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Sony EX1

Three ½-inch type Exmor™ Full HD CMOS sensors, 1920 x 1080, Records in 1080P, 720P, and 1080i HD resolutions. over-cranking and under-cranking, selectable gamma curves, slow-shutter, interval recording and the Picture Profile™. Gen Lockable, SD/HD-SDI out.


$250.00 /per day


The PMW-EX1 is the first in a new range of professional HD products - called XDCAM EX - which record onto memory-based SxS ExpressCard media. Designed from the ground up to exploit the ultimate high performance of SxS PRO memory cards, the PMW-EX1 combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a compact camcorder. It is also the first handheld 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 as being 1080i/720P switchable.

Title Specifications
Recording Format (Video) MPEG-2 Long GOP
Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD) Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card
SDI Output BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
i.LINK IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV stream input/output (HDV 1080i ), S400
Minimum Illumination 0.14 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
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

Exciting and Creative Recording Modes

The PMW-EX1 is the first compact 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
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

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