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Sony PMW-400L Camcorder - body only

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SONY PMW-400L (PMW400L PMW 400L PMW/400L) Solid-State Memory Camcorder (Body Only)

Ideal camcorder for broadcasting!

Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors without lens XDCAM camcorder recording Full HD 422 at 50 Mbps

Supports multiple SD and HD codecs and XAVC ready

  • The PMW-400L is an affordable 3x 2/3-inch CMOS high quality sensor broadcast camcorder that, like the PMW-500, supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using .MXF and XDCAM EX workflows using .MP4 and .AVI. It is also future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings.

High quality accessories and internal flash band correction

  • Ideal for national and local broadcasting operations, the PMW-400L features a 2/3-inch lens mount, high resolution LCD viewfinder, 3DNR noise reduction processing and internal flash band reducer for news operations, as standard. The camcorder also features built-in WiFi remote and 2x SD/HD-SDI parallel outputs. An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface converts the shoulder camcorder to a system camera, with compatibility with digital triax and fibre adapters.



High sensitivity Full HD sensors

  • The PMW-400 provides high quality Full HD imaging with three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors offering better resolution, dynamic range and colour reproduction. The camcorder offers sensitivity of F12 at 59.94Hz and F13 at 50Hz.

Supports all SD / HD 420 or SD / HD 422 on several types of memory cards

  • The PMW 400 allows you to record all SD / HD 420 XDCAM EX codecs using .MP4 and .AVI. fileson SxS memory cards, MemoryStick, SD card or XQD card (FAT32 formatted)..MXF broadcast files can be recorded on SxS and XQD cards (UDF formatted)

XAVC ready

  • The PMW 400L is future-proofed to support XAVC 10-bit HD422 recordings, including XAVC Intra frame 10-bit HD422 100Mbps and XAVC Long GOP 10-bit HD422 (low bit rate).

Noise reduction

  • The camcorder has a signal to noise ratio of 60dB (typical) with 3DNR noise reduction processing.

Hardware and software flash band correction

  • The camcorder has a standard internal hardware flash band reducer*for news operations.

* Flash band reducer will be available as a free firmware update.

Wide gain selection

  • The camcorder's gain selection ranges from -3dB up to +42dB maximum gain.

WiFi remote

  • Lens, camera and media WiFi Remote or XMPilot live logging from a tablet or smartphone is achievable with the CBK-WA01 optional WiFi antenna. The CBK-WA100 3G/LTE optional transmitter will allow recorded files FTP push to a the cloud or user server.

High resolution 960 x 540 colour viewfinder

  • The camcorder is supplied with a high resolution colour LCD viewfinder (similar to CBK-VF01 modular viewfinder) providing up to quarter full HD 960 x 540 pixels.

Interfaces include SD / HD-SDI and i.Link

  • The camcorder features 2x SD/HD-SDI outputs, as well as HDMI out, TC in/out and Gen-lock input. It also has i.LINK (DV) input and record.

Digital triax and fibre optional control

  • An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface converts the shoulder camcorder to a system camera, with compatibility with CA-TX70 digital triax and CA-FB70 fibre adapters.

2/3-inch lens mount

  • The PMW/400L is fitted with a 2/3-inch lens mount.

Low power consumption

  • The lightweight PMW-400L has a low power consumption of 23W with LCD, viewfinder, lens and microphone.

Why not check out our full range of camcorders by visiting our Camcorders Category or shop more items from the Sony range.

  • Mass Approx. 3.4 kg (body only without lens, VF, Mic)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) *1 124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only) 5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
  • Power Requirements DC 12 V
  • Power Consumption Approx. 26W (with viewfinder, lens and microphone while recording)
  • Operating Temperature 0° C to 40° C 32° F to 104° F
  • Storage Temperature -20° C to +60° C -4° F to +140° F
  • Continuous Operating Time Approx. 180 min with BP-L80S
  • Recording Format (Video) XAVC (future upgrade)
MPEG-2 Long GOP:
- HD 422 mode: CBR, 50 Mbps max., MPEG-2 422P@HL
- HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP@HL
- SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
Recording Format (Audio) UDF
- HD 422 50 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
- HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD DVCAM mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels

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