Sony PMW-100 (PMW100) XDCAM Camcorder
Sony PMW-100 XDCAM Camcorder
1/2.9-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor for uncompromising full HD image capture
The PMW-100 is equipped with a 1/2.9-inchtype Exmor CMOS sensor, providing superblow-light sensitivity with a low noise level, enabling the camcorder to capture beautiful pictureswhile remaining lightweight and compact.
MPEG 422 / 420 HD and SD recordings ensure compatibility with existingXDCAM workflows
The PMW-100 supports both MPEG 422 and 420recording modes, so footage can be easilyintercut with material shot by either opticalor memory-based XDCAM and XDCAM EXcamcorders. The PMW-100 also supports bothUDF and FAT shooting modes on SxS cards soyou can use existing XDCAM and XDCAM EXworkflows.
Large 3.5-inch WVGA (852x480) LCD panel
The PMW-100 is equipped with a large, easy-to-read, 3.5-inch WVGA colour LCD panel. Thishigher resolution LCD panel helps you to makemore precise focusing adjustments as well asto read the status and markers displayed onthe LCD panel. When this LCD panel is not beingused, it is placed above the lens so it’s outof the way when carrying the camcorder.
Over 4 hours continuous recording with two 64 GB SxS memory cards
The PMW-100 uses Sony’s renowned high-speedSxSExpressCard recording media. The PMW-100has two SxS card slots which support both SxSProand SxS-1 recording media. Using a singleSxS-1 64 GB memory card, you can record approximately120 minutes of 50 Mbps HD422 video.Using 64 GB SxS cards in both SxS slots enablesyou to record approximately 240 minutes ofvideo. While recording to one card, you can exchangethe other full SxS card for an empty one.In case of an emergency, a Memory Stick*, SDCard* or XQD can be used as alternative recordingmedia in the PMW-100 with the appropriatememory card adaptor.
*FAT mode only
Slow and quick motion recordings
The PMW-100 offers over-cranking and under-cranking,which enables photographers to createslow- and fast-motion visual effects in-camera. Withthis Slow & Quick Motion function, images are recordednatively with no padded frames and at fullresolution. The quality of the slow- and fast-motionimages created in-camera is significantly higherthan those created through an editing process.
Lens controls for greater versatility
Focusing and zooming are manually controlledusing the focus/zoom ring. Also, theexposure level can bemanually controlled usingan exposure controldial. A wide conversionlens is also available forclose range shooting.
Instant shooting with video buffer
Never be caught off guard and miss a criticalshot. The PMW-100 will start recording within3.5 seconds after turning the power on. Also,cache recording enables you to constantlybuffer a 15-second video loop in camera.When you press the record button, the loop iswritten to the SxS card while normal recordingbegins.
The PMW-100 supports DVCAM recording aswell as MPEG HD recording. The file formatin DVCAM recording mode is selectable fromeither MXF or AVI, and most non-linear editingsystems accept these files. The PMW-100 isalso equipped with an i.LINK interface and ingestto non-linear editing systems can be done viathe i.LINK (DV) interface as well.
The PMW-100 is equipped with Genlock input andtimecode input/output (selectable) in order tosupport multiple camera operation. Video fromthe cameras (e.g. through SDI) can be connectedto a switcher for live switching. Or the recordedcontent on the camcorders can be edited with anon-linear editing system that offers a multi-cameraediting function.
- 1x Lens hood
- 1x Lens cap
- 1x Infrared Remote Commander
- 1x USB cable
- 1x AV connecting cable
- 1x BP-U30 battery pack
- 1x BC-U1 battery charger
- 1x Shoulder strap
- 1x Lithium battery (CR2032 for backup)
- 1x Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander)
- CD-ROM: 1x Utility software
- 1x Operating instructions