The PMW-300K1 XDCAM HD Camcorder from Sony is designed to meet the demands of field video productions and professional studio applications. It is Sony’s first semi-shoulder mount camcorder to combine the low-light capabilities of three, 1/2″ Exmor Full HD CMOS sensors with the broadcast-quality, Full HD MPEG HD422 codec. The camcorder features the same rugged metal construction, interchangeable EX lens mount, and 14x Fujinon HD lens as the PMW-EX3, but introduces advanced signal processing technology for low-noise and clearer images. The PMW-300K1 also features a 3.5″ 960 x 540 LCD viewfinder, built-in ND filters, and 8 assignable function buttons.

The camcorder is equipped with dual ExpressCard/34 SxS memory card slots that support SxS Pro and SxS-1 cards. A variety of recording formats are available, including Full HD 1920 x 1080 video recording in either MPEG HD422 at 50Mbps or MPEG HD420 at 35Mbps. The camcorder supports both UDF and FAT file format modes. SD recording is available in DVCAM and MPEG IMX formats, in both NTSC and PAL. The camcorder is upgradeable to support Sony’s XAVC codec when it becomes available.

The camcorder offers two HD/SD-SDI and one HDMI inputs, as well as i.LINK, USB 2.0, timecode, and genlock connections for use with a wide range of AV and IT interfaces. The USB 2.0 port enables the use of the optional CBK-WA100 Wireless Adapter. Included with the camcorder is the Fujinon 14x zoom lens with lens hood and cap, 3.5″ LCD viewfinder, BP-U30 battery and charger

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Image Sensor

3-Chip 1/2" CMOS Sensor

Effective Sensor Resolution

1920 x 1080 (2.07 MP)


-3 to 18 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

60 dB

Minimum Illumination

0.04 lux at 1/1 Shutter Speed

Lens Focal Length

5.8 to 81.2mm

35mm Equivalent Focal Length

31.4 to 439mm

Optical Zoom Ratio


Maximum Aperture

f/1 to 9

Minimum Aperture


Filter Size

77 mm

Lens Mount

B4 Mount

Shutter Speed

1/1 to 1/2000 sec

Built-in ND Filter

Mechanical Filter Wheel with 2 Stop (1/4), 4 Stop (1/16), 6 Stop (1/64) ND Filters

Built-In Microphone Type


Recording Media

2 x SxS Card Slots

Broadcast System Compatibility


Recording Modes

MPEG2 4:2:2:
1920 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (50 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 59.94 fps (50 Mb/s)
MPEG2 4:2:0:
1440 x 1080p at 23.98/25/29.97 fps (25 to 35 Mb/s)
1280 x 720p at 50/59.94 fps (25 to 35 Mb/s)

Variable Frame Rates

1080p: 1 to 30 fps
720p: 1 to 60 fps

Audio Recording

4-Channel 24-Bit 48 kHz

Video Connectors

1 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x BNC (Composite) Output
2 x BNC (HD-SDI) Output
1 x HDMI Output

Audio Connectors

2 x 3-Pin XLR Mic/Line Level (+48 V Phantom Power) Input
1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) Stereo Headphone Output

Other I/O

1 x BNC Genlock Input
1 x USB Type-A
1 x USB Mini-B
1 x 4-Pin FireWire Data, Video Input/Output
1 x 8-Pin Hirose Control
1 x BNC Timecode Input
1 x BNC Timecode Output


3.5" LCD with EVF Resolution 960 x 540

Dimensions and Weight

10.8 x 9.4 x 15.1" / 27.5 x 23.9 x 38.4 cm
4.9 lb / 2.2 kg


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