Sony HDC-3500 Three 2/3-inch 4K CMOS Sensors Portable System Camera

The HDC-3500 can output 4K signals via the CCU’s 12G-SDI and Quad 3G-SDI interfaces and 3G-SDI signals in a range of formats right up to 1080/50p. With this camera, you can capture premium pictures with the 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 images with 4K high resolution (2000TVL), 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.

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Sony HDC-3500 Three 2/3-inch 4K CMOS Sensors Portable System Camera

Features

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.

Simple solution for IP remote production

Adding the optional HDCE-TX30 IP camera extension adaptor allows the HDC-3500 to output ST 2110 signals directly without requiring a separate CCU (camera control unit), simplifying connection to an IP-based remote production system.

The go anywhere camera

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, easily adjustable shoulder pad and widened hand grip area. Also ideal for handheld operation, HDC series studio cameras offer exceptional user ergonomics in a wide range of studio and field-based production environments.

Seamless integration

Backwards compatibility with Sony’s industry-acclaimed HDC-2000 series system cameras simplifies smooth integration with your current live production infrastructures, including cameras and CCUs.

4x slow motion

The HDC-3500 offers a quad-speed acquisition function, transmitting high-quality Full HD images to the HDCU-3500 Camera Control Unit (CCU).

Display camera number and tally

Assigned camera number is indicated on the camera body by a graphical electronic paper display. Displayed information is updated automatically to reflect system changes. There’s also an LED tally lamp beside the camera number display.

Rich focus assist functions

The Viewfinder Detail function adds dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder, helping the operator to focus quickly and precisely in any shooting situation. It’s complemented by a Focus Assist Indicator and advanced Focus Position Meter function.

Servo controlled ND and CC filters

Dual optical filter wheels for Neutral Density (ND) and Colour Correction (CC)* open up wider creative possibilities. Both filters can be controlled from a remote control panel, master setup unit, or directly from the camera head.
Sony HDC-3500 Three 2/3-inch 4K CMOS Sensors Portable System Camera

Specifications

Power requirements
AC 240 V, 1.4 A (max.), DC 240 V, 1.05 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)
Mass
Approx. 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)
Imager
2/3 inch type 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter
Method
3-CMOS, RGB
CCU
Electro-optical connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
LENS
12-pin (x1)
VF
20-pin (x1)
MIC 1 IN
XLR 3-pin, female (x1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2
XLR 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 2
XLR 5-pin, female (x1 each)
EARPHONE
4-pole mini jack (x1), (2-pole mono, 3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC IN
XLR 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V
DC OUT
4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, max. 0.5 A*¹, 2-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, Max. 2.5 A*¹
SDI 1
BNC (x1)
SDI 2
BNC (x1)
SDI MONI
BNC (x1)
TEST OUT
BNC (x1)
PROMPTER/GENLOCK
BNC (x1)
PROMPTER 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
GENLOCK HD: SMPTE ST274, 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)
PROMPTER2
BNC (x1), 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
RET CTRL
6-pin (x1)
REMOTE
8-pin (x1)
TRACKER
12-pin (x1)
CRANE
12-pin (x1)
USB
USB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
Sony HDC-3500 Three 2/3-inch 4K CMOS Sensors Portable System Camera

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