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Sony HDC-2500

SONY / HDC-2500
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Item #:MO815451
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Model Description:
3G double-speed multi format HD system camera, 16 bit A/D, 3 2/3" CCD, 3G 1080/50P...

Model Details

The HDC-2500 system camera, part of the HDC-2500 Series, is the successor to the HDC-1500R Series. The top-of-the-range HDC-2500 incorporates Sony’s advanced technologies for studio cameras. A newly developed 2/3-inch CCD and the new Digital Signal Processing (DSP) with 16 bit A/D converter provides amazing picture quality with very few noise and high dynamic range.

Extra functions and enhanced body design
The HDC-2500 provides extra functions, as well as a body designed for more robustness and operational efficiency. The HDC-2500 also provides more flexibility on transmission by its side panel that can be easily replaced to fit HD Wireless (3rd Party) or Triax transmission (availability TBC) systems.

3G capable and double speed
The HDC-2500 is 3G and has multi-format capability, from 1080/100i (double speed) to 1080/50P, as well as a wide range of other formats including 1080/50i, 1080/25P and 1080/24P.

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  • Newly developed CCD and DSP

    The CCD and DSP provides incomparable picture quality due to the new 2/3-inch CCD & 16bit A/D converter, improved S/N Ratio, better low light and highlights handling. This enables more creative capabilities from variety shows to DMC productions and more realistic rendering of sport events.

  • 1080/50P and 3G single link

    The HDC-2500 offers 3G capability and Beyond 1080/50P format using the extra bandwidth: RGB 12bit output for creative shootings, 3D Transmission on one cable, extra fibre length up to 4km, double speed acquisition, gigabit Ethernet Trunk line, and more.

  • High reliability and operational efficiency

    The HDC-2500 has been designed to be more robust than ever for all kind of Outside Broadcasting shooting conditions. Its new carbon fibre body provides a more solid camera body for less weight and reduced environmental footprint.

  • Compatibility with HDC-1500R Series accessories

    As the HDC-2500 is fully compatible with HDC-1500R Series cameras, it inherits their very wide choice of peripherals such as viewfinders (HDVF), Remote Control Panels (RCP) and Sony's unique Large Lens Adapters (HDLA) system.


Technical Specifications

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Power requirement240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 180 V DC, 1.0 A (max.), 12 V DC, 7 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)
Mass4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)


Pickup device3-chip 2/3-inch type Progressive CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V)1920 x 1080
Signal format1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98p, 24p, 25p,29.97p 
1080/50p, 59.94p, 720/50p, 59.94p,
1080/100i, 119.88i, 720/100p,119.88p
Spectrum systemF1.4 prism system
Lens mountSony bayonet mount
Built-in filters CCA: CROSS, B: 3200K, C: 4300K, D: 6300K, E: 8000K
(at 2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
F11 (1080/50i), F10 (1080/59.94i)
Built-in filters ND1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/8ND, 4: 1/16ND, 5: 1/64ND
Signal-to-noise ratio (1080i, typical)-60 dB/-64 dB (w/NS max.)
Horizontal resolution (1080i)1000 TV lines (at center)
Shutter speed selection1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (50i) 
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (59.94i) 
1/32, 1/48, 1/96, 1/100, 1/125,1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec 
(23.98p/24p)1/33, 1/50, 1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500,1/1000, 1/2000 sec (25p) 
1/40, 1/60, 1/100, 1/120, 1/125, 1/250,1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (29.97p) 
1/60, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (50p) 
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000,1/2000 sec (59.94p)
Modulation depth (1080i, typical)Y: 50% at 27.5 MHz (800 TV lines with typical lens), Pb/Pr: 80% at 12 MHz

Input/output connectors

Audio input (CH1)XLR-3-pin (female) (x1), mic or line selectable
Audio input (CH2)XLR-3-pin (female) (x1), AES/EBU or mic or line selectable
Mic 1 inputXLR-3-pin (female) (x1)
Return control input6-pin (x1)
Prompter output/Genlock input/Return inputBNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O
PrompterBNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O
DC inputXLR-4-pin (x1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
DC output4-pin (x1), 10.5 to 17 V DC, 0.5 A (max.),
2-pin (x1), 10.5 to 17 V DC, 2.5 A (max.)
Test outputBNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O
SDI 1 output (with embedded audio)BNC (x1) 3G-SDI, HD-SDI
SDI 2 outputBNC (x1) HD-SDI
SDI-MONIBNC (x1) HD-SDI or SD-SDI selectable
Earphone outputStereo minijack (1)
CCUElectro-optical connector (x1)
Tracker10-pin (x1)
Crane12-pin (x1)
Intercom 1XLR-5-pin (female) (x1)
Intercom 2XLR-5-pin (female) (x1)
Remote8-pin (x1)
Lens12-pin (x1)
Viewfinder20-pin (x1)

Additional Information

HDC-2500 series.pdf
HDC-2000 2500 2400 2550 series.pdf

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