MCC-1000MD Two-piece Full HD surgical video camera.


Two-piece Full HD surgical video camera.

An image showing logos of Full HD 1080, Exmore R CMOS Sensor, HDR

Ideal for microsurgical applications

Built on Sony’s expertise and knowledge, accumulated over decades as a world-leading supplier of high-quality broadcast and professional products, the MCC-1000MD features the latest-generation image sensor technology, offering enhanced low-light sensitivity compared to traditional cameras on the market. Designed for medical microsurgical applications including ophthalmology and neurology procedures, the compact and lightweight design allows the C-mount head to be easily mounted on most existing surgical microscopes. Captured HD images can be displayed on our surgical monitors for everyone to see in the OR and recorded with our medical recorders. Surgical footage can be shared with clinicians/colleagues, at conferences and symposiums, and for surgical training and education.

Ophthalmic surgery in progress.

Capture minute surgical details

Designed to deliver a high level of detail for microsurgery applications, the MCC-1000MD camera head combines three Exmor™ R CMOS sensors. This sensor, combined with our leading image-processing technology, means the MCC-1000MD offers the sensitivity of F20, a signal-to-noise ratio of 63 dB, and a horizontal resolution of 1,000 TV lines or more. The MCC-1000MD can capture Full HD images with 1,080 effective scanning lines even in progressive format, allowing you to see details and movement in videos with greater clarity than in interlaced format. Simultaneous video outputs from two MCC-1000MD units can be synchronized, allowing capture of HD 3D stereoscopic video images. These 3D images can be displayed on Sony’s 4K 3D surgical monitors, such as the LMD-X310MT and LMD-X550MT, and can be recorded by our HVO-3300MT 3D medical recorder.

Image of eye surgery with Exmor™ R CMOS sensors overlaid.

High sensitivity designed for near darkness

A high sensitivity of F20 means the MCC-1000MD can capture remarkably clear video and still images even in near darkness. This is especially useful for procedures involving areas of the anatomy that are difficult to illuminate during a particularly intricate microsurgery. This level of sensitivity allows the camera to capture more natural colors and suppress noise caused by higher gain. Ideal for ophthalmic posterior surgical procedures that involve the retina and optic nerve areas. The camera can also capture and reproduce very brightly lit areas at standard exposure level.

Comparison shot of eye surgery image from a conventional camera vs the MCC-1000MD.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode

The MCC-1000MD can operate in HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode. When used in conjunction with an HDR display, the images can be viewed with a wider range of contrast to capture surgical images with even greater contrast and realism. Objects with surfaces that are difficult to reproduce are visually improved, such as wetness, dark shadows, or glossiness.

An image presenting data in a graph signifying the increased HDR range and showing the example of how MCC-1000MD can operate in HDR mode.

Image control with multiple adjustment functions

The MCC-1000MD is designed for modern clinical environments. The Picture Profile function offers a wide range of pre-set image controls. The OR staff can simply select one of the six picture profiles that match various shooting conditions in Ophthalmic surgery. The MCC-1000MD also features other image-adjusting features such as Auto Exposure, Knee, Digital Zoom, Picture Profile, Picture Flip, and GenLock. The Picture Flip function can turn the camera picture horizontally, vertically, or both horizontally and vertically according to the microscope.

Various outputs for flexible connectivity

The MCC-1000MD has enough output flexibility to connect with medical modalities, with HDMI, HD-SDI (3G-SDI), S-Video, and composite video connectivity built in. This makes it easy to integrate the camera seamlessly into your current set up—whether it’s SD or HD—while ensuring you’re future-proofed for migration to any other workflow. All outputs are simultaneously active, so it can be used with a second or even third monitor in the operating room.

Back panel of MCC-1000MD showing various inputs.

Fluorescein mode

For ophthalmological examination, which requires the use of fluorescein dyes, the MCC-1000MD is equipped with a fluorescein mode that produces optimal image quality when shooting objects that yield fluorescence by reacting to fluorescein. It adjusts the saturation and hue for only the fluorescent color.

