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.