Uncompromising, Full-HD performance from compact camer
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.