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Sony PMW-300K2//U1 XDCAM Semi-Shoulder Camcorder

code: PMW-300K2//U1
  • £9,459.00
  • RRP: £9,459.00
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  • 1/2" 3 CMOS Exmor Sensors
  • Recording SD & HD 4:2:2/4:2:0 switchable XAVC read
  • 2 x SxS Card Slots (XDCAM File-based workflow)
  • HD/SD SDI, HDMI, Genlock, TC in/out, Remote 700

Sony PMW-300K2//U1 (PMW-300-K2//U1 , PMW300K2//U1, PMW300K2//U1, pmw-300k2//u1) XDCAM Semi-Shoulder Camcorder

Semi-shoulder handheld camcorder integrates with multi-camera operations

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.

HD 422 50 Mbps recordings ideal for a wide range of shooting conditions with XAVC future-proofing

An evolution of Sony’s industry leading PMW-EX3, the PMW-300K2 is able to record 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. 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 be upgraded in the future to support Sony’s revolutionary XAVC codec, extending the lifecycle of the product to ensure maximum return on investment*. 

  • Mass: Approx 2.2 kg (without lens, VF), Approx. 4 Lb 14 oz (without lens),Approx. 3.9 kg (with lens hood, viewfinder, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card),Approx. 8 lb 9.6 oz (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D) : 275 x 239 x 384 mm (with lens & viewfinder, without protrusions), 10 7/8 x 9 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches (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): UDF,HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
  • HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL,SD mode: MPEG IMX 50Mbps,SD mode : DVCAM 25Mbps
  • FAT: HQ 1920 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL, HQ 1440 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
  • HQ 1280 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL, SP 1440 mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
  • DVCAM mode: DVCAM, DVCAM mode: DVCAM 25Mbps (AVI),Design and specifications are preliminary and subject to change without notice
  • Recording Format (Audio): UDF, HD422 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, FAT: HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels, SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels, Recording Frame Rate UDF, HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR, 1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, HD420 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR, 1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p


  • Lens Mount: Sony 1/2-inch type Bayonet mount
  • Zoom Ratio: 16x (optical), servo/manual
  • Focal Length: f = 5.8 - 93 mm (equivalent to 31.4-503 mm on 35 mm lens)
  • Iris: F1.9 - F16 and Close auto/manual selectable
  • Focus: AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF, Wide), 1500mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF, Tele), 50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide),782 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
  • Image Stabilizer: No
  • Filter Diameter: M82 mm, pitch 0.75mm

Camera Section

  • 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, Memory B/ATW
  • Gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
  • Gamma Curve: Selectable


  • Audio Input: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable, Line: +4dBu
  • Mic: -70dBu--30dBu
  • Video Output: BNC (x1), HD-Y/Composite, 1.0Vp-p, 75Ω, (switchable to Genlock in)
  • Audio Output: Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)
  • SDI Output: BNC (x2), HD/SD selectable, SMPTE 292M/259M standards
  • i.LINK: IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) input/output, DV input/output, S400
  • Timecode Input: BNC (x1) (switchable to TC out), SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard, 0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 10kΩ
  • Timecode Output: BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in), SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard, 1.0Vp-p, 10kΩ
  • Genlock Input: BNC (x1) (switchable to Video out), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
  • USB: USB device, mini-B (x1), USB Host, Type A (x1)
  • Headphone Output: Stereo mini jack (x1),-18dBu 16Ω
  • Speaker Output: Monaural, 150mW
  • DC Input: DC jack
  • Remote: 8-pin
  • Lens Remote: 8-pin, round
  • HDMI Output: Type A (x1)


  • Viewfinder: 3.5-inch type color LCD: 960 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 540 (V), 16:9
  • Built-in Microphone: Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
  • Media Type: ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)



In the box

  • Lens hood (1)
  • Pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • Infrared Remote Commander (1)
  • USB cable (1)
  • BP-U30 battery pack (1)
  • BC-U1 battery charger (1)
  • Shoulder strap (1)
  • Lithium battery (CR2032 for data backup) (1)
  • Pre-installed to the Camcorder
  • Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander) (1)
  • Pre-installed to the IR Remote Commander "Before Using this Unit" (1) 
  • CD-ROM
  • Operating instructions in PDF (1)
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