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Sony PMWEX3 Camcorder

1/2 1.9kg CMOS 14x Jul 2011
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
Sony has good camcorder reviews
Has an interchangeable lens
Very slow maximum frame rate
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Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 103 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its camcorders. 95% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3.5 inches, the Sony PMWEX3 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If this Sony camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Cinema Camera MFT (£1,668) (5" and higher rated), or the Production Camera 4K (£2,618.99) (5" and higher rated) both from Blackmagic Design.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 1.9 kilograms, the Sony PMWEX3 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony PMW-200 (£2,999) (2.7kg).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was July 2011 when Sony released the PMWEX3.


Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PMWEX3 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PMWEX3 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 14 times zoom factor, the Sony PMWEX3 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Sony PXW-X200 (£6,234) (17x).

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Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

Camcorders that have been around for more than two years have maximum frame rates of between 25fps and 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 46fps. The Sony PMWEX3 has a fairly slow maximum frame rate (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has an S-Video Out

The Sony PMWEX3 has an S-Video out, unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an S-Video out.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PMWEX3 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a composite video out.

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Has an XLR in

The Sony PMWEX3 has an XLR in. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have an XLR in.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony PMWEX3 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Focusing

Has an Auto Focus (AF) Lock

The Sony PMWEX3 has an auto Focus (AF) lock, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/2" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524475036

Sony PMWEX3 Review Sources

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