Sony HDW-F900R HDCAM Camcorder

by Sony
Sony HDW-F900R HDCAM Camcorder
The highly respected HDW-F900 camcorder has now been refined into the next-generation HDW-F900R, offering a variety of further enhanced functionalities. The HDW-F900R camcorder records images in accordance with the CIF (Common Image Format) standard, which specifies a sampling structure of 1920 x 1080 active pixels (horizontal x vertical). Plus, as well as recording at 24P, the HDW-F900R camcorder is switchable to record at 25P, 29.97P progressive scan, and also at 50 or 59.94 Hz interlaced scan.

The HDWF900R also provides a comprehensive range of features for creative shooting such as enhanced gamma features and colorimetry controls. Plus, the design of the HDW-F900R is highly compact and lightweight, giving users higher levels of mobility and comfort when shooting.

To further enhance the creative and operational versatility of the camcorder, a wide range of optional accessories are available. These include a picture cache board, a 2-3 Pull-down and down converter board, and a slow-shutter board. In combination with its renowned 24P capability and attractive cost efficiency, all of these great functionalities make the HDW-F900R the perfect solution for shooting television series , documentaries, commercials, as well as motion pictures.


Camera image capture complies with the ITU-R, BT 709-3 Recommendation for High Definition Production and International Programe Exchange
Equipped with 2/3" type 2,200,00 sensor FIT imager, providing high resolution 16:9 images
Compact, lightweight and robust body design with cinematography accessories attached
Continuous recording time of up to 50 minutes (24P mode)
Newly developed LSI for ADSP (advanced digital signal processor) improves picture quality, ensuring picture stability and operational reliability while reducing total power consumption


General Specifications:
Mass Approx. 5.4 kg (12 lb. 2 oz) with microphone, HDVF-20A viewfinder, BCT-40HD cassette and BP-GL95 Battery
Power Requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption 38 W (With 12 V power supply, REC mode, with HDVF-20A)
Operating Temperature 0 to +40 oC (+32 to +104 oF)
Storage Temperature -20 to +60 oC (-4 to +140 oF)
Humidity 25% to 85% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 110 min w/BP-GL95 battery
Video Recording Format HDCAM 1080/59.94i / 29.97P / 50i / 25P / 24P / 23.98P
Audio Recording Linear PCM (2ch, 16-bit, 48-kHz)
Recording Media BCT-6HD/12HD/22HD/32HD/40HD, 1/2-inch HDCAM Cassette
Recording Frame Rate NTSC model HDCAM 1080/59.94i/29.97P/24P/23.98P
Recording Frame Rate PAL model HDCAM 1080/ 50i / 25P
Recording/Playback time 40 min. with BCT-40HD (59.94i Mode)
48 min. with BCT-40HD (50i/25P Mode, 25P: HDW-650P only)
50 min. with BCT-40HD (23.98PsF Mode, HDW-650F only)

Inputs/Outputs Specifications:
Genlock In BNC x1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
TC IN BNC x1, 0.5 to 18 Vp-p, 10 k Ohm
Audio In XLR-3-pin type (Female), -60 dBu/-50 dBu /-40 dBu/+4 dBu
AES/EBU Input XLR-3-pin type (Female), AES/EBU
MIC In XLR-5-pin type (Female), -60 dBu/-50 dBu /-40 dBu LPF 14 kHz: -8 dB
Test Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm, unbalanced
SDI Out BNC (2), 0.8 Vp-p, unbalanced
Composite Video Out HKDW-702 Down converter board * Provides the F900R with down-converted Standard Definition output
* The output is available in SD-SDI or analog composite
Component Out N/A
S-Video Out NA
Audio Out XLR-5-pin type (Male), 0 dBm
TC Out BNC x 1, 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ohm
Earphone Mini-jack, 8 Ohm, - ∞ to -18 dBs variable
Monitor Speaker YES
DC In XLR 4-pin (male) x 1, 11 to 17 V
DC Out 4-pin (Female) 11 to 17 V DC, Max. 100 mA
Lens Conector 12-pin
Remote 8-pin
Light 2-pin, female (Anton Bauer Ultralight) system, power Consumption 50W@12V
Camera Adaptor NA
i.Link N/A
Memory Stick MSH-32 (32 MB) MSH-64 (64 MB) MSH-128 (128 MB) (Max)
Gigabit Ethernet NA

Audio Performance Specifications:
Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz, +0.5 dB/-0.8 dB
Dynamic Range More than 85 dB (Emphasis ON)
Distortion 0.08 % Max.
Crosstalk -70 dB
Wow & Flutter Below measurable limit
Headroom N/A

Camera Section Specifications:
Pickup Device 3-chip 2/3-type FIT CCD
Effective Picture Elements 1920(H) x 1080(V)
Optical System F1.4 prism
Built-In Optical Filters A: 5600 K B: 3200 K C: 4300 K D: 6300 K
1: Clear, 2: 1/4ND, 3: 1/16ND, 4: 1/64ND
Enhanced Clear Scan ECS (at 1080/24P mode) 1/32, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/96, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000 (s)
Slow & Quick Motion Function NA
Sensitivity (2000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F 10 @ 24 fps, with a 1/48-second shutter speed
Gain Selection Turbo Gain +42 dB 36,30,24,18,12,9,6,3,0,-3dB
Smear Level -135 dB (Y-typical)
S/N Ratio 54 dB (Y-typical)
Registration 0.02% or less for entire screen area (excluding distortion due to lens)
Modulation Depth NA

Monitoring Specifications:
Viewfinder Option
Built-In LCD Monitor N/A
Lens Specifications Detail:
Lens Mount Special bayonet mount

Included Lens Specifications:
Zoom Ratio Selectable depends on optional lens used
Focal Length depends on optional lens used
Iris depends on optional lens used
Maximum Relative Aperture depends on optional lens used
Focus depends on optional lens used
Image Stabilizer depends on optional lens used
Filter Thread depends on optional lens used

Built-In Microphone Specifications :
Capsule Type NA

In the Box

Sony HDW-F900R Manual


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