PMW-100 (PMW100)Discontinued

1/2.9-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor compact XDCAM HD422 camcorder recording full HD on SxSsolid state media

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Overview

Compact, highly portable XDCAM HD22 (50 Mbps) handheld Camcorder
The PMW-100's 1/2.9-inch Exmor CMOS sensor and MPEG HD422 codec offers astonishingly high quality HD image capture in a compact, light weight chassis. It's a perfect partner for the popular PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 shoulder camcorder, with all the benefits of the established XDCAM production workflow for speed and reliability. Advanced features such as slow and quick motion, cache recording and Night Shot also ensure the PMW-100 is a no-compromise choice when used independently.

For applications such as news gathering, documentaries and events, the PMW-100's low power consumption and dual recording media slots provide plenty of endurance alongside its exceptional handheld portability.

Features

1/2.9-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor for uncompromising full HD image capture
The PMW-100 is equipped with a 1/2.9-inch type Exmor CMOS sensor, providing super blow-light sensitivity with a low noise level, enabling the camcorder to capture beautiful pictures while remaining light weight and compact.
MPEG 422 / 420 HD and SD recordings ensure compatibility with existing XDCAM work flows
The PMW-100 supports both MPEG 422 and 420 recording modes, so footage can be easily intercut with material shot by either optical or memory-based XDCAM and XDCAM EX camcorders. The PMW-100 also supports both UDF and FAT shooting modes on SxS cards so you can use existing XDCAM and XDCAM EX work flows.
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. This higher resolution LCD panel helps you to make more precise focusing adjustments as well as to read the status and markers displayed on the LCD panel. When this LCD panel is not being used, it is placed above the lens so it's out of 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-speed SxS Express Card recording media. The PMW-100has two SxS card slots which support both SxS Pro and 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 enables you to record approximately 240 minutes of video. While recording to one card, you can exchange the other full SxS card for an empty one. In case of an emergency, a Memory Stick*, SD Card* or XQD can be used as alternative recording media in the PMW-100 with the appropriate memory card adaptor.

*FAT mode only
Slow and quick motion recordings
The PMW-100 offers over-cranking and under-cranking, which enables photographers to create slow- and fast-motion visual effects in-camera. With this Slow & Quick Motion function, images are recorded natively with no padded frames and at full resolution. The quality of the slow- and fast-motion images created in-camera is significantly higher than those created through an editing process.
Lens controls for greater versatility
Focusing and zooming are manually controlled using the focus/zoom ring. Also, the exposure level can be manually controlled using an exposure control dial. A wide conversion lens is also available for close range shooting.
Instant shooting with video buffer
Never be caught off guard and miss a critical shot. The PMW-100 will start recording within 3.5 seconds after turning the power on. Also, cache recording enables you to constantly buffer a 15-second video loop in camera. When you press the record button, the loop is written to the SxS card while normal recording begins.
SD operation
The PMW-100 supports DVCAM recording as well as MPEG HD recording. The file format in DVCAM recording mode is selectable from either MXF or AVI, and most non-linear editing systems accept these files. The PMW-100 is also equipped with an i.LINK interface and ingest to non-linear editing systems can be done via the i.LINK (DV) interface as well.
Multi-camera operation
The PMW-100 is equipped with Gunlock input and time code input/output (selectable) in order to support multiple camera operation. Video from the cameras (e.g. through SDI) can be connected to a switcher for live switching. Or the recorded content on the camcorders can be edited with a non-linear editing system that offers a multi-camera editing function.

