Capture even more unforgettable live moments
The extraordinary performance of this new camera system takes live entertainment production to the next level. Building on the success of Sony’s acclaimed HDC-5500, HDC-F5500’s Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor delivers extraordinary clarity, realism and shallow depth of field with every scene, from wide beauty shots to tight close-ups. Numerous workflow enhancements – including IP networking, remote multi-camera operation and in-CCU recording improve the most demanding live entertainment productions including sport, music and drama.

Create sensational viewing experiences
The HDC-F5500 4K system camera captures cinematic pictures with a shallow depth of field, bringing the thrill of sport, music and other live events even closer to viewing audiences.

Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor and global shutter
At the heart of this camera system is Sony’s Super 35mm 4K CMOS sensor. Bringing new creative possibilities to live production, the HDC camera series, this large sensor achieves high sensitivity with an impressive signal-to-noise ratio. It’s teamed with proven global shutter technology to capture stable, precise 4K (UHD) images even with fast-moving subjects: ideal for sport and live entertainment productions involving LED displays and laser beams.

Motorised 8-step ND filter
Built into the camera’s rugged chassis, the 8-step optical Neutral Density filter offers a wide ND range of 0.3 (1/2 = 1 stop) to 2.4 (1/256 = 8 stops) in 0.3 stop increments, allowing precise control of the amount of light entering the camera for enhanced creative expression. The ND Filters can be controlled locally or remotely, offering a choice of workflow in fast moving live environments.

New viewfinder slide mechanism
Operability is enhanced with a unique new viewfinder slide mechanism that minimises the camera operator’s body movements while panning. Sliding the viewfinder closer to the axis of tripod rotation reduces the viewing angle change for the operator. This allows use in tight environments such as tracked dollys, stadium platforms and scaffolding.

Power requirements240 V AC, 1.4 A (max.), 12V DC, 9.5 A (max.), 240 V DC, 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. 5.25 kg (11 lb 9.2 oz) (Unit only)
ImagerSuper 35mm 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter
FormSingle chip
Electrical characteristics
SensitivityT10 with 4K/59.9P
T11 with 4K/50P
(at 2000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Image S/N-62 dB
Horizontal resolution2000 TV lines (at center of screen)
5% or higher modulation
Geometric distortionNegligible (not including lens distortion)
Optical system specifications
Built-in filtersND filters 1: CLEAR, 2: 1/2ND, 3: 1/4ND, 4: 1/8ND, 5: 1/16ND, 6: 1/32ND, 7: 1/64ND, 8: 1/128ND, 9: 1/256ND
Input/output connectors
CCUOptical/electrical multi-connector (1)
LENS12-pin (1)
VF20-pin (1)
MIC 1 INXLR 3-pin, female (1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2XLR 3-pin, female (1 each)
When AUDIO switch is set to MIC: –60 dBu (can be selected up to –20 dBu by menu operation), balanced
When AUDIO switch is set to LINE: 0 dBu, balanced
INTERCOM 1, INTERCOM 2XLR 5-pin, female (x1 each)
EARPHONE4-pole mini jack (1)
(2-pole mono, 3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC INXLR 4-pin (1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC
DC OUT4-pin (1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 0.5 A
(This may be limited by the imposed load or input conditions.)

2-pin (1), 10.5 V to 17 V DC, max. 2.5 A
(This may be limited by the imposed load or input conditions.)
SDI 1, SDI 2, SDI 3BNC-type (x1-each)
SDI MONIBNC-type (1)
TEST OUTBNC-type (1)
PROMPTER 1 Vp-p, 75 Ω
HD: SMPTE ST274, tri-level sync, 0.6 Vp-p, 75 Ωx
SD: Black burst (NTSC: 0.286 Vp-p, 75 Ω/PAL: 0.3 Vp-p, 75 Ω)
RET CTRL6-pin (1)
REMOTE8-pin (1)
TRACKER12-pin (1)
CRANE12-pin (1)
USBUSB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (1)
(for connecting USB drive)
NETWORK TRUNKRJ-45 type 8-pin (1)
Supplied accessories
Supplied accessoriesBefore Using This Unit (1), Operating Instructions (CD-ROM) (1), Cable clamp belt (1 set), Screws (+B3×8) (2), Attached label (1), Viewfinder slide unit, Handle clamp

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