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Sony PMW EX3 camcorder with accessories, 1891 hrs, used

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Sony PMW EX3 camcorder with accessories, 1891 hrs, used

3 months warranty

Note: some cosmetic wear and tear (paint chips, minor) on body, otherwise fine


Three 1/2-inch type Exmor CMOS sensors XDCAM EX camcorder with interchangeable lens system recording full HD / SD

XDCAM EX - New Generation HD Recording System

The PMW-EX3 follows on from the successful launch of the new PMW-EX1 and offers all the great features of the PMW-EX1 in a new semi-shoulder design. In addition to this new design the camcorder also features an interchangeable lens system, genlock, timecode and remote control capability for real added flexibility, offering a low-cost HD studio solution.

The PMW-EX3 combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a semi-shoulder camcorder. It is also the first semi-shoulder camcorder to carry the legendary CineAlta 24P brand with multiple frame rate recording capability such as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P, as well being 1080i/720P switchable.

There is also a choice of a 35Mb/s High Quality mode or a 25Mb/s, HDV 1080i compatible mode. To take advantage of this high performance recording capability, the PMW-EX3 uses the same imaging system as the PMW-EX1, consisting of three ½-inch type CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920x1080. In addition, there's a purpose-built interchangeable Fujinon Professional HD ½-inch 14x lens and a unique dual focus ring mechanism. Included in the package is a ½-inch lens adaptor to allow use of other ½-inch lenses, plus the ability to use other optional lens adaptors for 2/3rd-inch, cinema-style and digital SLR lenses.

To maximise recording time, the PMW-EX3 has two memory card slots which means with a pair of 16 GB SxS PRO memory cards, it can record up to 140 minutes of HD footage.

A wide variety of accessories are also available, including a USB Reader/Writer, a wide-conversion lens, battery and charger.

The PMW-EX3 HD compact camcorder is the ideal solution for a wide range of customers from broadcasters through to independent videographers and film makers who want exceptional HD picture quality and state-of-the-art workflow from an affordable semi-shoulder camcorder.

The PMW-EX3 is a further innovation from Sony offering the first solid-state semi-shoulder camcorder. Based on the same outstanding picture performance, creative features and workflow innovation of the PMW-EX1, the new camera offers studio functions such as genlock and remote control, an interchangeable lens system and new ergonomic features which provide camera operators further flexibility in whatever style of production is chosen.

Enhanced Workflow

Innovative solid state recording with SxS PRO ExpressCard memory cards offers the following benefits:

Compatible with industry-standard ExpressCard interface available on most modern laptops

No time lost to tape loading

Robust storage media, impervious to shocks and vibrations

Small, high capacity recording media offering over 2 hours of continuous HD content across 2 x 16GB cards.

Common interoperability with HDV and XDCAM so ready to use immediately with most existing NLE.

No need to worry about accidentally overwriting precious content

Write and Re-Writable media with no degradation in picture quality

Thumbnail images representing key scenes can be browsed and instantly accessed using on-camera colour screen

' Essence Mark' key scenes at the touch of a button

No frantic fast-forward/rewinding to find the clips you want to review

Non-proprietary media manufacture

Supplied with Clip Browser Software for viewing and copying clips to HDD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc.

Superior Picture Performance

Newly developed Exmor™ CMOS processors offer true 1080 x 1920 resolution:

Large ½ inch sensors for excellent sensitivity and depth of field characteristics

Full 1080 x 1920 effective pixels

Low power consumption compared to CCD technology

1080 / 720 switchable for international programme production

Interchangeable Professional 1/2inch HD Lens

The PMW-EX3 features an exceptional interchangeable ½ inch Fujinon lens, which offers the ability with the supplied lens adaptor to utilise current ½ -inch lenses.

Interchangeable 14x Fujinon Professional HD lens

Can be used with other 2/3rd inch, Cinema and D-SLR lenses with optional lens adaptors.

Unique focus operation offering full manual focus with absolute focus or manual/auto focus operation.

