Sony UMC-S3CA High-Sensitivity UHD 4K Video Camera

Sony UMC-S3CA High-Sensitivity UHD 4K Video Camera

Sony UMC-S3CA High-Sensitivity UHD 4K Video Camera

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The UMC-S3CA High-Sensitivity UHD 4K Video Camera from Sony utilizes a full 35mm frame Exmor CMOS sensor and XAVC S format (at up to 100 Mb/s) to capture 4K/29.97 and 4K/25 color video, and low-noise 12MP color still images. With compact size, minimum illumination of 0.004 lux / ISO 409600, and onboard recording capability, it is suitable for remote POV, documentaries, wildlife and live action shooting, and challenging environments where cabling or space is limited. The high-speed electronic shutter can capture blur-free color video of characters, numbers, and human faces. The camera is also equipped with a mechanical shutter for sharp still images, even when there's movement in a scene.

Equipped with a genlock function, the UMC-S3CA camera is suitable for multicamera installations such as 2D/3D virtual reality, multiple-angle live event broadcast coverage, or as a supplementary studio camera. You can record long-duration video and still images to the camera's onboard SD memory card, or output to an external recorder or monitor via HDMI. You can also use the optional 256GB memory card to record up to 8 hours and 35 minutes of 4K footage with standard quality (29.97p, 60 Mb/s). The area-specific noise reduction selectively divides the image into areas based on patterns, such as edges, textures, and evenly colored areas, to efficiently reduce noise and improve image quality. The camera can be controlled via multi-terminal, remote controller, or a PC and compatible software.

Anti-dust function
ISO AUTO (Min. SS)
Clock Function
Area Setting
Supports internal recording
Interchangeable E-mount FE lenses allows adjustment of camera's viewing angle
Compatible E-mount FE lenses include the SEL35F14Z (35mm, f/1.4), SEL35F28 (35mm, f/2.8), SEL28F20 (28mm, f/2.0), and SEL55F18Z (55mm, f/1.8)
In the Box
Sony UMC-S3CA High-Sensitivity UHD 4K Video Camera
  • Body Cap
  • Tripod Adapter
  • 4 x Tripod Adapter Fixing Screw
  • Ferrite Core
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony UMC-S3CA specs

    Camera
    Type Interchangeable lens digital camera
    Lens Mount E-mount
    Lens Compatibility Sony E-mount lenses
    Image Sensor 35 mm full-frame Exmor CMOS sensor
    Effective Number of Pixels 12.2 MP approximately
    Total Number of Pixels 12.4 MP approximately
    Aspect Ratio 3:2
    Color Filter R/G/B primary color
    Dust Removal Charge protection coating
    Optical Filter and ultrasonic vibration mechanism
    Recording Specifications
    Still Image Recording Format:
    JPEG (DCF Ver. 2.0, Exif Ver.2.3, MPF Baseline compliant), Raw (Sony ARW 2.3 format)

    Image Size (3:2)
    35 mm Full-Frame:
    L: 4240 x 2832 (12 MP)
    M: 2768 x 1848 (5.1 MP)
    S: 2128 x 1416 (3 MP)

    APS-C:
    L: 2768 x 1848 (5.1 MP)
    M: 2128 x 1416 (3 MP)
    S: 1376 x 920 (1.3 MP)

    Image Size (16:9)
    35mm Full-Frame:
    L: 4240 x 2384 (10 MP)
    M: 2768 x 1560 (4.3 MP)
    S: 2128 x 1200 (2.6 MP)

    APS-C:
    L: 2768 x 1560 (4.3 MP)
    M: 2128 x 1200 (2.6 MP)
    S: 1376 x 776 (1.1 MP)

    Image Quality Modes:
    Raw, Raw & JPEG, JPEG extra fine, JPEG fine, and JPEG standard

    RAW: 14-bit

    Picture Profile:
    Yes (Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

    Dynamic Range Functions:
    Off, Dynamic Range Optimizer (Auto/Level (1-5)), Auto High Dynamic Range (Auto Exposure Difference, Exposure Difference Level (1-6 EV, 1.0 EV step))

    Color Space:
    sRGB standard (with sYCC gamut)

    Delete Function: Yes
    Movies Recording Format:
    XAVC S

    Video Compression:
    XAVC S, MPEG-4 AVC/H.264

    Image Size:
    3810 x 2160 (XAVC S 4K), 1920 x 1080 (XAVC S HD)

    Picture Profile:
    Off / PP1-PP9) Parameters: Black level, Gamma (Movie, Still, Cine1-4, ITU709, ITU709 [800%], S-Log2, S-Log3), Black Gamma, Knee, Color Mode, Saturation, Color Phase, Color Depth, Detail, Copy, Reset

    Color Space:
    xvYCC standard (x.v.Color when connected via HDMI cable) compatible with TRILUMINOS color
    Resolution Movie Recording System (XAVC S 4K)
    Approximately 100 Mb/s:
    3840 x 2160 29.97, NTSC
    3840 x 2160 25, PAL
    3840 x 2160 23.98, NTSC

    Approximately 60 Mb/s:
    3840 x 2160 29.97, NTSC
    3840 x 2160 25, PAL
    3840 x 2160 23.98, NTSC

    Movie Recording System (XAVC S HD)
    Approximately 100 Mb/s:
    1920 x 1080p 119.88, NTSC
    1920 x 1080p 100, PAL

    Approximately 60 Mb/s:
    1920 x 1080p 119.88, NTSC
    1920 x 1080p  100, PAL

    Approximately 50 Mb/s:
    1920 x 1080p 59.94, NTSC
    1920 x 1080p 50, PAL
    1920 x 1080p 29.97, NTSC
    1920 x 1080p 25, PAL
    1920 x 1080p 23.98, NTSC

