A Compact Full-HD Camcorder with SxS PRO
Solid State Recording and 1/2-inch Exmor sensors
XDCAM EX - New Generation Solid State Recording
enabling the use of high-speed Memory Sticks™.
All XDCAM EX Camcorders come supplied with a
2-year PrimeSupport contract which offers unique extra services and benefits for added peace of mind.
1/2-inch type Three Exmor™ CMOS Sensors
The PMW-EX1R is the successor to the multiple
award-winning EX1 and further extends the capabilities of the XDCAM EX family with great new features
such as DVCAM recording, Cache Recording, Picture
Inversion and a host of additional refinements. The
EX1R is the ideal solution for customers such as
broadcasters, independent videographers and film
makers who need exceptional HD picture quality and
state-of-the-art workflow from a compact and affordable handheld camcorder.
Sony’s XDCAM EX professional product range is designed to exploit the ultimate high performance of
SxS memory cards. It combines a proven, non-linear
XDCAM workflow with the only Full HD resolution
sensor system available in a compact camcorder. This
advanced imaging system consists of three ½-inch
type Exmor™ CMOS sensors, each with an effective
pixel count of 1920x1080, to produce images in full
HD resolution. In addition, there’s a purpose-built
Fujinon Professional HD 14x zoom lens and a unique
dual focus ring mechanism.
The EX1R supports multiple frame rate recording such
as 59.94i, 50i, and native 23.98P and 25P as well as
being 1080i/720P switchable. There is also a choice of
a 35Mb/s High Quality mode, 25Mb/s HDV 1080i compatible mode and 25Mb/s Standard Definition DVCAM
recording. Twin memory card slots support up to 280
minutes HD recording time using two 32GB SxS PRO
memory cards.
XDCAM EX is a focus of continual innovation and development, from IT-friendly MP4 file recording and
advanced creative features, through to accessories
such as SxS-1 low cost media and an adaptor
The PMW-EX1R is equipped with three newly developed 1/2-inch type Exmor™ CMOS Sensors, each
with an effective pixel count of 1920 (H) x 1080 (V),
which delivers excellent picture performance with full
HD resolution. This 1/2-inch type image sensor, using
Sony’s advanced accumulated sensor technologies, allows the camcorder to provide an excellent sensitivity
of F10, a remarkable signal-to-noise ratio of 54 dB,
and a high horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines*. In
addition, this large 1/2-inch type image sensor can
capture images with a shallower depth of field than
smaller-size image sensors, giving users more creative freedom of expression. What’s more, the Exmor
CMOS sensor is a unique design that deploys an A/D
converter to each column of pixels, resulting in a
much lower clock speed than conventional CMOS
sensors. This makes it possible to greatly reduce
power consumption of the camcorder.*In 1920 x
1080/59.94i mode
1920 x 1080 HD Recording Using the "MPEG-2 Long
GOP" Codec
The PMW-EX1R camcorder records 1920 x 1080 Full
HD images using the "MPEG-2 Long GOP" codec,
which conforms to the MPEG-2 MP@HL compression
standard. "MPEG-2 Long GOP" is a mature codec also adopted by the XDCAM HD and HDV 1080i series
of products - which enables users to record stunningquality HD video and audio with highly efficient, reliable data compression
New Selectable Recording Modes including DVCAM
The PMW-EX1R camcorder offers a choice of bit rates
- either 35 Mb/s (HQ mode) or 25 Mb/s (SP mode) depending on the desired picture quality and recording time. The HQ mode supports 1920 x 1080, 1440 x
1080 and 1280 x 720 resolutions. The 1440 x 1080
mode is new to the PMW-EX1R ensuring native integration of XDCAM EX footage into a XDCAM HD Professional Disc workflow. By supporting 1440 x 1080,
35Mb/s recording, material can be utilised with no
transcode, just a re-wrap to MXF for NLE and archiving.
The SP mode supports 1440 x 1080 resolution at 25
Mb/s, which provides compatibility with HDV 1080i
products.Footage recorded in this SP mode can be
seamlessly integrated into HDV-compatible editing
systems by transferring the stream from the camcorder via the i.LINK™ (HDV™) interface.
