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Sony PMW-300
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Sony PMW300K2 Camcorder

1/2 3.9kg CMOS 14x Sep 2013
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Semi-shoulder Handheld Camcorder Integrates With Multi-camera Operations The PMW-300K1 XDCAM camcorder is equipped with three 1/2-inch Exmor full-HD CMOS sensors, capable of delivering... More
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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

Camcorders manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all camcorders (not just camcorders) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The PMW-300 has an interchangeable lens, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PMW-300 which do not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider include the Sony PXW-FS7[plb_2829469_price].

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The PMW-300 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago do not have an HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI to this video camera and we think the PXW-X200[pl_2941311_price], or the PXW-FS7[pl_2829469_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PMW-300 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PMW-300 which do not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony PXW-X200[plb_2941311_price].

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1/2" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the PMW-300 is 1/2". That's over two times the optical sensor size of the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 6.40 x 4.80mm.

A 1/2" optical sensor size is actually the best optical sensor size amongst all video cameras of this type and age.

Amongst comparable types of camcorder the worst optical sensor size is 1/6".

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1080i Supported Video Modes

1920 pixels × 1080 lines (2.1 megapixels), and a temporal resolution of 50 or 60 interlaced fields per second. The best video mode of all camcorders that have been around for more than two years is 1080p and the worst is 720p.

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Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The PMW-300 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. The most frequently supported audio formats supported is AAC++, but this audio formats supported is not supported by this Sony camcorder. The audio formats supporteds LPCM are also supported by this video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders that came out around the same time as it.

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Has Two Capture Modess

The Sony PMW-300 has a greater number of capture mode than most camcorders that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly found capture modes is LP, but this capture modes is not found on this camcorder. The capture modess HQ and SP are also found on this video camera.

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Very Small Minimum Illumination

The average minimum illumination of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years is 41lx, and the minimum illuminations range from 0.02lx to 1,400lx. At only 0.02 lux, the PMW-300 has a quite small minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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9 Reasons Against

Expensive

We think this Sony video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of a similar spec and age. The cheapeast camcorder that was launched more than two years ago that we found costs £29 and the most expensive costs £6,999.

Not Full HD

The PMW-300 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Sony PXW-X200[plb_2941311_price].

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Only Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the PMW-300 is more than most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found white balance is Shade, but this white balance is not found on this camcorder. The white balances ATW are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony PMW-300 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PMW-300 which have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this camcorder and we think the PXW-X200[pl_2941311_price], or the PXW-FS7[pl_2829469_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PMW-300 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the PMW-300 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D. The Sony PMW-300 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony PMW-300 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the PMW-300 also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the PMW-300 does not have a built-in projector.

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Heavy

When compared to other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PMW-300 that we have assessed, the Sony PMW-300's weight of 3.9 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PMW-300 is 880g.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Sony PMW-300

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony video camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 14 times zoom factor, the PMW-300 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony PXW-X200[plb_2941311_price] (17x).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Filter Size
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Camcorder Tape Type
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
ExpressCard Slot
White Balance
White Balance
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Capture Modes
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
Mini-USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Shoulder Strap

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Product Identifiers

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

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