Sony PMWEX3 XDCAM EX camera Features:


The PMW-EX3 is Sony's latest compact camcorder featuring an interchangeable lens system and incorporating three ½-inch Exmor™ Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images in 1080P, 720P, and 1080i HD formats. A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into this camcorder such as “Slow & Quick Motion”, commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking”, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter and interval recording; all to solid state "tapeless" SxS recording media.

Mass (factory configuration)
Approx. 1.9 kg (4 lb 2 oz) (without lens)
Approx. 3.6 kg (7 lb 9 oz)
(with lens, lens hood, eye piece, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card)
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Power Consumption Approx. 13.5 W (while recording, LCD viewfinder On)
Operating Temperature 0 to +40 °C (+32 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 210 min. w/BP-U60 battery
Approx. 100 min. w/BP-U30 battery
Video Recording Format MPEG-2 , 4:2:0 Long GOP
HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H14
Audio Recording Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording Media SBP-8/16/32, (GB) SxS Express 34 Cards
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/59.94i/29.97P/23.98P
1280 x 720/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P
SP mode:
1440 x 1080/59.94i
Recording Frame Rate PAL model HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P, 25P
SP mode:
1440 x 1080/50i
Recording/Playback time HQ Mode
Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP Mode
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card**
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
Genlock In BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
TC IN BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
Audio In CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Test Out NA
SDI Out BNC x 1
(HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Composite Video Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Component Out Mini D (x 1) Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Pb/Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
S-Video Out Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Audio Out RCA type(CH-1,CH-2), -10 dBu (reference level), 47 k Ω
TC Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Earphone Mini-jack x 1 (rear: stereo)
Monitor Speaker YES
DC In Concentric DC Jack 11 to 17V
DC Out NA
Lens Conector Double hot-shoe
Remote 8-pin
i.Link IEEE 1394, 4-pin x 1, HDV stream input/output, S400
USB Mini-B (x 1), USB 2.0, for High-speed MPEG-2 data transfer
Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Optical System F1.6 prism
Built-In Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND
Slow Shutter 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function 23.98p/30p
1080P Mode: 1~30fps variable in single frame increments
720P Mode: 1 ~ 60fps variable in single frame increments
25p
1080P Mode: 1~25fps variable in single frame increments
720P Mode: 1 ~ 50fps variable in single frame increments
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
Minimum Illumination 0.14 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18dB
Smear Level no smear (CMOS)
S/N Ratio 54 dB (Y-typical)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Effective Picture Elements 1920(H) x 1080(V)
Pickup Device 3-Chip 1/2 inch type Exmor CMOS
Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Viewfinder 3.5-inch* type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9
Built-In LCD Monitor 3.5-inch* type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9
Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount EX mount, SONY 1/2-inch bayonet w included adapter
Included Lens Specifications Detail:
Zoom Ratio Selectable 14x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length f = 5.8 to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 to 439 mm on 35 mm lens)
Iris F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable
Maximum Relative Aperture 1: 1.9
Focus AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF)
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Thread M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)
Built-In Microphone Specifications Detail:
Capsule Type Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.

AMV also has a number of custom options for the EX3:

Interested in shooting multi-camera with PMW-EX3s? See AMV's exciting new HD Tapeless EX3 Carrypack.

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