Sony HDCAM has become firmly established as the de-facto High Definition (HD) production format worldwide, with a unique track record for production of the highest quality programming. Much of this reputation has been built upon the HDW-F900, the world’s first 24P CineAlta HD camcorder, which received a Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award in 2004.For 2006 Sony has developed the HDW-F900R, the successor model to the HDW-F900. This new camcorder represents the flagship model within the HDCAM line-up, and has been designed for productions such as drama, commercials and feature films where a prestige 24P look is required.The HDW-F900R combines the imaging performance of the original HDW-F900 in a smaller, lighter chassis. Power consumption has been reduced, new features have been added and the new camcorder meets the latest EU environmental legislation.The HDW-F900R features 12-bit A/D conversion, can record four channels of digital audio and provides HD-SDI output as standard. It joins the HDW-730S, HDW-750P and HDW-750PC camcorders within the HDCAM line-up.The HDW-F900R is supplied without a viewfinder. The picture shows the camcorder fitted with an optional HDVF-C30W HD LCD colour viewfinder.



Power Requirements DC 12 V +5.0 V/-1.0 V
Power Consumption Approx. 38 W (with 12 V power supply, REC mode, with HDVF-20A)
Mass Approx. 5.4 kg (with typical ENG lens, cassette and BP-GL95)
Approx. 11 lb. 14 oz (with typical ENG lens, cassette and BP-GL95)
Operating Temperature 32°F to 104°F
0°C to 40°C
Storage Temperature -4°F to 140°F
-20°C to +60°C
Operating Humidity 25% to 85% (relative humidity)
Continuous Operating Time Approx. 110 min with BP-GL95 battery (When using an optional HDVF-20A and operating at the normal temperature of 25°C (77°F).)
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1] 5 x 8 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches
127 x 269 x 308 mm

Camera Section

Pickup Device 3-chip 2/3-type FIT CCD
Effective Picture Elements 1920 x 1080 (H x V)
Optical System F1.4 prism system
Lens Mount Special bayonet mount
Built-in Filters A: 5600K B: 3200K C: 4300K D: 6300K
1: Clear 2: 1/4 ND 3: 1/16 ND 4: 1/64 ND
Sensitivity (2,000 lx, 89.9% reflectance) F10, at 24 fps, with a 1/48-second shutter speed (equivalent to a 180° film camera shutter setting), the exposure index is approximately equivalent to 300 ISO.
Minimum Illumination 0.0024 lx (F1.4 lens, +42 dB gain, with 64-frame accumulation)
Smear Level -135 dB (typical)
Video S/N Ratio 54 dB (typical)
Geometric Distortion None identified (excluding distortion due to lens)
Horizontal Resolution 1,000 TV Lines

VTR Section

Recording Format HDCAM 59.94i/50i/29.97PsF/25PsF/24PsF/23.98PsF
Tape Speed Approx. 77.4 mm/s (24p mode)
Recording/Playback Time 50 min (24PsF, 23.98PsF) with BCT-40HD
48 min (50i, 25PsF) with BCT-40HD
40 min (59.94i, 29.97p) with BCT-40HD
Fast Forward/Rewind Time Approx. 5 min with BCT-40HD
Recommended Tapes HDCAM cassette (S) BCT-6HD/12HD/22HD/32HD/40HD
Sampling Frequency Y: 74.25 MHz, Pb/Pr: 37.125 MHz
Quantization 12 bits/sample (8 bits sample for compression processing)
Error Correction Reed-Solomon code
Error Concealment Adaptive three dimensional


Genlock Input BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p 75 Ω
Timecode Input BNC (x1), 0.5 V to 18 Vp-p, 10 kΩ
Audio Input (CH1/CH2) XLR-type 3-pin (female) (x1), -60 dBu/-50 dBu /-40 dBu/+4 dBu/AES/EBU
Mic Input XLR-type 5-pin type (female) (x1), -60 dBu/-50 dBu /-40 dBu LPF 14 kHz: -8 dB
Test Output BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω, unbalanced
HD-SDI Output BNC (x2), 0.8 Vp-p, unbalanced
AUDIO Output XLR-type 5-pin (male) (x1), 0 dBm
TC Output BNC (x1), 1.0 Vp-p, 75 Ω
Earphone Output Mini jack (x1), 8 Ω, -∞ dBs to -18 dBs variable
DC Input XLR-type 4-pin (male) (x1), DC 11 V to 17 V
DC Output DC 11 V to 17 V, Max. 100 mA
Lens 12-pin (x1)
Remote 8-pin (x1)
Light 2-pin (x1)