HDC-X310K (HDCX310K)

HD Multi-purpose Camera (with Lens)


The HDC-X310K is a compact multi-purpose HD camera ideal for an extensive range of HD image acquisition applications. It comes equipped with a fibre optical interface and adds operational flexibility through the use of its associated HFU-X310 signal interface unit.

  • Superb picture quality with three 1/2-inch type 1.5-megapixel HD CCDs
  • Low smear level of -120 dB
  • High signal-to-noise ratio of 52 dB
  • Progressive mode
  • Compact and lightweight design - only 1.3 kg (2 lb 13 oz)
  • Low-Light shooting with slow shutter mode and gain up function
  • Auto-focus function using the supplied focus servo lens
  • Flexible image control
  • D-sub 15-pin interface
  • Camera remote control capability
  • Optical ND filter and electronic CC function
  • HKC-SV1 servo filter unit (option)
Superb Picture Quality
Incorporating three 1/2-inch type 1.5-mega pixel HD CCDs, the HDC-X310K offers outstanding-quality images with a low smear level of -120 dB and a high signal-to-noise ratio of 52 dB
Compact and Lightweight Design
The HDC-X310K is designed to be compact and lightweight, making it ideal for capturing HD-quality images at locations and from angles where bulky production HD cameras cannot be installed. This compact camera weighs only 1.3 kg (2 lb 13 oz), allowing easy installation in space-constrained and awkward areas such as on a crane head or helicopter. The supplied tally unit can be easily detached from the camera body, minimizing the camera size to be fitted in, for example, a pan/tilt head or an underwater housing.
Low-Light Shooting
The HDC-X310K offers two convenient functions for capturing clear images in low-light environments - a Slow Shutter mode and a Gain up function -, which can be used separately or together. The Slow Shutter mode allows the charge accumulation period of the CCD (typically 1/60 or 1/50 second) to be extended up to approximately two seconds (64 frames). The Gain up function allows the camera gain to be boosted to +48 dB. When these functions are used together, the camera offers a stunning minimum illumination of 0.003 lx


Progressive Mode
Incorporating Sony's innovative Advanced Frame Accumulation (AFA) technology, the HDC-X310K can output progressive HD signals (25PsF/29.97PsF), 2-3 pull down-converted signal from 23.976PsF (59.94i) in addition to interlaced HD signals (50i/59.94i). Interlace and progressive modes can be easily selected from the camera set-up menu. o 50i output mode: 50i or 25PsF selectable o 59.94i output mode: 59.94i/29.97PsF/23.976PsF (with built-in 2-3 pull-down function) selectable
Auto-Focus Function
While maintaining compatibility with interchangeable manual-focus lenses, the HDC-X310K comes packaged with a convenient auto-focus lens. Two auto-focus modes are available and can be selected on the supplied lens. One-push auto-focus readjusts the focus each time the button is pressed, while auto-tracing focus automatically tracks the focus in a dynamic manner. Auto-focus function is only available when using the VCL-719BXS focus servo lens included in the HDC-X310K package.
Flexible Image Controls
The HDC-X310K provides highly advanced image-control functions such as a TruEye feature, skin-tone detail, and colour temperature controls. These functions - previously available only on high-end studio cameras or camcorders - allow creative images to be produced with high clarity.
Trigger Function
Two types of trigger modes are available with the HDC-X310K, allowing synchronized operation with external equipment. The flash trigger input mode allows the camera to capture a high-quality still image when synchronized with an external flash - a function suited for photo-booth or document-stand applications. Another trigger mode is the 23.976PsF frame lock mode. When the HDC-X310K is set to 23.976PsF progressive mode, the camera outputs a 2-3 pull-down trigger signal for frame locking to other HDC-X300 series cameras.
Remote Control Capability
The HDC-X310K is compatible with the RM-B150/B750 Remote Control Unit, RCP-700 Series Remote Control Panel and MSU-900/950 Master Set-up Unit. These remote controllers cover the complete range of control parameters that the HDC-X310K provides, from basic camera control to sophisticated operations.
Optical ND Filter and Electronic CC Function
Optimum light and colour control is easily achieved using the built-in optical Neutral Density (ND) filter wheel and electronic Colour Correction (CC) function. The HDC-X310K uses electronic colour correction to eliminate the need for optical colour correction filters. This allows all filters on the filter wheel to be ND types, providing the operator with greater flexibility in depth of field and exposure control.
HKC-SV1 Servo Filter Unit (Option)
The HKC-SV1 is a servo unit that allows the optical ND filters of the HDC-X310K to be controlled remotely from the RM-B750/B150 Remote Control Unit, RCP-700 Series Remote Control Panel, or MSU-900/950 Master Set-up Unit.


Power requirements
DC 12 V
Power consumption
19 W (camera head only) 24.5 W (with the VCL-719BXS, HKC-SV1 Filter Servo Unit, and the RM-B750 Remote Control Unit connected)
Operating temperature
-10 to +45 °C (+14 to +113 °F)
Storage temperature
-20 to +60 °C (-4 to +140 °F)
Approx. 1.3 kg (2 lb 13 oz) (camera head only) Approx. 1.8 kg (3 lb 15 oz) (including camera head, tally unit)
Pickup device
3-chip 1/2-inch type 1.5-megapixel CCD
Effective picture elements (H x V)
1440 x 1080
Optical system
F1.4 prism system
Built-in filters
1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Lens mount
Sony 1/2-inch bayonet mount
Signal system
1080/59.94i, 1080/50i
Scanning system
59.94i/23.976PsF/29.97PsF selectable at 59.94i 50i/25PsF selectable at 50i
Sync system
Internal and External (3 state/VBS (BB))
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance)
F10 (typical)
Minimum illumination
0.003 lx (F1.4, +48 dB gain, with slow shutter mode at 64 frame accumulation)
Gain selection
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 dB
Shutter speed
1/60 (50i mode), 1/100, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 s
Slow shutter
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 16, 32, 64 frame
Clear scan
50 to 200 Hz (50i mode), 60 to 200 Hz (59.94i mode)
Smear level
-120 dB (typical)
S/N ratio
52 dB (typical)
0.02% or less (all zones, without lens)
Geometric distortion
Below measurable level (without lens)
Modulation depth at 21 MHz
40% (typical) (with HD SDI output)
Signal inputs
Genlock video
BNC type (1), 3-level/2-level (VBS, VS)
BNC type (1), TTL level
Signal outputs
HD D-sub 15-pin (1) Y/Pr/Pb: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O R/G/B: 1.0 Vp-p, 75 O HD/VD: TTL level (3 Vp-p) Sync: 0.6 Vp-p, 75 O
Mini-jack (1)
Other inputs/outputs
Single mode, LC optical, connectors (2)
8-pin (1)
14-pin (1)
DC input
DC jack (1)
Focal length
6.7 to 127 mm
Manual or power selectable
Zoom ratio
Maximum aperture
1:1.6, 1:2.1 (at telephoto end)
Manual or automatic selectable
Focusing range
Infinity to 5 cm
Filter attachment threads
82 mm dia. 0.75 mm pitch
Sony 1/2-inch bayonet mount
1.34 kg (2 lb 13 oz) including lens food
Supplied Accessories
Operation manual (1)
AC adaptor (1)
AC cable (1)
Tally unit (1)
Number plate (1)
Lens mount cap (1)