AutoFocus Assist ensuring focus position can be altered

Manual Focus Assist to ensure optimum focus at all times

Exciting and Creative Recording Modes

The PMW-EX3 is the first semi-shoulder camcorder to carry the legendary CineAlta brand, which represents optimisation for feature film production and specifically support for 23.98P recording capability - the standard frame rate for feature film production. Alongside this, there are a myriad of creative recording modes available including:

Slow and Quick motion offers a range of frame rates produced within the camera and available for instant review in the field. Now available via direct control on the camcorder body.

New shutter setting emulates filmic operation

Cine Gamma curves offer further filmic options for production

Frame and Interval recording offers further creative scope for animation and extremely quick motion effects

Slow Shutter for clear images in low-light environments

New features for Multi-camera operation

The PMW-EX3 includes genlock and timecode interfaces, plus remote control functionality through Sony professional remote control units, making the PMW-EX3 ideal for multi-camera operation and entry level HD studio use.

Genlock and timecode interfaces allow multi-camera operation with other camcorders.


Remote control via Sony RM-B150 or RM-B750 is available via the 8-pin remote control connector for easy set-up and control.

BC-U1 Battery Charger/AC Adaptor for BP-U30/U60 Lithium-ion Battery Packs.

The New S-8U62 is designed to compatible with Sony PMW-100/200 series cameras. It can directly power PMW-100/200 cameras, without using DC cables. And for the PMW-EX1, EX1R, EX3 and F3, the New S-8U62 can still be used by DC power cable as usual. Same as the previous version, the New S-8U62 has D-tap DC output socket and 4-level LED power indicators. 

S-8U62 could be charged by Sony BC-U1/SWIT S-3010B portable charger /SWIT S-3602U charger


Compatible with Sony PMW-100/200

Compatible with Sony PMW-EX1/EX1R/EX3/F3

Can be charged on Sony BC-U1 charger

63Wh/4400mAh capacity

Max 60W, 4.5A power output

D-tap DC output socket

 4-level LED indicators



Mass Approx. 1.9 kg (without lens) 

Approx. 3.6 kg (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) 

#Approx. 14 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor On, IO Select HD SDI & HD HDMI)"

Operating Temperature 0°C to 40°C

Storage Temperature -20°C to +60°C

Continuous Operating Time Approx. 210 min with BP-U60 battery

Dimensions (W x H x D)*1

Recording Format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP 

HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL

SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14

Recording Format (Audio) Linear PCM (2 ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)

Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) 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

Recording Frame Rate NTSC 

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, 23.98p (pull down) 


HQ mode: 

1920 x 1080/50i, 25p,

1280 x 720/50p, 25p

SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i


Lens Mount Sony 1/2-inch type EX mount

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)

Filter Diameter M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)


Genlock Input BNC (x1)

Timecode Input BNC (x1)

Audio Input XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable

SDI Output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable

Audio Output Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)

Timecode Output BNC (x1)

Earphone Output Stereo mini jack (x1)

Speaker Output Monaural

DC Input DC jack

Remote 8-pin

i.LINK IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV stream input/output (HDV 1080i ), S400

Composite Output Mini-D (x1) via A/V multi connector

USB USB device, Mini-B (x1)

Camera Section

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

Shutter Speed (Time) 1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS*2

Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS)) 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation

Slow & Quick Motion Function 720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps 

1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps

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)

White Balance Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW

Gain Selection -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC

S/N Ratio 54 dB (Y) (typical)

Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)


Viewfinder 3.5-inch*3 type color LCD monitor: approx. 921,000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type

Other Equipment

Built-in Speaker Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.


Voltage 14.4V

Capacity 63Wh/4400mAh

Max Output Power 60W

Max Output Current 4.5A

Over Current Protection 10A

Compatible Battery Sony BP-U60/U30

Applicable Camera Sony PMW-100,PMW-200, PMW-EX1/EX3/F3

Net Weight 0.42kg


Dimension 42x70x93mm

  • Fujinon HD Zoom Lens (5.8 to 81.2mm)
  • Sony BC-U1 Battery Charger
  • Sony RM-F300 Remote Commander
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