    High Frame Rate Recording
    Approximately 16 Mb/s:
    1920 x 1080p 29.97, NTSC
    1920 x 1080p 25, PAL

    Approximately 12 Mb/s:
    1920 x 1080p 23.98, NTSC
    Movie Function
    Selector Controls NTSC/PAL
    Format TC Preset
    UB Preset
    TC Format
    TC Run
    TC Make
    UB Time Rec
    Auto Slow Shutter Yes
    Control REC control
    HDMI Output 3840 x 2160 29.97/25/23.98
    1920 x 1080p 59.94/50/23.98
    1920 x 1080i 59.94/50

    YCbCr 4:2:2 8-bit / RGB 8-bit
    Recording Media
    Media SD
    SDHC (UHS-I compliant)
    SDXC (UHS-I compliant)
    microSD
    microSDHC
    microSDXC
    Memory Card Slot SD memory card
    File System FAT12/16/32
    exFAT
    Noise Reduction Long Exposure NR:
    On/Off (available at shutter speeds longer than 1 second)

    High ISO NR:
    Normal/Low/Off
    Frame Multi-Frame NR: Auto/ISO 100 to 409600
    Exposure & White Balance
    Modes Auto
    Daylight
    Shade
    Cloudy
    Incandescent
    Fluorescent
    Flash
    Underwater
    Color Temperature & color filter
    AWB AWB micro adjustment
    Focus Control
    Type Contrast-detection AF
    Sensor Exmor CMOS sensor
    Autofocus Points 169 points (contrast-detection AF)
    Sensitivity Range EV-4 to EV-20 (ISO 100 equivalent with f/2.0 lens attached)
    AF Modes AF-S (single-shot AF)
    AF-C (continuous AF)
    Manual focus
    Focus Area Wide
    169 points, contrast-detection AF
    Focus Lock Yes
    Exposure Control
    Metering Type 1200-zone evaluative metering
    Sensor Metering: Exmor CMOS sensor
    Metering Sensitivity EV-3 to EV-20 (at ISO 100 equivalent with f/2.0 lens attached)
    Modes Multi-segment
    Exposure Modes Auto (iAuto/Superior Auto)
    Programmed AE (P)
    Aperture priority (A)
    Shutter-speed priority (S)
    Manual (M)
    Movie
    High Frame Rate (Programmed AE (P)
    Aperture priority (A)
    Shutter-speed priority (S)
    Manual (M))
    Exposure Compensation 5.0EV (1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps selectable)
    AE Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed halfway
    Available with AE lock button (On/Off/Auto)
    ISO Sensitivity Still Images:
    ISO 100-102400 (ISO numbers up from ISO 50 to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range)
    Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)

    Movies:
    ISO 100-102400 equivalent (ISO numbers up to ISO 409600 can be set as expanded ISO range)
    Auto (ISO 100-12800, selectable lower limit and upper limit)
    Interface
    USB Multi/Micro-USB 2.0
    HDMI Type-D UHD/HD output
    Terminal DC In Terminal: IEC60130-10 (JEITA standard RC-5320A) TYPE4
    12 VDC, -25 to 10%, (9 to 13.2 V)
    I/O Terminal 8-pin mini-DIN
    External Sync Input: 75 Ohms internal termination, HD 3-level sync, SD black burst
    Zoom Controller
    Image Zoom Clear Image Zoom
    Stills: 2x, approx
    Movies: 2x, approx
    Digital Zoom 35 mm Full-Frame Stills
    4x (L)
    6.1x (M)
    8x (S)

    APS-C Stills
    4x (L)
    5.2x (M)
    8x (S)
    Shutter
    Type Electronically controlled, vertical-traverse, focal-plane type
    Shutter Speed Still Images: 1/8000 to 30 sec, Bulb
    Movies: 1/8000 to 1/4 (1/3 steps) up to 1/60 in Auto mode (up to 1/30 in Auto slow-shutter mode)
    Electronic Shutter Electronic Front Curtain Shutter: Yes (on/off)
    Shooting Modes Silent Shooting: Yes (on/off)
    Drive Specs
    Drive Mode Single shooting
    Continuous shooting
    Speed Continuous Mode: 2.5 fps max
    Recording Modes Continuous
    JPEG Extra fine L: 109 frames
    JPEG Fine L: 200 frames
    JPEG Standard L: 200 frames
    Raw: 67 frames
    Raw & JPG: 42 frames
    Playback Delete
    General
    Clock Battery MS621T, button-type, manganese-silicon battery
    Power Consumption With Viewfinder: 19 W (including lens)
    Regulations and Safety Standards UL60950-1, cUL No.60950-1, IEC60950-1
    VCCI (Class A), FCC Part15B (Class A), IC ICES-003 (Class A)
    Emission: EN55032 (Class A), EN61326-1 (Class A)
    Immunity: EN55024, EN61326-1
    Emission: AS/NZS CISPR32(EN55032) (Class A)
    MSIP EMC KN32 (Class A), KN35
    EAC (EMC-TR) CISPR32 (Class A), CISPR24
    Operating Temperature 32 to 113°F / 0 to 45°C
    Material Body Material: Magnesium alloy, rigid plastic exterior
    Dimensions Excluding Protrusions: 4.1 x 3.3 x 1.9" / 10.4 x 8.4 x 4.8 cm, approximately
    Weight Body Without Lens: 13.9 oz / 395 g

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