NAB: Sony’s New PMW-320 XDCAM EX Camcorder

The expanding family of Sony’s XDCAM EX video products now includes two shoulder-mount camcorders that deliver new levels of creativity and flexibility for solid-state digital production. The previously announced Sony PMW-350 2/3-inch CMOS memory camcorder is now available in a ½-inch version, the PMW-320.

“Since it was first introduced, Sony designed the XDCAM EX series to be flexible enough to grow and expand as our customers’ production needs change,” said Bob Ott, vice president, Sony Electronics’ broadcast and professional audio/video products business. “These new products redefine solid-state production, with improvements achieved in features, performance, and ergonomics.”

Here is a video of the new XDCAM EX line from Sony Professional Europe:

Both camcorders have three Exmor full HD 1920×1080 CMOS imagers, and are studio-configurable, with timecode in/out, genlock in, and HD-SDI and HDMI out. The PMW-350 camcorder features a DVCAM recording and playback as an option; with both features offered as standard on the PMW-320. Users can choose between the lens-packaged models, PMW-350K and PMW- 320K ($14,800), or versions without lenses, PMW-350L or PMW-320L ($12,800). To enhance editing interoperability with Sony’s XDCAM HD 422 camcorders, both the PMW-350 and PMW-320 camcorders feature 1440×1080 recording mode at 35Mbps.

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