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Sony medical video cameras enable surgeons and clinical staff to capture colour images during microscopy and open* surgical procedures. Surgeons in the OR can benefit from HD image quality in a compact camera head that integrates efficiently with surgical microscopes and slit lamp systems. Our 3D medical cameras capture stereoscopic images in Full HD to provide improved depth perception and spatial orientation compared with 2D imaging.

This equipment is intended for use by qualified medical professionals only. Registration status as a medical device may vary, depending on country.

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Space-saving two-piece camera offers HD image quality and convenient integration with modern medical modality devices.

This two-piece HD colour video camera consists of a light, compact camera head and separate CCU (Camera Control Unit). The complete system is designed for convenient integration with medical modality equipment such as slit lamps and surgical microscopes.

High quality image reproduction is enabled by latest-generation Exmor™ CMOS sensor technology, offering improved low-light sensitivity compared with traditional equivalent-sized image sensors.

Brightness and colour can be easily adjusted from the CCU front panel, while workflow is further enriched with a range of useful imaging features and shooting modes. Customised picture profiles can be stored and recalled instantly, reducing time-consuming set-up between procedures.

The complete camera system can optionally be controlled from an external host device such as a computer. In addition, the camera head can be sited as far as 20m from the CCU (requires optional cables) for greater operational and integration flexibility.

Full HD video images can be viewed on a connected monitor (not included), or recorded for subsequent sharing and analysis with a suitable video recorder such as the Sony HVO-3300MT.
Crisp, clear Full HD images. 
The MCC-500MD is equipped with a 1/2.9-type single Exmor™ CMOS image sensor. Low-light sensitivity is improved compared with conventional equivalent-sized sensor technology, contributing to picture quality that approaches the performance of more costly three-chip cameras.

Two camera support for 3D shooting

Images from two MCC-500MD units can be synchronised to allow acquisition of 3D video images. The two camera control units can be connected using an optional BNC cable via the CCU’s 3D-SYNC IN/OUT connectors.
Image Flip
The camera output can be ‘flipped’ vertically, horizontally, or both vertically and horizontally. The flip function can also be activated by an optional foot switch for convenient hands-free operation.
Fluorescein Mode
Clear images can be viewed during fluorescein shooting under green lighting, with no need to use a special yellow filter.
Control by computer
The MCC-500MD can be controlled from a computer via its standard RS-232C interface.

Capture 4K resolution video images in the Operating Room 

Capturing high-resolution video from surgical procedures is an increasing requirement in today's medical environments - from student teaching and academic research to maintaining accurate records for legal and compliance purposes.

Designed for use in Operating Rooms*, the MCC-S40MD is a 4K video camera that's designed for mounting on a ceiling or floor-standing boom arm. The camera can also be commanded via a suitable remote controller.

Exceptional 4K image quality is assured by the large-format Exmor R® CMOS image sensor that captures far more light than smaller sensors in conventional cameras, assuring high levels of detail and very low image noise. It's equipped with the large aperture image-stabilised lens that's capable of zooming in with high magnification for a detailed close-up view of intricate surgical procedures.

The camera can output 4K video via HDMI and HD video via 3G-SDI at the same time - ideal for simultaneous connection to a 4K monitor and medical video recorder in the Operating Room.

The camera's cylindrical all-in-one design is ideal for integration in the modern Operating Room, with convenient cable routing and a smooth wipe-clean housing that resists sterilisation chemicals.

* Please note that this product does not conform to the definition of a medical device.

Crispy-detailed, low noise 4K images
The large, high resolution 1.0-inch Exmor R® CMOS Sensor captures finely-detailed 4K video images, with four times the resolution of Full HD. 3D noise reduction minimises random image noise.

Clearer, vibration-free images

Active image stabilisation (optical/electronic hybrid) corrects for the effects of mechanical vibration on a boom mounting arm, ensuring clear, stable images even at high zoom settings.

High Quality Zoom Lens

The large-aperture 4K-quality lens is optimised for precision surgical imaging applications. 20x lossless zoom (12x optical and 1.67x Clear Image zoom) combines for powerful close-ups of small surgical details. Its aspheric lens can suppress image distortion and/or colour shift.

