The PMW-300K2 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-300K2 is suitable for a wide range of applications. Additionally, the PMW-300K2 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems.
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.
|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,|
|Gain||-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC|
|Mass||Approx 2.2 kg (without lens, VF)|
Approx. 4 lb 14 oz (without lens)
Approx. 4.4 kg (with lens hood, viewfinder, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Approx. 9 lb 11 oz (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
|Dimensions (W x H x D) *||263 x 239 x 445 mm (103/8x91/2x175/8inches) (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.,
|** Design and specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice|
|Recording Format (Audio)||exFAT|
XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz,
|Recording Frame Rate||exFAT|
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p,
1280 × 720/59.94p, 50p
HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR
HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
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
HD 422 mode
|SD Mode: IMX50|
HQ 1920/HQ 1440 mode/HQ 1280 mode:
|** Design and specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice|
XAVC HD Intra 100 Mbps and Long GoP recordings plus Full HD MPEG-2 HD 422 50 Mbps
The PMW-300K2 supports 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 Full HD (1920 x 1080) MPEG HD 422 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 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. Standard Definition options include MPEG IMX and DVCAM.
The PMW-300K1/K2 allows full High Res and Proxy wireless operations in combination with the CBK-WA100 wireless adapter. Clip metadata management, XAVC proxy recording on SD-HC card, streaming to tablet/smartphone and Wi-Fi remote for camera and lens are provided. The CBK-WA101 allows secure file transfer of recorded content by FTP-push to cloud services or on-premises servers via Wi-Fi, 3G/4G /LTE. Content Browser Mobile free Android/iOS application gives you full control to wireless operations.
Three 1/2-inch type Exmor™CMOS Full HD sensors and low-light 3DNR technology for a wide range of shooting conditions
The three 1/2-inch Exmor™ 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 16x Fujinon HD lens package option (PMW-300K2)
The PMW-300K2 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.
* The RM-B750 and the RCP remote control cannot be connected due to the power supply capacity of the PMW-300.
** RM-B150 is discontinued.
HD/SD-SDI and HDMI interfaces for integration with broadcast infrastructures
The PMW-300K2 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-300K2 features 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 or IFU-WLM3 Wi-Fi adaptor, the remote can control zoom, focus, iris and white balance as well as the recording functions such as recording trigger.
Utilising a 15 second cache recording function, the PMW-300K2 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-300K2 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-300K2, 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.LINK Input/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-300K2 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-300K2 has multiple language system. The language for the menu and warning messages can be selected among English, Chinese, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian and Indonesian.