Sony HDC-F5500 camera with Super 35mm frame now available in Europe

Following its launch in the US in October 2021, the HDC-F5500 system camera, the latest entry in Sony’s HDC camera series, is now available in Europe.

Boasting a Super 35mm frame ideal for achieving a cinematic look on a 4K CMOS global shutter image sensor, the HDC-F5500 builds on the HDC line-up and serves as a tool for those in need of creative expression with a cinematic look, in a system camera form factor and workflow.

Thanks to the global shutter effect to prevent rolling shutter distortion and flash band, the camera is said to work well in challenging light circumstances. It is also suitable for live studio environments coupled with an LED wall virtual system.

A first for a systemised S35mm system, the HDC-F5500 features a motorised eight-step ND filter adopted from Sony’s digital motion picture camera Venice, which can be controlled locally or remotely, for increased operational flexibility.  It also allows the precise selection of focus depth as well as controlled capture of fast-moving subjects, even in bright lighting conditions. Another highlight of the camera is its wide colour gamut, along with support for BT.2020, S-Gamut3/S-Gamut3.cine and HLG.

From a workflow perspective, the HDC-F5500 integrates with Sony’s IP Live production system through the use of the HDCU-5500 series and is suitable for remote production thanks to its integration with the IP extension adaptor HDCE-TX50. Its simple integration with a wide range of accessories means it’s easy to use in existing workflows, according to Sony.

The HDC-F5500 also supports full compatibility with Sony remote control panels for live shading and painting work for video engineers. The HDC-F5500 is also compatible with Sony’s existing SR Live for HDR workflow with HLG and S-Log3.

“We’re delighted to add this camera to our portfolio which answers the increased demand for a cinematic look in the European sports market in particular,” said Norbert Paquet, head of live production, Sony Professional Europe.  “Sony cameras are recognised for their advanced technology and workflow with reliability and length of life, making them a good choice from a sustainability perspective, and this new addition will no doubt serve our customers for many years to come through its innovative features and adaptability.”

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