Simultaneous HDMI and 3G-SDI output

The MCC-S40MD can simultaneously output 4K video via HDMI, and Full HD video via 3G-SDI. This allows convenient connection to a 4K monitor, while simultaneously recording video via SDI to a Full HD recorder.

Ideal for microsurgical applications:

Built on Sony’s expertise and knowledge, accumulated over decades as a world leading supplier of high quality broadcast and professional products, the MCC-1000MD features the latest generation image sensor technology offering enhanced low-light sensitivity compared to traditional cameras on the market.

Designed for medical microsurgical applications including ophthalmology and neurology procedures, the compact and lightweight design allows the C-mount head to be easily mounted on most existing surgical microscopes. Captured HD images can be displayed on our surgical monitors for everyone to see in the OR and recorded with our medical recorders. Surgical footage can be shared with clinicians/colleagues, at conferences and symposiums, and for surgical training and education.

Capture minute surgical details:

Designed to deliver a high level of detail for microsurgery applications, the MCC-1000MD camera head combines three Exmor™ R CMOS sensors. This sensor combined with our leading image processing technology, means the MCC-1000MD provides sensitivity of F20, a signal-to-noise ratio of 63 dB, and a horizontal resolution of 1000 TV lines or more.

The MCC-1000MD can capture Full HD images with 1,080 effective scanning lines even in progressive format, allowing you to see details and movement in videos with greater clarity than in interlaced format.

Simultaneous video outputs from two MCC-1000MD units can be synchronised, allowing capture of HD 3D stereoscopic video images. These 3D images can be displayed on Sony’s 4K 3D surgical monitors such as the LMD-X310MT and LMD-X550MT, and can be recorded by our HVO-3300MT 3D medical recorder.

High Sensitivity designed for near darkness

A high sensitivity of F20 means the MCC-1000MD can capture remarkably clear video and still images even in near darkness – specifically for procedures involving areas of the anatomy that are difficult to illuminate during a particularly intricate microsurgery. This level of sensitivity allows the camera to capture more natural colours and suppress noise caused by higher gain. Ideal for ophthalmic posterior surgical procedures that involve the retina and optic nerve areas. The camera can also capture and reproduce very brightly-lit areas at standard exposure level.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode

The MCC-1000MD can operate in HDR (High Dynamic Range) mode. When used in conjunction with an HDR display, the images can be viewed with a wider range of contrast to capture surgical images with even greater contrast and realism.

Objects with surfaces that are difficult to reproduce – are visually improved, such as wetness, dark shadows, or glossiness.

Image control with multiple adjustments functions

 The MCC-1000MD is designed for modern clinical environments. The Picture Profile function offers a wide range of pre-set image controls. The OR staff can simply select one of the six picture profiles which match various shooting conditions in Ophthalmic surgery.

The MCC-1000MD also features other image-adjusting features such as Auto Exposure, Knee, Digital Zoom, Picture Profile, Picture Flip, and GenLock. The Picture Flip function can turn the camera picture horizontally, vertically, or both horizontally and vertically according to the microscope.

Various outputs for flexible connectivity

The MCC-1000MD has enough output flexibility to connect with medical modalities with HDMI, HD-SDI (3G-SDI), S-Video, and composite video connectivity built in. This makes is easy to integrate the camera seamlessly into your current set up – be it SD or HD while ensuring you’re future-proofed for migration to any other workflow.

All outputs are active simultaneously, so it can be used with a second or even third monitor in the operating room.

Fluorescein mode

For ophthalmological examination which requires the use of fluorescein dyes, the MCC-1000MD is equipped with a fluorescein mode that produces optimal image quality when shooting objects that yield fluorescence by reacting to fluorescein. It adjusts the saturation and hue for only the fluorescent colour.

Easily attachable to surgical microscopes

The MCC-1000MD can be attached to a range of widely-used surgical microscopes by using the optional accessory Sony CCMA-2DAR, a compatible camera adapter. This enables surgeons to acquire Full HD quality 2D video images of ophthalmology and neurology microsurgical procedures.

Convenient foot switch operation 

The MCC-1000MD can be connected to two foot switches, which allow hands free control over functions such as switching picture profile change and pausing image on screen.