Sony Announces the PMW-300


Sony announced their newest 1/2″ EXMOR 3-CMOS sensor camera, the PMW-300. The successor to Sony’s aging, but still very popular, EX3. With 50mbps 8-bit 422 internal recording over the EX3’s 8-bit 420, this is a much demanded bump in specs that won’t go unnoticed. It will also get an update with XAVC in 2014.


Other upgrades include a new higher resolution display, 3.5″ 960×540 (same DPI and size as the iPhone 4/4S). It shoots 1080p at 1-30fps and 720p at 1-60fps. It records to SxS or SxS-1 but also allows Memory Stick, SD card, and XDQ cards with an adapter, and you’ll save quite a few bucks.

Cache recording, catch the action up to 15 seconds before you press record to insure you don’t miss a beat.

It also includes HDMI and HD-SDI so you can record 10-bit out and use your favorite DSLR HDMI accessories.

Check the press release and the product page for the full rundown.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.
  • Chris Lawes

    Halfway through 2013 and still no 60p? Getting to be a very long wait considering the ~$7000+ it will cost..sigh. The single-chip but 60p having PMW-600 is looking strong still.

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  • natums

    It’s definitely a feature being withheld from some lines… Maybe when XAVC recording is enabled it will have it?