The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three ½-inch type Exmor™ Full HD CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080, delivering stunning-quality HD images in 1080P, 720P, and 1080i HD resolutions. A rich variety of features for creative shooting are incorporated into this camcorder such as “Slow & Quick Motion”, which is also commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking”, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter, interval recording and the Picture Profile™ feature. Additionally, the PMW-EX3 offers a convenient remote-control and multi-camera operation capability, which allows use with high-end camera systems. a Click here for information on the PMW-EX3 compatible NIPROS/1 studio configuration system.

Highlights:

  • ½-inch interchangeable lens system
  • Genlock in
  • Time Code in/out
  • 8-pin remote control for studio operation

General Specifications Detail:
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)
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Power Consumption Approx. 13.5 W (while recording, LCD viewfinder On)
Operating Temperature 0 to +40 °C (+32 to +104 °F)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Humidity 10 to 90% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 210 min. w/BP-U60 battery
Approx. 100 min. w/BP-U30 battery
Video Recording Format MPEG-2 , 4:2:0 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 Recording Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording Media SBP-8/16/32, (GB) SxS Express 34 Cards
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model 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
Recording Frame Rate PAL model HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/50i, 25P
1280 x 720/50P, 25P
SP mode:
1440 x 1080/50i
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 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

Inputs/Outputs Specifications Detail:
Genlock In BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
TC IN BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω
Audio In CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Test Out NA
SDI Out BNC x 1
(HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI: SMPTE 292M (w/embedded audio)
SD-SDI: SMPTE 259M (w/embedded audio)
Composite Video Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Component Out Mini D (x 1) Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, Pb/Pr: 0.7 Vp-p, 75 Ω
S-Video Out Y: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω unbalanced, sync negative
Audio Out RCA type(CH-1,CH-2), -10 dBu (reference level), 47 k Ω
TC Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Earphone Mini-jack x 1 (rear: stereo)
Monitor Speaker YES
DC In Concentric DC Jack 11 to 17V
DC Out NA
Lens Conector Double hot-shoe
Remote 8-pin
i.Link IEEE 1394, 4-pin x 1, HDV stream input/output, S400
USB Mini-B (x 1), USB 2.0, for High-speed MPEG-2 data transfer

Camera Section Specifications Detail:
Optical System F1.6 prism
Built-In Optical Filters OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND
Slow Shutter 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-, 8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function 23.98p/30p
1080P Mode: 1~30fps variable in single frame increments
720P Mode: 1 ~ 60fps variable in single frame increments
25p
1080P Mode: 1~25fps variable in single frame increments
720P Mode: 1 ~ 50fps variable in single frame increments
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)
Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18dB
Smear Level no smear (CMOS)
S/N Ratio 54 dB (Y-typical)
Horizontal Resolution 1000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)
Effective Picture Elements 1920(H) x 1080(V)
Pickup Device 3-Chip 1/2 inch type Exmor CMOS

Monitoring Specifications Detail:
Viewfinder 3.5-inch* type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9
Built-In LCD Monitor 3.5-inch* type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9

Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount EX mount, SONY 1/2-inch bayonet w included adapter

Included Lens Specifications Detail:
Zoom Ratio Selectable 14x (optical), servo/manual
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, auto/manual selectable
Maximum Relative Aperture 1: 1.9
Focus AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF)
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Thread M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)

Built-In Microphone Specifications Detail:
Capsule Type Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.

Supplied Accessories

Model: Description: U.S. List Price:
BPU30 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $150.00 Get details
14x zoom lens (x 1)
Lens hood (x 1)
LO-3830 1/2-inch lens adaptor (x 1)
IR Remote Commander unit (x 1)
USB cable (x 1)
Component video cable (x 1)
shoulder strap (x 1)
operation manual (x 1)
Cheek Pad
XDCAM EX Clip Browsing software (x 1)
SxS device driver software (x 1)
BP-U30 battery (x 1)
BC-U1 charger (x 1)

Optional Accessories

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BPU90 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $450.00 Get details
RMB170 Handheld remote control unit for PMW-500, PMW-400, PMW-350, PMW-320, PMW-F3, PDW-700, PDW-F800, BVP-950A, BVP-750A, BVP-570, BVP-550, HDW-700A, HDW-F900, DSR-450WSL $1,950.00 Get details
ECM673/9X Shotgun Microphone $357.00 Get details
ACM21 EX Lens Adapter $1,980.00 Get details
BCU1 Battery Charger/AC Adaptor for BP-U30/U60 Lithium-ion Battery Packs. $190.00 Get details
LCEX3TH Transit case for the PMW-EX3 XDCAM EX camcorder $400.00 Get details
BPU60T Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery Pack (56Wh) with power out terminal $318.00 Get details
BCU2 Battery Charging Unit $360.00 Get details
BPU60 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $300.00 Get details
CBKDCB01 The CBKDCB01 enables control of zoom lens for F3 and PMW-300K1/320/350 lenses remotely when used with Fujinon & Canon zoom/ focus/ aperture demand controllers. I $1,500.00 Get details
XS8X4ASXB8 1/2 inch HD Wide-Angle Zoom Lens for PMW-EX3 $4,350.00 Get details
BPU30 Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack $150.00 Get details
HVLLBPA High Performance LED Video Light Pricing available upon request Get details
MEADSD01 SDHC Media Adapter $140.00 Get details
MEADMS01 Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo HX Media Adapter $140.00 Get details

User Manual

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Warranty Card

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SBS32G1A SxS-1 32GB Memory Card Pricing available upon request Get details
SBS64G1A SxS-1 64GB Memory Card Pricing available upon request Get details

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