The Sony PMW-EX1 XDCAM EX utilizes three newly designed 1/2-inch type “Exmor”™ CMOS sensors, each with an effective pixel count of 1920 x 1080. Coupled with newly developed signal processing, this camera produces truly exceptional images in 1080p, 720p and 1080i HD. Using another new Sony innovation, the SxS Memory Card flash memory device, very high data transfer speeds are also made possible in order to enhance the High Definition content creation workflow. Utilizing the MPEG-2 Long GOP CODEC to achieve a balance of quality and the required bit rate, you can now record approximately 140 minutes using two 16GB SxS Memory Cards in SP mode and 100 minutes in HQ mode. Additionally, the PMW-EX1 offers a powerful Slow & Quick Motion feature, or what is more commonly known as “over-cranking” and “under-cranking”, to enable users to create slow and fast motion special effects.