PMW-300K1 has an SDI interface so that it can connect with broadcast infrastructures and professional equipment. It's also possible to down-convert from HD to SD. There is also an HDMI interface making it possible to link to consumer products, including a standard consumer TV. SDI and HDMI interfaces are available in the same time.

Wide range of frame rates
The camcorder has standard recording modes of 1920 x 1080/25P or 50i and can additionally record at 59.94i, 23.98P and 29.97P in MPEG-2 HD 422 mode. At 1280 x 720, the camcorder can record 25P as well as 23.98P, 29.97P, 50P and 59.94P. Further recording modes are also possible at MPEG-2 HD 420 and DVCAM.

Slow and quick motion from 1 fps to 60 fps
Slow motion shooting is possible with up to 60 frames per second (fps) recording in 720P or 30 fps recording in 1080P, when used with the SxS Pro or SxS-1 memory card. Quick motion can be obtained by slowing the frame rate down to 1 fps.

Semi-shoulder robust design with metal body
The PMW-300K1features an innovative semi-shoulder design with an extendable chest pad mechanism and rotary hand grip, allowing comfortable recording over long periods of time. Its magnesium metal body ensures the camcorder is robust and, like its predecessor, the PMW-EX3, can withstand even the harshest production environments.

Wi-Fi remote control with optional Wi-Fi adaptor
In addition to the 8-pin remote control interface, Apple iPads or Android mobile devices can be used as simple remote controllers. By attaching the optional CBK-WA01 Wi-Fi adaptor, the remote can control zoom, focus, iris and white balance as well as the recording functions such as recording trigger.

Cache recording
Utilising a 15 second cache recording function, the PMW-300K1 can help prevent the loss of important scenes or events that occur up to 15 seconds before the camcorder's REC start button is pressed.

Two SxS Memory Card slots plus Memory Stick, SD card and XDQ card options
There are two SxS Memory Card slots, which allows for around four hours of continuous recording, with two hours of HD 422 50 Mbps recorded on each 64GB SxS Memory Card. Content can be copied between the two slots.The PMW-300K1 can use either SxS Pro or SxS-1 cards. It will also accept consumer recording media, including Memory Stick, SD card and XDQ card with an appropriate adaptor for emergency use.

Planning metadata automatically recorded
By loading a pre-recorded Planning Metadata file (XML file) to the PMW-300K1, either from an SxS memory card or a USB memory, the metadata is automatically generated and recorded as described in the XML file while recording. Also the filename of a clip is automatically set as described in the XML file.

i.LINKInput/Output for DV/HDV recordings
i.LINK (HDV) Out can be activated while SP 1440 (FAT) or DVCAM (FAT) is selected and the i.LINK (HDV) In signal can be recorded while the video format is set appropriately.

4 channels 24-bit 48 kHz audio recordings
The PMW-300K1 is equipped with two XLR connectors, which connect to Sony's range of professional microphone products.24-bit 48kHz audio can be recorded in HD 422 50 Mbps, with up to four channels of audio recorded.

Multiple language system
The PMW-300K1 has multiple language system. The language for the menu and warning messages can be selected among English, Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Indonesian.

4 Neutral Density filters
The PMW-300K1 is equipped with four built-in ND (Neutral Density) filters - Clear, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 - that help to vary the depth of field with iris control.

Power on Quick Rec to help get up and running quicker
If the camcorder power is turned on while pushing a REC button, the 'Quick Rec' mode is activated. By accelerating the power on process, the camcorder can start up and start recording more quickly than normal.

Direct access to the thumbnails
With the PMW-300K1, there is no need to switch between Camera and Media mode to access to the recording video. The access to the thumbnails is direct and without any reboot internal process.

Continuous recordings for easier ingest
This mode allows users to create a single, large clip with multiple starts and stops in recording. The benefit of this mode is a faster transport speed for single clips - there is no overhead for the file open/close process. Please note this function works only in UDF (MXF) mode.

Specifications

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 and 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

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

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, 75 Ohm (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, 10k Ohm
Timecode Output : BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in), SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard, 1.0Vp-p, 10k Ohm
Genlock Input : BNC (x1) (switchable to Video out), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
USB : USB device, mini-B (x1), USB Host, Type A (x1)
Headphone Output : Stereo mini jack (x1), -18dBu 16 Ohm
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)

General
Recording Format (Video) :
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 Format (Audio) :
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 :
UDF -
HD422 Mode : MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR
- 1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

HD420 Mode : MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p

SD Mode : IMX50
720x486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF

SD Mode : DVCAM
720x486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720x576/ 50i, 25PsF

FAT -
HQ 1920 Mode : MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

HQ 1440 Mode : MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

HQ 1280 Mode : MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p

SP 1440 Mode : MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25Mbps/ CBR
1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)

DVCAM Mode : 720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF, 720x576/ 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

SD Mode : IMX50
Approx. min with SBP-128B/ (128 GB) memory card
Approx. min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. min with SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card

SD Mode : DVCAM
Approx. 440 min with SBP-128B/ (128 GB) memory card
Approx. 220 min with SBP-64B/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 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

Power Requirements : DC 12 V
Operating Temperature : 0oC to 40oC (32oF to 104oF)
Storage Temperature : -20oC to +60oC (-4oF to +140oF)

Weight :
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 and viewfinder, without protrusions)
10 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches (with lens and viewfinder, without protrusions)

In the Box

14x Zoom Lens
Lens Hood with Lens Cap
3.5" LCD Viewfinder
BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
BC-U1 Battery Charger
Infrared Remote Commander
CR2032 Lithium Battery for Infrared Remote Commander
CR2032 Lithium Battery in Camcorder for Data Backup
Shoulder Strap
Cold Shoe Kit
USB Cable
Sony PMW-300K1 Operating Instructions

Reviews

Reviewed by 1 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Sony PMW-300 XDCAM HD Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from Johannesburg on
No doubt replacement for EX3, best 422 codec. May wait for 16x lens kit though.

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