The Switronix Power & On-Camera Lighting Kit for Sony PMW-F3 Camcorder from B&H provides two crucial elements that you don't get when you buy the digital cinema camcorder on its own: Lithium-ion battery power and an on-camera LED light.
The included Switronix PB70-F324 PowerBase 70 battery supplies 14.8V power to both the camera and the kit's Switronix GP-H56S on-camera light, a daylight-balanced LED model that puts out the equivalent of a 100W incandescent light but draws only 16W of power. (The battery is rated to power the PMW-F3 for 2.5 to 3 hours.) The kit also includes a Switronix PB70C PowerBase battery charger for replenishing the PB70-F324.
Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Sony F3 and Panasonic GH4 YAGH (24" Cable)
The Switronix PowerBase 70 Battery for Sony F3 and Panasonic GH4 YAGH (24" Cable) attaches on the bottom of the camera as a battery grip using an included mini quick release plate, and connects to the camera via a 4-pin XLR connector. It consists of a 14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery and a regulator block with a 4-pin XLR connector. The regulator block attaches on the side of the battery when the battery is mounted as a grip.
Two P-Tap outputs are available for powering 12V accessories and can also be used for lower voltage accessories if you incorporate optional XP power regulation cables. A V-mount adapter on the back of the battery allows direct connection to V-mount plates.
14.8V, 77Wh lithium ion battery
Attaches on the bottom of the camera as a battery grip using a mini QR plate
Connects to the camera via a 4-pin XLR connector
The 4-pin XLR connector is part of a regulator block that attaches to the side of the battery
Two P-Tap outputs for powering 12V accessories
Lower voltage accessories supported via optional XP power regulation cables
V-mount adapter on the back allows direct connection to V-mount plates
1/4"-20 accessory mounting threads on the sides
4-LED power indicator
Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger
The Switronix PB70C PowerBase Charger is a compact, 90-240VAC battery charger for selected Switronix batteries. Using a P-tap connector, the PB70C delivers a full charge in 4-5 hours. A 2-color LED light on the front of the unit indicates the battery's status.
Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC)
The Switronix GP-H56S DV/HDV On-Camera Light (12VDC) is a featherweight on-camera daylight-balanced LED light. Weighing in at only 0.6 lbs (0.27 kg), the GP-H56S draws only 16W (from any of the Sony L series of batteries, available separately), while producing the equivalent of 100W of daylight-balanced light. Frosted and CTO pop-in gels and a focusing lens to convert the beam from 115° to 45° are built in to the light.
Light is on a movable arm with 2 pivot points, for maximum flexibility
A dimmer control allows illumination from 10% to 100% to meet different scene requirements
Hot-shoe design for easily mounting or unmounting on the camera
Wide-range voltage design, can be powered by a DV battery or by the camera