SONY LANC interface


available at the modern SONY camcorders

3 pin stereo jack MALE connector pin-out & layout

3 pin stereo jack MALE connector  at the cable (2.5 mm jack used)

LANC™ is a bidirectional serial open collector communication interface. The camcorder gets its commands and sends back counter, status and other data. Service mode is accessible. 2.5 mm jack or 5 pin mini-din connectors may be used:

Pin of
jack / minidin
ground / 5Ground 
R / 1+Vdc+5...8 volt, depending on model and battery used
L / 4LANC 
3SwitchConnect Pin 3 to GND for >140 ms to power on/off

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