The PMW-EX1R also supports 25Mb/s DVCAM recording in either PAL or NTSC modes, again providing
seamless integration into existing DVCAM workflows
offering ultimate flexibility worldwide.
Robust Nonlinear Recording Media, "SxS PRO" &
“SxS-1”- For Greater Efficiency, Affordability, and
The XDCAM EX series adopts high-speed SxS PRO and
SxS-1 memory cards for its recording media, developed specifically for professional content creation
applications with a number of key features:
1. Compatible with ExpressCard/34 interface slot
which is common on modern Windows PCs and Macs
2. Uses PCI Express interface and achieves an extremely high "read" speed of 800 Mb/s*
3. Large storage capacity: SBP-16 (16 GB) and
SBP-32 (32 GB) memory cards are available. One
SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card is supplied with the
4. Can record up to 140 minutes of HD video and audio (using one 32-GB memory card)
5. Compact size: approx. 75 × 34 × 5 mm (excluding
the projecting parts) - half the size of the older PC
Card standard
6. Low power consumption
7. Highly reliable: can resist shocks (up to 1500 G)
and vibrations (up to 15 G)
8. Affordability: SxS-1 media (introduced in late
2009) provides users with a lower cost alternative to
SxS PRO media that offers the same high performance, but with an estimated 5-year life span when recording at full capacity once per day. Users can check
the card life on their PMW-EX1R and PMW-350 camcorders and even see an alarm when the data rewriting limit is reached.
*This data-transfer speed is a theoretical value.
Actual data-transfer speed depends on the file type
and the performance of the PC.
Sony and SanDisk Corporation jointly developed SxS
PRO for professional content creation applications.
SxS-1 was developed by Sony.
Long Recording Time
Utilising a mature and highly efficient compression
format together with high performance SxS memory
cards, the PMW-EX1R can record superb quality HD
images for an exceptional 140 minutes* on a single
32GB SxS card. As the PMW-EX1R features two
memory card slots, this recording time is easily increased to 280 minutes (with two 32GB cards) and
when recording across two cards, the transition is
seamless without any frame loss. This feature makes
the PMW-EX1R an ideal camcorder for a wide variety
of content production applications, including wedding
and event videography, that require a long recording
time.*When recording in HQ (35 Mb/s) mode, recording time may be more than the above specified figure
depending on the actual bit rate that is adopted during VBR encoding.
Multiple-format Recording - 1080/720, PAL/NTSC
and Interlace/Progressive Switchable Operation
The PMW-EX1R camcorder offers a wide array of recording formats for multiple content creation applications. In HD mode, scanning is switchable between
1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720, and 1440 x 1080 resolutions. Frame rate is also selectable from interlace and
progressive - 59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 25P, and native
In addition, 59.94P and 50P progressive recording is
available in 1280 x 720 mode.
In SD mode, both 50/60i and 25P/30P modes are
*In 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP) mode, images are
handled as 23.98P and recorded as 59.94i signals
through means of 2-3 pull-down.
High-quality Uncompressed Audio Recording
In addition to SD/HD video recording, high-quality audio is an equally significant feature in the XDCAM EX
system. The PMW-EX1R camcorder records and plays
back high-quality, two-channel 16-bit, 48-kHz linear
PCM uncompressed audio.
Built-in Stereo Microphone and Two-channel Audio
The PMW-EX1R has a built-in stereo microphone and
two XLR audio input connectors for connecting professional microphones or feeding an external-line audio
IT Friendly
With the XDCAM EX series, recordings are made as
data files in the "MP4" format, which is widely used in
a number of recent electronic portable devices and
has been standardised by ISO. For SD recording, industry accepted .AVI type-2 files has been adopted.
The file-based recording allows material to be handled
with great flexibility in an IT-based environment easily available for copying, transferring, sharing, and
archiving. All these operations are accomplished
without any "digitising" process required. File-based
data copying allows for degradation-free dubbing of
AV content, which can be performed easily on a PC or
Mac. The file-based recording system also allows for
material to be viewed directly on a PC or Mac - simply
by inserting the SxS memory card into the ExpressCard slot, or by linking the device to the PMWEX1R via an USB2 connection. This works in just the
same way as a PC or Mac reading files on an external
drive. The file-based operation can dramatically improve the efficiency and quality of professional video
Immediate Recording Start and No Overwriting
By virtue of recording on flash memory card, the
PMW-EX1R can start recording virtually the instant
the camcorder is turned on. Moreover, the PMW-EX1R
system automatically records on an empty area of the
card - there’s no danger of overwriting existing content. This is extremely convenient, as camera operators do not have to worry about accidentally recording
over good takes, and they don’t have to search
through footage for the correct position to start the
next recording. In short, it means the camera is always ready for the next shot!