Specifications

General
Mass
Approx 1.5 kg (body)
Approx 3 lb 5 oz (body)
Approx. 1.8 kg (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Approx. 3 lb 15 oz (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
167 x 164 x 278 mm (without protrusions)
6 5/8 x 6 1/2 x 11 inches (without protrusions)
Power Requirements
DC 12 V
Power Consumption
Approx. 12 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off,
IO Select Off)
Approx. 14 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor On,
IO Select HD SDI & HD HDMI)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 2 hrs with BP-U30 battery
(while recording, HQ 1920 59.94i mode, EVF On, LCD monitor Off, I/O Select Off)
Approx. 4 hrs with BP-U60 battery
(while recording, HQ 1920 59.94i mode, EVF On, LCD monitor Off, I/O Select Off)
Approx. 6 hrs with BP-U90 battery
(while recording, HQ 1920 59.94i mode, EVF On, LCD monitor Off, I/O Select Off)
Recording Format (Video)
UDF
- HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
- HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- DVCAM mode: DVCAM
FAT
- HQ 1920 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- HQ 1440 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- SP 1440 mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
- DVCAM mode: DVCAM
Recording Format (Audio)
UDF
- HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- Other mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
FAT
- HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
- SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
Recording Frame Rate
UDF
HD422 Mode: MPEG-2 422P@HL, 50Mbps/ CBR
- 1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HD420 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
- 1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
- 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 23.98p
DVCAM Mode
- 720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
- 720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording Frame Rate
FAT
HQ 1920 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
- 1920x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
- 1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
HQ 1280 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35Mbps/ VBR
- 1280x720/ 59.94p, 50p, 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p
SP 1440 Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14, 25Mbps/ CBR
- 1440x1080/ 59.94i, 50i, 23.98p (2-3 pull down)
DVCAM Mode
- 720x480/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
- 720x576/ 50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback Time
UDF
HD 422 mode
Approx. 120 min with SBP-64/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 60 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 30 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
HD 420 mode:
Approx. 180 min with SBP-64/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 90 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 45 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
DVCAM mode:
Approx. 220 min with SBP-64/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 110 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 55 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Recording/Playback Time
FAT
HQ 1920/HQ 1440 mode:
Approx. 200 min with SBP-64/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
SP 1440 Mode:
Approx. 280 min with SBP-64/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
DVCAM mode
Approx. 260 min with SBP-64/ SBS-64G1A (64 GB) memory card
Approx. 130 min with SBP-32/ SBS-32G1A (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 65 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Lens
Lens Mount
Fixed
Zoom Ratio
10x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length
f = 5.4 - 54 mm (equivalent to 40-400 mm on 35 mm lens)
Iris
F1.8 - F2.9
auto/manual selectable
Focus
AF/MF selectable,
10 mm to ∞ (Wide),
800 mm to ∞ (Tele)
Image Stabilizer
ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Diameter
M37 mm, pitch 0.75mm
Camera Section
Imaging Device (Type)
1/2.9-inch type Single-chip Exmor CMOS
Effective Picture Elements
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Minimum Illumination
0.40 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.8, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma off, 100% video level)
0.08 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.8, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation, Gamma on, 50% video level)
Shutter Speed
1/32 sec to 1/2,000 sec
Slow Shutter (SLS)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function
720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
(from 1 fps to 50 fps in PAL area setting in UDF mode)
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
(from 1 fps to 25 fps in PAL area setting in UDF mode)
White Balance
Preset (3200K), Memory A,
Memory B/ATW
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
Selectable
Input/Output
Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Line: +4dBu
Mic: -30dBu--70dBu
Composite Output
AV multi connector,
NTSC or PAL
Video Output
BNC (x1), HD-Y/Composite
1.0Vp-p, 75Ω
(switchable to Genlock in)
Audio Output
A/V multi connector
-10dBu (Reference Level), 47kΩ
SDI Output
BNC (x1), HD/SD selectable
SMPTE 292M/259M standards
i.LINK
IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) / DV input/output, S400
Timecode Input
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC out)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
0.5V-1.8Vp-p, 10kΩ
Timecode Output
BNC (x1) (switchable to TC in)
SMPTE 12M-2-2008 standard
1.0Vp-p, 10kΩ
Genlock Input
BNC (x1) (switchable to Video out)
1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
USB
USB device, mini-B (x1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
-18dBu 16Ω
Speaker Output
Monaural, 250mW
DC Input
DC jack
HDMI Output
Type A (x1)
Monitoring
Viewfinder
0.24-inch type color LCD:
392 (H) x 224 (V), 16:9
Built-in LCD Monitor
3.5-inch type color LCD monitor: 852 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Microphone
Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.
Media
Type
ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Lens hood (1)
Lens cap (1)
Infrared Remote Commander (1)
USB cable (1)
AV connecting cable (1)
BP-U30 battery pack (1)
BC-U1 battery charger (1)
Shoulder strap (1)
Lithium battery (CR2032 for backup) (1)
Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander) (1)
Operating instructions (1)
CD-ROM:
- Operating instructions in PDF (1)
Notes
Note
[*1] The values for dimensions are approximate.