Sony's Tiny Camera Swings a 4K Punch

Sony packs low-light sensitivity into a small 4K camera. 

Sony’s new UMC-S3C 4K camera offers an astonishing 0.004lx, expandable to ISO 50-409600 range on its full-frame 35mm Exmor sensor. The camera is compatible with E-mount lenses with its resolution kept high across the entire image area of the 35mm full-frame sensor.

It offers Genlock support to sync multiple cameras and "widens the camera's range of applications for shooting from multiple points or Virtual Reality." The camera is ideal for cranes, sliders, crash cams, or when you just need a camera with a small footprint.

Tech Specs:

  • 35mm full-frame sensor
  • 4K capable 
  • Memory card slot
  • Supports Sony's XAVC S format 
  • Weighs 400g

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Is it 10-bit? How could the interviewer not ask that important question. Also can it output higher frame rates than it can record.

April 26, 2017 at 4:12PM

Gregory Greenhaw

I am definitely wondering about this camera because I looked it up and it's almost $6000 errand to me it just doesn't seem to have very good and puts our Alport so unless six shirts very high frame rate I don't know why her cost this much

April 26, 2017 at 6:06PM

Kyle Dockum
Videographer and Editor

So the guy from Sony says "we're open to conversation about uses for the unit". In fact, he does it more than once - but we never learn his contact info - huh? No Jones-ing the contact info, guys! Anyway, just re-render the video with his information and upload it again, please.

April 28, 2017 at 7:57AM, Edited April 28, 7:58AM