Sony HDC-P50 4K/HD Compact POV System Camera

This is a light, compact Point of View (POV) system camera. It can be used as a standalone or part of a multi-camera shoot, and can be crane-mounted or operated as a fixed camera position.

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Sony HDC-P50 4K/HD Compact POV System Camera


Next generation imaging
The HDC-P50 features the world’s first 2/3-inch 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter technology that eliminates the ‘jello effect’ and banding noise. This next-generation imager captures pristine 4K images with exceptionally low noise, impressive sensitivity and high dynamic range, while achieving the ITU-R BT.2020 broadcast standard widened colour space. It’s teamed with a specially developed new Digital Signal Processor that fully realises the extraordinary imaging power of this new sensor.
Dual servo controlled optical filters
Dual optical filter wheels for Neutral Density (ND) and Colour Correction (CC)* open up even wider creative possibilities in changing light conditions. Both filters can be controlled from a remote control panel or master setup unit.
Light, compact, quiet and energy efficient

The HDC-P50 packs impressive imaging performance into a light, compact camera body that’s ideal for use in space-limited situations such as crane jibs, helicopter camera mounts or operated as a fixed camera position. Low power consumption* is complemented by minimal operating noise levels.

* The HDC-P50 is powered by local power supply only.

Wide colour space and dynamic range
The advanced optical system of the HDC-P50 supports the ITU-R BT.2020 colour gamut, enabling exceptionally wide, precise colour reproduction in live broadcasts. From sports to concerts and special events, you’ll see the difference with vibrant, true-to-life images that make viewers feel as if they’re really there. HDR operation is available for 4K and HD simultaneous live operation through the S-Log3 process.
Smooth migration from HD to 4K
The HDC-P50 fits seamlessly into the growing Sony 4K live production environment. With an optional software upgrade, the camera enables 4K capture for multiple 4K and HD outputs.
Seamless integration into Sony HD workflows
The HDC-P50 joins Sony’s acclaimed HDC Series family of live production solutions. It benefits from direct compatibility with a wide range of accessories, remote control panels and camera control units. The camera is also designed for integration with third-party control systems.
Sony HDC-P50 4K/HD Compact POV System Camera



Power requirements
Operating temperature
20°C to +45°C (.4°F to +113°F)
Storage temperature
20°C to +60°C (.4°F to +140°F)
2.7 kg (5 lb 15 oz)
Camera Section
3-chip 2/3-inch type 4K CMOS with global shutter
Effective resolution (H x V)
3840 x 2160
Signal format
1080/50i, 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 system
F1.4 prism
Lens mount
Sony bayonet mount
Built-in filters
ND: 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 resolution
2,000 TV lines (at center)
Shutter speed
1/100, 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)
Sony HDC-P50 4K/HD Compact POV System Camera