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Camera Corps to Debut HD MiniZoom Camera

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.