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Digital cinema/Large sensor

Sony PMW-F3 + 3 Lenses PL (35-50-85mm)


PL CineAlta camera with 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor. To enter the world of 35mm in the easiest and most economical way possible, the PMW-F3 includes three high-quality Sony lenses (35mm, 50mm and 85mm, T2.0).

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The PMW-F3 ships with three high-quality Sony lenses and an industry standard PL mount adapter that provides compatibility with industry standard 35mm lenses.

The PMW-F3 is part of the CineAlta 24P digital cinematography product family and its compatibility with multiple frame rates includes the 23.98P film, as well as S-Log workflows.

The Exmor ™ CMOS Super 35 sensor from Sony was designed thanks to the experience of two decades in digital cinematography, being pioneers in the capture of digital HD for films and television broadcast through the legendary range of CineAlta products. It brings a true “cinematic style” and high image quality to independent films, music videos, commercials and other applications, as well as making the PMW-F3 an ideal auxiliary camera for large film productions.

Exceptional flexibility is a key feature of the F3 along with multiple workflow options. The proven high-speed XDCAM EX workflow offers seamless integration with leading serial non-linear editing software. In addition, HD-SDI 4: 2: 2 to 10-bit output offers hybrid recording possibilities with a variety of external recording devices.

  • 2x SXS 32GB Cards
  • Battery BP-U30
  • Battery BP-U60
  • Charger
  • Feeder
  • Ocular
  • Microphone camcorder
  • Transport bag
  • SONY SCL P35T20 PL
  • SONY SCL P50T20 PL
  • SONY SCL P85T20 PL

Sony PMW-F3

Approx. 2.4 kg (without lens and accessories)
Approx. 5 lb 4 oz (without lens and accessories)
Dimensions (W x H x D)
151 x 189 x 210 mm (without protrusions)
6 x 7 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches (without protrusions)
Power Requirements
DC 12 V (11 V to 17.0 V)
Power Consumption
Approx .24 W (while recording, EVF On, LCD monitor Off, HD-SDI Dual Link On)
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Battery Operating Time
Approx. 130 min with BP-U60 battery, HD-SDI Dual Link On
Approx. 170 min with BP-U60 battery, HD-SDI Dual Link Off
Recording Format (Video)
- HQ mode: VBR, maximum bit rate: 35 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@HL
- SP mode: CBR, 25 Mbps, MPEG-2 MP@H-14
- SD mode: DVCAM
Recording Format (Audio)
Linear PCM (2 ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording Frame Rate
HQ mode:
- 1920 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
- 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 29.97p, 23.98p,
- 1280 x 720/59.94p, 29.97p, 23.98p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/59.94i, 23.98p (pull down)
SD mode: 720 x 480/59.94i, 29.97PsF
HQ mode:
- 1920 x 1080/50i, 25p,
- 1440 x 1080/50i, 25p,
- 1280 x 720/50p, 25p
SP mode: 1440 x 1080/50i
SD mode: 720 x 576/50i, 25PsF
Recording/Playback Time
HQ Mode:
- Approx. 100 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card
- Approx. 50 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
- Approx. 25 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card
SP/SD Mode:
- Approx. 140 min with SBP-32 (32 GB) memory card
- Approx. 70 min with SBP-16 (16 GB) memory card
- Approx. 35 min with SBP-8 (8 GB) memory card


Lens Mount
PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)

Camera Section

Imaging Device (Type)
Super 35mm equivalent Single-chip CMOS
Imaging Device (Size)
23.6 mm (H) x 13.3 mm (V)
27.1 mm (diagonal)
Imaging Device (Pixel Count)
3.5 M (total)
3.4 M (effective)
Built-in Optical Filters
OFF: Clear, 1: 1/8ND, 2: 1/64ND
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
T11 (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
ISO Sensitivity
ISO400 /27° equivalent (1080p, Video Gamma mode)
ISO800 /30° equivalent (1080p, S-LOG Gamma mode)
S/N Ratio
63 dB (Y) (typical) (1920 x 1080/59.94i mode)
Shutter Speed
1/32 sec to 1/2,000 sec
Slow Shutter (SLS)
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8-frame accumulation
Slow & Quick Motion Function
720p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 60 fps
(17 fps to 60 fps when HD-SDI Dual Link is ON)
1080p: Frame rate selectable from 1 fps to 30 fps
(17 fps to 30 fps when HD-SDI Dual Link is ON)
White Balance
Preset (3200K), Memory A, Memory B/ATW
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 dB, AGC
Gamma Curve
Standard Gamma (x6)
CINE Gamma (x4)
S-LOG Gamma (with CBK-RGB01 option)


Audio Input
XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x2), line/mic/mic +48 V selectable
Video Output
BNC (x1) HD-Y or Analog composite
Audio Output
Phono jack (CH-1,CH-2)
SDI Output
BNC (x1) (HD/SD switchable)
HD-SDI Output
BNC (x2) (HD-SDI/ HD-SDI Dual Link/ 3G-SDI switchable)
HD-SDI (A): SMPTE 292M (HD-SDI mode)
HD-SDI (A, B): SMPTE 372M (Dual Link HD-SDI mode, 4:2:2 1080 50p/ 59.94p)
HD-SDI (A, B): SMPTE 372M (Dual Link HD-SDI mode, 4:4:4 1080 23.98/ 25/ 29.97PsF w/ CBK-RGB01 option)
HD-SDI (A): SMPTE 424M (3G-SDI mode, w/ CBK-RGB01 option)
IEEE 1394, 4-pin (x1), HDV (HDV 1080i) / DVCAM stream input/output, S400
Timecode Input
BNC (x1)
Timecode Output
BNC (x1)
Genlock Input
BNC (x1)
USB device, Mini-B (x1)
Headphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Speaker Output
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1)
Lens Remote
HDMI Output
A Type (x1)


0.45-inch *2  type color LCD: 852 (H) x 480 (V), 16:9
Built-in LCD Monitor
3.5-inch *2  type color LCD monitor: approx. 921000 effective pixels, 640 (H) x 3 (RGB) x 480 (V), 16:9, hybrid type


ExpressCard/34 slot (x2)

Set of 3 fixed focal length SONY lenses 35, 50 and 85mm:

Lens mount

PL mount (with supplied lens mount adapter)

Focal distance

35mm (SCL-P35T20)

50 mm (SCL-P50T20)

85 mm (SCL-P85T20)


Manual, T2.0 to C (close), (SCL-P35T20, SCL-P50T20 and SCL-P85T20)


Manual, 0.35m to ∞ (SCL-P35T20) Manual, 0.5m to ∞ (SCL-P50T20) Manual 0.85m to ∞ (SCL-P85T20)

Filter diameter

95 mm (SCL-P35T20, SCL-P50T20 and SCL-P85T20)

For more information, you can check the manufacturer's website

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