Canon has just unveiled a new outdoor 4K camera, the Canon CR-X300 which can be used as a traditional remote camera as well as a surveillance camera.
The Canon CR-X300 is powered by a DIGIC DV6 image processor that supports FHD supersampling and uses the 4K sensor’s HD processing technology. The camera comes with a standard anti-shake feature with 4-axis image stabilization with horizontal and vertical correction.
The outdoor camera features a 1/2.3 CMOS image sensor and a 20x zoom lens with 4K optics. It supports a 29.3mm wide-angle to 601mm telephoto focal length and can shoot up to 4K 30P in 4:2:2 10-bit quality video. It also features built-in ND filters to help the camera shoot in different light situations.
Moreover, the CR-X300 supports the same control and streaming protocols as Canon’s CR-N500 and CR-N300 PTZ cameras. Canon’s XC protocol allows for IP control of visual production equipment, including Canon’s PTZ cameras, enabling them to work smoothly alongside the company’s Cinema EOS system3 via the Canon RC-IP100 controller. The CR-X300, along with CR-N300 and CR-N500, can be controlled via XC Protocol with Canon’s free Remote Camera Control Application software, as well as with industry controller leaders, such as RCT (Remote Camera Technology). In addition, these cameras can be controlled by multiple industry partners via VISCA over IP and VISCA Serial control, such as from Skaarhoj and others. This outdoor PTZ camera exhibits smooth and responsive pan and tilt movement, making it suitable for on-air and live streaming productions. The CR-X300 is also compatible with RTMP4 for live streaming and NDI® | HX protocol5, which supports live visual production, thus enabling users to build their own production environments, as well as RTP/RTSP.
The CR-X300 camera is resistant to dust and moisture, adhering to international IP65 standards for protection against water and other foreign substances. In addition, it is equipped with a lens wiper and an aluminum die-cast housing, helping reduce maintenance and allowing it to stand up to use in outdoor environments exposed to strong wind and rain.
The Canon CR-X300 is priced at USD 11,999 and is now available for pre-order online.
Source: Canon Europe