The PMW-EX3 combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a semi-shoulder camcorder. It is also the first semi-shoulder camcorder to carry the legendary CineAlta 24P brand with multiple frame rate recording capability such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P, as well being 1080i/720P switchable.
There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode or a 25Mb/s, HDV 1080i compatible mode. To take advantage of this high performance recording capability, the PMW-EX3 uses the same imaging system as the PMW-EX1, consisting of three ½-inch type CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920x1080. In addition, there's a purpose-built interchangeable Fujinon Professional HD ½-inch 14x lens and a unique dual focus ring mechanism. Included in the package is a ½-inch lens adaptor to allow use of other ½-inch lenses, plus the ability to use other optional lens adaptors for 2/3rd-inch, cinema-style and digital SLR lenses.
To maximize recording time, the PMW-EX3 has two memory card slots which means with a pair of 16 GB SxS PRO memory cards, it can record up to 140 minutes of HD footage.
A wide variety of accessories are also available, including a USB Reader/Writer, a wide-conversion lens, battery and charger.
The PMW-EX3 HD compact camcorder is the ideal solution for a wide range of customers from broadcasters through to independent videographers and film makers who want exceptional HD picture quality and state-of-the-art workflow from an affordable semi-shoulder camcorder.
ABOUT THE “SxS PRO” FORMAT
The Sony PMW-EX3 is a flash-memory based high definition camcorder capable of a variety of frame rates and resolutions using Sony's new XDCAM-EX intraframe codec. A "big-brother" to the PMW-EX1, the PMW-EX3 ups the ante by providing an interchangeable lens mount. The mount allows users to put a variety of professional lenses on the camera, including 1/2" and 2/3" bayonet mounts (with optional adapter).
Enhancing both usability and workflow efficiency, the PMW-EX3 has an extensive set of features that push the boundaries of traditional handheld cameras, including a continuous record time of up to 140 minutes! Whether shooting in 720p, 1080i, or 1080p modes, the PMW-EX3 has it all covered. Its bevy of output settings lets users take advantage of fast and slow motion, as well as popular frame rates such as the "film-like" 24p mode.
|Signal System||XDCAM EX|
|Image Device||1/2" 3CMOS|
|Lens|| Removable Fujinon 14x Optical Zoom with Image Stabilization
|Lens Mount||1/2" Bayonet (with 2/3" adapter)|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||54 dB|
|Horizontal Resolution||1080 Lines|
|Sensitivity||2000 lux, 89.9% Reflectance, f/10 (Typical, 1920 x 1080 59.94i)|
|Minimum Illumination|| 0.14 lux (Typical)
1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, f/1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-Frame Accumulation
|Vertical Smear||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Built-in Filters||OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8 ND, 2: 1/64 ND|
|LCD Monitor||3.5", 16:9 Aspect Ratio, 921,000 Effective Pixels|
|Memory Card Slot||ExpressCard/34|
|Shutter Speed Range|| 1/33-1/2000 s
180°, 90°, 45°, 22.5°, 11.25°
|Gain Selection||-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB|
|Tape Format||Not Applicable|
|Tape Speed||Not Applicable|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||Not Applicable|
|Maximum Recording Time|| 16GB
HQ: 50 min
SP: 70 min
HQ: 25 min
SP: 35 min
|Audio Dynamic Range||90 dB|
|Audio Signal Format||Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48 kHz)|
|Audio Frequency Response||20 Hz to 20 kHz, +3 dB/-3 dB|
|Signal to Noise Ratio||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Input and Output Connectors|| Component: MiniD (x1 Output)
Composite: BNC (x1 Output)
S-Video: 4-Pin Mini DIN (x1 Output)
Timecode: BNC (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Genlock: BNC (x1 Input)
HD/SD-SDI: BNC (x1 Output)
Audio: XLR 3-Pin Female (x2 Input)
i.LINK: FireWire 4-Pin (x1 Input/Output)
Headphone: Stereo Mini Jack (x1 Ouptut) Remote: 8-Pin
|Power Requirements||12 VDC|
|Operating Temperature||32-104°F (0-40°C)|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||9.9 x 8.3 x 15.8" (25 x 21 x 40 cm)|
|Weight|| Without Lens
4.1 lb (1.9 kg)
7.6 lb (3.6 kg)