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Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder

B&H # SOPMW100 Mfr # PMW-100
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Product Highlights
  • 1/2.9" CMOS Sensor (1920 x 1080)
  • XDCAM 422 MPEG-2 Codec at 50 Mb/s
  • 10x Zoom Lens - 40-400mm (35mm Equiv)
  • 3.5" LCD Screen (852 x 480 Pixels)
  • HD-SDI & HDMI Outputs
  • Dual XLR Inputs / Timecode & Genlock I/O
  • Dual ExpressCard SxS Card Slots
  • Compatible with XDCAM Disc & EX Formats
  • DVCAM Recording
  • Less Than 4 lb with Battery & Card

The Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder offers broadcast-quality 50 Mb/s MPEG-2 recording at 1920 x 1080 in a very compact form factor. Even loaded with an SxS card and the packaged Li-ion battery, the PMW-100 weighs slightly less than 4 lb. That's a crucial benefit for any mobile documentarian or newsgatherer who's operating handheld over the course of long days to cover events & news stories, conduct on-the-spot interviews, and capture video for just about any other professional task.

The handy PMW-100 is a comfortable companion for Sony's entire XDCAM line, including the optical-disc models and the camcorders, like this one, that record HD video to SxS cards. That's because it captures files to either FAT- or UDF-formatted cards, so you can easily integrate the PMW-100 into both XDCAM EX and XDCAM Professional Disc workflows. With two SxS slots that accept cards with capacities up to 64 GB, you can record up to 240 minutes even at the highest quality – that would be Sony's XDCAM 422 MPEG-2 codec, at 50 Mb/s.

Built into the camcorder is a 10x zoom lens that offers a 35mm equivalent focal length range of 40-400mm. Manual control over zoom is available via a Lens Control Ring; that ring can be switched over to focus control if you'd prefer to pull focus manually. Additionally there's a dial for setting exposure manually. The PMW-100 employs a single 1920 x 1080 CMOS sensor (1/2.9" type) that's extremely sensitive, which makes the camcorder suitable for low-light videography. A NightShot function extends that functionality to complete darkness; a built-in infrared LED illuminates the dead of night.

Inputs and outputs are just what you'd expect from a professional camcorder. There's HD/SD-SDI output. For multi-camera shoots, you have timecode input/output and genlock in. There are also dual XLRs for audio, composite video out, and HDMI out.

Several useful features further confirm this small camcorder's status as a truly professional model. Cache recording is possible up to a very generous 15 seconds, so you won't miss a one-time-only event. Continuous recording means that multiple clips can be recorded as a single file, which speeds ingest into your NLE. Selectable gamma curves offer fine control over the look you're capturing – there are six standard gamma curves and four HyperGamma settings, which match those of Sony's high-end CineAlta cameras.

Single 1/2.9" Exmor CMOS sensor
Record 50 Mb/s MPEG HD422 as MXF files (UDF mode only)
SD recording and playback as DVCAM
10x fixed zoom lens offers a focal length range of 5.4-54mm, which is equivalent to 40-400mm for a 35mm lens. Zoom operation is switchable between servo and manual
Two ExpressCard SxS memory card slots. With the appropriate adapters (not included), you can also use Memory Stick media, SD cards, and XQD cards
Record up to 4 hours of 50 Mb/s MPEG HD422 footage by using two 64 GB SxS-1A memory cards (sold separately)
A choice between UDF (compatible with XDCAM Professional Disc) and FAT (compatible with XDCAM EX) file format modes ensures that files and workflows will match up with both XDCAM Professional Disc camcorders, such as the PMW-500, and XDCAM EX camcorders, PMW-EX3
NightShot function employs a built-in infrared LED
Low power consumption (12-14W)
Compact and lightweight at under 4 lb
16:9, 3.5" color LCD
Slow and quick motion
Focus magnification for focus assistance
Slow shutter function
Shutter angle settings
Picture cache recording
Record up to four channels of high-quality audio (24-bit, 48 kHz) by combining the built-in condenser mic with the external microphone input (microphone sold separately)
HD/SD-SDI, HDMI, and composite/HD-Y outputs
USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader
Six standard gamma settings and four HyperGamma settings
Features filter thread for optional filters
Imaging Device 1x 1/2.9" Exmor CMOS sensor (1920 x 1080 effective picture elements)
Lens 10x optical zoom fixed lens
Focal Length 5.4-54 mm (equivalent to 40-400 mm on a 35 mm lens)
Iris f/1.8-2.9; auto/manual selectable
Focus 10 mm to infinity (wide), 800 mm to infinity (tele); auto/manual selectable
Image Stabilization On/off selectable; shift lens
Filter Diameter 37 mm; pitch: 0.75 mm
Minimum Illumination 0.40 lux (typical) in 1920 x 1080i59.94 mode, f/1.8, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, 100% video level
0.08 lux (typical) in 1920 x 1080i59.94 mode, f/1.8, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, 50% video level
Shutter Speed 1/32 to 1/2000 seconds
Slow Shutter 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32 and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function 720p: 1-60 fps (1-50 fps in PAL area setting in UDF Mode)
1080p: 1-30 fps (1-25 fps in PAL area setting in UDF Mode)
White Balance Preset (3200 K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, auto gain control
Gamma Curve Selectable
Viewfinder 0.24" color LCD: 392 (H) x 224 (V), 16:9
LCD Monitor 3.5" color LCD monitor: 852 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9
Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Video Formats UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL): CBR, 50 Mb/s
MPEG HD420 (1440 x 1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s) – playback only
LP mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 18 Mb/s) – playback only

