Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1 reviews: MiniDV storage HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.5 out of 10 based on 2 reviews.
Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1: Horizontally held, 14x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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This Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1 is reviewed on TechRadar

Product Features

Resolution quality HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 14
Media format MiniDV
Connections USB
Connections HDMI
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Type of image stabiliser Optical Image Stabiliser
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1
Weight (g) 2400
Screen size (Inches) 3.5
Maximum aperture wide 1.9
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 31.4
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 439
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2008-04-01

Also known as: Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1, Sony PMW-EX1

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Manufacturer's Description

A Compact Full-HD Camcorder With SxS PRO Recording, for an Evolving Era of HD

XDCAM EX – New Generation HD Recording System

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.

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-EX1 uses an all-new imaging system consisting of three ½-inch type CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920×1080 to produce images in full HD resolution. In addition, there’s a purpose-built Fujinon Professional HD ½-inch 14x lens and a unique dual focus ring mechanism.

In fact, there are innovations in every detail of the PMW-EX1, from its IT-friendly MP4 file recording to advanced creative features, such as selectable gamma curves and ‘Slow & Quick Motion’ capability.

To maximise recording time, the PMW-EX1 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-EX1 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 a compact and affordable camcorder.

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