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Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX3. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and viewfinder. The size and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the price and portability.

usability, size, viewfinder, image quality

portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Stefan (reevoo.com)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

 

The size of the camera makes it easy to handle for moving shots at (with other cameras I've used) uncomfortable angles and positions. The display screen is large and comfortable and still shows in practically direct sunlight removing the need of an...

Ironically the size has caused me a problem when needing shots from on the shoulder. The camera is a short one and although the shoulder pad does extend it is not enough to provide full support resulting in a somewhat shaky shot.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

 

Viewfinder

No SD recording, no 1080p when overcranking.

Aug, 2012

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

 

Viewfinder

No SD recording, no 1080p when overcranking

May, 2012

Consumer review by: Natalie (reevoo.com)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

 

Love the viewfinder, nice and large and very clear. All buttons in natural positions to use.

The mic switch is easily knocked when hand holding the camera. Not good when using external mics.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: CÃsar (reevoo.com)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

 

Good quality image. Good workflow. Nice handling!

I have own a 2/3 camera (Only a litle bit of light). More clamps for acessories. Expensive cards

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: César (reevoo.com)

Sony XDCAM PMW-EX3

 

Good quality image. Good workflow. Nice handling

I have own a 2/3 camera (Only a litle bit of light). More clamps for acessories. Expensive cards

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

The PMW-EX3 compact camcorder with an interchangeable lens system incorporates three

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP-U30/BP-U60
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony BP-U30

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Camera

3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:0.14

Design

Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SxS PRO

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:42.5cm
Height:21cm
Weight:1.9kg
Width:25cm

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:8.89
Display resolution (numeric):921000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Focusing

Auto Focus (AF) lock: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PMW-EX3
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony XDCAM EX

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Filter Size:7.7
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):31.4 - 439
Focal length range (f-f):5.8 - 81.2
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.9
Max Focal Length:81.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:14
Optical Zoom:14
Type:Zoom lens

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):12.7 mm ( 1/2" ) / 12.7 mm ( 1/2 )
Optical Sensor Type:3 Exmor CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Expansion slots:ExpressCard/34 (x 2)
Interface:USB
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):13.5
Power requirements:DC 12V
Resolution:1920 x 1080

Packaging Content

Handheld remote control: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
XLR in: Yes

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/33 - 1/2000

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Disc types supported: No
Maximum memory card size:32

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video Resolutions:1920 x 1080

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder:921000
Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder resolution:921000
Viewfinder Type:LCD monitor

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:40
Height :21
Weight:1.9
Width:25