Sony DXC-151A ?

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by galt_57, May 16, 2005.

  1. galt_57

    galt_57 Guest

    I bought this camera a few years ago surplussed but have no information
    on it and have no idea if it is in working condition. Can anyone
    suggest where I could find a data sheet or wiring diagram so I could
    test it? I've seen a $250 power supply for it which I hope is not an
    absolute requirement, as I paid less than that for the camera.

    galt_57, May 16, 2005
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    Jack Perry Guest

    Jack Perry, May 17, 2005
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  3. galt_57

    none Guest

    I had the DXC-3000's once upon a time.
    I'm not familiar with the 151's but they're designed for technical
    Should be useable for regular shooting though.
    You should be able to get an aftermarket power supply, just match the
    voltage, wattage and make damn sure to get the polarity right.
    I have a box full of power transformers/adapters that I use on my
    cameras. Range from 7.4v up to 12v. even the most expensive one only
    cost me about 80 bucks.
    Funny, I saw a couple of DXC cameras in my local Goodwill last month.
    A 3000 and a later model that used hi8, both 3chip.
    Went for 34 bucks each. I was slightly tempted but remembered how
    futzy the chips were in my old ones and decided to pass. That and they
    weigh 3 times what my current digital cams run.
    none, May 17, 2005
  4. galt_57

    galt_57 Guest

    On the DXC-151a I am stymied by the mysterious 12-pin power connector.
    I also have an XC-117 and on that camera I am stumped by the mysterious
    wiring interface board. With no documentation I am lost. I've been
    searching the web but have found nothing useful.

    galt_57, May 18, 2005
  5. galt_57

    none Guest

    Try opening up the camera and doing a trace on the power leads.
    They should be clearly marked on the edge of the circuit board which
    is + and which -. Just use an ohms meter to check which lead matches
    which pin on the connector and you'll have your power sussed out.
    I guessing that the other pins will be for control of video gain and
    If Sony won't cooperate(big suprise there!) and give you the info on
    that 12 pin then you might try any of the larger hospitals or medical
    research firms/labs in you area. I'd think that there'd be at least
    one that has one of these cameras and for sure they'd have a manual
    for it.
    none, May 19, 2005
  6. On the DXC-151a I am stymied by the mysterious 12-pin
    Sony will sell you a service manual which will tell you what
    the pinout is.

    Or you could look up your local Sony service agency and see
    if they will let you peek in their service manual.

    The mating Lemo connector is almost certainly a stock item
    at digikey.
    Richard Crowley, May 20, 2005
  7. galt_57


    Apr 1, 2008
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    From the back of the power supply

    I have a 151a with the same problem. Did a web search on the power supply model number and came up with the attached image. It's going to be a bit tricky getting it right without a female connector but, by taking apart a computer cable and utilizing the little connectors on the pins I might be able to make it work. Will keep you posted.

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    scraphound, Apr 1, 2008
  8. galt_57


    Jan 26, 2010
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    I hope someone has found a better and direct solution to this...

    I just purchased one of these cameras myself, and would like to use it for production purposes. I'm just now looking for a power supply to run this. I'm thinking of using a battery pack though. If anyone has found a way to use a battery pack with this camera, please let me know.

    Xavian-Anderson Macpherson
    Shingoshi, Feb 8, 2010
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    Feb 19, 2010
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    hirose 12pin circular connector

    We have been using these cameras for years with cheapo 13.8V DC power supplies. They are decent cameras for close work.
    Wiring is tedious but simple.
    Unfortunately, those stupid connectors are out of this world expensive. You might get away with attaching directly to the pins and providing good cord support...

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    kaloalex, Feb 19, 2010
  10. galt_57


    Feb 7, 2011
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    Hirose Connector

    Markertek has them. ( or call)
    Hirose HR10A10P12S; they're like $17.00
    doc000, Feb 7, 2011
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