Three 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM EX camcorder without lens recording full HD / SD
XDCAM EX - New Generation Solid State Recording System
The PMW-320 extends the multiple award-winning XDCAM EX Solid State Recording product family with a new shoulder mount design and cutting edge three 1/2 inch-type Exmor full-HD CMOS sensors. The PMW-320 offers all the advanced creative recording features of the PMW-EX1R compact camcorder, plus enhancements such as a Scene File System and 4 channel audio. The PMW-320L version is supplied without a lens to provide customers with more choice, while the PMW-320K version is supplied with a Fujinon HD lens.
The 320's chassis is based on the proven XDCAM HD422 chassis, but weighs just 3.2kg and is one of the lightest shoulder camcorders in its class. Exceptionally low power consumption makes it environmentally friendly, using approximately 60% less than a comparable HD shoulder camcorder.**
The PMW-320 supports multiple frame rate recording such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode, 25Mb/s HDV 1080i compatible mode and 25Mb/s Standard Definition DVCAM recording. Twin memory card slots support up to 280 minutes HD recording time using two 32GB SxS memory cards.
XDCAM EX is a focus of continual innovation from IT-friendly MP4 file recording and advanced creative features, through to SxS-1 low cost media and an adaptor enabling the use of high-speed Memory Sticks™.
Innovative solid state recording with SxS PRO ExpressCard memory cards offers the following benefits:
Newly updated 1/2 inch Exmor™ CMOS processors offer true 1080 x 1920 resolution meeting the industry standard for broadcast cameras:
The adoption of three 1/2-inch imagers and a standard 1/2-inch bayonet lens interface means the PMW-320L is compatible with a wide variety of broadcast standard optional lenses, providing users with the choice of exactly which lens they wish to use for their specific production needs
All XDCAM EX camcorders carry the legendary CineAlta brand, which represents optimisation for feature film production and specifically support for 23.98P recording capability - the standard frame rate for feature film production. Alongside this, there are a myriad of creative recording modes available including:
The PMW-320 is designed to be environmentally friendly thanks to its low power consumption of just 15W.* There's no need for a fan motor to ventilate the inside of the body and this, alongside the energy efficient Exmor sensors, means 60% less power is used than in comparable conventional HD camcorders from Sony such as the HDW-700 full-HD shoulder camcorder with a 1/2-inch image sensor. In addition, the PMW-320 is produced at Sony EMCS Corporation KosaiTec, which has received ISO14001 Environmental Management system certification.
* Body only in recording time.
Designed to be very compact and ergonomically well balanced, the PMW-320 provides a high level of mobility and comfort in various shooting situations.