HXC-FB80 Full HD Studio Camera system

Compact, versatile and cost-effective, your ideal entry to the world of 4K and HD HDR live production.

A full HD studio camera system with 4K upscale and HD HDR capability

Sony introduces an ideal solution for 4K/HD live production, delivering efficient operation and expanding applications in the business and industry market in addition to the content creation applications for broadcast and production.

Discover the new HXC-FB80 

The new HXC-FB80 HD Portable Camera as well as the HXC-P70 Multi-Purpose Camera are equipped with three 2/3-inch full-HD ExmorTM CMOS sensors to provide excellent sensitivity – F13 in 50 Hz and F12 in 59.94 Hz in 1080 mode – with a typical signal-to-noise ratio of -60 dB. With sensors common to both the HXC-FB80 and HXC-P70, you can flexibly configure these cameras as required, and you can use a wide range of output formats.

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4K upscale and HD HDR

The newly developed 3G platform enhances the HXC-FB80’s capabilities in 1080/50p and 59.94p signal processing while achieving low power consumption.

Furthermore, in combination with the HXCU-FB80 4K/HD Camera Control Unit, the HXC-FB80 offers useful expandability including 4K upscale and HD HDR support (HLG, Hybrid Log-Gamma)* for a future-proof solution. The optional PC-based HZC-RCP5 Remote Control Panel is also available for a simpler application system.

* Supported with the HXC-FB80 and HXCU-FB80. HD HDR support requires firmware upgrade.

5 great reasons to choose the HXC-FB80 studio camera

There are very exciting reasons to discover our HXC-FB80 Full HD studio camera. Compact, versatile and appealingly cost-effective, it’s your ideal entry to the world of 4K and HD HDR live production.

Your future proofed 4K live production solution

The HXC-FB80 gives you a future proofed entry point to the benefits of 4K production. Teamed with the HXCU-FB80 Camera Control Unit, detail-packed 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) images are available – making the HXC-FB80 system ideal for creating content in Ultra HD.

The camera can comfortably output 3G-SDI signals including 1080/50p and 59.94p. The 3G processor can also support 1080/23.92PsF on top of 25PsF and 29.97PsF.

Ready for HDR

Future-proof your content for viewers to enjoy on the fast-growing choice of High Dynamic Range TV sets and display devices. A free firmware update (scheduled for summer 2018) enables HD HDR production, with support for HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma).

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Big on picture quality and performance

The HXC-FB80 offers impressive imaging performance and functionality in a portable camera. It’s an ideal partner for our RCP-1000/1500 series remote control panels – or team with the HZC-RCP5 remote control software for a highly convenient live 5-camera system. You’ll enjoy many advanced features like paint control that are familiar to users of our high-end HDC-series system cameras. And it’s also compatible with appealing options like the latest Sony OLED viewfinders.
As a further refinement, there’s a new optical low pass filter option to reduce moiré patterning that can be caused by LED video walls often used at sports and other live events.

HZC-RCP5

Camera remote control software.

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HDVF-EL30 OLED

Full HD viewfinder.

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RCP-1500

Remote control panel.

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Great images in any light

Incorporating three 2/3-inch Exmor CMOS sensors, HXC-FB80 and HXC-P70 offer stunning Full HD picture quality, with a sensitivity of F13 at 1080/50i and a corresponding signal-to-noise ratio of just -60 dB. It’s great for shooting in low light environments, delivering extra detail with extremely low noise.

More format flexibility

The camera head can comfortably 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 enjoy maximum production convenience – and your viewers can enjoy the best Full HD picture quality.

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HXC-FB80 camera model options

HXC-FB80HN/ HXC-FB80HL

Camera body only model.

HXC-FB80KN / HXC-FB80KL*

Camera body, lens kit, Viewfinder and microphone included.

HXC-FB80SN / HXC-FB80SL

Camera body, lens kit and large viewfinder included.

The HXC-FB80 comes as standard with Neutrik Opticon connectors within USA and Canada, but may be converted to LEMO on request.

* Not available in China

HXCU-FB80 camera control unit model options

HXCU-FB80N

HXCU-FB80L

The HXCU-FB80 is supplied with either Neutrik (HXCU-FB80N) or LEMO connectors (HXC-FB80L).

