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Sony shows European version of solid-state camcorder

Sony introduced its PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX HD camcorder to Europeans at IBC2007. The camcroder records on two solid-state compact flash cards. Two 8GB cards ship with the camera, and a 16GB will be available soon. The camera offers switchable bit rates, variable frame rates and three 1/2in CMOS sensors (each with 1920 x 1080 resolution). The camera is being sold under Sony’s CineAlta product line.

Two 8GB SXS memory cards, to be available through Sony or SanDisk, are provided in the PCIExpress form factor with 800Mb/s data transfer capability. Together they provide up to 50 minutes at 35Mb/s and 100 minutes at 25Mb/s.

The camera features high-quality HD image capture, even in low light. It supports both 1080i and 720p acquisition, at 50i as well as native 25p.

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