The HDC-1500R is equipped with a newly developed three 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel HD CCD. Based on Sony HAD sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this new CCD offers a high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lx. In addition to this performance, a wide variety of capturing modes including 1080/50i, 60i, 1080/24P, and 1080/25P, 30P are available. What's more, this CCD can capture top-quality 1080/50P, 60P(*) images - a capability that also offers highest-quality 720/50P, 60P image acquisition for today's operations. (*)1080/50P, 60P signals can be only output from the camera head.
The HDC-1500R utilises a 14-bit A/D convertor, which enables images captured by the high-performance CCDs to be processed with maximum precision. In particular, this high-resolution A/D conversion allows the gradation in mid-to-dark-tone areas of the picture to be faithfully reproduced. Thanks to this 14-bit A/D convertor, pre-knee signal compression at highlight areas can be eliminated and the camera can clearly reproduce a high-luminance subject at a 600% dynamic range.
At the heart of the outstanding picture performance of the HDC-1500R camera is a newly developed 2/3-inch type 2.2-megapixel full HD progressive CCD. Based on Sony's HAD sensor technology and the latest on-chip lens structure, this CCD offers a high sensitivity of F10 or F11 at 2,000 lx and an excellent signal-to-noise ratio of 56 dB (typical).
Together with a unique "Noise Suppression" function, which reduces the high-frequency noise elements in video signals by using Sony's advanced digital signal processing technology, a 64dB S/N ratio can be achieved.
For easier focusing through the viewfinder, two types of focus assist functions are newly incorporated to the HDC-1500R: Viewfinder Detail and Focus Assist Indicator. To intuitively recognize a focusing point, users of the camera can add dedicated image-enhancing edge signals directly to the viewfinder as "Viewfinder Detail". The "Focus Assist Indicator" is a helpful tool for manual focus adjustments, especially when shooting wide-angle views. An indicator is displayed at the bottom or other positions of the viewfinder frame, enabling users to make more accurate and fine focus adjustments.
The HDC-1500R portable camera is designed to be very compact and lightweight for a high level of mobility in the field. The HDC-1500R camera weighs approximately 4.5 kg ensuring comfortable operation either on the shoulder or on a tripod.
|Power requirements||240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 A (max.)|
|Operating temperature||-20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)|
|Storage temperature||-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)|
|Mass||Approx. 4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)|
|Pickup device||3-chip 2/3-inch type CCD|
|Effective picture elements (H x V)||1920 x 1080|
|Signal format||1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P|
|Spectrum system||F1.4 prism system|
|Lens mount||Sony bayonet mount|
|Built-in filters||CC: A: CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K, E: 8000K|
ND: 1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/8ND, 4: 1/16ND, 5: 1/64ND
|Sensitivity (1080/59.94i)||F10 at 2000 lx (3200K, 89.9% reflectance)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||56 dB/64 dB (w/NS max.) (1080i, typical)|
|Horizontal resolution (1080/59.94i)||1000 TV lines (at center)|
|Registration||Within 0.02% (all zones, without lens)|
|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% horizontally (typical) (800 TV lines at center, 27.5 MHz, with typical lens)|
|Audio input (CH1)||XLR-3-pin (female) (1), mic or front mic or line selectable|
|Audio input (CH2)||XLR-3-pin (female) (1), AES/EBU or mic or line selectable|
|Mic 1 input||XLR-3-pin (female) (1)|
|Prompter output/Genlock input/Return input||BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms|
|Prompter 2||BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms|
|DC input||XLR-4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC|
|DC output||4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17.5 V DC, 1.5 A (max.)|
|Test output||BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms|
|SDI 1 output||BNC type (1) HD-SDI|
|SDI 2 output||(without embededd audio)|
|Earphone output||Stereo mini-jack (1)|
|CCU||Electro-optical connector (1)|
|Intercom 1||XLR-5-pin (female) (1)|
|Intercom 2||XLR-5-pin (female) (1)|
|Switch label 1, 2|
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