Instant-access Thumbnail Search with "Expand"
Each time a recording is started and stopped on the
PMW-EX1R camcorder, the video and audio signals
are recorded as one clip. During playback, users can
cue-up to the next or previous clip simply by pressing
the ’Next’ or ’Previous’ button, as you would do on a
CD or DVD player. Furthermore, thumbnails are automatically generated for each clip as a visual reference, allowing operators to cue-up to a desired scene
simply by guiding the cursor to a thumbnail and
pressing the ’Play’ button. For further convenience,
the ’Expand’ function allows one selected clip in the
Thumbnail display to be divided into 12 even-time intervals, each with their own thumbnail identifier. This
is useful if you want to quickly search for a particular
scene within a lengthy clip.
Wide-angle Fujinon 14x Zoom Lens
The PMW-EX1R is equipped with a superb Fujinon 14x
zoom lens specifically designed for the PMW-EX1R to
offer optimum picture performance. It offers a wide
angle of view of 5.8 mm (equivalent to 31.4 mm on a
35 mm lens), and many other convenient features for
diverse shooting situations.
Unique Focus Operation - Professional Manual Focus and Auto Focus
The lens adopts a newly developed and unique focus
ring mechanism, which offers two types of manual focus, plus an auto focus operation. The PMW-EX1R
camcorder is equipped with two independent focus
wheel mechanisms, which can be switched by sliding
the focus ring itself back and forth.
When the focus ring is in the front position, the lens
works in the same way as a typical auto focus lens on
a handheld camcorder. In this case, either manual or
auto focus mode can be selected by the AF/MF switch
on the lens. On the other hand, when the focus ring is
set to the back position, the lens has an absolute focus position, and works in the same way as
interchangeable-lens cameras, which professional
users are familiar with.
New Image Inversion Function
When a cine-style lens or a stills camera lens is attached to the camcorder with a DOF (Depth of Field)
adaptor, the image is usually rotated by 180 degrees.
The Image Inversion function normalises the image
for easy picture monitoring. This will also negate the
need to flip the image in post-production.
Three Independent Rings
In addition to the unique focus ring, the PMW-EX1R
camcorder is equipped with independent rings for
zoom and iris adjustment. These are located adjacent
to the focus ring, in the same layout as is common on
shoulder-type camcorders. This gives users a high
level of operational comfort and control.
AF Assist
The AF (Auto Focus) Assist function enables operators
to manually change focus positions using the focus
ring during AF mode. This means that AF reference
focus positions can be shifted to manually changed
MF Assist
The MF (Manual Focus) Assist function helps to precisely focus on the target subject when shooting in MF
mode. When the MF Assist is turned on, auto focus is
momentarily activated and finely focuses on the subject closest to the focal point of the lens at that time.
One-push Auto Iris
A One-push Auto Iris button has been added to the
lens of the PMW-EX1R, allowing the user to go into
Auto Iris mode only when this button is pushed. This
is a feature seen on broadcast lenses and is used as a
reference for camera operators when adjusting the
iris settings.
Expanded Focus
At the touch of a button, the centre of the screen on
the LCD monitor and viewfinder can be magnified to
about twice normal size, making it easier to confirm
focus settings during manual focusing.
Selectable Peaking
The Peaking function can help operators to adjust the
camera’s focus more accurately by altering the way
pictures are displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder. It can enhance the outline of the image, which
the camera focuses on most, and change its colour to
make it more visible. Enhance levels can be selected
from a choice of "HIGH", "MIDDLE", and "LOW", and
the outline colour from "RED", "WHITE", "YELLOW",
and "BLUE".
Optical Image Stabiliser
To minimize the blurring effect caused by hand-shake,
the new lens incorporates an optical image stabiliser
function that provides highly stable images.
