There is increasing demand for small "Box"-type or "Point-Of -View" cameras with the flexibility to shoot from almost anywhere while still delivering highest quality full-HD pictures for use standalone or in seamless integration with content from full-size cameras. The HDC-P1 delivers unprecedented picture quality thanks to its full use of the technologies from Sony's flagship HDC Series studio cameras. Three 2.2-million pixel 2/3"-inch type Power HAD FX CCDs and a 14bit A/D converter offer a sensitivity of F11 at 1080/50i. A wide range of recording formats are supported, including 1080/50i, 59.94i and 720/50P, 59.94P, with 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, and 29.97PsF capabilities available via optional software upgrades (due Summer 2010).
It is also the first camera of its class to feature dual ND/CC filters, both of which are servo controlled, and its ultra narrow, 86mm body makes it ideal for applications such as 3D. Other applications include a range of unmanned and point-of-view HD applications, such as stadiums, conference rooms and schools. It can also be used as a "companion" camera in automated broadcast studios.
*Despite its diminutive dimensions, the HDC-P1 delivers outstanding quality, full-HD images. Three 2/3-inch type 2.2-mega pixel full HD "Power HAD FX" CCDs offer a sensitivity of F11 at 1080/50i and a high signal-to-noise ratio of 55 dB.
*Compact and lightweight, the HDC-P1 is ideal for capturing HD-quality images in locations and from angles where bulky production HD cameras cannot be installed. Weighing only 3 lb 12 oz enables 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.
*The HDC-P1 is designed to accommodate all current and proposed formats. In addition to 1080/50i and 720/50P operation, an optional software upgrade, due in Summer 2010, will enable 1080/25P capability.
*The HDC-P1 camera is fully compatible with Sony's current master set-up units (MSU) and remote control panels (RCP). This flexibility makes it easy to integrate with everything from extensive multi-camera systems or simple point-to-point systems.