Sony PMW-EX3 Camcorder - Black
About this product
- Family LineSony XDCAM EX
- Recording SystemNTSC
- Optical Zoom14X
- Digital ZoomNone
- Storage TypeRemovable (Card/Disc/Tape)
- Media FormatFlash Card,SxS
- Resolution1.0 MP
- Screen Size3.5"
- Weight64.25 Oz.
- Sensor Type3 Exmor CMOS
- Sensor Size1/2"
- Optical Sensor Qty3
- Lens TypeZoom lens
- Focal Length Range5.8mm - 81.2mm
- Focus AdjustmentAutomatic,Manual
- Lens Filter Size77 mm
- Lens System FeaturesBuilt-in 1/64 Neutral Density Filter,Built-in 1/8 Neutral Density Filter
- Auto Focus typeTTL contrast detection
- Max Shutter Speed1/2000 sec
- Min Illumination0.14 lux
- Min Shutter Speed1/32 sec
- Exposure ModesAutomatic,Manual
Memory / Storage
- Recording SpeedHQ,SP
- Supported Flash MemorySxS PRO
- Viewfinder TypeLCD
- Viewfinder Diagonal Size3.5"
- Depth16.73 in.
- Height8.27 in.
- Width9.84 in.
- Display TypeLCD
- Display RotationRotating
- Screen DetailsLCD display - TFT active matrix - 3.5" - color
- Display Size3.5"
- Microphone TypeMicrophone - built-in - electret condenser - stereo
- Microphone Operation ModeStereo
- Connector Types1 x DC power input,1 x Genlock,1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK),1 x S-Video output,1 x SDI output,1 x TC input,1 x TC output,1 x USB,1 x component video output,1 x composite video/audio output,1 x headphones,1 x remote control,2 x audio input
- Expansion Slot2 x ExpressCard
- Battery Form FactorManufacturer specific
- Battery ManufacturerSony BP-U30
- Max Operating Temperature40 °C
- Min Operating Temperature0 °C
- Digital Video FormatMPEG-2
- Additional Features3D-Ready,Color Viewfinder,Histogram Display,Interval Shooting Mode,Still Shot Capability
- High Definition Video Support1080i
- Widescreen Video CaptureYes
- Night ModeYes
Most relevant reviews
- rosecourt13Jan 17, 2014by
Sony pmw ex3
Great camera, superb picture quality.A++++. BUT, the following controls on the camera are poorly designed and prone to failure: #1. Flimsy External plastic Mic Holder. Mine broke where it is screwed into the base. This is not an issue because I use the supplied on-board mic ONLY for ambient sounds and attach external mics via the 2 xlr inputs. #2. Extremely poorly engineered Battery Release Button, will malfunction or fail (I use gaffer tape to seal it off). #3. Flimsy Eye Piece Release Clip. #4.Flimsy Tripod Mounting Hole. Be sure to fit tripod plates and a shoulder pad, it will make operation more comfortable. The good news is that none of these will affect the smooth functioning of the Camera.
You will have to get used to the small operating controls switches, such as the camera/off/media switch. Its easy to turn the camera into the media mode when you think the camera is off. The Filter switch is another sore point, move it carefully to avoid moving to filter 2 when you intend to use filter 1. Apart from these flaws, the camera is rock-solid in performance and quality. Purchase with confidence, and enjoy years of trouble-free use.Read full review
- talkinmyearApr 07, 2015by
A fine professional camera, gets respect in a room or crowd.
Feels like a real video camera. Used by the real folks who make TV, and the more you use it the more you understand exactly why.
- tolkathetrollOct 18, 2011by
A professional camera at an affordable price
The Sony EX3 is a perfect entry-level camera for the professional videographer. It has a wide array of features and options for every digital filmmaker's need. Though not as compact as the EX1, this upgraded version offers several additional features that make it superior for studio or field operation - including an interchangeable lens system, a greatly-improved shoulder mount, and a superior HD viewfinder. I will greatly miss the LANC remote plug from previous cameras I own but an assortment of powerful features and shooting formats more than makes up for the trade-offs in this upgrade.
- g2garyJan 06, 2011by
EX3 Your Dreams
The EX3 is one of the hardest working HD cameras of this new generation of camcorders, but its not for everyone. If you want run and gun docs, where hand held shooting is the technique of choice, then you will be better suited to buy the EX1. It is more compact, lighter while vertually the same camera as the EX3 on the inside. Not almost the same....exactly the same. So what's the difference and why is the EX3 3 thousand dollars more? Well the deal changer is the removable lens. This allow this camera to move into the world of independant films, nature photography, anything that requires special lens to get the job done right. Need that wide angle lens in the car for a movie shot, change the lens. Need to reach out and shoot the American Eagle high in the tree as she feed her eagle-ets, put on the long gun.
Another difference is the diopter. (viewfinder) They have taken the same high resolution screen and mounted it like a second big fat head bolted onto the side of the camera. While the first impression isn't the best, in that if you are running and gunning it is always in the way. Once you start using the camera in the field it earns your respect with its ability to perform in ways that the screen on the EX1 can't touch.
Last, but not least, is the plethora of inputs and output added to the EX3. Sync, Time Code in and out (for jamsyncing multicameras), HDMI, and uncompressed HD.
They are both excelant cameras. They just perform different jobs. Pick the one that fits your needs and you will fall in love.Read full review
- radioguy911Jan 11, 2016by
Nice camera, good workhorse
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