Sony PMW-EX3/2 XDCAM HD Camcorder

by Sony
Sony PMW-EX3/2 XDCAM HD Camcorder
1/2-inch type Three "Exmor" CMOS Sensors
Interchangeable lens system
Nonlinear Recording Media, SxS PRO - For Greater Efficiency, Operability, and Reliability
1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" Codec
Selectable Bit Rates - 35 Mb/s (HQ mode) or 25 Mb/s (SP mode)
Genlock in
Time Code in/out
8-pin remote control for studio operation

See also: Sony PMW-300K1 XDCAM HD Camcorder Kit with 14x Lens



Recording format: Video MPEG-2 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 Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)

Recording frame rate: NTSC setting 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 PAL setting HQ mode: 1920 x 1080/50i, 25P, 1280 x 720/50P, 25P SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i

Recording/Playback time: HQ mode Approx. 50 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card, Approx. 25 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card SP mode Approx. 70 min. with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card, Approx. 35 min. with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card

Mass: 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)

Dimensions (W x H x D): 250 x 210 x 400 mm (9 7/8 x 8 2/8 x 15 6/8 inches)(with lens) without projection

Power requirements: DC 12 V
Power consumption: Approx. 13.5 W (while recording, LCD viewfinder On)
Operating temperature: 0 to +40oC (+32 to +104oF)
Storage temperature: -20 to +60oC (-4 to +140oF)
Continuous operating time: Approx. 210 min. with BP-U60 battery Approx. 100 min. with BP-U30 battery


Lens mount: 1/2-inch type EX mount
Zoom ratio: 14x (optical), servo/manual selectable
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, servo/manual selectable
Maximum relative aperture: 1:1.9
Focus: AF/MF/Full MF selectable 800 mm to 8 (MACRO OFF), 50 mm to 8 (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 to 8 (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image stabilizer: ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter thread: M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)


Pickup 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 filters: ND filter 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: 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Shutter speed: 1/33 to 1/2000 sec.
Shutter angle: 180, 90, 45, 22.5, 11.25 degrees
Slow Shutter (SLS): 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion function: 720P Selectable from 1 to 60 fps as recording frame rate 1080P, Selectable from 1 to 30 fps as recording frame rate

Signal inputs/outputs

Audio input: XLR-3-pin (female) (x 2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Composite output: BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
S-Video output: Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O unbalanced, sync negative
Audio output: RCA type (CH-1,CH-2),-10 dBu (reference level), 47 kO
Component output: Mini D (x 1) Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms, Pb/Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 ohms
SDI output: BNC (x 1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
i.LINK input/output: IEEE1394, 4-pin (x 1), HDV stream input/output, S400
Timecode input: BNC (x1), 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 ohms
Timecode output: BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Genlock input: BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
USB: Mini-B (x 1), USB 2.0 High-speed
Headphone output: Stereo mini-jack (x 1), -20.5 dBu (reference level output, 16 ohms load)
DC input: DC jack
Battery input: 5-pin
Remote: 8-pin

Built-in microphone

Capsule type: Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone

Media slot

Type: ExpressCard/34 (x 2)
Interface: ExpressCard compatible

In the Box

14x zoom lens
Lens hood
LO-3830 1/2-inch lens adaptor
IR Remote Commander unit
USB cable
Component video cable
Shoulder strap
Sony PMW-EX3/2 manual
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software
SxS device driver software
BP-U30 battery
BC-U1 charger


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