Canon BU-51H PTZ Camera

Canon BU-51H PTZ Camera

Canon BU-51H PTZ Camera

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  • Extremely Quiet Pan/Tilt (Max NC30)
  • Three 1/3" CCD Sensors with 1.67MP Each
  • 20x Optical Zoom with 2X Digital Ext.
  • Very Fast f/1.6-3.5 Maximum Aperture
  • Built-in Mic with Adjustable Settings
  • HD/SD-SDI Output with Embedded Audio
  • Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus Position Information
  • Pans 300° and Tilts +/- 40°
  • Night Mode for Enhanced Sensitivity
  • Open-Source Control Protocol
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Canon BU-51H overview

  • 1Description

The Canon BU-51H PTZ Camera is PTZ video camera designed for low operational noise and, with a maximum noise level of NC30 it is well suited for use in quiet environments. The camera features three 1/3" CCD sensors with 1.67MP each and a 20x zoom lens with a 35mm equivalent of 32.45-649mm, a very fast f/1.6-3.5 maximum aperture, and a 2x digital extender. The BU-51H is also equipped with a built-in microphone with adjustable settings.

Uncompressed video with embedded audio can be output via HD/SD-SDI. In addition, an SD Composite signal can be output simultaneously. The BU-51H provides Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus position information and can be panned 300° and/or tilted +/- 40° at up to 30° per second. "Night mode" slows down the shutter speed to a minimum of 1/4 (60i, 30F) or 1/3 (50i, 25F, 24F), allowing frame accumulation that enhances low light sensitivity.

In an effort to facilitate custom system design and installation, Canon has implemented an open-source control protocol, for third party development. The control protocol developed for the BU-51H is totally open to all such partners who have an interest in working with Canon.

Key Features
  • Extremely quiet pan/tilt operation with maximum noise level of NC30
  • Three 1/3" CCD sensors with 1.67 million pixels each
  • 32.45-649mm (35mm equivalent) 20x zoom lens with 2X digital extender
  • Very fast f/1.6-3.5 maximum aperture for enhanced low-light capability
  • Built-in microphone with adjustable settings
  • Uncompressed HD/SD-SDI output with embedded audio
  • Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus position information
  • Pans 300° and tilts +/- 40° at up to 30° per second
  • Night Mode for enhanced sensitivity
  • Open-source control protocol facilitates third party development
In the Box
Canon BU-51H PTZ Camera
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Canon BU-51H specs

    Sensor 1.67MP 1/3" CCD (x3)
    Frame Rate 60i
    Shutter Speeds 1/4, 1/15, 1/60, 1/100, 1/1000
    Gain AUTO, 0dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB, 36db
    White Balance AUTO, Set
    Shooting Modes AUTO, Manual, Night
    CCU Adjustments Master pedestal, R-gain and B-gain
    GENLOCK Phase Adjustment Adjustment range approximately ±0.4H
    Built-In Microphone Yes
    Focal Length 4.5 - 90mm (8.25 - 165mm with 2/3" conversion)
    Maximum Aperture f/1.6-3.5
    Zoom Ratio 20x optical zoom
    2x digital extender
    Focusing System AUTO, Manual
    Iris AUTO, Manual
    Image Stabilizer Optical Shift method
    Optical Filter CLEAR, 1/6 ND, 1/32 ND (can be remote controlled)
    Operation Angle Panning: 300°
    Tilting: + 40°, -40°
    Operation Speed Panning: 0.3° up to 30°/s
    Tilting: 0.3° up to 30°/s
    Repeatability Within +/- 10 arc degrees
    Noise NC30 below (when operated at 25°/s)
    Outputs HD/SD-SDI output (video with embedded audio)
    HD analog component
    SD composite
    Aux output (includes position information)
    Inputs GENLOCK input (BNC 1 line, 3 value/BB)
    Remote Connection RS-232C
    Power Connections AC input
    General Specifications
    Power Source AC100~240V 50/60Hz 60W
    Operating Temperature 59 - 104° F (15 - 40° C), 90% humidity (without condensation)
    Dimensions 12 x 10.83 x 13.78" (30.5 x 27.5 x 35 cm)
    Weight 24.25 lb (11 kg)

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