(click thumbnail)Camera Corps’ HD MiniZoom CameraAt the NAB Show, Camera Corps will debut its new HD MiniZoom miniature broadcast-quality HD camera with integral remotely controllable zoom lens.
Measuring just 96 x 49 x 45mm, the 720p/1080i camera incorporates a 1/3-inch, 2 megapixel CMOS sensor with 10x zoom lens (5.1 to 51mm) in a weatherproof aluminum housing. Total weight is just 285 g (approximately 10 oz). The HD MiniZoom features 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 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. Cable length from camera to interface can be up to 30 m.
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 displaying the MiniZoom in the Polecam booth.