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Sony PMW-400K XDCAM Camcorder


Three 2/3-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors with 16x zoom HD lens XDCAM camcorder recording Full HD 422 at 50 Mbps
  • XAVC 10-bit HD 4:2:2 MXF codec
  • Hardware and software flash band correction
  • High resolution 960 x 540 colour viewfinder
  • Full HD 3x 2/3-inch CMOS sensor
  • Supports MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps recordings

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Exc VAT Price £11,427.56
Inc VAT Price £13,713.07
Cat no. PMW-400K//U

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The Sony PMW-400K is an affordable XDCAM professional camcorder with high quality 3 x 2/3-inch CMOS sensors very similar to the PMW-500 and supports all SD / HD 422 broadcast workflows using MXF or XDCAM EX workflows using MP4 and AVI files. It also supports XAVC 10-bit HD 4:2:2 MXF file recordings for highest quality images. Fully compliant with EBU requirements, the PMW-400 meets all broadcast requirements for HD workflow.

Ideal for national and local broadcasting operations, the PMW-400K features a 16x zoom HD lens, high resolution LCD viewfinder, 3DNR noise reduction processing and internal flash band reducer for news operations, as standard. The camcorder also features W-iFi remote and 2x SD/HD-SDI parallel outputs. An optional CBK-CE01 50-pin interface allows you to convert the shoulder camcorder into a system camera, with compatibility with digital triax and fibre adapters. The CBK-CE01 also incorporates a Digital Extender.

  • Full HD 3x 2/3-inch CMOS Sensors
  • Traditional Broadcast Shoulder Mount Design
  • XAVC 10-bit HD 4:2:2 MXF codec
  • Supports MPEG HD 422 50 Mbps recordings
  • Hardware and software flash band correction
  • High resolution 960 x 540 colour viewfinder


MassApprox. 3.4 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D ) *1124 x 269 x 332 mm (excluding protrusions, body only)
5 x 10 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (excluding protrusions, body only)
Power RequirementsDC 12 V
Power Consumption Approx. 26W (with viewfinder, lens and microphone 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. 180 min with BP-L80S
Recording Format (Video)XAVC
XAVC-I mode: CBG, 112 Mbps max.
MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
HD422 mode: CBR, maximum bit rate: 50 Mbps, MPEG-2 422P@HL
HD420 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SD mode: MPEG IMX 50Mbps
SD mode : DVCAM 25Mbps
HQ 1920 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1440 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HQ 1280 mode: VBR, 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP 1440 mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
DVCAM mode: DVCAM 25Mbps (AVI)
Recording Format (Audio) exFAT
XAVC-I mode: LPCM 24-bit, 48 kHz,
4 channels
HD422 mode: LPCM 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
HD 420 HQ mode: LPCM 16 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD MPEG IMX mode: LPCM 16/ 24 bits, 48 kHz, 4 channels
SD DVCAM 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
Recording Frame RateSD Mode: DVCAM
720 x 486/ 59.94i, 29.97PsF
720 x 576/ 50i, 25PsF

Lens MountSony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount
Zoom Ratio 16x (optical), servo/manual (AF lens for PMW-400K)
Focal Length f = 8 mm to 128 mm (equivalent to 31.5 mm to 503 mm on 35 mm lens)
IrisF1.9 to F16 and Close, Auto/Manual selectable
FocusAF/MF/Full MF selectable
800 mm to 8 (MACRO OFF)
50 mm to 8 (MACRO ON, Wide)
732 mm to 8 (MACRO ON, Tele)
Filter DiameterM82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)

Genlock InputBNC (x1)
Timecode InputBNC (x1)
Audio InputXLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), Line/Mic/Mic +48 V selectable
Mic InputXLR-type 5-pin
SDI Output BNC (x2), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
Video Output BNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite
Audio Output XLR-type 5-pin
Timecode Output BNC (x1)
Earphone OutputStereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker OutputMonaural
DC InputXLR-type 4-pin
DC Output4-pin
Remote 8-pin
i.LINKIEEE 1394, 6-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i)/DVCAM stream input/output *3, S400
USBUSB device B Type (x1), host A Type (x1)
HDMIA type (x1)

Camera Section
Imager3-chip 2/3-type "Exmor" Full HD CMOS
Effective Picture Elements 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical SystemF1.4 prism system
Built-in Optical Filters1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Shutter Speed (Time)1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS (Extended Clear Scan)
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS))2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function720p : Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)F12 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
F13 (typical) (1920 x 1080/ 50i mode)
Minimum Illumination0.006 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F19, +42 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
White BalancePreset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain Selection-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42 dB
S/N Ratio 60 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal Resolution1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)

Viewfinder3.5-inch *4 type colour LCD monitor:
960 (H) x 540 (V), Quarter HD Size

Other Equipment
Built-in LCD MonitorBlack & White LCD (Audio level, TC, battery and media remaining capacity)
Built-in Speaker1

The specifications are measured with supplied len of PMW-400K
[*1] The values for dimensions are approximate
[*2] Recording/Playback time may vary according to the encoding or memory
[*3] HDV/ DV stream input/output are available only in FAT mode. Depending on the connected products, it may not be recorded correctly.
[*4] Viewable area measured diagonally

For PMW-400K full specifications, please click here
  • 1 x Viewfinder
  • 1 x Shoulder strap
  • 1 x Stereo microphone
  • 1 x Wind-screen
  • 1 x Cold shoe kit
  • 1 x Lens mount cap
  • 1 x Flange back adjustment chart
  • 1 x Auto focus lens
  • 1 x Before Using this Unit
  • CD-ROM:
    Operating Instructions (English)
    Operating Instructions (Japanese)



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