The newest member of Sony's CineAlta lineup, the 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 solid-state memory camcorders.The PMW-F3 is equipped with the newly developed Exmor Super 35 CMOS image sensor, PL lens mount, and SxS card for 1920 x 1080 full-HD recording. Sony offers two affordable models of the PMW-F3: one is without a lens, the PMW-F3L; the other includes three PL lenses (35/50/85-mm, T2.0), the PMW-F3K.The PMW-F3 features future expandability, including RGB 4:4:4 baseband output with S-LOG gamma for external recording which means it can be used in an HDCAM-SR workflow. It also offers a 3D-LINK option, which allows two camcorders to be controlled simultaneously for 3D stereoscopic shooting.
Uses a newly developed Super 35mm CMOS Image Sensor with a shallow depth of field, high sensitivity, and excellent signal-to-noise ratio.
Employs a PL lens mount to allow flexible use of 35mm cinema lenses.
Uses the same MPEG2 Long GOP Codec and SxS recording media as the rest of the XDCAM EX family for full 1920x1080 HD Recording, utilizing the ready-to-use XDCAM EX file-base workflow.
Package includes a three PL lens kit consisting of a 35, 50, and 85mm T2.0 PL fixed focal length PL mount lenses.
RGB and S-Log output will be available as a future optional RGB and 3G SDI software upgrade, allowing for a seemless workflow for high-end content creation with HDCAM-SR series products.
To make full use of the wide dynamic range of the newly developed CMOS imager, the PMW-F3 can be equipped with S-Log gamma, allowing users to flexibly adjust captured images as they wish in the post-production process.