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Sony PMW-100

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

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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.

This product comes with PrimeSupport – fast, hassle-free repairs and a helpline offering expert technical advice. Which gives you the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment, and your business.


Mass Approx 1.5 kg (body)
Approx. 1.8 kg (with lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, a SxS memory card)
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Power Consumption "Approx. 12 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off, IO Select Off)"
Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C
Continuous 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)"
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1  
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
  • 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)
  • HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • Other mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • HD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
  • SD mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels
  • HD 422 mode


Supplied Accessories 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)
- Utility software (1)
- Operating instructions in PDF (1)
Operating instructions (1)

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