23.98P Native Recording
XDCAM EX compact camcorders are the first to be
part of the legendary Sony CineAlta™ family. The
PMW-EX1R offers native 23.98P* recording which, in
combination with advanced creative features such as
selectable gamma curves, makes this camcorder ideal
for cinema production.*In 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP)
mode, images are handled as 23.98P and recorded as
59.94i signals through means of 2-3 pull-down.
Slow & Quick Motion Function
The PMW-EX1R offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motion
function - commonly known as ‘over-cranking’ and
‘under-cranking’ in film shooting - that enables users
to create unique ’looks’ or special effects with slowand fast-motion images. The PMW-EX1R can capture
images at frame rates selectable from 1 fps (frame
per second) to 60 fps in 720P mode and from 1 fps to
30 fps in 1080P mode, in increments of 1 fps. For example, when viewed at 23.98P, images captured at
60 fps will appear 2.5 times slower than normal. Conversely, images captured at four fps will appear six
times faster than normal. With the Slow & Quick Motion function of this camcorder, images are recorded
natively without interpolating the frames. This means
the quality of the slow- and fast-motion images is extremely high and incomparable to those created in the
editing process. In addition, these slow- and quickmotion images can be played back immediately after
shooting, without using any converters or processing
on non-linear editing systems.
New One-push S&Q Switch
A new S&Q (Slow & Quick Motion) button has been
added to the exterior of the camcorder. This allows
the user to switch quickly between Normal mode and
S&Q mode. In S&Q mode, a blue LED on the button
lights up. When the switch is pressed, S&Q mode is
activated, and the recording format and frame rate
are instantly changed to the conditions previously set
via the menu.
Slow Shutter Function
The PMW-EX1R camcorder offers a Slow Shutter function for capturing clear images in low-light environments. This allows the shutter speed to be extended
to a maximum of 64 frames. The Slow Shutter function not only increases camera sensitivity but also
produces a special blurring effect when shooting a
moving object, for enhanced shooting creativity. The
shutter speed is selectable from 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, 7-,
8-, 16-, 32-, and 64-frame periods.
Selectable Gamma Curves
The PMW-EX1R camcorder offers a wide variety of
gamma curves to flexibly handle contrast and give a
specific ’look’ to an image. In addition to four types of
standard gamma curves, the PMW-EX1R provides four
types of CINE Gamma (CINE 1, 2, 3, and 4), which
are identical to those of other CineAlta™ camcorders.
Operators can select the best-suited pre-set gamma
curve, depending on scenes.
New Cache Recording Function
Once enabled, Cache Recording continuously streams
audio and video through the camcorder’s internal
memory. Once the Record button is pushed, the content buffered in the camcorder’s memory is recorded
onto the memory media at the start of the recording
clip. The caching period can be adjusted by menu setting up to 15 seconds, so in a situation such as monitoring a developing situation, Cache Record enables
capturing an event up to 15 seconds before the record
button is pressed. When in Cache Recording mode, an
indicator on the inside panel lights up.
Interval Recording Function
The PMW-EX1R camcorder offers an Interval Recording function that records signals at pre-determined intervals. This is convenient for shooting over long periods of time, and also when creating pictures with special effects of extremely quick motion.
Frame Recording Function
Frame Recording is a special feature of the PMW-EX1R
camcorder that is especially useful for stop-motion/
clay animation shooting. Using this function, images
for pre-determined frames are recorded every time
the Record button is pressed.
Shutter Angle Settings
In addition to the electronic shutter speed controls,
the PMW-EX1R also has a "shutter angle" control which is familiar to film users. By setting the shutter
speed to "angle", the PMW-EX1R automatically operates with the proper exposure time, determined by
the selected frame rate and the shutter angle.
Picture Profile™ Feature
The Picture Profile feature allows camera operators to
easily call up customised picture-tonal settings to suit
particular shooting conditions, rather than having to
readjust the camera each time - giving users greater
operational efficiency. Up to six different picture-tonal
settings such as the parameters of matrix, colour correction, detail, gamma and knee can be saved in the
memory. These settings are displayed on the LCD
monitor at the touch of a button.
