Canon ( today announced the expansion of its range of remote camera systems, with the launch of the CR-X300, a small rugged PTZ camera. Joining Canon’s current line of PTZ cameras, which includes the CR-N500, CR-N300 and CR-X500, the CR-X300 offers high-quality 4K video output and various IP protocol compatibilities to meet the continued demand for remote production. With simple operation and a number of connectivity options, the CR-X300 streamlines remote workflows. A durable camera with environmental protection, this camera is perfect for outdoor environments, especially where budgets and space are limited.

4K picture quality, in various lighting

Responding to the demand for professional 4K video products, the CR-X300 is equipped with advanced imaging technology from Canon. Powered by a DIGIC DV6 processor, it produces stunning 4K UHD up to 30P at 4: 2: 2 10-bit. Combining a 1 / 2.3-inch type CMOS sensor with Canon’s famous hybrid autofocus system, the CR-X300 is able to focus quickly and precisely on subjects, even in harsh conditions. low light. With a removable IR cut filter to improve IR performance, this model is perfect for shooting in extremely low light conditions such as reality TV or wildlife where subjects may be outdoors at night. Using advanced Canon optical technology, the CR-X300 features a 20x stabilized optical zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f / 1.8 at its widest setting, further improving image quality in low light conditions. With a built-in graduated type ND filter, offering options up to a maximum setting of 1/8 ND, this camera works equally well in brighter environments, such as when shooting in daylight.

Versatile broadcast options

The Canon PTZ line is compatible with a range of protocols for video transmission, camera control and 4K video streaming over IP, and the CR-X300 is no different. Using Canon’s network technology, this PTZ camera supports multiple protocols including RTMP / RTMPS, NDI | HX1, RTP / RTSP standard communication protocol as well as Canon’s new XC protocol, allowing direct broadcast to the network of distribution of selected content for more efficient production. The XC protocol provides the added benefit of allowing other PTZ cameras and camcorders, such as those in the Cinema EOS line, to be used in the same production system as the CR-X300. The CR-X300 also offers a range of connectivity options including Power over Ethernet (PoE ++), HDMI and 6G-SDI. This flexibility allows the camera to easily integrate into existing production systems and integrate seamlessly into existing workflows.

Improved control, simple operation

The CR-X300 uses a sophisticated pan and tilt drive mechanism, which moves at a variable speed of 0.3 ° / second to 60 ° / second, allowing the camera operator to follow the action smoothly . This powerful outdoor camera is compatible with Canon’s recently launched RC-IP100 controller and remote camera control app via IP, as well as select third-party controllers, giving operators the freedom to choose a configuration that suits them. . Equipped with custom picture adjustment options similar to those of the CR-N300, the CR-X300 can match colors with other Canon cameras in the Cinema EOS or XF / XA series, while the settings are optimized for specific shooting conditions such as sports, portrait, low light and spotlight.

Robust yet compact design

The CR-X300 is designed to meet the growing demand for video distribution in overseas markets – whether live or pre-recorded – such as sporting events or theme parks. While many PTZ cameras rely on an outdoor housing, the CR-X300 has a durable housing that meets IP65 standards for dust and water resistance, a weather-resistant paint finish, and a built-in wiper for guarantee clear video even in rainy weather. The rugged construction of this camera can withstand wind speeds of 60 m / s and temperature ranges from -15 ° C to 40 ° C. Weighing around 7 kg and equipped with a convenient handle, the CR-X300 is a very compact and portable model, ideal for shooting on the go.

(With contributions from APO)


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