Sony will use Broadcast Video Expo (BVE) to launch a compact point-of-view HD camera and to show off its latest tapeless and hybrid camcorders.

The HXR-MC1P mini cam will give users flexibility when capturing dynamic mobile action shots.

It has its camera head separate from its control unit/recorder and measures 1 1/2 x 1 11/16 x 3 1/2 inches, allowing it to be attached to various devices including helmets and cars.

This will provide extreme sports, reality TV, documentary and wildlife programme makers with the ability to capture unique shots in places that other cameras cannot reach.

More information on the HXR-MC1P.

Also on show at Earls Court 2 will be the Z1 replacement, the HVR-Z5E, which has hybrid recording functionality, and the XDCam EX3 and XDCam HD422 PDW-700 cameras.

Mark Bainbridge, general manager of media and broadcast, Sony Professional said: “At the heart of all Sony product design is our commitment to the needs of the end user. As such, our product range is constantly evolving to ensure that both now and in the future Sony brings the highest quality products and solutions to market.”

The manufacturer will also show, for the first time in the UK, two recently launched Trimaster monitors, the 17-inch BVM-L170 and the 23-inch PVM-L2300.

Other BVE highlights include free seminars in the Sony Theatre.

Broadcast Video Expo takes place 17-19 February at Earls Court 2 in London.