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Sony PMW-300
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Sony PMW300K2 Camcorder

£8,158.80
1/2 3.9kg CMOS Sep 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Sony camcorders have good reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Supports HDMI
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Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 101 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its video cameras. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PMW-300 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age which do not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders with an interchangeable lens currently available which you might also want to consider include cheaper video cameras such as the Sony PXW-FS7 (£6,999.00).

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at include the Sony PXW-FS7K.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The PMW-300 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think cheaper video cameras such as the Sony PXW-X200 (£6,234.00) is also worth considering.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Sony PMW-300 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony PXW-X200 (£6,234.00) (17x and cheaper).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The PMW-300 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera also support HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the PXW-FS7 (£6,999.00), or the PXW-X200 (£6,234.00) both from Sony.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also support HDMI which you might want to look at including the Sony PXW-FS7K.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The PMW-300 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The PMW-300 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The PMW-300 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also are Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the PXW-FS7 (£6,999.00), and the PXW-X200 (£6,234.00) both from Sony which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony PXW-FS7K.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PMW-300 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The PMW-300 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a batteries included.

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Camera

Very Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 0.02 lux, the Sony PMW-300 has one of the smaller minimum illuminations amongst video cameras of this age. The average minimum illumination of video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder is 89lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx.

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Price

Pricey

The cheapeast camcorders of this type and age that we found costs £27 and the most expensive costs £8,159. We think that this camcorder looks expensive for a video camera of this age and type.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The PMW-300 is fairly heavy (3.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera. Across all the comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera the weights range from 65g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 1.2kg.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the PMW-300.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/2" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pmw300k2, sony pmw300k1
Barcodes 00027242872028, 00617689593947, 04905524951295

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