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SONY HDC-3500 - 4K/HD Portable Studio Camera


Three 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensors portable system camera for fiber operation

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Exc VAT Price £35,233.89
Inc VAT Price £42,280.67
Cat no. SONY-HDC-3500//U

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4K/HD Portable Studio Camera head with SMPTE Fibre Interface

A new benchmark in creative flexibility:

The HDC-3500 system camera brings new levels of image quality, portability and creative flexibility to live production environments. Enjoy premium 4K/HD/HDR picture quality – and anticipate tomorrow’s production needs while maintaining full compatibility with today’s workflows and system hardware.

Imaging power unleashed:

Capture premium pictures with the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter technology that eliminates the ‘jello effect’ and banding noise. This allows the HDC-3500 to capture pristine 4K images with exceptionally low noise (-62dB), impressive sensitivity (F10 at 1080/59.94p or F11 at 1080/50p) and high dynamic range, while achieving the ITU-R BT.2020 broadcast standard wide colour space. It’s teamed with a specially developed LSI Digital Signal Processor that fully realises the extraordinary imaging power of this new sensor.

More format flexibility:

The HDC-3500 can output 3G-SDI signals in a range of formats right up to 1080/50p, with 4K available via the CCU’s 12G-SDI and Quad 3G-SDI interfaces. So you can benefit from maximum production convenience – and your viewers can enjoy premium picture quality.

Get the look:

Broaden your creative possibilities and achieve exactly the look you want in any shooting situation. Low-key Saturation ensures rich, vibrant colours in low-light areas. Powerful gamma functions give absolute control over fine-tuning tonal values, contrast and detail.

Easy transmission change:

The HDC-3500 supports optical fibre transmission as standard, with a SMPTE-standard interface for connection with associated HDCU-3100/HDCU-2000 series Camera Control Units. It’s quick and easy to reconfigure the camera at any time for fibre, third-generation digital triax or wireless operation with a choice of optional outside panels.

Wider workflow options:

Support for Sony’s SR Live for HDR workflow allows simultaneous 4K HDR and HD SDR production by a single team – reducing hardware and personnel costs for multi-format productions. In addition, the HDC-3500 can be upgraded by the optional software licenses to add functions to capture progressive signals, progressive segmented frame (PsF) signals, or double-speed acquisition for exquisite slow motion.

Combining exceptional lightness and strength, the magnesium alloy body is complemented by carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) outside panels. Sure, stable handling is enhanced by the camera’s low centre of gravity, easi

Power requirementsAC 240 V, 1.4 A (max.), DC 240 V, 1.05 A (max.)
Operating temperature20°C to +45°C (.4°F to 113°F)
Storage temperature20°C to +60°C (.4°F to 140°F)
MassApprox. 4.9 kg (10 lb 13 oz) (Unit only)
Approx. 5.1 kg (11 lb 4 oz) (when HKC-TR37 is attached)
Approx. 4.9 kg (10 lb 13 oz) (when HKC-FB30 is attached)
Imager2/3 inch type 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter
Method3-CMOS, RGB
Electrical characteristics:
SensitivityF10 with 1080/59.94p
F11 with 1080/50p
(at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio-62 dB or higher
Horizontal resolution1,000 TV lines (at center of screen), 5% or higher modulation
Geometric distortionNegligible (not including lens distortion)
Optical system specifications:
Spectrum systemF1.4 prism
Built-in filtersND filters 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/8ND, 4: 1/16ND, 5: 1/64ND
CC filters A: cross filter, B: 3200K (clear), C: 4300K, D: 6300K
Input/output connectors:
CCUElectro-optical connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
Lens12-pin (x1)
VF20-pin (x1)
MIC 1 INXLR 3-pin, female (x1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2XLR 3-pin, female (x1 each)
AUDIO switch for MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected up to –20 dBu in the menu), balanced
AUDIO switch for LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
Intercom 1, Intercom 2XLR 5-pin, female (x1 each)
Earphone4-pole mini jack (x1), (2-pole mono, 3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC INXLR 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V
DC OUT4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, max. 0.5 A, 2-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, Max. 2.5 A
BNC (x1)
BNC (x1)
Test OutBNC (x1)
Prompter/GENLOCKBNC (x1)
Prompter 1 Vp-p, 75 O
GENLOCK HD: SMPTE ST274, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 O, SD: Black burst (NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 O/PAL: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 O)
Prompter 2BNC (x1), 1 Vp-p, 75 O
RET CTRL6-pin (x1)
Remote8-pin (x1)
Tracker12-pin (x1)
Crane12-pin (x1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
Network TrunkRJ-45 type 8-pin (x1)