Sony has answered the demand for small "Box"-type or "Point-Of -View" cameras with the flexibility to shoot from almost anywhere while still delivering highest quality full-HD pictures for use standalone or in seamless integration with content from full-size cameras. The HDC-P1 delivers unprecedented picture quality thanks to its full use of the technologies from Sony's flagship HDC Series studio cameras. Three 2.2-million pixel 2/3"-inch type Power HAD FX CCDs and a 14bit A/D converter offer a sensitivity of F11 at 1080/50i. A wide range of recording formats are supported, including 1080/59.94i 1080/50i and 720/59.94P, 720/50P with 23.98PsF, 24PsF, 25PsF, and 29.97PsF capabilities available via optional software upgrade.
It is also the first camera of its class to feature dual servo controlled ND/CC filters and its ultra narrow 86mm body makes it ideal for 3D applications. Other applications include a range of roboitic and point-of-view HD applications, such as stadiums, conference rooms and schools. It can also be used as a "companion" camera in automated broadcast studios.