Sony PMW-EX3

The PMW-EX3 follows on from the successful launch of the new PMW-EX1 and offers all the great features of the PMW-EX1 in a new semi-shoulder design. In addition to this new design the camcorder also features an interchangeable lens system, genlock, timecode and remote control capability for real added flexibility, offering a low-cost HD studio solution.

The PMW-EX3 combines a state-of-the-art, non-linear XDCAM workflow with simply the best HD quality yet seen in a semi-shoulder camcorder. It is also the first semi-shoulder 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 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-EX3 uses the same imaging system as the PMW-EX1, consisting of three ½-inch type CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920x1080.

In addition, there's a purpose-built interchangeable Fujinon Professional HD ½-inch 14x lens and a unique dual focus ring mechanism. Included in the package is a ½-inch lens adaptor to allow use of other ½-inch lenses, plus the ability to use other optional lens adaptors for 2/3rd-inch, cinema-style and digital SLR lenses.

To maximize recording time, the PMW-EX3 has two memory card slots which means with a pair of 16 GB memory cards, it can record up to 140 minutes of HD footage.

The PMW-EX3 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 an affordable semi-shoulder camcorder.

Kata video backpack

The Kata VB-510 Video Backpack (Black) is designed for camcorders such as the Sony PMW-EX3 or similar with or without mattebox attached with accessories, tripod, laptop with a screen less than 17" and personal effects. There is a main compartment that can store and access gear from both the outside of the bag or the inside and a rear laptop compartment.

It has 4 padded zippered pouches around the main compartment that can store and access the gear from both the outside of the bag or the inside. These pouches simply conform to the shape and size of the camcorder within, thus functioning as both protection and storage devices.

An additional top detachable pouch and bottom pad are supplied with the backpack and can be removed when the space is needed for a larger camcorder model or when a mattebox is installed.