HDC-3200 camera

HDC-3200

2/3-inch 4K 3CMOS System Camera

HDC-3200 camera

Spectacular 4K quality made brilliantly accessible

The HDC-3200 system camera brings pristine 4K image quality and impressive versatility to every live production. Sharing many operational features with Sony’s acclaimed HDC Series of cameras, the HDC-3200 features a highly sensitive 4K 3CMOS sensor with Global Shutter Technology, delivering sparkling picture quality with extremely low noise – even in dimly lit studios.

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HDC-3200 camera with the software license logo

Start with less investment, upgrade in future

The HDC-3200 has flexible upgradability. You can start with less investment for HD shooting and can upgrade to 4K(2000TVL) as future proof without any hardware change. Also, adding the optional HDCE-TX30 IP camera extension adaptor allows the HDC-3200 to output ST 2110 signals directly without requiring a separate CCU (camera control unit), simplifying connection to an IP-based remote production system.

Sensitive 2/3-inch 4K CMOS imager with global shutter

The high-performance 2/3-inch 4K CMOS image sensor at the heart of the HDC-3200 achieves extremely high sensitivity with an impressive signal-to-noise ratio. Sony’s class-leading Global Shutter Technology eliminates the ‘jello effect’ and banding noise, allowing the HDC-3200 to capture stable, precise 4K (UHD) images even with fast-moving subjects. Whether you’re shooting in news studios with LED walls or live entertainment venues, viewers will appreciate premium pictures with exquisite 4K detail and high dynamic range, with support for the ITU-R BT.2020 wide colour space.

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Quick conversion from handheld to large lens operation

Compatibility with Sony’s new HDLA-3505 and HDLA-3501 large lens adaptors gives even more flexibility in live production environments. Unlike traditional ‘build-up’ kits, the adaptor allows fast one-touch mounting of the camera head without the need for time-consuming wiring and adjustments. As a further time-saving feature the HDC-3200 can be undocked from the adaptor without needing to remove the lens.

See HDLA-3505 and HDLA-3501 large lens adaptors

Bigger returns from your production assets

Sharing familiar ergonomics and operating workflow with Sony’s acclaimed HDC camera family, the HDC-3200 is compatible with a wide range of camera system accessories including viewfinders, large lens adaptors and camera control units. You’ll benefit with reduced training requirements and optimised use of your existing hardware inventory.

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Ready for IP Live

The HDC-3200 is a versatile, highly cost effective partner for today’s IP Live production workflows. The camera can be integrated seamlessly into your ST 2110 production infrastructure, either via the HDCU-3500/3100 CCU with IP interface option or using HDCE-TX50/TX30 camera extension adaptor.

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Simultaneous HDR and SDR production

The HDC-3200 supports Sony’s acclaimed SR Live workflow, reducing the cost and complexity of simultaneous HDR and SDR programme production by a single crew.

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Focused on today’s live production needs

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Easy in-CCU recording

Add the optional HKCU-REC55 to the HDCU-3500 Camera Control Unit and record 4K video and audio directly to the CCU, with no other external recording device needed. Recording can be controlled remotely from the CCU side, allowing the camera operator to focus on capturing beautiful images without distractions.

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Web menu control

The menu of the optional HDCU-3500/3100 Camera Control Unit can be accessed remotely via a web browser, allowing convenient monitoring of optical levels and status of multiple CCUs from a remote PC.

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Compatible with ARIA lenses

Ideal for live production, support for ARIA (Automatic Restoration of Illumination Attenuation) compensates for exposure ramping and peripheral light loss with compatible zoom lenses.The camera’s widened handle is easy to grip, even when wearing gloves. Visibility through the grip area has also been improved.

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Rich focus assist

Three focus positions can be assigned to preset buttons, making it quick and easy to find preset focal positions during live shooting.

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Ergonomic grip

The camera’s widened handle is easy to grip, even when wearing gloves. Visibility through the grip area has also been improved.

Specifications

General
Power requirements
AC 240 V, 1.4 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)
Mass
Approx. 10 lb 2 oz (4.6 kg)
Imager
Imager
2/3-inch type 4K CMOS sensor with global shutter
Method
3-CMOS, RGB
Electrical characteristics
Sensitivity
F10 with 1080/59.94p
F11 with 1080/50p (at 2,000 lx with 89.9% reflectance)
Signal-to-noise ratio
-62 dB
Geometric distortion
Negligible (not including lens distortion)
Optical system specifications
Spectrum system
F1.4 prism
Built-in filters
1: CLEAR, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64N, 5:CROSS
Input/output connectors
CCU
Electro-optical connector (LEMO 3K.93C connector) (x1)
LENS
12-pin (x1)
VF
20-pin (x1)
MIC 1 IN
XLR 3-pin, female (x1)
AUDIO IN CH1, CH2
XLR 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
XLR 5-pin, female (x1 each)
EARPHONE
4-pole mini jack (x1), (2-pole mono, 3-pole stereo, 4-pole CTIA standard, 4-pole OMTP standard)
DC IN
XLR 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V
DC OUT
4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, max. 0.5 A, 2-pin (x1), DC 10.5 to 17 V, Max. 2.5 A
SDI 1
BNC (x1)
SDI MONI
BNC (x1)
TEST OUT
BNC (x1)
PROMPTER/GENLOCK
BNC (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 CTRL
6-pin (x1)
REMOTE
8-pin (x1)
TRACKER
12-pin (x1)
USB
USB 2.0 Type A 4-pin (x1) (for connecting USB drive)
Supplied accessories
Before 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)
Note
*1
This may be limited by the imposed load or inputs.
Optical Low-Pass Filter
In cases where a HDC-3200's 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; 1-856-731-31).