Hitachi Z-HD5500 Production Camera Body 1080p, HDR, CMOS image sensors

1080p HDR broadcast production camera with 3 2/3" CMOS image sensors

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The new HITACHI Z-HD5500 production video camera is a 1920 X 1080 progressive scan throughout the entire camera chain. Utilizing HITACHI’s new generation 2/3” CMOS image sensors this camera can easily adapt to a wide range of difficult LED lighting conditions. The Z-HD5500 production camera delivers flawless high-performance in a variety of situations such as: TV studios, houses of worship, arenas, and other venues where LED lights or large LED displays are being used. The Z-HD5500 camera system is capable of High Dynamic Range and retains all the popular functions and features of the existing camera line. Advanced specifications include F10 standard sensitivity with 62dB signal to noise and Real-time Lens Aberration Correction (RLAC). The lightweight, two-piece dockable camera body offers maximum re-configuration ability, with a choice of a compact SMPTE or single-mode fiber transmission or Hitachi’s new long-range digital triax system. The Z-HD5500 professional video camera includes Triple-Masking functions, linear matrix and Skin Tone masking providing users with wide latitude in image color control. Outputs include: 480i/576i SD-SDI, 720p, 1080i and 1080p HD-SDI @59.94Hz or 50Hz.


  • Imager: 3x [RGB], 2/3-inch, CMOS
  • Native Scan: 1920 x 1080 Progressive.
  • Scan types: 1080p, 1080i, 720p
  • H&V Resolution: 1,000TVL
  • Standard Sensitivity: F10 @ 59.94Hz/ F12 @ 50Hz ref 2,000 lx
  • Signal to Noise: >62dB
  • Vertical Smear: None.
  • Camera cable: SMPTE fiber optic, single mode fiber or triax cable.
  • High-performance Hitachi DSPs.
  • High quality SD output down-converted at the CCU.
  • Flawless signal transmission using SMPTE Digital Optical Fiber cable.
  • The camera system can operate directly with SM fiber installations.
  • Optional long-range Digital Triax System.
  • Optional CCUs available with 1080p, 1080i, 720P HD-SDI switchable outputs.
  • Optional half-rack CCUs: Fiber CU-HD1000-S8 or Triax TU-HD1000.
  • Optional CU-HD500 and CU-HD1300(X) available with (F)iber, (T)riax or both Fiber & Triax (FT).
  • CCU HD-SDI outputs with embedded audio (2-channel).
  • Choice of 6 different remote operation panels.
  • RLACTM: Real-time Lens Aberration Correction makes the best HDTV lenses look even better.
  • SD memory card system for offline storage & transfer of all setup data.
  • Prompter power and 4 input VF return signal switching system.
  • 2 intercom channels compatible with Clear-com and RTS, 4w/2w.
  • 2 independent program returns (IFBs) w/ intercom mix.
  • Optional Master Setup Unit SU-1000.
  • Fully integrated and controllable by ROSS DASHBOARD™.

Specifications for the Hitachi Z-HD5500 Production Camera Body

{ "Imaging Device": "( 3x - RGB ) 2/3-inch equivalent CMOS imager, micro-lens", "Effective pixels": "1,920 (H) x 1,080 (V)", "Optical system": "F1.4 prism.", "Optical Filters": { "1x filter wheel w/4 filter positions":["Clear", "Cross", "1/16ND", "1/64ND"], "ECC": ["3200K", "4300K", "5600K", "6300K", "8000K"] }, "Sensitivity": "F10 (59.94Hz) / F11 (50Hz) @2000lx, 3200K, 89.9% reflectance", "Signal to Noise Ratio": "62dB (typical)", "Horizontal resolution": "1000 TV Lines (at center)", "Registration": "Overall 0.01% (excluding lens limitations)", "Lens mount": "B4 bayonet-type", "Gain selection": ["L (LOW) -6, -3, 0dB", "M (medium) 0, +3, +6, +9, +12, +15, +18, +21dB", "H (high) +3, +6, +9, +12, +15, +18, +21, +24dB"], "Electronic Shutter": "1/100, 1/125, 1/250, 1/500, 1/1000, 1/2000 (1080/59.94i), AES, CC Frame", "Dimensions": "133 (W) x 191 (H) x 262 (D) mm", "Operating temperature": "-10°C to +45°C, 14°F to 113°F", "Camera head": "1x BNC HD-SDI MON out, VF out (Character ON/OFF) or HD-SDI RET out", "Input & Output": ["4-pin Multi connector for remote control unit", "20-pin Multi VF connector", "12-pin Multi LENS connector", "3-pin XLR MIC-1 connector", "SD Memory Card Slot"], "Power consumption": "Camera head 20 W (Head only without VF, lens)", "Mass": "2.2kg, 4.8lbs. approx. Camera head" }

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