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Sony HDC-P1/A//U Full HD Compact System Camera with HD-SDI Output

code: HDC-P1/A//U
  • £17,566.00
  • RRP: £17,566.00
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  • 2/3" full HD "Power HAD FX" CCDs
  • Compact and Lightweight Design
  • Two remote control optical filters
  • Equivalent picture quality and control system as standard Sony HD camera system

Sony HDC-P1/A//U (HDC/P1/A//U, HDC P1/A//U, HDC_P1/A//U) Full HD Compact System Camera with HD-SDI Output

Uncompromising, Full-HD performance from compact camera. There is an increasing demand for small "Box" type or "Point-Of -View" cameras with the flexibility to shoot from almost anywhere while still delivering highest quality full-HD pictures for use standalone or in seamless integration with content from full-size cameras. The HDC-P1 delivers unprecedented picture quality thanks to its full use of the technologies from Sony's flagship HDC Series studio cameras. Three 2/3"-inch type Power HAD FX CCDs offer a sensitivity of F11 at 1080/50i or F10 at 1080/59.94i. A wide range of formats are supported, including 720/50P, 59.94P, and 1080 50/59.94P, 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, and 29.97PsF capabilities available via optional software upgrades. It is also the first camera of its class to feature dual ND/CC filters, both of which are servo controlled, and its ultra-narrow, 86mm body makes it ideal for applications such as 3D. Other applications include a range of unmanned and point-of-view HD applications, such as stadiums, conference rooms and schools. It can also be used as a "companion" camera in automated broadcast studios. Compromise-free HD Picture Quality - Despite its diminutive dimensions, the HDC-P1 delivers outstanding quality, full-HD images. Three 2/3-inch type full HD "Power HAD FX" CCDs offer a sensitivity of F11 at 1080 50i and a high signal-to-noise ratio of -58 dB. Shoot Anywhere - Compact and lightweight, the HDC-P1 is ideal for capturing HD-quality images in locations and from angles where bulky production HD cameras cannot be installed. Weighing only 1.7 kg (3 lb 12 oz) enables easy installation in space-constrained and awkward areas such as on a crane head or helicopter. The supplied tally unit can be easily detached from the camera body, minimizing the camera size to be fitted in, for example, a pan/tilt head or an underwater housing. Easily integrated with your existing systems - The HDC-P1 camera is fully compatible with Sony's current master set-up units (MSU) and remote control panels (RCP). This flexibility makes it easy to integrate with everything from extensive multi-camera systems or simple point-to-point systems.


  • Operating temperature: -20 to +45 °C (-4 to +113 °F)
  • Mass: Approx. 1.7kg (3 lb 12 oz, without VF and lens)


  • Pickup device: 3-CCD 2/3-inch type 16:9
  • Effective picture elements (H&V): 1920 x 1080
  • Spectrum system: F1.4 prism system
  • Built-in filters: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND A: CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K
  • Servo filter control: Yes
  • Lens mount: Sony 2/3-type bayonet mount
  • Sensitivity: F11 at 2000 lx (3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: Typical -58dB (NS Max. -64 dB)
  • Horizontal resolution: 1000 TV lines (at Centre)
  • Shutter speed selection: 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s (1080/59.94i)
  • 1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s (1080/50i)
  • Modulation depth: 45% or more horizontally (800 TV lines at centre, 27.5 MHz, with
  • typical lens), Pb/Pr: 80% of 12 MHz

Input Connectors

  • Genlock input: BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75Ω HD: SMPTE-274M, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75Ω SD: Black burst (NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p, 75Ω/PAL: 0.3 Vp-p, 75Ω)

Output Connectors

  • BNC type (2), 3G/HD/SD-SDI: BNC type (2), HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable, 
  • VBS out: BNC type (1)
  • Input/ Output Connectors
  • EXT I/O: D-sub 15Pin (female)
  • Lens : 12-pin
  • Remote: 8-pin
  • LAN: RJ-45 (1), 10Base-T/100Base-TX
  • Supplied Accessories: Operation Manual, Tally number plate
  • Compatible Accessories: HZC-CSM10 Set up unit, HZC-RCP5 Remote control software, MSU-1000 Master setup unit, MSU-1500 Master setup unit, RCP-1000/1001/1501/1530
  • RM-B170, HZC-PSFP1 Software license

In the box

  • 1x HDC-P1/A Camera
  • Operation Manual
  • Tally Number Plate
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