This solid entry from Sony makes for a great run and gun, handheld camera that shoots up to 2K internally. But just add an external AXS-R5 recorder to bump it up to 4K! With 14 stops of dynamic range, and its 8.9MP Super 35mm CMOS, the image is truly one to be reckoned with.
PMW-F3 inherits DNA from the F35, which has been used for years in high-end digital cinematography, as well as most of the features and file-based workflow capabilities of PMW-EX1R and EX3 XDCAM EX The...
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PMW-F3 inherits DNA from the F35, which has been used for years in high-end digital cinematography, as well as most of the features and file-based workflow capabilities of PMW-EX1R and EX3 XDCAM EX The PMW-F3 is equipped with a newly developed Exmor Super 35 CMOS image sensor which offers creative shallow depth of field, similar to that of a film camera. The PMW-F3 employs a PL lens mount that is standard for film cameras, allowing use of a virtually unlimited number of prime and zoom lenses for 35-mm film cameras. The recording format and recording media are identical to the existing PMW-EX1R and PMW-EX3, and proven, high-speed, intuitive XDCAM EX workflow can be used with high reliability. The PMW-F3 has a small, compact body with a very modest footprint, and weighs just 2.4 kg (5 lb 4 oz). The PMW-F3 has an HD-SDI Dual-link output connector which offers 4:2:2 1080 50/59.94p uncompressed signal output as standard. The PMW-F3K is an affordable and “ready-to-use” solution, ideal for entry-level users, with three Sony fixed focal length PL lenses (35/50/85-mm, T2.0). The Matte Box Kit includes a Chrosziel Matte Box with (2) 4x5.65 rotating filter frames. Also included is the follow focus, whip and crank. 4x5.65 filters are available to rent. Video: HD HQ Mode: MPEG-2 MP@HL, 35 Mbps / VBR HD SP Mode: MPEG-2 MP@H-14,25 Mbps / CBR: Audio: LPCM (16 bits, 48 kHz, 2 channels) HD HQ Mode: 1920 × 1080/59.94i, 50i, 29.97P, 5P,23.98P; 1440 × 1080/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P,25P, 23.98P; 1280 × 720/59.94P, 50P, 29.97P, 25P,23.98P HD SP Mode: 1440 × 1080 /59.94i, 50i (23.98P is converted to 59.94i in 2-3 pulldown processing).