Sony HDC 1700 Multi format HD Portable System Camera

This dual-format HD system camera is equipped with sophisticated three-chip 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCD image sensors and the latest 16-bit A/D converter to provide superior picture quality. It supports HD and SD signal formats

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Sony HDC 1700 Multi format HD Portable System Camera


Superb image quality with cutting-edge technologies

With three high resolution 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCD image sensors, and the advanced digital signal processor (DSP) LSI provides superior S/N levels as well as better functionality. Also, a 16-bit A/D converter produces optimal visual imagery and enhanced black reproduction.

Full compatibility with HDC-2500 and HDC-1500 cameras systems

For increased flexibility, there is full compatibility with HDC-2500 and HDC-1500 cameras and accessories, and HDCU-1000/1500 and HDCU-2000/2500 CCUs, allowing the HDC-1700 to be integrated into a wide variety of workflows.

Adaptive Matrix function

With the Adaptive Matrix function, images with well-balanced details can be reproduced even in strong monochromatic light conditions, such as at stage events.

Auto Lens Chromatic Aberration Compensation (ALAC-2)

Alongside the advanced DSP LSI, the ALAC-2 function automatically compensates for lens chromatic aberration*. ALAC-2 works in both horizontal and vertical directions.

*Lenses need to be corresponded to ALAC feature.

Optional accessories expand usage

There are many optional accessories for the HDC-1700, including the HKC-DF20 Dual Optical Filter Unit and HZC-PRV20 Signal Format Software (1080/50p, 60p). These options support a range of different shooting scenes and requirements.

Spirit level

With the MEMS-Acceleration Sensor, the horizontal level can be displayed on the viewfinder screen, which helps particularly with wide-angle shooting.

HDLA large lens adaptor maximises operability

HDLA-1500, HDLA-1505, and HDLA-1507 adaptors maximise the operability of the HDC-1700. These optional adapters provide flexibility when applications require a large studio lens, and camera operators want to maintain hard camera control. They facilitate simple connectivity without time-consuming wiring and adjustments.

Optical fibre transmission with HDCU-1700, HDCU-1000/1500 and HDCU-2000/2500 CCUs

The HDC-1700 is capable of long-distance signal transmission with any HDCU Camera Control Unit (except HDCU-900/950) including the HDCU-1700, HDCU-1000, HDCU-1500, HDCU-2000 and HDCU-2500. The maximum cable extension varies with the HDCU type connected to the HDC-1700. In the case of the HDCU-1700, HDCU-1500 or HDCU-2500, the maximum cable extension is 2,000m. In the case of the HDCU-1000, the maximum cable extension is 3,000m. And in the case of the HDCU-2000, the maximum cable extension is 4,000m.

Sony HDC 1700 Multi format HD Portable System Camera



Power requirement
240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 A (max.)
Operating temperature
-20°C to +45°C (-4°F to +113°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)
Camera Section
Pickup device
3-chip 2/3-inch type Progressive CCD
Effective picture elements
1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Signal format

1080/50i, 1080/59.94i, 720/50p, 720/59.94p
1080/23.98p*3, 1080/24p*3, 1080/25p*3, 1080/29.97p*3

*2 HZC-PRV20 is required.
*3 HZC-PSF20 is required.

Spectrum system
F1.4 prism system
Built-in filters
(ND) 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND, 5: CROSS
F10 (1080/59.94i mode),
F11 (1080/50i mode) (at 2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio (typical)
Typical -60 dB
Sony HDC 1700 Multi format HD Portable System Camera