An eye examination in progress.

Can be easily attached to surgical microscopes

The MCC-1000MD can be attached to a range of widely-used surgical microscopes using the optional Sony CCMA-2DAR accessory, a compatible camera adapter. This enables surgeons to acquire 2D video images of ophthalmology and neurology microsurgical procedures in Full HD quality.

The image shows MCC-1000MD attached to a surgical microscope

Convenient foot switch operation

The MCC-1000MD can be connected to two foot switches, allowing hands-free control over functions such as switching picture profile and pausing the image on-screen.

Image of FS-24 foot switch.

Ideal for a range of applications

Outstanding image quality, sensitivity and versatility make the MCC-1000MD an ideal camera for demanding operating rooms and surgical centers. But its versatility also lends itself to day-to-day use in hospital examination rooms and consultation suites.


Camera Head
Image Device
1/2.8 type "Exmor" R CMOS image sensor, RGB 3CMOS type
Effective Pixels
1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Lens Mount
F13 (Typical) (At 1080/59.94i, 89.9% reflection, 2000 lx)
F20 (Typical) (At 1080/59.94i, 89.9% reflection, 2000 lx, "High Sensitivity" is "ON")
Picture S/N
63 dB (Y) (Typical)
Horizontal Resolution
1,000 TV lines or more
0 dB to 30 dB
Shutter Speed
1/60 to 1/10000
Slow Shutter
2 to 8 Frames
Camera Cable Connector
20-pin, round
Camera Control Unit
HD-SDI Video Format
Picture Profile
Yes (Six settings)
Picture Flip
Freeze Function
Yes (capturing a still image)
Color Bar
Off/Multi/EBU 75%/EBU 100%/Test Saw
Camera Synchronization for 3D-shooting
AC Power Operation
Input Connectors
Remote contact switch connectors 1, 2 (Stereo mini jack)
Output Connectors
(4-pin mini DIN connector)
HDMI OUT (x1) (HDMI connector)
HD-SDI OUT (x2) (BNC, HD/3G)
Input/Output Connectors
CAMERA (x1) (20-pin, round)
RS-232C (x1) (D-sub 9-pin)
Other Connector
Equipotential ground connector (x1)
Power Requirements
100 V to 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz
Input Current
0.40 A–0.25 A
Operating Temperature
0°C to 40°C
32°F to 104°F
Operating Humidity
20% to 80% (no condensation allowed)
Storage and Transport Temperature
-20°C to +60°C
-4°F to +140°F
Storage and Transport Humidity
20% to 90% (no condensation allowed)
Storage and transport pressure
700 hPa to 1,060 hPa
Mass (Camera Head)
approx. 60 g/
approx. 2.1 oz
Mass (Camera Control Unit)
approx. 1.9 kg/
approx. 4 lb 3 oz
Dimensions (Camera Head) (WHD, excluding longest protrusions) *1
approx. 34 x 39 x 43 mm/
approx. 1 3/8 x 1 9/16 x 1 3/4 in
Dimensions (Camera Control Unit) (excluding longest protrusions)
approx. 200 x 62 x 264 mm/
approx. 7 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 10 1/2 in
Supplied Items
Lens mount cap (x1)
Before Using This Unit (x1)
CD-ROM (Instruction for Use in PDF format (x1))
Warranty Booklet (x1)
Service Contact List (x1)
Separately-Sold Accessories
Camera Cable
- CCMC-SA06 (standard 19.6 ft [6 m])
- CCMC-SA10 (standard 32.8 ft [10 m])
- CCMC-SA15 (standard 49.2 ft [15 m])
- CCMC-EA05 (extension 16.4 ft [5 m])

Foot Switch (FS-24) *2
Compliance with Medical Safety Standards
This product is distributed to the US and EU as a medical device and satisfies product safety standards (e.g. IEC 60601-1). For more details, please contact your nearest Sony sales office or an authorized dealer.

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