Sony PMW-EX1R/2 XDCAM Camcorder

by Sony
Sony PMW-EX1R/2 XDCAM Camcorder
The PMW-EX1R/2 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.

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 Operation Manual
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software
SxS device driver software


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