Sony EX3 – Is it still a good buy?

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      Avatartthomassen
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      Hello,

       

      I am kind of stuck. I need a simple ENG camera to have as a spare camera.

      My question is – would a used Sony PMW-EX3 camera still be a good buy? The price for it with some basic accessories is about $2700.

       

      I want a camera with this form-factor (or larger) and at least as good spec-wise as this one. Can anyone point me to a newer camera in the same price-class and with the same form-factor?

       

      Or is this camera still something that is good for broadcast?

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      Avatarbrunerww
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      Hi tthomassen – the EX3 was a great camera, but it's a little long in the tooth.  In this price class, you might want to consider the new $2300 4K-ready Sony PXW-X70 with its large 1" sensor, slow motion capability, SDI out and 50mbps 10-bit 4:2:2  XAVC codec (you'll also need a $149 copy of Sony's Catalyst Prepare software to batch convert files from the new codec into something your NLE can read).  If you don't want to bother with XAVC, you can always shoot in AVCHD.

       

      Here is what this camera can do:

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Nice review from the HD Warrior:

       

       

       

       

      Hope this is helpful and Happy New Year!

       

      Bill

      Hybrid Camera Revolution

       

       

       

       

    • #72032847
      Avatarross s
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      I have a Sony EX3 and want to update the firmware using windows 10 – can anyone help please

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