Sony PMW-300

PMW-300 XDCAM HD Camcorder

Our new PMW-300 XDCAM camcorder is the first semi-shoulder-mount camcorder to combine the benefits of 1/2-type Exmor Full HD 3CMOS sensor technology with 50Mb/s HD recording at MPEG HD422.


The PMW-300 camcorder is ideal for our clients who require a flexible semi-shoulder camcorder that adapts easily to a range of commercial shooting environments. The camcorder’s 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 PMW-300 features the same EX-mount interchangeable lens system as Sony’s PMW-EX3 for compatibility with 1/2in and 2/3in lenses. The camcorder comes with a 14X zoom lens featuring a focus ring for quick switching between auto and manual focus.


An HD-resolution 3.5in color LCD viewfinder (960 x 540 pixels) enables precision focusing for HD shooting. Timecode and genlock interfaces as well as an 8-pin remote connector give users added flexibility in multicamera setups and 3-D configurations. The 8-pin remote connector also allows for remote adjustment using a remote control (sold separately). HD-SD/SDI and HDMI outputs let users connect the camcorder to broadcast infrastructures and to compatible consumer devices.


The camcorder has a standard recording mode of 1080/23.98p giving users several shooting options, switching down to 720/23.98p to enable up to 2.5X slow motion.


The PMW-300 camcorder’s semi-shoulder design has a rotary hand grip for more comfortable recording over long periods of time, and its magnesium metal body is designed to withstand even the harshest production environments.

Like all of Sony’s solid-state XDCAM camcorders, the PMW-300 allows the most flexible choice of recording media. Customers can record on Sony’s professional SxS memory card, as well as SD, Memory Stick and XQD cards depending upon their budget and application.