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Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder
Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder

Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder

Sony PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX HD Camcorder

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Comes with

14x Zoom Lens

Lens Hood

Fujinon ACM 18 ½” adapter

1-8 GB SXS Card

IR Remote Control

USB Cable

Component Video Cable

Shoulder Strap

Op Manual

XD CAM EX Clip Browsing software

SXS Driver Software

BPU 30 Battery

BCU1 Battery Charger



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.


XDCAM EX is a variant of Sony's popular XDCAM HD codec, which has become a

benchmark for affordable non-linear professional acquisition. Through the use of

flash-based memory, the PMW-EX3 can take advantage of variable bit rate (VBR)

recording. VBR technology intelligently employs less or more image compression

to different portions of the footage dependant on which areas need additional

bandwidth. The end result is higher quality video with a reduced amount of

compression artifacts when compared to more antiquated constant bit rate (CBR)


Shoulder Mounted

Like its more expensive ENG counterparts, the PMW-EX3 is designed to be used

on the shoulder, allowing for more comfortable operation. The result is

glass-smooth footage that can be recorded for an extended period of time before

the onset of arm fatigue.

Interchangeable Lens Mount

The PMW-EX3 features a 1/2" interchangeable mount capable of using both

Canon and Fujinon 1/2" and 2/3" professional video lenses.

Exmor 1/2" CMOS Sensors

By using Exmor 1/2" CMOS sensors,Sony has once again raised the bar for

handheld cameras, The result can often be additional noise or image degradation,

sometimes sending otherwise usable footage to the proverbial "digital cutting

room floor". The PMW-EX3's ultra-sensitive 1/2" CMOS Exmor sensors fully take

advantage of the increased surface area, delivering a signal-to-noise ratio of

54 dB! Wow.

SxS Solid State Recording Technology

SxS technology is built for today's most demanding applications and beyond.

Being based on the Expresscard/34 interface makes ultra-high transfer rates

possible, up to 800 Mb/s. These high transfer speeds can be very important when

trying to quickly download multiple gigabytes worth of footage.

Under and Over-Cranking Made Easy

Variable frame rates have been used in filmmaking since its inception. What

is often referred to as "over-cranking" for slow motion and "under-cranking" for

fast motion, is achieved by running film quickly or slowly through a film gate.

This method makes for a simple yet effective technique, which can be used in a

myriad of creative cinematic ways. The PMW-EX3 has the ability to simulate this

same effect while keeping your hands free from all those stinky film chemicals.

Shoot in a number of frame rates, select any clip, and watch your footage

playback automatically in all its fast or slow motion glory!

High Definition LCD

When shooting HD footage, standard LCD screens can be very deceiving; what

looked perfect amidst a full-day video shoot can sometimes prove very soft or

out of focus while in post-production. This is a direct result of a simple fact:

most camera mounted LCDs cannot resolve images in the same way they are being

recorded. The PMW-EX3 comes equipped with 1-MegaPixel LCD screen, eliminating

this oft-pesky phenomenon. Record with confidence, knowing that what you see is

what you will get.

Extended Record Time

Due to the space-saving nature of XDCAM EX, the 8 and 16GB memory cards are

capable of recording for long periods of time. Documentary work will never be a

problem when shooting on the PMW-EX3.

8-Pin Remote Access

The PMW-EX3 can be connected to the RM-B150 or RM-B750 remote control units

via its 8-Pin connection. This feature makes the camera ideal for a variety of

applications, including studio work.