Camera Corps to Debut HD MiniZoom Camera
March 18, 2008
Camera Corps will launch its HD MiniZoom camera at NAB. Developed for sporting events and reality TV shows, the HD MiniZoom is a miniature broadcast-quality 720p/1080i 50/59.94 Hz HD camera with integral remotely controllable zoom lens.
Measuring just 96 x 49 x 45 mm, the camera incorporates a 1/3-inch 2 megapixel CMOS sensor with 10x zoom lens (5.1 to 51 mm) in a weatherproofed aluminum housing. The HD MiniZoom has very low-power consumption (3.8 W power at 6 to 12 V DC) and can be used in full auto mode with the lens at wide angle. Output is YPrPb on a single six-pin Lemo connector.
An auxiliary interface provides all the necessary data decoding to allow full manual control of iris, zoom, focus and tally-light from a small local control panel or full remote joystick and CCU panels. The interface accepts data as well as power (9 to 36 V DC, 6 W) via XLR3 and XLR4 connectors and delivers three HD-SDI outputs.
The HD MiniZoom can be coupled to camera mounts such as the Polecam and has a standard 37 mm screw fitting which can take various wide-angle adapters. It delivers more than 50 dB signal-to-noise ratio (12 lux minimum illuminated at F1.5). The two-piece aluminum housing is protected to IP65 standard, allowing safe operation in heavy rain or high levels of windblown dust.
Camera Corps will be in the Polecam Booth C8137.