As the worldwide transition to HD imaging continues to accelerate, many video content creators-including broadcasters, cable networks, Houses of Worship, and diverse businesses-are seeking cost-effective, turnkey, remotely-controllable Pan-Tilt-Zoom HD camera systems to provide unique visual perspectives while ensuring high image quality of the production.
High Quality HDTV/SDTV Video Images
To meet these disparate needs, Canon has harnessed multiple advanced technologies and its experience in HD optics and robotics to produce a more cost-effective, integrated HD PTZ Camera System offering exceptional picture quality. The XU-81 is a versatile indoor/outdoor single-CMOS camera system, featuring a high waterproof and dustproof design which, when combined with its compact size, makes it ideal for: Outdoor Event Broadcasting, Weather POV, Traffic POV, Outdoor Monitoring, Indoor Event Broadcasting, House of Worship, Education, and Video Conference.
Building on the success of the BU-51H (Indoor) and BU-46H (Outdoor) HD PTZ Camera Systems for higher-end applications, the XU-81 is optimized for both environments while providing economies of scale, and incorporating the same control protocol as its sibling products, offering flexible systemization options within a given location.
The XU-81 has a single 1/3-inch CMOS imaging sensor with 2.1 Megapixels. Utilizing a Canon 20x HD Zoom Lens, it captures exceptional, high-quality images in full-HDTV format. Dynamic Range Compensation allows for shooting in environments with a high contrast of light and shade (such as a building lobby on a sunny day) by automatically correcting the contrast of the video according to the range of scene illumination.
Optimized Design for Broadcast Applications
The XU-81 incorporates high operability optimized for broadcast applications. By pressing a single pre-set button on operation panel (provided optionally), the camera head pans and tilts very smoothly while simultaneously zooming, allowing for on-air movements similar to manually-operated cameras. Also, the XU-81 utilizes HD-SDI output, the standard in the broadcast market, which enables it to acquire beautiful, important images from a distance of up to 100m.
Waterproof and Dustproof for Indoor / Outdoor Applications
With a waterproof and dustproof design featuring an IP55 enclosure rating, the XU-81 can be installed in challenging locations and is not affected by environmental conditions.
Fast, Quiet, and Precise Pan & Tilt Movements
The XU-81 is an exceptional PTZ camera which combines smooth, fast, and highly precise movement. In Normal Mode, operational movement has a noise rating of NC<30, making it extremely suitable for quiet indoor environments. In High Speed Mode, the movements of the pan-tilt mechanism are accelerated by 50%, which is valuable in circumstances where higher speed is required.
Upright/Inverted Mounting Option
The XU-81 can be mounted upright or inverted (ceiling mount). In either position, the picture image will automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90Ã‚Â°.
Compact Size and Weight
The XU-81 includes a handle for convenient portability, and weighs only 14.5 lbs/6.6 kg, making setup almost effortless.
Locally Switchable Output/Control
Users have the ability to select either the 1080i or 720p HD output to match their existing systems. Additionally, control can be toggled between RS-232 and RS-422, making the XU-81 extremely adaptable to new and existing multi-camera environments.
Low-light Capability/Night Mode
When shooting under low-light conditions, the XU-81 can acquire extra brightness by using the slow-shutter function (frame accumulation). The black & white mode without the IR cut filter will also support shooting in near-darkness.
Operation Condition: Indoors / Outdoors
Operation Angle: Pan: Ã‚Â±180Ã‚Â° Tilt: +220Ã‚Â°~-40Ã‚Â°
Operation Speed: Pan/Tilt: 0.3~40Ã‚Â°/ sec (normal speed mode); Pan/Tilt: 0.3~60Ã‚Â°/ sec (high speed mode)
Preset Position: 128
Stationary accuracy: Ã‚Â±10' below
Video Output: HD: BNC (HD-SDI), SD: BNC (Composite Monitor)
GENLOCK Input: BNC (BB Sync/HD3value Sync)
Picture Flip Function: Flip: ON/OFF
Control Interface: D-sub9 (RS-232) Ãƒâ€”1, 6pin(RS-422) Ãƒâ€”1
Operating Temperature: Ambient -15~40Ã‚Â°C / ~90% (non-condensing)
Control Protocol: NU Protocol
Communication Speed: 9,600bps
Microphone: Waterproof Microphone: lower part of the camera /0dBm/600 unbalanced output (with limiter)
Noise: NC30 (40Ã‚Â°/s), NC45 (60Ã‚Â°/s) (when Wiper, ND Filter, and IRC Filter are not in operation)
Power Source: DC12VÃ‚Â±10%
Power Consumption: 20W
Size (WÃƒâ€”HÃƒâ€”D): 217Ãƒâ€”311Ãƒâ€”217[mm] (without projection)
Weight: 6.6kg (without ND Filter and Wiper)
HD-SDI Format: 1080/59.94i / 1080/50i / 720/59.94p / 720/50p
SD Format: NTSC/PAL (linked with the HD-SDI output)
GENLOCK: Internal/External, Auto Switching
Waterproof/Dustproof Rating: IP55
Wind-Velocity-Resistance: Normal Operation: ~15m/s; Operation Possible: ~30m/s; Non Destruction: ~60m/s
Optional Outdoor Installation: Washer
Camera & Lens:
Image Sensor: 1/3CMOS
Focal Length / F-No.: f=4.7-94mm / F1.6-3.5
Minimum Object Distance: 1m (at Tele End)
Angle of View: W59.4Ã‚Â° - T3.0Ã‚Â° (1920Ãƒâ€”1080)
Zoom Ratio: 20x
Digital Zoom: 12x
Focusing System: AUTO/MANUAL/INF
Shutter Speed: 2sec~1/10,000sec
Gain: AUTO/MANU (0~+32dB)
White Balance: AUTO/OUTDOOR/INDOOR/MANU/ATW
ND Filter: OFF/1/32
Mounting Options: Upright/Inverted
AE Control: AUTO/MANU/NIGHT/Shutter priority/ Aperture priority