UDF Mode (SD Recording)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (1920 x 1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL):
HQ mode (VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s)
SP mode (CBR, 25 Mb/s)

FAT Mode (SD Recording)
DVCAM (CBR, 25 Mb/s)
Audio Formats UDF Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL): 4 channels, 48 kHz, 24-bit LPCM
MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL): 4 channels, 48 kHz, 16-bit LPCM

UDF Mode (SD Recording)
DVCAM: 4 channels, 48 kHz, 16-bit

FAT Mode (HD Recording)
MPEG HD420 (1920 x 1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL): 2 channels, 48 kHz, 16-bit LPCM

FAT Mode (SD Recording)
DVCAM: 2 channels, 48 kHz, 16-bit LPCM
Recording Frame Rate UDF
HD422 Mode (MPEG-422P@HL, 50 Mb/s CBR):
1920 x 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
1280 x 720 at 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
DVCAM Mode:
720 x 480 at 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576 at 50i, 25PsF

FAT
HQ 1920 Mode (MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mb/s VBR):
1920 x 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1440 Mode (MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mb/s, VBR):
1440 x 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1280 Mode (MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mb/s, VBR):
1280 x 720 at 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
SP 1440 Mode (MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25 Mb/s CBR):
1440 x 1080 at 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2:3 pulldown)
DVCAM Mode:
720 x 480 at 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576 at 50i, 25PsF
Recording Media 2x slots for SBP-8/16/32 (GB) SxS ExpressCard/34 cards
Recording Time UDF Mode (HD Recording)
50 Mb/s MPEG HD422 (MPEG-2 422P@HL): Approx. 120 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
35 Mb/s VBR, HQ Mode MPEG HD420 (1440x1080, MPEG-2 MP@HL): Approx. 180 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card

UDF Mode (SD Recording)
25 Mb/s DVCAM: Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card

FAT Mode (HD Recording)
35 Mb/s VBR, HQ Mode - MPEG HD420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL): Approx. 200 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
25 Mb/s CBR, SP Mode – MPEG HD 420 (MPEG-2 MP@HL-14): Approx. 280 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card

FAT Mode (SD Recording)
25 Mb/s DVCAM: Approx. 220 min with SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Battery Operation Times Approx. 240 min with BP-U60 battery (sold separately)
I/O 1x BNC for genlock input (switchable to HD-Y / composite video output), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
1x BNC for timecode input (switchable to timecode output), SMPTE-12M-2008, 0.5-1.8 Vp-p, 10kΩ
2x XLRs for audio input: 3-pin female; line, mic, mic +48 V selectable
1x BNC for HD/SD-SDI output: SMPTE 292M/259M
1x A/V multi-connector (10-pin) for audio output: -10 dBu (reference level), 47 kΩ
1x Stereo mini-jack for earphone output
1x Monitor speaker: monaural, 250 mW
1x 4-pin IEEE 1394 i.Link for HDV (HDV 1080i) / DV input/output, S400
1x USB 2.0 (device), mini-B type
1x HDMI output (type A)
1x DC jack for DC input
Power Requirements 12 V DC
Power Consumption 12 W (while recording, EVF on, LCD off, IO Select off)
14 W (while recording, EVF on, LCD on, IO Select HD-SDI & HD HDMI)
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Storage Temperature -4 to 140°F (-20 to 60°C)
Operating Humidity 10-90% (relative humidity)
Dimensions (W x H x D) Without Protrusions: 6.6 x 6.5 x 11.0" (16.7 x 16.4 x 27.8 cm)
Weight (Approx.) Body Only: 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
With Hood, Eyepiece, BP-U30 Battery & an SxS Card: 3.9 lb (1.8 kg)
Sony PMW-100 XDCAM HD422 Handheld Camcorder
  • BP-U30 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Lens Hood
  • Lens Cap
  • Infrared Remote Commander
  • AV Connecting Cable
  • USB Cable
  • CR2032 Lithium Battery for Backup
  • CR2025 Lithium Battery for IR Remote
  • Utility Software CD-ROM
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty (Labor)
  • Required item: Recording media is not included. A memory card is required to record your footage.

    Sony -  32GB SxS-1 Memory Card
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