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Sony HDC-3100 Three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors portable system camera for fiber operation

code: HDC-3100
  • £21,032.52
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The go anywhere camera

  • The magnesium alloy body of the HDC-3100 offers exceptional lightness and strength. 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.

Remote control of ND/CC

  • An Neutral Density (ND) /Color Correction (CC) can be controlled from a remote control panel(RCP), master setup unit(MSU), or directly from the camera head.

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.

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.

Servo controlled ND filter

  • An optical Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel opens up wider creative possibilities. The filter can be controlled from a remote control panel, master setup unit, or directly from the camera head.

Sony HDC-3100 (HDC/3100, HDC_3100, HDC3100, hdc-3100) Three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors portable system camera for fiber operation.

Raising the standard in creative flexibility

The HDC-3100 system camera brings new levels of creative flexibility and portability to live production environments. Enjoy premium HD pictures plus the convenience of optical fibre transmission.

Next generation imaging

Capture premium pictures with the world’s first 2/3-inch CMOS sensor with global shutter technology that eliminates the ‘jello effect’ and banding noise. This allows the HDC-3100 to capture pristine images with low noise and excellent sensitivity (F12 at 1080/59.94p or F13 at 1080/50p.

More format flexibility (4K/HD)

The HDC-3100 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.

Optical fibre transmission

The HDC-3100 supports optical fibre transmission as standard, with a SMPTE-standard interface for connection with associated HDCU-3100/HDCU-2000 series Camera Control Units.

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.

Simultaneous HDR and SDR production

The HDC-3100 can capture High Dynamic Range images, supporting Sony’s SR Live workflow for simultaneous HDR/SDR production with reduced inventory requirements.

This product contains pre-installed software and requires the purchase of licence keys to activate some functions.

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  • Power requirements: AC 240 V, 1.05 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. 4.8 kg (10 lb 9 oz)


  • Imager: 2/3 inch type CMOS sensor with global shutter
  • Method: 3-CMOS, RGB

Electrical characteristics


  • F12 with 1080/59.94i
  • F13 with 1080/50i (at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: -62 dB or higher
  • Geometric distortion: Negligible (not including lens distortion)

Optical system specifications

  • Spectrum system: F1.4 prism
  • Built-in filters: 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND

Input/output connectors

  • 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)


  • 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)
  • 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: No
  • SDI MONI: BNC (x1)
  • TEST OUT: BNC (x1)


  • 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)


  • RET CTRL: 6-pin (x1)
  • REMOTE: 8-pin (x1)
  • TRACKER: 12-pin (x1)
  • CRANE: No
  • USB: USB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
  • Supplied accessories: Before Using This Unit (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1), Cable clamp belt (1 set), Screws (+B3×8) (2), Attached label (1), Camera number label (1)
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In the Box

  • 1x HDC-3100 System Camera
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