Depth-of-field Indicator
A Depth-of-field Indicator can be displayed on the
LCD monitor and viewfinder to help camera operators
easily recognise the depth-of-field of a scene, and
thereby produce their desired images.
Brightness-level Display
The average brightness level of the centre of a frame
can be displayed on the LCD monitor and viewfinder
as a percentage. This is useful when a waveform
monitor is not available for shooting.
Histogram Indicator
The Histogram Indicator can be displayed on the LCD
monitor and viewfinder, allowing operators to easily
evaluate the distribution of brightness on currently
captured images. This enables proper exposure control of iris, gain and gamma.
3.5-inch* Hybrid Colour LCD Screen
The PMW-EX1R is equipped with a newly developed,
large, easy-to-view, colour LCD screen with a high
resolution of 1920 x 480 pixels. The LCD screen is
located in an easy viewing position on top of the camera and can be flexibly rotated according to shooting
angles - which is convenient when using it as a viewfinder. When not in use, it folds underneath the housing for the built-in stereo microphone. The LCD
Screen can also be used to instantly review recorded
footage, as well as access the camera’s set-up menus
and view thumbnail display status indications such as
audio meters, depth-of-field indicators, and the remaining memory and battery time. What’s more, the
Hybrid LCD screen - which comprises transmissive
and reflective panels - offers clear viewing even in
bright sunlight.*Viewable area measured diagonally.
New Easy-to-see Colour LCD Viewfinder
The PMW-EX1R comes equipped with a new
0.54-inch* colour LCD viewfinder, which displays
high-resolution colour pictures of approximately
1,226,000 pixels in a wide-screen aspect ratio of
16:9, which simplifies focusing. Operators can switch
between Colour and Monochrome Display modes, according to their preference. * Viewable area measured diagonally.
Rotary Grip
The grip of the PMW-EX1R can rotate 90 degrees,
which allows camera operators to flexibly adjust the
angle of the grip. This gives users greater comfort
during low-angle and high-angle shooting. In addition,
the shape of this grip has been improved compared to
the EX1 so as to better fit the user’s hand.
Four Assignable Buttons
Frequently used functions can be programmed onto
four assignable buttons, allowing operators to make
rapid changes when working in the field. These can be
functions such as ATW, Freeze Mix, Rec Review, Expanded Focus, Depth-of-field and more.
On-handle Zoom Switch and REC Start/Stop Button
In order to facilitate zoom control and recording operation during low-angle shooting, an additional zoom
switch and record start/stop button are located on the
carrying handle. The PMW-EX1R has a new zoom
transition menu which allows camera operators to select ‘soft’ for smoother start/stop operation of the on
handle zoom.
Shot Transition™ Function
The Shot Transition function allows for smooth automatic scene transitions. The operator can program
start and end settings for zoom, focus, and white balance into the A/B buttons and, by pressing the start
button, a smooth transition will take place according
to the set time. It works by automatically calculating
the intermediate values during the scene transition.
The start of this function can be synchronized with the
camera’s REC start function.
The transition progress can be checked using an indicator displayed on the LCD monitor. In addition, a start
timer function is also available for the Shot Transition
function, helping to prevent operators from missing a
shot. This function is very useful when complex camera settings are required during the scene transition for example, when shooting subjects moving from the
background to the foreground of a scene.
ATW & Hold Function
The ATW (Auto Tracing White Balance) function of the
PMW-EX1R automatically adjusts the camera’s colour
temperature according to changes in the lighting conditions. This function is useful when recording outside
for long periods, and the lighting changes gradually
over time. The PMW-EX1R also has a new ATW Hold
function, which allows the operator to hold auto tracing at a desired colour balance via an assignable
Long Operating Time
With the supplied BP-U30 battery attached, the PMWEX1R can record continuously for approximately two
hours, while the optional BP-U60 battery extends the
operating time to approximately four hours.
Wide Array of Interfaces
The PMW-EX1R camcorder comes equipped with a
wide range of interfaces optimised for a variety of operational needs. These include an HD-SDI output,
down-converted SD-SDI output, i.LINK (HDV/DV) input/output, USB2 and analogue composite/component
output. There is also a HDMI output (Type A) that allows the user to show the picture on a consumer display or professional monitor equipped with an HDMI
input. Non-compressed video and two channels of audio can be output. When HDMI output is selected,
other outputs are not available.
