4K Pan Tilt Zoom camera with 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor (color availability may vary by country)
$9,899.00 U.S. List Price
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Remotely capture broadcast quality 4K images with smooth, silent PTZ and excellent low-light sensitivity

The BRC-X1000 is Sony's first 4K remote camera, combining uncompromising broadcast picture quality and smooth, silent PTZ operation with the flexibility of 3G-SDI and HDMI connections.

Designed for remote operation, this compact but powerful robotic camera is an ideal complement to other broadcast cameras for capturing images in hard-to-reach or unobtrusive positions. It's equally at home in TV newsrooms, remote studios, and on-air suites, auditoriums, faith centers, courtrooms, or sports stadiums. It's also particularly suited to efficient multi-camera setups, under the control of a single operator.

The 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS image sensor captures detail-packed 4K footage at 30 p with four times the pixel count of Full HD, and excellent low-light sensitivity. The large image sensor also allows the creation of beautiful 'bokeh' effects with a shallow depth of field to suit any artistic intention.

Speedy, near-silent PTZ operation with 12 × optical zoom accommodates wide-angle scenes and tightly framed close-ups, with Clear Image Zoom 18 × (4K), 24 × (HD) extending this range even further without visible loss of resolution. In HD resolution, 24 × zoom can be doubled to 48 × with Tele Convert Mode. Broadcast-friendly features include dual tally lamps for on-air operation, while operational flexibility is enhanced with options for ceiling, table-top, or tripod mounting.

There's also a broad range of video interfacing and remote control possibilities—plus support for PoE+ and genlock—for smooth integration into any broadcast, professional, or corporate AV environment.

The BRC-X1000/1 and the BRC-X1000/WPW are the US/Canada models which are bundled with the AC-UES1230MT AC power supply and cord. In all other regions the AC power supply and cord are sold separately.

Available in black as BRC-X1000 and in white as BRC-X1000/W (color availability may vary by country).


Enhanced Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) operation

Accurately re-frame shots or track moving subjects with smooth, speedy, near-silent remote control of pan, tilt and zoom functions. There's also low-speed zoom and a slow pan/tilt mode for precise, judder-free camera movements. PTZ Trace Memory allows a sequence of camera movements to be memorized and followed whenever required. PTZ Motion Sync smoothly blends separate pan, tilt and zoom movements for seamless, professional-looking transitions. Up to 100 pre set positions for pan/tilt/zoom operations

Uncompromising 4K images

The camera's large, back-illuminated 1.0-type Exmor R CMOS sensor delivers uncompromised broadcast quality color pictures in detail-packed 4K 30p, with four times the resolution of Full HD. Footage can also be captured in Full HD 60p - ideal for fast-moving sports action.

Cinematic 24p pictures

The camera can also operate in 24p mode, for video footage with a rich, filmic look.

High quality 12x optical zoom and 18x(4K) or 24x(HD) with Clear Image Zoom

The high quality Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens with 12x optical zoom range covers wide angle shots as well as tight close-ups. Clear Image Zoom* expands this range to 18x (4K) or 24x (HD) without sacrificing detail. In addition, the Tele Convert Mode can double this range again, up to 48x zoom while maintaining a 1920x1080 resolution.

*Clear Image Zoom is a Sony original intelligent interpolation, which analyzes the input image and increases the resolution of the image.

Excellent low light sensitivity

The BRC-X1000 can capture crisp, low noise color video images in light levels as low as 1.7lx, making it an ideal choice for dimly lit live hall and theater.

Flexible installation

Integration is simplified in a wide range of environments, with PoE+ (Power over Ethernet) to reduce cabling requirements and VISCA control over IP.

Remote operation

Pan/tilt/zoom and other camera settings can be controlled using the supplied IR remote commander, or with the optional RM-IP500 Remote Control Unit that can control multiple cameras.

RCP/MSU Connectivity

In a studio environment, BRC-X1000 can be controlled via Sony's Remote Control Panel RCP-1500/1501/1530 and MSU-1000/1500. Connection can be made over IP networks.

*The compatibility is described in the Remote Camera System Guide.


Genlock simplifies integration with other systems in multi-camera broadcast environments.

Versatile video outputs

Enjoy greater installation flexibility in professional broadcast and AV environments with dual link 3G-SDI (x4) and HDMI video outputs.

Front and rear tally lamps

Ideal for on-air broadcast use, the BRC-X1000 features dual tally lamps on the front and rear of the camera body. Brightness of the front tally lamp can be adjusted in two steps.

Always up to date

New camera functionality and performance improvements can be added via firmware updates over IP.

