Sony PDT-FP1 Announced Preorders Start February 7, 2024

Sony PDT-FP1 (Feb 7th): B&H Photo / Amazon

Launch of 5G-compatible portable data transmitter that realizes high-speed, low-latency video transmission
~Achieving stable high-speed communication and simple workflow at photo shoots and broadcast video shoots~

Sony will release the PDT-FP1, a 5G-compatible portable data transmitter that achieves high-speed, low-latency video transmission. This device is a wireless communication device used in situations where speed is required from shooting to delivery, broadcasting, and distribution, such as press photography and broadcast video production. It provides high-speed, low-latency, and stable mobile data communication even outdoors or indoors where Wi-Fi communication is unavailable, enabling efficient and simple workflows.

Product name Model name release date Manufacturer’s suggested retail price
portable data transmitter “PDT-FP1” Friday, March 22, 2024 145,000 yen (tax not included)
159,500 yen (tax included)

* Pre-order sales will start from 10:00 on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

“PDT-FP1” is a wireless communication device specialized for video and still image transmission using high-speed mobile data communication. Supports a wide range of bands *1 including overseas and supports dual SIM, allowing flexible operation both domestically and internationally. In addition, by completing the transfer of shooting data from the camera* 2 to this unit, you can transfer the data recorded on this unit even when you are moving and the camera is not activated. In addition, by connecting to a camera, live streaming via this unit is also possible.
At press photo shoots, the data captured by cameras is transferred to FTP servers, etc. using high-speed and stable 5G communication, reducing the time it takes to transfer data and create and distribute content. At the shooting site of broadcast video, relaying via wireless communication and transfer of shooting data files becomes possible, increasing the degree of freedom in camera work and contributing to the simplification of equipment settings. At filming locations where remote shooting is required, the production workflow can be made more efficient by quickly transmitting shooting data to content creators located in remote locations. For video distribution creators, by outputting video shot with a camera *2 via USB streaming, stable wireless communication enables YouTube ™ distribution and video data file transfer, eliminating restrictions on shooting and distribution locations.

*1 Please check the product page for compatible bands .
*2 A list of compatible cameras will be released in due course. Please see the product page for details .

Main features

Antenna design image

Antenna design image

1. High-speed, low-latency communication that can be connected even overseas *1

  • With a unique antenna structure and arrangement that enhances communication characteristics, it supports a wide range of bands such as domestic and international 5G millimeter wave band, Sub6 communication, standalone 5G communication, local 5G, etc.*1, realizing high-speed, low-latency communication. Masu.
  • In addition to the plug-in physical SIM, it supports dual SIM with an eSIM that does not need to be inserted or removed. Depending on the radio wave conditions, it is possible to automatically select a line that is easy to connect to *3 and transfer data by switching SIMs.

*3 A contract with a different carrier is required. Additionally, we do not guarantee connection or communication speed in all environments.

Image of cooling fan and duct structure

Image of cooling fan and duct structure

2. Cooling fan and duct structure for stable continuous communication

  • Equipped with a newly developed cooling fan, it prevents heat loss even in environments of up to 40°C *4 . Furthermore, despite its thin design, it has a duct structure that efficiently dissipates internal heat, strongly supporting stable and continuous communication. Depending on the shooting situation, you can select the cooling fan operation mode from auto (balanced), cooling priority, and silent priority.

*4 According to Sony research.

3. Realizes a simple workflow for data transfer by linking with Sony cameras *2

  • Camera wired connection settings reduce setup time on the shooting site. By simply connecting this unit and a Sony camera with a cable, you can import photos and videos to this unit *5 and automatically transfer the data to a specified FTP server or a cloud service provided by Sony *6 .
  • The dedicated application “Network Visualizer” that visualizes the radio wave status allows you to visually check the communication status while using this device.
  • The 6.1-inch display installed in this device can simultaneously display communication quality and file transmission status *7 . You can check the transfer status even while shooting, so you don’t miss a decisive shooting opportunity.
  • Equipped with a LAN port, USB Type-C  terminal, and HDMI Type-A terminal as connection terminals for cameras *2 . In addition, by using the main body’s USB Type-C terminal for charging, it is possible to perform live streaming and transfer data from the camera while supplying external power.
  • The body shape is suitable for use with a camera, and in addition to a screw hole for securing the camera and tripod, it also has a strap hole for attaching cable fixing accessories.
  • Built-in memory of 8GB (RAM) / 256GB (ROM) and support for microSDXC cards of up to 1TB enable high-speed processing and storage of large amounts of data.

*5 It is also possible to operate this unit as an FTP server using the mobile application “Transfer & Tagging” for still image transfer and high-speed tagging.
*6 Compatible services will be announced sequentially. Please see the product page for details .
*7 In addition to “Transfer & Tagging,” target applications include Creators’ Cloud’s mobile application “Creators’ App” and cloud video production solution “Creators’ App for Enterprise.”

Specification table
basic specifications
Size (height x width x thickness) Approximately 170mm x 80mm x 26.6mm
weight Approx. 308g
OS Android (TM) 13 *1
CPU Snapdragon(R) 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform *2
Built-in memory (RAM/ROM) 8GB / 256GB *3
external memory Up to 1 TB (microSD/microSDHC/microSDXC) *4 *5
battery Lithium-ion battery (5000mAh)
2D code scanner (for reading two-dimensional codes)
SIM nanoSIM / eSIM *6
Dual SIM specification DSDS
Bluetooth Bluetooth(R) 5.3 wireless technology
display OLED (1080×2520), 6.1 inch
GPS A-GPS, A-GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, QZSS *7
Wi-Fi(R) IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, 2.4/5/6GHz *7
Number of devices that can be connected to Wi-Fi tethering Maximum 10 units
Compatible band (4G) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 46, 48, 66, 71 *8
Compatible band (5G Sub6) NSA: n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n25, n28, n30, n38, n40, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79 *8 SA: n1, n2, n3, n5 ,
n7 , n8, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79 * 8
Compatible band (5G millimeter wave) n257, n258, n260, n261 *8
Maximum throughput (5G) Uplink: Max. 1.1 Gbps / Downlink: Max. 8.1 Gbps *9 *10
input terminal
USB Type-C (TM) terminal (data transfer) USB Type-C (TM) (SuperSpeed ​​USB 5 Gbps (USB3.2))
USB Type-C (TM) terminal (CHARGE) USB Type-C (TM)
HDMI(R) terminal Type-A: <YCbCr 4:4:4/4:2:2/RGB> 3840×2160 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p), 1920×1080 (60p/50p/30p/25p/24p), 1280×720(60p/ 50p/30p/25p/24p), 720×480 (60p), 720×576 (50p), 640×480 (60p)
LAN terminal 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T
cooling fan
type dc fan
fan thickness Approximately 5.0 mm
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