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Sony HDC-1500R

SONY / HDC-1500R
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Equipment Description:
chain with HDCU-900, RCP, Plate, HDVF-C750W 7" view finder, 500' fibre cable, HDLA1500 Sled.

Model Description:
Three 2/3-inch Power HAD HD CCD sensors multi format HD system camera with fibre interface

Equipment Details

Training and extended warranty available.

Few camera chains available.

Contact us for details. Lenses and Pedestal are not included.

Model Details

Pursuing the ultimate HD system for today and for tomorrow, Sony sets another milestone in the history of multi-format HD camera systems - the HDC-1500R - offering a broader choice of interlace and progressive formats, much greater picture quality, and enhanced operational flexibility.

The HDC-1500R incorporates a newly developed CCD imager and DSP LSI - two key devices that allow it to achieve ultimate picture performance in a variety of scanning modes. The CCD used in this camera can accommodate all existing interlace and progressive scan formats ranging from 1080/50i and 1080/59.94i. It can also capture stunning 1080/59.94P* and 1080/50P* images - as well as delivering the highest-possible quality 720/50P image creation*.

Such high image quality is supported by the camera's convenient peripherals, which make installation and operation of an HDC-1000R system very smooth.


Power HAD FX CCD for high sensitivity

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.

  • 14-bit A/D (Analog to Digital) conversion

    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.

  • Improved S/N ratio

    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.

  • Newly added Focus Assist Functions

    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.

  • Compact and Lightweight

    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.

  • Specifications:


    Power requirements240 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)
    MassApprox. 4.5 kg (9 lb 15 oz)


    Pickup device3-chip 2/3-inch type 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
    Spectrum systemF1.4 prism system
    Lens mountSony bayonet mount
    Built-in filtersCC: 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 ratio56 dB/64 dB (w/NS max.) (1080i, typical)
    Horizontal resolution (1080/59.94i)1000 TV lines (at center)
    RegistrationWithin 0.02% (all zones, without lens)
    Shutter speed selection1/100, 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 depth45% horizontally (typical) (800 TV lines at center, 27.5 MHz, with typical lens)

    Input/output connectors

    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 inputXLR-3-pin (female) (1)
    Prompter output/Genlock input/Return inputBNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
    Prompter 2BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
    DC inputXLR-4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
    DC output4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17.5 V DC, 1.5 A (max.)
    Test outputBNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
    SDI 1 outputBNC type (1) HD-SDI
    SDI 2 output(without embededd audio)
    Earphone outputStereo mini-jack (1)
    CCUElectro-optical connector (1)
    Tracker10-pin (1)
    Intercom 1XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
    Intercom 2XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
    Remote8-pin (1)
    Lens12-pin (1)
    Viewfinder20-pin (1)

    Supplied Accessories

    Switch label 1, 2
    Operation manual

    Additional Detailed Information:

    Optional with Sony Sled:

    Additional Information

    Sony HDC 1000R series.pdf

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