Simplified construction of VR/AR systems*

Real-time camera tracking data (pan/tilt/zoom/focus/iris) can be output from the camera over IP network in free-d* protocol. It can construct VR/AR system without additional tracking system, easy and cost effective solution.

*VR: Virtual Reality, AR: Augmented Reality
*free-d is an industry-standard protocol for transmitting camera tracking data.


Image Sensor
1.0-type back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
Image Sensor (Number of Effective Pixels)
Approx. 14.2 Megapixels
Image Sensor (Total Number of Pixels)
Approx. 20.4 Megapixels
Signal System
2160/29.97p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i, 720/59,94p, 2160/25p, 1080/50p, 1080/50i, 720/50p, 2160/23.98p, 1080/23.98p
Minimum Illumination (50IRE)
1.7 lux (50IRE, F2.8, 1/30s, Max.Gain)
Horizontal Resolution
1800 TV line (in 3G-SDI output) (center)
Auto/Manual (-3dB to +33dB)
Shutter Speed
1/10000s to 1/8 (59.94/29.97)
1/10000s to 1/6 (50/25/23.98)
Exposure Control
Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority, iris priority, gain priority), Back light, Spot light
White Balance
Auto1/Auto2/One Push/Indoor/Outdoor/Manual
Optical Zoom
Clear Image Zoom
*1.5x at 4K resolution
Digital Zoom
Tele Convert Mode
Off, 2x
*1920x1080 only
Focusing System
Horizontal Viewing Angle
64.6° (Wide-end)
Focal Length
f=9.3 to 111.6mm
F2.8(Wide) ,F4.5(Tele)
Minimum Object Distance
1,000 mm (Tele)
80 mm (Wide)
Pan/Tilt Angle
Pan: ±170°
Tilt: +90°/-30°
Pan/Tilt Speed
0.3 ° to 60 °/s*1
0.05 ° to 60 °/s*2
0.02 ° to 60 °/s*3

0.3 ° to 60 °/s*1
0.05 ° to 60 °/s*2
0.02 ° to 60 °/s*3

*1 When P/T SPEED TYPE setting is NORMAL
*2 When P/T SPEED TYPE setting is Extd. RANGE (Requires firmware V2.10)
*3 When P/T SPEED TYPE setting is Extd. STEP (Requires firmware V2.10)
Pan/Tilt Slow Mode
Pan/Tilt Operation Noise
NC30 or less*
*Sony measurement conditions
Preset Position
PTZ Trace Memory
PTZ Motion Sync
Camera tracking data output
(Requires firmware V2.10)
Camera Features
Visibility Enhancer
Image Flip
Picture Profile Preset
ND Filter
Off, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 switchable in menu
Color Gain
Yes (15 step)
Color Hue
Yes (15 step)
Color Matrix
Off/Standard/High Saturation/FL light/MOVIE/STILL/CINEMA/PRO/ITU709/BW
Gamma Level
Yes (15 step)
Black Level
Yes (97 step)
Black Gamma
Yes (15 step)
Knee Point
Yes (13 step)
Knee Slope
Yes (15 step)
Flicker Cancel
4K Video Output
Dual Link 3G-SDI(2SI only) x2 and HDMI
HD Video Output
3G-SDI x4 and HDMI
HDMI Color Space
YCbCr, 4:2:2
RGB, 4:4:4
Camera Control Interface
External Sync. Input
BNC, 75Ω, HD 3-level sync, SD Black Burst
Power Connector Type
(JEITA standard RC-5320A)
Power Requirements
DC 10.8V to 13.2V,
PoE+ (IEEE802.3at compliant)
Power Consumption
DC12 V:21.5 W (Max)
PoE+:25.5 W (Max)
Operating Temperature
0 °C to 40 °C
32 °F to 104 °F
Storage Temperature
-20 °C to +60 °C
-4 °F to +140 °F
Dimensions (W x H x D)*1
Approx. 198 x 260 x 238mm (without projecting object)
Approx. 7 7/8 x 10 1/4 x 9 3/8 inch (without projecting object)
Approx. 4.3kg
Approx. 9 lb 7.7oz
Optional Card Slots
Not needed
Body Color
Black and White
Size of Screw Hole for Tripod
1/4-20UNC x2
Mountable Angle
Ceiling Mount
Supplied Accessories
IR Remote Commander Unit (1)
Ceiling bracket (2)
Wire rope (1)
Screws(M3 x 8) (7)
Screws(M4 x 8) (1)
HDMI cable fixing plate (1)