Sony PMW-300

Sony PMW-300

The Sony PMW-300 is the successor the PMW-EX3, and is a significant upgrade. While the sensor and lens are identical to the EX3 (although you can still remove the lens and replace it with either a different 1/2″ lens or a 2/3″ lens using the ACM-21 adapter) the PMW-300 now offers 50Mbps 4:2:2 internal recording, which is the minimum broadcast standard for NBC, National Geographic and the BBC.

In addition, the PMW-300 features a much improved viewfinder; an additional SDI and a new HDMI output; a welcome redesign to the positioning of all the spigots; a generally sturdier body; and (thankfully) two threaded 1/4″-20 screws for a secure tripod plate connection.

Operating Instructions for the Sony PMW-300