New IR Remote Control On Rear
The PMW-EX1R has a new IR remote control receptor
on the rear of its handle. This allows the user to control the PMW-EX1R with a Remote Commander both
from the front and rear of the camcorder.
Additional Aspect Markers For Cinematic Operation
The PMW-EX1R benefits from the addition of several
new aspect markers such as 1.66:1, 1.85:1, 2.35:1,
and 2.4:1 for more convenient cinematic operation.
Other Features
1 Built-in ND filter wheel: 1: Clear, 2: 1/8ND, 3:
2 Selectable gain: -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB
3 High-speed picture search: x4, x15
4 Freeze Mix function
5 Skin-tone Detail control
3 Low power consumption compared to CCD technology
6 Low-key saturation
4 1080 / 720 HD switchable and PAL/NTSC switchable
for international programme production
Additional Information
Exciting and Creative Recording Modes
Only SxS PRO and SxS-1 are guaranteed for use with
XDCAM EX Camcorders. Sony HX Series Memory Stick
are supported with MEAD-MS01 Adaptor for certain
functions (please see accessory page for details). USB
based memory cards might work with the XDCAM EX
range in some cases, but Sony does not guarantee
that all the functions will operate. The performance of
USB based memory cards can vary.
XDCAM EX compact camcorders are the first 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:
1 Slow and Quick motion offers a range of frame rates
produced within the camera and available for instant
set-up and review in the field
2 Shutter setting emulates filmic operation
The PMW-EX1R demonstrates the evolution of the
XDCAM EX concept offering yet further innovation
in compact camcorder development. Based around
the popular hand-held camcorder design, it offers
enhanced workflow benefits over existing tapebased camcorders coupled with a superior picture
performance over existing pixel-shift HD camcorders, which overall provides camera operators even
more flexibility in whatever style of production is
Professional ½ inch HD Lens
The PMW-EX1R not only features an exceptional ½
inch Fujinon HD lens, but also introduces a uniquely
flexible control system designed to appeal to both
broadcasters and videographers
1 14x Fujinon Professional HD lens
2 Unique focus operation offering full manual focus
with absolute focus operation similar to the lens focus
on an interchangeable lens or manual/auto focus operation as per standard handheld cameras
3 AutoFocus Assist ensuring focus position can be
4 Manual Focus Assist to ensure optimum focus at all
5 New One Push Auto Iris button
Superior Picture Performance
3 Cine Gamma curves offer further filmic options for
4 Image inversion feature for cine-lens operation with
Depth of Field adaptor
5 Frame and Interval recording offers further creative
scope for animation and extremely quick motion effects
6 Slow Shutter for clear images in low-light environments
7 Picture Cache mode
8 Standard Definition DVCAM recording mode extends
operational flexibility
Enhanced Workflow
Innovative solid state recording with SxS PRO and
SxS-1 ExpressCard memory cards offers the following
1 Compatible with industry-standard ExpressCard interface available on most modern laptops
2 No time lost to tape loading
3 Robust storage media, impervious to shocks and vibrations
4 Small, high capacity recording media offering over 4
hours of continuous HD content across 2 x 32GB
Newly developed Exmor™ CMOS processors offer full
1920x1080 resolution:
5 Common interoperability with DVCAM, HDV and
XDCAM - so ready to use immediately with most existing NLEs.
1 Large ½ inch sensors for excellent sensitivity and
depth of field characteristics
6 No need to worry about accidentally overwriting
precious content
2 Full 1920x1080 effective pixels
7 Write and Re-Writable media with no degradation in
picture quality
8 Thumbnail images representing key scenes can be
browsed and instantly accessed using on-camera colour screen
Peace of Mind
All XDCAM EX Camcorders come supplied with a
2-year PrimeSupport contract which offers unique extra services and benefits;
9 ’Essence Mark’ key scenes at the touch of a button
2 years’ cover
10 No frantic fast-forward/rewinding to find the clips
you want to review
Free telephone helpdesk support in English, German,
French, Italian and Spanish.
