Indoor/outdoor remote-control PTZ camera introduced

Canon U.S.A., Inc., introduces the XU-80 Remote Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) HD Camera, a compact, integrated HD PTZ camera system offering fast pan-and-tilt action and a waterproof and dustproof design that makes it well-suited for either outdoor or indoor use.

Incorporating a CMOS HD 2.1 Megapixel imaging sensor, a Genuine Canon 20x HD zoom lens (with additional 12x digital zoom) and features such as genlock input and HD-SDI output in a small design, the XU-80 HD PTZ camera is intended for use in outdoor sports and event broadcasting, education, indoor event videography, and other applications.

The XU-80 HD PTZ camera is capable of precise 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˚. The housing of the XU-80 meets the IP-55 enclosure rating for waterproof and dustproof integrity, enabling the camera to be installed in environmentally challenging outdoor or indoor locations. The XU-80 PTZ HD camera is scheduled to be available at the end of March, 2012.