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, infrared remote commander, shoulder strap,
cold shoe kit, and a USB cable.