Specifications

General
Power Consumption
Approx.19W (Camera body only)
Approx. 32W (Camera body with supplied viewfinder)
Operating Temperature
-10°C to +45°C
14°F to +113°F
Storage Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Dimensions (W x H x D) *1
(Body) 160 x 266 x 314 mm
(Body) 6 3/8 x 10 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches
(with Lens&VF) *2 295 x 433 x 571 mm
(with Lens&VF) *2 11 5/8 x 17 1/8 x 22 1/2 inches
Mass
(Body) Approx. 3.4 kg
(Body) Approx. 7 lb 8 oz
(with Lens&VF) Approx. 6.8 kg
(with Lens&VF) Approx. 14 lb 16 oz
Camera Section
Pickup Device
3-chip 2/3-inch type CMOS
Effective Picture Elements
1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Signal Format
HD: 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/25PsF, 1080/23.98PsF, 720/59.94p, 720/50p SD: 480/59.94i, 576/50i
Spectrum System
F1.4 prism system
Lens Mount
Sony 2/3-inch type bayonet mount
Built-in Filters
CC: Electrical
ND: 1; CLEAR, 2; 1/4ND, 3; 1/16ND, 4; 1/64ND
Sensitivity (at 2000 lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance)
F12 (59.94 Hz), F13 (50 Hz)
Signal-to-noise Ratio
Typical 60dB *3 (1080/59.94i)
Horizontal Resolution
1,000 TV lines or higher
Gain
-3, 0, 3, 6, 9, 12 dB
Shutter Speed
1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 sec (59.94i mode)
Shutter Speed (Slow Shutter (SLS))
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8-frame accumulation (only in 1080 mode at 59.94i/p, 50i/p, 29.97PsF, 25PsF, 23.98PsF)
Input/Output
Audio Input (CH1)
XLR type: 3-pin, female (x1)
MIC IN: -60dBu (Up to -20dBu can be set by using menu or HXCU-FB80), balanced
LINE IN: 0dBu, balanced
Audio Input (CH2)
XLR type: 3-pin, female (x1)
MIC IN: -60dBu (Up to -20dBu can be set by using menu or HXCU-FB80), balanced
LINE IN: 0dBu, balanced
Prompter/Genlock
BNC (x1); Gen-Lock In or Prompter Out
Test Output
TEST Out (Analog output with/without characters), or HD/SD Sync Out
SDI Input/Output
BNC (x1) SMPTE ST292-1, for HD Prompter Out or HD Video Trunk In
SDI Output
BNC (x1) SMPTE ST425-1/ST292-1/259M; 3G/HD-SDI or SD-SDI selectable
CCU
Optical Fiber (x1), CCFN Cable or Single Mode Fiber Cable (LC type)
Distance of Power Supply
600m (max.) by CCFN Sony Hybrid Type Fiber Cable (with Portable Lens and HXCU-FB80)
Distance of Fiber Cable
10km (max.) by Single Mode Fiber Cable (LC type) with Local Power Supply (with HXCU-FB80)
Intercom
XLR type: 5-pin, female (x1)
Earphone Output
Stereo mini jack (x1)
Lens
12-pin (x1)
Viewfinder
20-pin (1), for HDVF only
Remote
8-pin (x1)
TRUNK Input/Output
TRUNK LINE D-sub 9-pin, female (x1) : RS-232C, or Remote 8pin : RS-422A
EXT Input/Output
(in TRUNK I/O) D-sub 9-pin, female (x1)
USB
USB 2.0 (x1)
DC Input
XLR-type 4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V
DC Output
4-pin (x1), DC 10.5 V to 17 V, 1.5 A (max.)
Viewfinder Display
Screen Size
155.5 x 87.5mm (7 inch diagonal)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Picture Elements
1920(H) x 1080(V) RGB stripe array
Lens
Lens Mount
2/3-inch type Sony Bayonet
Focal Length
8.2mm (11/32 inches) to 164mm (6 1/2 inches)
Zoom
Servo/Manual selectable
Zoom Ratio
20 x
Maximum Relative Aperture
1: 1.9
Iris
Auto/Manual selectable F1.9 to F16 and C (Close)
Focus
Full manual focus 900 mm to ∞ (MACRO OFF) 10 mm to ∞ (MACRO ON, Wide)
Filter Thread
M82 mm, pitch 0.75 mm
Macro
On/Off switchable
Supplied Accessories
Supplied Accessories
Camera Operation Guide (1)
Operating Instructions (CD-ROM 1), JP, GB, FR, DE, IT, ES, CS
7 inch Large Viewfinder (1)
Viewfinder Operation Guide (1)
Viewfinder Operation Manual (CD-ROM 1), GB, CS
2/3-inch type HD Portable Lens (1)
Lens Mount Cap (1)
Flange back adjustment chart (1)
Cable clamp belt (1)
V-shoe (1)
Viewfinder Hood (1)
Viewfinder Cable 20pin (1)
Tally Number Plate (0~9)
Warranty booklet (1)
Notes
*1
The values for dimensions are approximate.
*2
The values for dimensions are in the maximum height position of viewfinder's slide mechanism without hood.
*3
The value is in NS (Noise Suppressor) : ON mode.
*4
This specification data is for the HXC-FB80SN
Optical Low Pass Filter for HXC series cameras
In cases where a HXC 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)

*:HXC-FB80, FB75 and P70 (for regions other than China)
*:HXC-FB80, E75 and P70 (for China)

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