Sony has introduced the new HDC-F5500 field system camera with a Super 35mm sensor and 4K global shutter CMOS sensor. The new camera marries features from their Digital Cinema cameras along with those of live broadcast models. With a larger sensor than most broadcast cameras, it is possible to gain more control over depth of field in order to create a more cinematic look. An 8-step motorized ND filter, first introduced in Sony’s VENICE, can be controlled remotely along with slow-motion capabilities up to 120fps in 4K with a global shutter. Full support for BT.2020, S-Gamut/S-Gamut3.cine and HLG are included allowing for HDR broadcast and mastering.
The F5500 integrates with Sony’s IP Live Production system via the HDCU-5000 series. It can also take advantage of the new IP extension adaptor, the HDCE-TX50 for remote production along with the new ARIA system, which stands for “Automatic Restoration of Illumination Attenuation”. This supports select PL and zoom lenses and compensates for picture anomalies when shooting at a distance. The Sony HDC-F5500 will be available from December 2021.