For high-quality images in those
low-light environments, the Sony PMW-300 K1 camcorder is the ideal solution.
Boasting of a three 1/2-inchesExmorFull-HD CMOS sensors, this model is suitable
for a wide range of applications. With its multi-camera capabilities and
remote-control, this camcorder allows for use with different types of high-end
camera systems. This camcorder is an upgrade of the Sony PMW-EX3 model and can
record up to 50mbps of HD material in MPEG-2 HD422, and this ranks it among the
top broadcast camcorders in the world. It has a high bit rate which is
important in capturing of fast moving objects. This model is upgradable to
support XAVC codec which is important in extending its lifespan.
The Sony PMW-300 K1 is compatible
with different lenses including the 2/13-inche and 1/2-inch lenses and comes
packed with two lenses of 16x and 14x zoom power. This camera can be connected
to consumer devices that support HDMI inputs and broadcast infrastructures. It
has an HD-SD/SDI, HDMI output support and can be remotely adjusted using a
remote controller (sold separately) that communicates with the 8-pin remote
The 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS Full
HD sensors that the Sony PMW-300 K1 comes equipped with makes the camcorder
excellent for shooting in different conditions. The sensors offer a high
sensitivity to light while reducing image noise and this improves the resolution
of images even when captured/filmed in low-light conditions. The lens system is
interchangeable, and the two lenses provided with the camera come with a focus
ring that allows for fast switching between auto and manual focus during use.
The camcorder comes with a
3.5-inch color LCD viewfinder which allows for precision focus when using the
camcorder. This model supports a wide range of frame rates and can record at
50i, 59.94i as well as 1920x1080/25P, DVCAM, and MPEG-2 HD. With a recording of
1 frame per seconds (fps) to 60fps, slow and quick motion shooting can be
obtained. A separately obtained Wi-Fi adaptor can be used with the camcorder to
achieve remote control over Wi-Fi. Importantly, the Sony PMW-300 K1 comes with a
15-second cache recording functions, and this helps prevent loss of important
scenes during shooting.
Other important features that
make this model operable and easy to use include:
Multiple language support – users
can select to use the menu or receive warning messages in English, Chinese,
Spanish, Russian, Indonesian or Brazilian Portuguese.
The camera has a metal body which
offers it protection while making it a great option for outdoor shooting. It has
a semi-shoulder robust design, a chest pad mechanism and rotary hand grip that
makes it easy and comfortable to use over long periods of time.