Sony PMW-F3L

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Note to Filmmakers: Our F3 cameras come loaded with the latest free firmware available at this time(v1.10), as well as, the complete set of Abelcine Picture Profiles. The new CBK-RGB01 4:4:4 Upgrade is available here.

The PMW-F3L is the first compact camcorder to be a member of the legendary Sony CineAlta family. Key features include:

  • Super35mm-size CMOS sensor. This sensor offers a variety of advantages over smaller sensors, including increased control over depth of field, higher sensitivity in low light, lower image noise, and an exceptional dynamic range. The PMW-F3’s chip is on a par with Hollywood film cameras, in terms of field of view and depth of field. That means complete compatibility with cine-style film lenses and consistency of vision for cinematographers used to shooting on 35mm film.
  • Low Power Consumption. Power consumption of 24 watts gives the camera up to 3 hours on a single battery and also minimizes heat generation.
  • SxS Media. The F3 records natively to SxS media, using the MPEG-2 long GOP codec in an 8-bit 4:2:0 color space. More demanding applications can utilize the camera’s dual-link HD-SDI ports to output to an external recorder in 10-bit 4:2:2.
  • Native 23.98p Recording. In combination with advanced creative features such as selectable gamma curves, this camcorder is ideal for cinema production. In 1440 × 1080/23.98p (SP) mode, images are handled as 23.98p and recorded as 59.94i signals through means of 3:2 pull-down.

The camera comes with a PL mount adapter. This “F3L” version of the camera does not include the Sony prime lens set.

Please note: We require either a certificate of insurance or a deposit to rent this item.

  • Sony PMW-F3 Camera
  • Battery (BPU-60)
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Pelican Hard Case

*remote available upon request

LensRentals.com offers rentals ranging in length from 1 to 90 days. The shopping cart will automatically update the quoted price as you adjust the length of your rental. Our most common rental periods are shown below:

Rental Period Waiver Price Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $78.00 $518.00 $596.00 $198.67
4 days $83.00 $555.00 $638.00 $159.50
7 days $111.00 $740.00 $851.00 $121.57
10 days $150.00 $999.00 $1149.00 $114.90
14 days $194.00 $1295.00 $1489.00 $106.36
21 days $261.00 $1739.00 $2000.00 $95.24
30 days $327.00 $2183.00 $2510.00 $83.67
45 days $427.00 $2849.00 $3276.00 $72.80
60 days $500.00 $3330.00 $3830.00 $63.83
90 days $644.00 $4292.00 $4936.00 $54.84
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $518.00 $172.67
4 days $555.00 $138.75
7 days $740.00 $105.71
10 days $999.00 $99.90
14 days $1295.00 $92.50
21 days $1739.00 $82.81
30 days $2183.00 $72.77
45 days $2849.00 $63.31
60 days $3330.00 $55.50
90 days $4292.00 $47.69

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