HDC-1000R (HDC1000R)Discontinued

Three 2/3-inch Power HAD FX CCD sensors HD studio system camera with HD-SDI output


Heralding a New Era of HD Production
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-1000R - offering a broader choice of interlace and progressive formats, much greater picture quality, and enhanced operational flexibility.

The HDC-1000R 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 to 1080/24P. It can also capture stunning 1080/59.94P* and 1080/50P* images - as well as delivering the highest-possible quality 720/50P and 720/59.94P 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.

The HDLA-1500/HDLA-1505 Large Lens Adaptor incorporates a totally unique interlocking mechanism, which allows a large lens to be attached/detached from the portable camera in just a matter of seconds - relieving operators from lengthy mechanical adjustments.

* 1080/59.94P and 1080/50P signals can be output only from the HDC-1000R in a stand-alone configuration.
1080/50p ready and 3G Transmission upgradable
The HDC-1000R can capture 1080/50p and output from camera head as dual link. Moreover, using a 3G migration kit, the HDC-1000R will be able to upgrade 3G transmission system.

For broadcasters wishing to migrate to 1080/50p transmission in the future, Sony offers the HDC-1000R as future proof 1080p ready camera.

*3G migration kit is planned for release in 2010.
New CCD and DSP provides even greater picture performance
The use of a new, state-of-the-art CCD sensor ensures high quality images even at low light level. The high sensitivity of F11 at 2000 lux, together with a signal to noise ratio of 56 dB combine to deliver unprecedented picture quality.
Multi-format operation
The HDC-1000R can operate in a wide variety of capturing modes, including 1080 50/60i, 1080 24/25/30P. Furthermore, the CCD can capture 1080 50/60P images, which can be down sampled to deliver the highest quality 720 50/60P pictures.
Ergonomic Design
The design of the HDC-1000R is based on over two decades of Sony experience in manufacturing broadcast video cameras and camcorders, and provides a high level of operability. All control switches and connectors are in the most logical places and are positioned for optimum functionality and ease of use. The HDC-1000's compact body delivers all the benefits of a full size studio camera but in a much smaller, low profile design.


Power HAD FX CCD for high sensitivity
The HDC-1000R 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 (Analogue to Digital) conversion
The HDC-1000R 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-1000 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-1000R: 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.
Low profile chassis design
The unique design of the HDC-1000R provides a very low mounting for the viewfinder. This ensures very convenient and comfortable operation, by keeping the viewfinder close to the axis of the lens. Moreover HDC-1000R can be used with a high quality image viewfinder such as the HDVF-EL100 OLED Viewfinder.


Power requirements
240 V AC, 1.7 A (max.), 180 V DC, 0.9 A (max.), 12 V DC, 10 A (max.)
Operating temperature
-20 to +45°C (-4 to +113°F)
Storage temperature
-20°C to +60°C (-4°F to +140°F)
Approx. 21 kg (46 lb 5 oz)
Pickup device
3-chip 2/3-inch type CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V)
1920 x 1080
Signal format
1080/50i, 59.94i, 23.98P, 24P, 25P, 29.97P
1080/50P*, 59.94P*
720/50P, 59.94P
* 1080/59.94P and 1080/50P signals can be output only from the HDC1000R camera head in a stand-alone configuration.
Spectrum system
F1.4 prism system
Lens mount
Sony hanger mount
Built-in filters
CC: 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 ratio (1080/59.94i)
54 dB (typical)
Horizontal resolution (1080/59.94i)
1000 TV lines (at center)
Within 0.02% (all zones, without lens)
Shutter speed selection
1/100, 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 depth
45% horizontally (typical) (800 TV lines at center, 27.5 MHz, with typical lens)
Input/output connectors
Audio input (CH1)
XLR-3-pin (male) (1), mic or line selectable
Audio input (CH2)
XLR-3-pin (male) (1), AES/EBU or mic or line selectable
Return control input
6-pin (1)
Prompter 1
BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
Prompter 2
BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
DC input
XLR-4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17 V DC
DC output
4-pin (1), 10.5 to 17.5 V DC, 1.5 A (max.)
Test output
BNC type (1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 ohms
SDI 1 output
BNC type (1) HD-SDI
SDI 2 output
BNC type (1) HD-SDI/SD-SDI selectable
Electro-optical connector (1)
10-pin (1)
Intercom 1
XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
Intercom 2
XLR-5-pin (female) (1)
8-pin (1)
36-pin (1)
D-sub 25-pin (1)
Supplied Accessories
Angle adjustment brackets
Cable clamp
Front cover
Number plate for up-tally lamp
Number plates for side panel
Operation manual

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