Canon Debuts PTZ for ProAV

CANON-XU-80-HD-PTZ-CAMERA-0312As the worldwide transition to HD imaging continues, places like houses of worship, corporations, education and government facilities are seeking cost-effective, remotely controllable pan-tilt-zoom HD camera systems and that’s the target for the new Canon XU-80. The network-based, remote controllable, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) HD camera is for either outdoor or indoor use and uses a CMOS HD 2.1 Megapixel imaging sensor, has 20x HD zoom lens (with additional 12x digital zoom) and also features genlock input and HD-SDI output.

The XU-80 HD PTZ camera is capable of tracking fast movements while simultaneously panning and tilting at a maximum rate of 60?/sec. The camera features a pan range of ±180? and a tilt range of +220?/-40?with a maximum noise level of NC30. It’s well-suited for use in quiet environments where noise distractions are not permitted, including video, radio and performance studios, hospital operating theaters, conference rooms and lecture halls.

The housing of the XU-80 meets the IP-55 enclosure rating for waterproof and dust-proof applications. Complete specs are here: http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/professional_cameras/ptz_cameras