Sony PMW-300K

MPN: PMW-300K1  |  EAN: 4905524951295  |  Model: PMW-300K

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as at 25 Sep 19 | 12:43 AM CET





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Sony PMW-300K - PMW-300K1 Performance, Usage and Feature Ratings
Use Rating
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Photo)
Just Right
Basic Skill Level (Video)
Just Right
Intermediate Skill Level (Video)
Very Good
Underwater Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Landscape Photography
Just Right
Event Videos
Just Right
High FPS Videos
Just Right
Home Videos
Just Right
Astronomy Photography
Just Right
Just Right
Everyday Life Photography
Just Right
Slow Motion Videos
Just Right
Events Photography
Just Right
WiFi Connectivity
Just Right
Professional Looks
Just Right
Regular Looks
Just Right
Camera Body with Lens
Just Right
Bluetooth Connectivity
Just Right

Kind of Camera

The Camcorder is purpose-built for long video recording sessions to capture your memories and special occasions.

Photography Skillset

Keeping it simple - For someone who is not too bothered about technicalities, this Sony device works!

Video skill level

Simple clips - As a videography noob, this Sony PMW-300K video camera should be sufficient for your needs.


Video Scenarios

For those special occasions, this Sony camera is a great companion as you traverse the floor. It comes with an Image Stabilizer which helps maintain a steady shot while recording.

Its always great to capture moments of delight at home or while spending time with family and friends on an outing. For this, the Sony PMW-300K is a great companion to have.

For your Video posts - This camera comes with an image stabilizer which reduces any wobbling in your recordings. In addition, the size of the image sensor (6.40 x 4.80 mm mm), helps with the actual quality of the recorded image. It also packs in Wi-Fi in this neat package.

Other Video needs

Slow motion recordings add an extra dimension of fun and entertainment. This camera comes with an in-built setting that enables this mode.

If you're looking for that silky-smooth rendering of your videos, this camera has got it as its able to handle 60 FPS at 1080p resolutions.

Photo Scenarios

If you're looking to simply use your camera to point-and-shoot everyday moments with an item or person as the subject matter, then the PMW-300K is an easy recommendation for this.

The Sony PMW-300K has a sensor size of 6.40 x 4.80 mm (mm) which is crucial for capturing as much light information as possible when taking photographs of the cosmos. The ability to shoot and store images as RAW files and not just JPEG is important for this kind of photography. This model delivers on that!

Actions shots are for more engaging than people posing for a photograph at events. The Sony PMW-300K comes with Auto Focus Tracking which helps ensure people in motion still look sharp in your photos.

Taking photos while underwater is a lot of fun. You'll be able to bathe the subject of your photograph with the colours and hues only found when taking shots in an aquatic environment.

Sometimes while on sightseeing or on a tour, you can only observe things from a distance. Which is why the zoom capability on this camera comes in handy in that situation.

Composing photographs of landscapes is subject to the lighting conditions that you're faced with. The 6.40 x 4.80 mm(mm) Image Sensor Size on this model play a big role in this. Also, the Sony PMW-300K has a variety of scene modes which can be selected to suit the shot you're preparing to take.

Other considerations

Sometimes carrying cables about just so you can move your photos across the devices can be a pain. Good thing this particular model comes with Wi-Fi.


This device showcases a refined taste in mobile devices due to clean lines and a premium look.

When you're more concerned about what your camera does than how it looks, the PMW-300K is a safe bet.

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Technical Specifications

Sony PMW-300K - PMW-300K1 Technical Specifications
Specification Description
Camcorder Type Shoulder camcorder
Camera Type Camcorder
Operating Temperature (T-T) 0 - 40 °F
Product Colour Black
Aperture Range (F-F) 1.9-16
Minimum Illumination 0.02 lx
White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Auto Focus Yes
Focus Adjustment Auto/Manual
Manual Focus Yes
Light Exposure
Manual Exposure Yes
Camera Shutter Speed 1/32 - 1/2,000 s
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed 1/2,000 s
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed 1/32 s
Camcorder Media Type Memory Stick, SD, SxS-1, SxS Pro, XDQ
Capture Modes HQ, SP
Full HD Yes
HD Type Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
Slow-Mo Capable 1
Speakers 1
Supported Video Modes 1080i
Video Formats Supported AVC/H.264, MPEG-4
Video Recording Yes
Video Resolutions 720 x 486, 720 x 576, 1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Audio Formats Supported LPCM
Built-in Microphone Yes
Headphone Output Type 3.5
Headphone Outputs 1
Microphone Operation Mode Stereo
Wind Filter Yes
XLR In Yes
Lens System
Filter Size 77 mm
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent) 31.4 - 439 mm
Focal Length Range (f-f) 5.8 - 81.2 mm
Interchangeable Lens Yes
Interchangeable Lens Present 1
Lens Mount Interface Sony 1/2-inch type EX mount
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 439 mm
Minimum Aperture Number 1.9
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv) 31.4 mm
Optical Zoom 14 x
Camcorder Tape Type XDCAM
Compatible Memory Cards SxS
Disc Types Supported N
ExpressCard Slot Yes
Built-in Display Yes
Electronic Viewfinder Yes
Viewfinder Type Electronic
Image Sensor Size 1/2
Image Sensor Size (W X H) 6.40 x 4.80 mm
Optical Sensor Size 1/2 "
Sensor Type CMOS
Other Features
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out 1
Stabilizer Yes
Ports & Interfaces
DC-in Jack Yes
HDMI Connector Type A
HDMI Ports Quantity Yes
USB 2.0 (Mini USB) Ports Quantity 1
USB 2.0 Connectors 2
USB 2.0 Type-A Ports Quantity 1
USB Connector Type A, Mini-USB
USB Version 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes
Packaging Content
Batteries Included Yes
Hand Strap Yes
Shoulder Strap Yes
Weight & Dimensions
Depth 384 mm
Height 239 mm
Weight 3900 g
Width 275 mm
Picture Quality
Maximum Image Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels