Sony HDC-P50

The HDC-P50 is a lightweight, compact camera that provides studio quality pictures. It is capable of UHD resolution at 50 and 59.94fps and provides the full Rec2020 colour space to provide vibrant, sharp pictures to bring your production to life.

It will simultaneously provide standard 1080i and 1080p pictures without the need for external down-conversion. It features 2/3″, 3-chi, global-shutter CMOS sensor with excellent low-light performance along with two motorised filter wheels with HD and CC filters fitted. A range of lenses are available, along with Sony and Camera Corps RCP panels.

This model is capable of high frame-rate operation (at full-HD only). By special arrangement, we can configure cameras to operate at up to four times normal frame rate (200fps/ 239.76fps) at additional costs.

The HDC-P50 is a light, compact Point of View (POV) system camera. Integrating seamlessly with existing HD infrastructure, lenses and accessories, it gives ambitious programme makers exciting new possibilities for creating HD, *4K HDR and *HD HFR productions.

This light and compact POV system camera features the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K global shutter three CMOS sensor system that delivers exceptional image with impressive sensitivity and wide dynamic range.

Thanks to ultra-high precision alignment technology, three 4K sensors on the newly-developed prism achieves ITU-R BT.2020 broadcast standard widened colour space. As a result, the HDC-P50 delivers exceptionally high-quality images in demanding 4K/HDR live production environments.

The camera can directly output remarkably crisp, clear 4K HDR* images directly from the camera head with no need for a separate processor unit. Moreover, HD HFR* up to 6x can be output from camera directly.

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Technical Details

Power requirements10.5v to 17v, 8.2A max
Operating temperature20°C to +45°C (.4°F to +113°F)
Storage temperature20°C to +60°C (.4°F to +140°F)
Mass2.7kg (5lb 15oz)
Imager3-chip 2/3-inch type 4K CMOS with global shutter
Effective resolution (H x V)3840 x 2160
Signal format1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 720/50p, 720/59.94p
(1080/23.98PsF, 1080/24PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/29.97PsF, 50/59.94p, 4K/50p, 4K/59.94p: option)
Spectrum systemF1.4 prism
Lens mountSony bayonet mount
Built-in filtersND: 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/8ND, 4: 1/16ND, 5: 1/64ND
CC: A: CROSS, B:3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K
Sensitivity (at 2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance)F10 (at 1080/59.94p, 720/59.94p), F11 (at 1080/50p, 720/50p)
Signal-to-noise ratio-62 dB or higher
Horizontal resolution2,000 TV lines (at centre)
Shutter speed1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (1080/59.94i)
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (1080/50i)
Genlock inputBNC (x1)
HD: SMPTE 274M, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ω
SD: Black burst (NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω/PAL: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
SDI 1 outputBNC (x1), 12G/3G/1.5G-SDI
SDI 2 outputBNC (x1), 12G/3G/1.5G-SDI
SDI 3 outputBNC (x1), 3G/1.5G-SDI
SDI 4 outputBNC (x1), 3G/1.5G-SDI
EXT I/OD-sub 15-pin (female) (x1)
Remote8-pin (x1)
Lens12-pin (x1)
LANRJ-45 (x1), 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX
Supplied accessoriesTally number plate (1 set), CD-ROM (1)