ES Broadcast’s hire division has taken delivery of the UK’s first Sony HDC-F5500 rental units – and the camera’s impressive creative capabilities will be the main attraction at a technology and networking event in London next week.

Sony HDC-F5500 adds artistic creativity to live productions

The company recently took delivery of 10 HDC-F5500 channels, which use a full-frame Super 35mm sensor and PL mount lenses to deliver shallow depth of field for dramatic artistic shots in live productions. The camera fits seamlessly into Sony’s live production workflow alongside its sister system camera the HDC-F5500 and other UHD solutions.

It is expected to be a popular addition to sports, concerts and live events productions, enabling the enhanced level of creativity delivered by a full frame sensor within a dedicated system camera.

“The F5500 units have already been out on their first job and we are expecting them to be in high demand,” said Warren Taggart, Managing Director of ES Broadcast Hire. “As camera technology becomes ever more innovative, it is a key aspect of our ethos to continue to offer the very latest solutions on the market to help our clients deliver even more spectacular live productions.”

Technology event focuses on camera’s capabilities

The Sony HDC-F5500 will be the focal point of the latest ES Broadcast technology and networking event, which takes place at the Soho Hotel, London, from 16:30 on Thursday 21 July. Sony camera specialist Neil Thompson will provide an overview of the camera, having worked with it on the Tyson Fury versus Dillian Whyte boxing match earlier this year. Attendance at the event is free but registration is essential, via

ES Broadcast’s Sony HDC-F5500 channels are the latest additions to the company’s extensive hire fleet of Sony UHD system cameras, which includes HDC-5500, HDC-4800, HDC-4300 and HDC-3500 channels alongside HDC-P50 and HDC-P43 compact/POV cameras. The HDC-F5500 is in stock and available for hire now by calling +44 (0)1923 811 520 or emailing