11 Non-proprietary media manufacture
Collection and replacement product delivery anywhere
in EU, Norway and Switzerland.
12 Supplied with Clip Browser Software for viewing
and copying clips to HDD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc.
Technical Specifications
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16
(16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8
(8 GB) memory card
Dimension (W x H x D)
Power requirements
Power consumption
Operating temperature
Storage temperature
Battery operating time
Recording format
Recording frame rate
Recording/Playback time
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)
179 x 199 x 308 mm (7 1/8
x 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches)
without projection
DC 12 V
Approx. 12.5 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off)
0 °C to 40 °C (32°F to 104
-20 °C to +60 °C (-4 °F to
+140 °F)
Approx. 240 min with BPU60 battery
Approx. 120 min with BPU30 battery
HD HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s,
HD SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s,
MPEG-2 MP@H-14
SD mode: DVCAM
Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit,
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,
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/
SD mode: 720 x 576/50i,
HQ Mode:
Approx. 100 min with
SBP-32 (32 GB) memory
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
* When recording in HQ (35
Mbps) mode, actual recording times may vary according to the bit rate adopted
during VBR encoding.
Lens mount
Zoom ratio
Focal length
Image stabilizer
Filter diameter
14x (optical), servo/manual
f = 5.8 mm to 81.2 mm
(equivalent to 31.4 mm to
439 mm on 35 mm lens)
F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/
manual selectable
AF/MF/Full MF selectable,
800 mm to infinity (MACRO
50 mm to infinity (MACRO
ON, Wide), 735 mm to infinity (MACRO ON, Tele)
ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on
Camera Section
Imaging device
Effective picture
Optical system
Built-in optical filters
Sensitivity (2000 lx,
89.9% reflectance)
Minimum illumination
S/N ratio
Horizontal rezolution
Shutter speed
Slow Shutter (SLS)
Slow & Quick Motion
White balance
3-chip 1/2-inch type Exmor
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
F1.6 prism system
OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2:
F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/
59.94i mode)
0.14 lx (typical) (1920 x
1080/59.94i mode, F1.9,
+18 dB gain, with 64-frame
54 dB (Y) (typical)
1,000 TV lines or more
(1920 x 1080i mode)
1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec +
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32,
and 64-frame accumulation
720p: Selectable from 1 fps
to 60 fps as recording frame
1080p: Selectable from 1fps
to 30 fps as recording frame
Preset (3,200 K), Memory A,
Memory B/ATW
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB,
Audio input
Composite output
S-Video output
Audio output
Component output
SDI output
Timecode input
Timecode output
Genlock input
Headphone output
Speaker output
XLR-type 3-pin (female)
(x2), line/mic/mic +48 V
Phono jack (x1) via A/V
multi connector, NTSC or
Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2) via
A/V multi connector
Mini D (x1) via A/V multi
IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV
(HDV 1080i) / DVCAM
stream input*/output , S400
* DVCAM i.Link input is for
monitoring use only
USB device, Mini-B (x1)
Stereo mini-jack (x1)
DC input
DC output
Lens remote
HDMI output
DC jack
A Type (x1)
Built-in LCD monitor
Built-in Microphone
0.452-inch* type colour
LCD: 852 (H) x 480 (V),
* Viewable area measured
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
Omni-directional stereo
electret condenser
ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)
Option Boards and Modules
M E A D - SD01
ME AD - MS 0 1
Adaptor for using SD Card™ with XDCAM EX
Adaptor for using Memory Stick™ with
XDCAM EX products
Lapel (ECM-series)
E C M - 673
E C M- 6 7 8
Short Shotgun Electret Condenser
Electret Condenser Shotgun Microphone
E C M - 674
Electret Condenser Microphone
E C M- 6 8 0 S
Shotgun electret condenser microphone
SB A C - US10
SxS Memory Card USB Reader/Writer
Batteries and Power Supplies
B P - U30
BP - U 6 0
Lithium-ion Battery*
Lithium-ion Battery*
M DR - 7505
MDR-7505 compact professional headphones
V C T - S P 2 BP
Extendable Monopod Camcorder Support
Multi-function Camcorder Shoulder Support
LC S- G 1B P
L C S - BP 1 BP
Soft Carry Case
Soft Backpack Style Carrying Case