PMW-TD300 (PMWTD300)Discontinued

3D XDCAM EX shoulder camcorder with dual three 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors recording Full HD / SD, 3D or 2D


Compact shoulder-mount design professional 3D camcorder
The PMW-TD300 is a professional 3D camcorder with a compact, shoulder-mount design that helps provide a comfortable, stable shooting platform - crucial to creating proper 3D images. Affordable and fully integrated, the PMW-TD300 makes it easier to set up and shoot high quality 3D. Dual three 1/2-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensors provide high quality 3D recordings at 1920 x 1080 resolution on to SxS cards using the XDCAM EX codec.


High sensitivity full HD imaging

The dual three 1/2-inch type Exmor™ CMOS sensors provide high-quality 3D images with an excellent sensitivity and 1920 x 1080 resolution. The sensor type has been chosen to achieve an ideal balance between high quality and compact design – the camcorder body is a similar size to current 2D models.
Fully synchronised operation between left and right lenses

The newly developed dual lens system allows fully synchronised operation between left and right lenses with high accuracy in focus, zoom, and iris adjustments. With the minimized 45 mm IAD (Inter-Axial Distance) of the dual lens system, the PMW-TD300 offers a wide shooting zone to capture good 3D images, especially for near-side shooting, with its support for a 1.2 m minimum convergence distance. The camcorder also offers an intuitive convergence control with a unique dial feature.
Recording to XDCAM EX

The recording format is identical to that of the highly successful PMW-EX1R, PMW-EX3, and PMW-350/320 Series camcorders. The proven, high-speed, and intuitive XDCAM EX workflow offers seamless integration with leading non-linear editing software.
Record in 3D for over six hours

Left and right images are recorded in synchronisation on two SxS Pro cards separately in two SxS Pro card slots. This allows a long recording duration of over six hours in 3D with four 64 GB cards.
Offers 2D recordings

2D shooting is available for additional production flexibility. With a single SxS Pro card, the camcorder is able to shoot images only through the left lens. In addition, parallel recording onto the left and right cards is useful as a method of redundant shooting in 2D operation. (Images recorded on the left and right cards are slightly different, because different lenses are used.)
Multiple viewing capabilities

The PMW-TD300 is the world's first 3D shoulder camcorder equipped with a 3.5-inch type colourglasses-free 3D LCD viewfinder. This makes it really easy to view and control the 3D picture directly with the camcorder. Additional to that the user can choose between other viewing options like "Difference", "Mix" and "Left or Right only". The camcorder also features HD-SDI out (L/R dual stream, audio and TC embedded) and HDMI out (3D/2D) for viewing on consumer 3D displays. Genlock in and timecode in/out allows easy integration with multi-camera systems.


Approx. 5.5 kg (with LCD VF, lens, Mic)
Approx. 12 lb 2 oz (with LCD VF, lens, Mic)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
212 x 269 x 489 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
8.3 x 10.6 x 19.3 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
Power Requirements
DC 12 V
Power Consumption
Approx.32 W (with LCD VF, lens, Mic while recording)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Continuous Operating Time
Approx. 170 min with BP-GL95A battery
Recording Format (Video)
MPEG-2 Long GOP:
- HQ mode: VBR, 35 Mbps max., MPEG-2 MP@HL
- SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
Recording Format (Audio)
HD mode: Linear PCM (4 ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD)
HQ Mode:
Approx. 200 min with SBP-64A / SBP-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 / SBP-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SP Mode:
Approx. 280 min with SBP-64A / SBP-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 / SBP-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording Frame Rate
HQ mode:
- 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
- 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p
- 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i
HQ mode:
- 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p
- 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p
- 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
Zoom Ratio
7 x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length
f = 7.5 mm to 52.5 mm (equivalent to 40.6 mm to 284 mm on 35 mm lens)
F2.6 to F16 and Close, Auto/Manual selectable
AF/MF selectable
900 mm to ∞
Filter Diameter
M105 mm, pitch 1 mm (on lens)
IAD (Inter-Axial Distance)
45 mm
Convergence Distance
approx. 1.2m to ∞
Genlock Input
BNC (x1)
Timecode Input
BNC (x1)
Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable
Mic Input
XLR-type 5-pin
SDI Output
BNC (x2), HD-SDI (L) and HD-SDI (R) Output
Composite Output
Audio Output
XLR-type 5-pin
Timecode Output
BNC (x1)
Earphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin
DC Output
USB device, Mini-B (x1)
A type (x1), output (2D/3D side by side)
Camera Section
3-chip 1/2-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS x 2
Effective Picture Elements
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical System
F1.6 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters
1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time)
1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS *2 
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS))
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-frame accumulation (3D mode)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64-frame accumulation (2D mode)
Slow & Quick Motion Function
2D mode
720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
3D mode
720p: Frame rate selectable from 17 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 17 fps to 30 fps
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/50i mode)
Minimum Illumination
0.133 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F2.6, +24 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
White Balance
Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24 dB
S/N Ratio
54 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Resolution
1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
3.5-inch *3  type color LCD monitor: approx. 1,230,000 effective pixels, 854 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, 2D / 3D view selectable
Other Equipment
Built-in LCD Monitor
Black & White LCD (Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity)
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Viewfinder (1)
Viewfinder hood (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Stereo microphone (1)
Wind-screen (1)
Cold shoe kit (1)
Lens mount cap (1)
Flange back adjustment chart (1)
Utility software (1)
Operating instructions in PDF (1)
Operating instructions (English) (1)
Operating instructions (Japanese) (1)
SxS Device driver software end-user license agreement (1)
*1 The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2 ECS: Extended Clear Scan
*3 Viewable area measured diagonally.

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