Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM Camcorder

by Sony
Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM Camcorder
The PMW-EX1R is the successor to the PMW-EX1 and further extends the capabilities of the XDCAM EX family with new features such as DVCAM recording, Cache Recording, Picture Inversion.

Globalmediapro supplies the latest EX1R model with the most recent firmware.

See also: Sony PMW-200 XDCAM HD Camcorder


Three 1/2-inch-type Exmor Full-HD CMOS Sensors
Supplied Wide-angle Fujinon 14x Zoom Lens
Unique Focus Ring Mechanism - Professional Manual Focus and Auto Focus
MF (Manual Focus) Assist Function
One-push Auto Iris
Optical Image Stabilizer
Expanded Focus
Selectable Peaking
23.98p Native Recording
Slow & Quick Motion Function
One-push S&Q Switch
Slow Shutter Function
Interval Recording Function
Frame Recording Function
DVCAM Recording
Picture Profile Feature
Shot Transition Function
ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) & Hold
Cache Recording Function
Image Inversion Function
IR Remote Control on Rear
Additional Aspect Markers for Cinema Operation
HDMI Output
HD-SDI and Other Versatile Interfaces
3.5-inch (viewable area measured diagonally) Color LCD
Four Assignable Buttons
0.45-inch (viewable area measured diagonally) Color LCD Viewfinder
On-handle Zoom Switch and Record Start/Stop Button
Rotary Grip
Built-in Stereo MIcrophone and Two-channel Audio Input



Mass: 2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz) (body)
2.8 kg (6 lb 2 oz) (with lens hood, large eye cup, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card)

Dimension (W x H x D): 179 x 199 x 308 mm (7 1/8 x 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches) without projection

Power requirements: DC 12 V
Power consumption: Approx. 12.5 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off)
Operating temperature: 0 to 40 oC (32 to 104 oF)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60 oC (-4 to +140 oF)

Battery operating time: Approx. 240 min with BP-U60 battery
Approx. 120 min with BP-U30 battery

Recording format:
HD HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL
HD SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
SD mode: DVCAM
Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)

Recording frame rate:
NTSC area:
HD HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p, 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p
SD mode: 720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97p
PAL area:
HD HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p, 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
HD SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
SD mode: 720 x 576/50i, 25p

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/SD 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

* When recording in HQ (35 Mbps) mode, actual recording times may vary according to the bit rate adopted during VBR encoding.


Zoom ratio: 14x (optical), servo/manual
Focal length: f = 5.8 mm to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 mm to 439 mm on 35 mm lens)
Iris: F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable
Focus: AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to infinity (MACRO OFF)
50 mm to infinity (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 mm to infinity (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image stabilizer: ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter diameter: M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)

Camera Section

Imaging device: 3-chip 1/2-inch type Exmor Full HD CMOS
Effective picture elements: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Optical system: F1.6 prism system
Built-in optical filters: OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND
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)
S/N ratio: 54 dB (Y) (typical)
Horizontal resolution: 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS
Slow Shutter (SLS): 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion function:
720p: Selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps as recording frame rate
1080p: Selectable from 1fps to 30 fps as recording frame rate
White balance: Preset (3,200 K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
Gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC


Audio input: XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite output: Phono jack (x1) via A/V multi connector, NTSC or PAL
Audio output: Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2) via A/V multi connector
Component output: Mini D (x1) via A/V multi connector
SDI output: BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
i.LINK: IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) / DVCAM stream input*/output , S400
* DVCAM i.Link input is for monitoring use only
USB: USB device, Mini-B (x1)
Headphone output: Stereo mini-jack (x1)
Speaker output: Monaural
DC input: DC jack
Lens remote: 12-pin
HDMI output: A Type (x1)


Viewfinder: 0.452-inch* type colour LCD: 852 (H) x 480 (V), 16:9
* Viewable area measured diagonally.
Built-in LCD monitor: 3.5-inch* type colour LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type
* Viewable area measured diagonally.
Built-in Microphone: Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone


Type: ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)

In the Box

BP-U30 battery
BC-U1 charger
Lens hood
Large eye cup
IR remote commander unit
USB cable
A/V connecting cable
Component video cable
Shoulder strap
Sony PMW-EX1R Manual
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software
SxS device driver software
Sony PMW-EX1R manual


Reviewed by 11 Customers
Rating: 5.0
Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
Best camcorder in it's field. In the hands of a pro, its poetry in motion.
Have and the EX1R as well as the EX3. All our clients are over the moon with the quality.
Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM Camcorder
Rating: 5.0
By from india on
Good perfoams and easily to work
sony pmw-ex1r XDCAM worked excellent
Rating: 5.0
By from india punjab on
verry good pictures quality ,low light nice to work with by one man in punjab matharu studio mehatpur
Perfection in Camera
Rating: 5.0
By from Switzerland on
I bought this camera last Autumn and I'm absolutely happy with this camera.

The quality is amazing. Nothing special these times, but I'm not talking about normal conditions. As an example: I filmed the "lunar eclipse" about a month ago. It was dark (of course) and it was very cloudy. Difficult to get the right settings. But if you get along with the camera, the result is amazing. My video-material was better then most of the pictures in the newspaper. Amazing low-light performance.

Opposite:I love being in the mountains. I snowboard every day all day in winter. I spent 5 Months in the Alps last winter. Me and my friend filmed a lot, almost every day. It's not that easy to get good material because of the missing colours and large amount of light.

The result makes me happy!

Another very important point is the bonus stuff you can buy for your EX1R. As an example: HyperDeck Shuttle from Black Magic Design. Means: Uncompressed Video in 10 Bit 4:2:2... just as an example ;)

Kindest Regards
quality pictures, transportable, light weight and nice to work with
Rating: 5.0
By from Switzerland on
I love this cam. At the start, terrible for handheld but ones you get use to it, its perfect in the hand. The automatic focus is useless, but who wants to shoot automatic? For me a nice working tool which you have to learn how to use, to use it to the perfection. The EX1 is exactly what I was looking for and if i could choose an extra feature, then a would wish a timecode in/out to sync with other equipment.
worked excellent and perfekt in opposition to my fears
Rating: 5.0
By from Luxe,bourg on
Far away from Luxemburg but a prompt service, in oppostion to my fears. Would prefer payment by credit cards event if it would mean a special charge of 3 %, or may let a possibility of choosing.
It really works, very reliable, very content
Rating: 5.0
By from Walchwil, Switzerland on
Any time again !
Rating: 5.0
By Verified Buyer from Holland on
Very nice product, I bought it about 2 months ago. I have worked with Z5 before, but the EX1R is much better, a lot of options and very nice picture quality, even when the light is poor. Love to work tapeless. I had it shipped to Holland, no problems here.
sony pmw-ex1r xdcam
Rating: 5.0
By from netherlands on
very fast service also to the netherlands perfect camera
Good Product
Rating: 4.0
By from france on
After a long problem of money transfer due of my bank I get the gear in a good time.
Very good camcorder, good sensivity, good quality.
Rating: 5.0
By from VSH Medientechnik on
we have a price inquiry. Please make a offer with best price about: 1
piece, 3 pieces and 10 pieces about these products: Sony HVR-Z7 Sony
PMW-EX1R and Sony PMW-350L

Compatible Products