Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1R reviews: Memory card storage Full HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

£5802 at 1 retailer out of 423 retailers checked

7.9 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Sony XDCAM PMW-EX1R: Horizontally held, 14x optical zoom camcorder using . See full product description

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robert, lausanne

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ease to use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 7.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Aug 2012

Frederic, London

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Good quality image
Good usability
Bad points:
Expensive cards
Expensive batteries
Screen has limited rotation
limited space for filter (circular polarizer, UV filter)
Batteries & chargers are different to Z7's
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 1.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Mar 2012

Confirmed purchaser Professional videographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Top quality for reasonable price; now compatible with XDCAM grown-up varieties
Bad points:
No top mic or memory card in the package
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 20 Mar 2010

Peter, Hasloh

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
super Gerät
Bad points:
autofocus nicht zuverlässig
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 10.0
Sound quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 13 Jul 2012

Mz,

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
- qualité d'image globale satisfaisante
- bonne qualité audio
- possibilité d'utiliser des cartes SD à la place des SxS
Bad points:
- problème de colorimétrie non réglé encore par le SAV
- apparition bruit de fond audio : 2eme retour SAV en ce moment
Overall rating 7.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 5.0
Weight 5.0
Value for money 4.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2012

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 14
Media format Memory card
Connections Firewire
Connections USB
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Type of image stabiliser Optical
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/2000
Weight (g) 2400
Screen size (Inches) 3.5
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 31.4
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 439
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2011-08-03

Also known as: Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1R, Sony PMW-EX1R

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Manufacturer's Description

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 1920×1080, 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 enabling the use of high-speed Memory Sticks™.

This product comes with the full PrimeSupport package. That’s fast, hassle-free repairs, a helpline offering expert technical advice, and a free loan unit while yours is repaired. Plus the peace of mind that Sony is looking after your equipment – and your business.


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