Said to be the smallest camera in Sony's full-frame line-up, the upcoming UMC-S3C video camera combines 4K resolution video recording prowess with the highest low-light sensitivity in its class. The lightweight box is compatible with E-mount lenses and eliminates the need for network cabling for extended mobile use.
In addition to allowing for 4K resolution video recording, Sony's full-frame Exmor sensor is capable of capturing 12 megapixel still images. Sony says that the combination of detail reproduction technology, a high shutter speed and ISO sensitivity ranging from 50 to 409,600 should result in clear and sharp recording "in near pitch-black environments."
Enhanced noise reduction is also promised thanks to processing that carves up images into pattern-based areas. A memory card slot has been included to cater for long-haul recording session, with Sony estimating up to 125 minutes of 4K video recording at 30 frames per second and 60 Mbps with a 64 GB card installed, and support for the XAVC S format also allows for 4K recording at 100 Mbps. Footage can be played back on a computer or in live view over HDMI.
Though no dimensions have been revealed, Sony says that the UMC-S3C is the most compact in its full-frame line-up and tips the scales at a body only weight of just 400 g (14 oz).
The company the camera's feature set being useful for disaster response scenarios, for wildlife monitoring, in mapping and surveying, and more. The UMC-S3C will go on sale in the US in August for an as yetunspecified price.