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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 1920x1080, 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™.


  • General


    Approx. 2.4 kg (body)
    Approx. 2.8 kg (with lens hood, large eye cup, BP-U30 battery, one SxS PRO memory card)

    Power Requirements

    DC 12 V

    Power Consumption

    Approx. 12.5 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off)

    Operating Temperature

    0°C to 40°C

    Storage Temperature

    -20°C to +60°C

    Continuous Operating Time

    Approx. 240 min with BP-U60 battery

    Dimensions (W x H x D)*1

    Recording Format (Video)

    MPEG-2 Long GOP

    • HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
    • SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
    • SD mode: DVCAM

    Recording Format (Audio)

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

    Recording/Playback Time (MPEG HD)

    HQ Mode:

    • Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card
    • Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
    • Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
    • SP/SD 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

    Recording Frame Rate

    HQ mode:

    • 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
    • 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
    • 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
    • SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p (pull down)
      SD mode: 720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
      HQ mode:

    • 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p,
    • 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p,
    • 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
    • SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
      SD mode: 720 x 576/50i, 25PsF


    Zoom Ratio

    14x (optical), servo/manual

    Focal Length

    f = 5.8 mm to 81.2 mm (equivalent to 31.4 mm to 439 mm on 35 mm lens)

    Filter Diameter

    M77 mm, pitch 0.75 mm (on lens)


    Audio Input

    XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable

    SDI Output

    BNC (x1), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable

    Video Output

    #Phono jack (x1) via A/V multi connector, NTSC or PAL

    Audio Output

    Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2) via A/V multi connector

    Earphone Output

    Stereo mini jack (x1)

    Speaker Output


    DC Input

    DC jack


    IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) / DVCAM stream input/output, S400

    Composite Output

    Mini-D (x1) via A/V multi connector


    USB device, Mini-B (x1)


    A Type (x1)

    Camera Section

    Effective Picture Elements

    1920 (H) x 1080 (V)

    Optical System

    F1.6 prism system

    Built-in Optical Filters

    OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND

    Shutter Speed (Time)

    1/60 sec to 1/2,000 sec + ECS*2

    Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS))

    2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, and 64-frame accumulation

    Slow & Quick Motion Function

    720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
    1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps

    Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)

    F10 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)

    Minimum Illumination

    0.14 lx (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode, F1.9, +18 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)

    White Balance

    Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW

    Gain Selection

    -3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC

    S/N Ratio

    54 dB (Y) (typical)

    Horizontal Resolution

    1,000 TV lines or more (1920 x 1080i mode)



    0.45-inch*3 type color LCD: 852 (H) x 480 (V), 16:9

    Other Equipment

    Built-in LCD Monitor

    3.5-inch*3 type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type

    Built-in Speaker

    Omni-directional stereo electret condenser microphone.

    Supplied Accessories

    Supplied Accessories

    Lens hood with lens cap (1)
    Infrared Remote Commander (1)
    Large eyecup (1)
    USB cable (1)
    AV connecting cable (1)
    Component video cable (1)
    Cold shoe kit (1)
    BP-U30 battery pack (1)
    BC-U1 battery charger (1)
    Shoulder strap (1)
    Lithium battery (CR2032 for backup) (1)
    Lithium battery (CR2025 for the IR Remote Commander) (1)
    - Utility software (1)
    - Operating instructions in PDF (1)
    Operating instructions (1)
    SxS Device driver software end-user license agreement (1)

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