Sony EX3 Camcorder

Sony EX3 Camcorder
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Important: This camera's sensor has a 5.4x crop factor, so all 35mm lenses are magnified by 5.4x. Example: A 50mm lens is 270mm when used on this camera (with Canon mount or Nikon mount adapters).


  • 3 ½-inch CMOS sensors
  • Removable Fujinon 14x optical zoom lens
  • ½” Bayonet lens mount (2/3” adapter included)
  • Dual SxS card memory slots
  • 1080i/p, 720p
  • Variable Frame Rates
  • Internal ND filters
  • HD/SD-SDI BNC outputs, Dual XLR inputs

Weight: 7.6 lbs (with inlcuded 14x Fujinon zoom lens)

Notes: SxS memory cards are not included. This camera accepts ½" bayonet lenses (14x Fujinon zoom included). To use with 35mm lenses you will need either a Canon lens adapter or a Nikon lens adapter. A manual is not included. To download or view the manual click this link. Also, we will make every attempt to have a fully charged battery for you, but we can't guarantee it 100%. If you ABSOLUTELY need a fully charged battery, please request it via order notes.

Rental Package Includes: 14x Fujinon zoom lens, lens hood, eye piece, battery, and charger.


The Sony EX3 semi-shoulder mount design XDCAM EX video camera offers variable frame rates, broadcast quality 1080P, 1080i and 720 HD resolutions, and an interchangeable lens mount.   This camera incorporates three ½-inch CMOS sensors, delivering superb images and amazing low light sensitivity.  The EX3 uses flash-memory to capture video onto SxS memory cards for continuous recording.   

Variety of features include:

  • Flip-up viewfinder/HD LCD screen
  • Slow –mo (over-crank)/High-speed (under-crank) Modes
  • Variable Frame-Rate Dial on body of camera
  • Ability to use 35mm lenses (with necessary adapters)
  • Gen Lock (syncing), Time Code In/Out BNC connections
  • Remote Control Input - useful for multi-cam/studio productions
  • On-camera dials for Peaking, Contrast and Brightness


Additional specs:

Recording Format MPEG-2 , 4:2:0 Long GOP
HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@HL
SP mode: CBR, 25 Mb/s, MPEG-2 MP@H14
NTSC Recording Frame Rates

HQ mode:
1920 x 1080/59.94i/29.97P/23.98P
1280 x 720/59.94P/29.97P/23.98P
SP mode:
1440 x 1080/59.94i

Audio Sampling

Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)

Maximum Recording Time

HQ Mode:
Approx. 100 min with (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 50 min with (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 25 min with (8 GB) memory card

SP Mode:
Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card
Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card

Slow & Quick Motion Function 23.98p/30p
1080P Mode: 1~30fps variable in single frame increments
720P Mode: 1 ~ 60fps variable in single frame increments
1080P Mode: 1~25fps variable in single frame increments
720P Mode: 1 ~ 50fps variable in single frame increments

Genlock In: BNC (x1 Input)
Time Code In: BNC (x1 Input)
Time Code Out: BNC (x1 Output)
SDI Out: BNC( x1 Output) (HD/SD switchable with embedded audio)
Component Out: Y/Pb/Pr Mini D (x1 Output)
Composite Out: BNC (x1 Output)
S-Video Out: Y: 1.0 (x1 Output)
Line/Mic: XLR +48V (x2 Input)
Audio In: CH-1/CH-2: XLR 3-pin (female) x 2, line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Headphone: 3.5mm Mini Jack, Rear: Stereo (x1 Output)
USB: Type B Mini v2.0 (x1)
Remote: 8-pin (x1 Input)

Memory Card Slot (2) SxS Slots
Viewfinder / LCD Monitor 3.5-inch type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9
Power Requirements DC 12 V
Power Consumption Approx. 13.5 W (while recording, LCD viewfinder On)
Built-In Microphone Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone
Lens Mount EX mount, Sony ½" bayonet w/ included adapter

Included Lens Specifications

Zoom Ratio Selectable 14x (optical), servo/manual
Focal Length f = 5.8 to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 to 439 mm on 35 mm lens)
Iris F1.9 to F16 and Close, auto/manual selectable
Maximum Relative Aperture 1: 1.9
Focus AF/MF/Full MF selectable, 800 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF)
50 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide), 735 to ∞ (MACRO ON, Tele)
Image Stabilizer ON/OFF selectable, shift lens
Filter Thread M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)

More Information
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