Z-HD5000 HDTV Studio, Field Production Camera

Product Brochure [PDF 4.6Mb]

Economical HD Production Camera

The Z-HD5000 is Hitachi’s most economical, high-performance Studio and Field HDTV production camera. This is a proven, full featured production camera that uses 3) high-resolution, low noise 2/3inch, IT-CCDs. Its lightweight, two-piece dockable camera body offers maximum re-configuration ability. A compact digital fiber transmission system or Hitachi’s patented digital Triax enables smaller production facilities to lower their overall system costs.

Features & Functions

  • 800 TVL of resolution
  • F10 standard sensitivity
  • 58dB HDTV Signal to Noise ratio
  • 14-bit analog to digital conversion
  • High-performance Hitachi DSPs.
  • High quality SDTV output down-converted at the CCU.
  • Flawless signal transmission using Digital Optical Fiber cable
  • Optional Hitachi-patented Fully Digital Triax System.
  • The camera system can operate directly with SM fiber installations.
  • Optional CCU’s available with 1080i/720P HD-SDI switchable outputs.
  • CCU HD-SDI outputs with embedded audio (2-channel)
  • Standard, remote RU-1000 rotary knob for iris/master black control.
  • Choice of 6 different optional remote operation panels.
  • Compatible with Canon and Fujinon Auto-Focus lenses.
  • SD memory card system for offline storage & transfer of all setup data.
  • 4 input VF return signal switching system.
  • 2 intercom channels compatible with Clear-com and RTS, 4w/2w
  • 2 independent program returns (IFB’s) w/ intercom mix.
  • Optional Master Setup Unit SU-1000.
  • Optional half-rack CU-HD1000 or Full rack CU-3300-S7/S8


  • Available Studio Adapter for use with all Broadcast box, compact studio and hand-held 2/3-inch bayonet lenses.
  • Cable-less Studio Adapter interface allows maintenance and trouble free operation and reliability.
  • 2-piece dockable design allows easy configuration change, maintenance and robustness.
  • Maintains backwards compatibility with existing HITACHI HDTV control panels, cables, and viewfinders.
  • Ethernet control and assignment of control panels and CCUs.
  • Can operate over lower-cost, single-mode, fiber cable without additional external hardware or cable adapters.

More info

Camera System Accessories

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Camera Control Units

CU-HD500 Optical Fiber Camera Control Unit.

TU-HD1000 Digital Triax Camera Control Unit.

TU-HD1000 Operation Manual (2.55Mb)

Control Panels

SU-1000: Setup Unit for 12 cameras, expandable to 128 cameras. Provides access to all camera operation and adjustment parameters.

RU1000 Standard Remote Control Panel. Rotary knob for Iris, Master Black.

RU-1500VR/JY: Advanced Remote Unit with color touch-screen and network control for demanding production environments. Available with Joystick or rotary knob.

RU-1500JY Operation Manual (147Kb)

Large Lens Adapter

SA-1000: Heavy-duty large lens adapter and system expansion unit for studio and field production. Designed for use with all Hitachi HTDV portable cameras


VF-402 2 inch B/W ENG viewfinder
(Operation manual provided with camera head’s)

VF-L90HD 9-inch LCD (16:9) Color viewfinder