Sony MVC-5000 body (© B. Clarke)

Sony MVC-5000 US Army (1994)

The US Army used a special version of the ProMavica MVC-5000 during the Gulf war to transmit images right out of the combat zone. The so called Digital Imaging Set. With the Harris Image Processor, images could be manipulated, time and date stamped. With the transmitter and receiver, images could be send and received. During the first Gulf War soldiers were equipped with this Digital Imaging Set to send images back from the field.

The set consisted of the following items:

1. Sony ProMavica MVC-5000 still video camera
2. 60-300mm zoom lens
3. 400mm lens
4. Night Vision lens
5. Harris Image Processor
6. Harris Transmitter
7. Harris Receiver
8. Suitcase, cables, wire, manual, batteries, lens adaptors


  • Brand: Sony
  • Model: Sony MVC-5000 US Army Digital Imaging Set
  • First mentioned: 1994
  • Marketed: yes
  • MSRP: -
  • Imager Type: 2x 0.38MP 2/3" IT-CCD's
  • Resolution: -
  • Internal Storage: -
  • External Storage: Hi-VF Disk
  • Lens: lens dependent
  • Shutter: 1/15s to 1/2,000s (mechanical) and 1/60s to 1/4,000s (electronical)
  • Aperture Range: lens dependent
  • LCD screen size: -
  • Size: 177.5 x 143 x 131mm
  • Weight: 1,600gr. (body) / 3,000 gr. (complete set)
  • Remarks: -

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