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Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the battery and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the memory and features.

usability, price, image quality, portability, battery

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

price, portability, viewfinder

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PMW-EX1R XDCAM EX Full HD Memory PAL CamcorderSony PMW-EX 1 R ProfiSony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 - Camcorder - High Definition - widescreen - optical zoom: 14 x - supported memory: SxS PRO - flash card

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

image quality, battery, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PMW-EX1 Professional Camcorder + AccessoriesSony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1 - Camcorder - High Definition - professional - widescreen - optical zoom: 14 x - supported memory: SxS PRO - flash cardSony PMW-EX1R XDCAM EX Full HD Camcorder without SxS Card, 1920 x 1080 Resolution, Wide Angle 14x Fujinon Lens, 1.23MP Viewfinder

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Sony PMW-EX1 Prosumer 1080p High Definition Video Camera

 

The Sony PMW-EX1 is a superb camera. It would be somewhat cumbersome to carry around on vacation, but when you returned home and put together your family vacation video, you would thank yourself for lugging its 6 pounds of weight (not including the...

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Camcorder Review: Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM Camcorder

 

The rarified realm of professional video cameras used to require an outlay of $60,000 and up, and this was minus a lens. Adding decent glass to that package got you to $80,000 or more easily. But you got what you paid for when it came to image quality....

Outstanding image quality. Great lens. Three 1/2" CMOS sensors.

Ergonomically challenged. Expensive media.

The Sony PMW-EX1's excellent image quality and slick SxS solid-state recording make it a one-of-a-kind solution for professional videographers.

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Sony PMW-EX1

 

Wow.

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Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM Camcorder

 

For some time now the video making populous has been sniffing the sweet scent of a tape-less recording future. And while many consumer mums-and-dads have long since ditched tape for the convenience of hard-drive and DVD recording cameras, professionals...

In Part 1, Mike Jones discusses the camera's body, lens, and recording format

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Sony PMW-EX1 Training DVD Reviews: VASST and Call Box

 

Two new excellent training DVDs from VASST and Call Box have come out covering all aspects of the amazing Sony PMW-EX1 professional XDCAM EX HD camera. Both are great, but each has a unique aspect to it.

He walks you through the editor's shopping list, importing and processing the SxS card media data for Final Cut Pro (the first thing I watched as I began processing video clips from the film). It's similar to working with Panasonic P2 media data. He...

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Expert Review

 

Like it or loathe it, the PMW-EX1 represents a turning point in the video camera industry; a gradual but indomitable shift away from the comforting familiarity of digital tape. If you're an industry professional, this is where your future will...

Unparalleled 'full' 1080p high-definition video, huge array of benefits offered by SxS Pro recording format, adjustable handgrip offers extra freedom

Technology still in its infancy, lens not interchangeable, no SD mode

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Sony PMW-EX1 review

 

Is this the future – a tapeless, multi-format HD camcorder?

Well built ; User-friendly functions ; Excellent LCD display

Heavy and a bit cumbersome ; Not very comfortable to hold

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Sony PMW-EX1 review

 

This model was reviewed as part of our group test of HD camcorders . A quick glance at the PWW-EX1 reveals a family resemblance to the HVR-Z7E. But although its CMOS sensors also use the Exmor technology, the EX1 has a trio of 1/2in units, each with a...

Wide range of formats. Captures huge amount of detail. High-qualiy built-in lens

Fixed lens. Slightly darker image than the Z7E

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Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1

 

Design that are presented by Sony at the semi-professional camera, but also in terms of high technology through a feature can be found on this camera. This camera includes the first in the world (semi professional camcorder class) that uses flash...

Well built, User-friendly functions, Excellent LCD display

Heavy and a bit cumbersome

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Sony XDCAM EX PMW-EX1.

 

A member of the legendary Sony CineAltaâ"¢ family. It offers native 23.98P* recording which, in combination with advanced creative features such as selectable gamma curves, makes this camcorder ideal for cinema production. *In 1440 x 1080/23.98P (SP)...

14 x Optical Zoom ratio , servo/manual selectable

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Product Specifications

The XDCAM EX expands upon Sony's XDCAM line of tapeless acquisition systems, using flash memory technology: the SxS memory card specification, with high-speed transfer technology compliant to the ExpressCard industry standard. This camcorder is based on MPEG-2 compression technology with three,

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony BP-U30

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SxS PRO

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.3in
Height:6.9in
Weight:5.3lbs
Width:7in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:PMW-EX1
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony XDCAM EX

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.9
Max Focal Length:81.2mm
Min Focal Length:5.8mm
Optical Zoom:14
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):12.7 mm ( 1/2 ) / 12.7 mm ( 1/2" )
Optical Sensor Type:3 Exmor CMOS
Sensor Qty:3CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Pro Camcorder Features

Professional:Professional

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Media Type:Flash card
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Image Aspect Ratio (camcorders):16:9
Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD
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