The PMW-100 is Sony's first handheld camcorder supporting the 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 codec. It is a good companion to the PMW-500 XDCAM HD422 shouldermount camera. With its one 1/2.9" Full HD Exmor CMOS sensor (1920x1280), the PMW-100 is able to achieve high resolution, high sensitivity, low noise, and wide dynamic range in a small camera. The PMW-100 can be used for both SD and HD applications. It can be set to record 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 as MXF files on UDF formatted cards just like the PMW-500 memory camcorder or the PDW-700/F800 optical disc based camcorders. Or you can set the camcorder for FAT mode recording to shoot SxS cards which are compabile with the XDCAM EX format made by the PMW-EX1/R or PMW-320/350. For SD applications you can make DVCAM recordings as either MXF files or XDCAM EX compatible files.
Single 1/2.9-inch Exmor CMOS sensor 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 recording as MXF files (UDF mode only)
SD Recording and Playback (DVCAM) standard 10x Fixed Zoom Lens (f= 5.4 - 54 mm) (servo/manual switchable)
Two ExpressCard SxS Memory Card Slots Record up to 4 hours 50 Mbps MPEG HD422 in camcorder using two 64 GB SxS-1A memory cards (must be purchased separately)
UDF (Professional Disc compatible) or FAT (XDCAM EX compatible) file format mode shooting to have similar high res files and workflows with existing Professional Disc and XDCAM EX camcorders NightShot Function Low power consumption Compact and lightweight at under 4 lbs 16:9, 3.5 inch color LCD Slow & Quick motion Focus Magnification for focus assistance Slow Shutter Function Shutter Angle Settings Picture Cache Recording
High-quality four-channel audio recording HD/SD-SDI output and composite/HD-Y output USB interface for connecting camcorder as card reader Six Standard Gamma settings and Four HyperGama Settings