Three 2/3-inch CMOS sensors portable system camera for fibre 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.
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.
Simple solution for IP remote production
Adding the optional HDCE-TX30 IP camera extension adaptor allows the HDC-3100 to output ST 2110 signals directly without requiring a separate CCU (camera control unit), simplifying connection to an IP-based remote production system.
Remote control of ND/CC
An Neutral Density (ND) /Colour Correction (CC) can be controlled from a remote control panel (RCP), master setup unit(MSU), or directly from the camera head.
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.
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.
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.
Power requirementsAC 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)
MassApprox. 4.8 kg (10 lb 9 oz)
Imager2/3 inch type CMOS sensor with global shutter
SensitivityF12 with 1080/59.94i
F13 with 1080/50i
(at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio-62 dB
Geometric distortionNegligible (not including lens distortion)
Optical system specifications
Spectrum systemF1.4 prism
Built-in filters1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
CCUElectro-optical connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
MIC 1 INXLR 3-pin, female (x1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2XLR 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 2XLR 5-pin, female (x1)
EARPHONE4-pole mini jack (x1), (2-pole mono, 3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC INXLR 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V
DC OUT4-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 1BNC (x1)
SDI MONIBNC (x1)
TEST OUTBNC (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 CTRL6-pin (x1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
Supplied accessoriesBefore 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)
*1This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.
Optical Low Pass FilterIn cases where a HDC3100 Series camera’s built-in Filter does not fully reduce the moire caused by some LED walls, the optional Optical Low Pass Filter (OLP) will help further reduce the moire effect (Part number; 1-856-731-22).