BRC-Z330 (BRCZ330)

1/3-inch CMOS sensor SD / HD robotic camera

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Overview

The BRC-Z330 has been designed to meet growing demand for full HD images from robotic camera. It is equipped with a relatively low-power-consumption 1/3-type 2-megapixel CMOS image sensor. The camera's wide pan/tilt ranges and smooth pan/tilt/zoom capability make it perfect for deployment in locations such as auditoriums, educational facilities, conferences and concerts.

The BRC-Z330 is the smallest model in the Series line up. Its compact and light body makes installation and operation very smooth. Moreover, thanks to the adoption of a direct-drive pan/tilt mechanism, it has a quiet operation that minimizes interference with ongoing events and helps it blend in naturally with surrounding environments.
Excellent Picture Quality
The BRC-Z330 employs a single 1/3-type CMOS image sensor. This camera incorporates a newly developed DSP to make effective use of the ClearVid CMOS Sensors, which have been developed using Sony advanced semiconductor technologies. One of the advantages of the CMOS sensor is that vertical smear is minimized. The combination of the new DSP and the ClearVid CMOS Sensors allows the camera to achieve both higher resolution and higher sensitivity compared to cameras equipped with conventional CMOS sensors. Furthermore, the camera's "color masking" function allows users to adjust specific colours in the image more precisely, while the "colour detail" function allows users to smooth over skin tones.
Flexible Installation - Ceiling Mount or Flat Surface
Because the BRC-Z330 has an "Image Flip" function, the unit can either be mounted on a ceiling using the supplied ceiling mount kit or placed on a flat surface to meet the user's installation and space requirements.
Easy-to-use and Ergonomically Designed Remote Control Unit
All camera settings, including the Pan/Tilt/Zoom functions and sixteen-preset patterns, can be controlled from the optional RM-BR300 Remote Control Unit. The ergonomic joystick design and feature-rich control panel provide superb operability in various remote-shooting applications.
High Performance Pan/Tilt/Zoom Mechanism
The BRC-Z330 covers a wide shooting range with its highly accurate Pan/Tilt mechanism. It has a very wide pan range of 350 degrees and a tilt range of 120 degrees. Both pan and tilt speeds are variable within the range of 0.22 to 60 degrees per second. What's more, the BRC-Z330 has an extremely quiet motor that is capable of very precise movements. It is capable of capturing not only fast-moving objects, but also slow-moving objects without rocking vibration. For capturing small or distant objects, the BRC-Z330 incorporates a 18 x optical auto-focus zoom lens.

Features

Affordable HD CMOS P/T/Z Camera
Sony introduces the BRC-Z330 to its BRC Series. Equipped with a 1/3-type 2-megapixel CMOS image sensor, this camera provides supreme picture performance to accommodate today's growing demand for full HD images. The camera's wide pan/tilt ranges and smooth pan/tilt/zoom capability makes it perfect for deployment in locations such as houses of worship and auditoriums, and at education facilities, conferences, and concerts.
Compact Size and Silent Mechanism
The BRC-Z330 is the smallest model in Sony's BRC Series. Its compact and light body makes installation and operation very smooth. Moreover, thanks to the adoption of a direct-drive pan/tilt mechanism, it has a quiet operation that minimizes interference with ongoing events and helps it blend in naturally with surrounding environments. Above all, this camera also incorporates a relatively low power consuming CMOS image sensor.
18x Optical Zoom (72x With Digital Zoom)
By incorporating an 18x optical zoom lens, the BRC-Z330 enables users to zoom in on small or distant objects with a high degree of accuracy. The use of a 4x digital zoom in combination with this optical zoom greatly improves the camera's zooming capability - enabling you to capture accurate physical movements and natural facial expressions of people located far away.
1080i, 720p, and SD Output
The BRC-Z330 simultaneously delivers stunning HD images (1080i or 720p) and SD images. This dual-output capability allows the camera to be integrated into both HD and SD systems, which is good for users who are aiming to migrate into a complete HD system.
Other Features
- Optical Card Slot
- External Synchronization Function
- VISCA Control (RS-232C/RS-422)

Specifications

Camera
Image Sensor
1/3-type CMOS
Image Sensor (Number of Effective Pixels)
Approx. 2.16 Megapixels
Signal System
50 Hz: 1080/50i, 720/50P, PAL
Sensitivity
F4.2 (Not to be published)
Minimum Illumination (50IRE)
6 lx (50IRE, F1.6, +24 dB)
Horizontal Resolution
800 TV line (Analog) (Not to be published)
S/N Ratio
50 dB
Gain
Auto/Manual (-3 dB to +24 dB and Hyper Gain)
Shutter Speed
1/10,000 s to 1/60 s or 1/10,000 s to 1/50 s
Exposure Control
Auto, Manual, Priority mode (shutter priority,Gain priority & iris priority), EV compensation, Color AE
Color AE Function
Off/Narrow/STD/Wide switchable in menu
White Balance
Auto1/Auto2/Indoor/Outdoor/One-push/Manual
Optical Zoom
18x
Digital Zoom
4x
Focusing System
Auto/Manual
Horizontal Viewing Angle
55.1°(Wide-end)
Focal Length
F1.6 (Wide), F2.2 (Tele)
Focal Length
f=4.6 mm to 82.8 mm
Minimum Object Distance
500 mm (Wide, Limiter On)
100 mm (Wide, Limiter Off)
1,500 mm (Tele)
Pan/Tilt Angle
Tilt: +90°/-30°
Pan: ±175°
Pan/Tilt Speed
Tilt: 0.25° to 60°/s
Pan: 0.25° to 60°/s
Preset Position
16
Camera Features
Auto ICR
No
Wide-D
No
Image Stabilization
No
Image Flip
On/Off
ND Filter
Off/ 1/4 / 1/16 switchable in menu
Color Gain
-7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7
Color Hue
-7, -6, -5, -4, -3, -2, -1, 0, +1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7
Color Matrix
ON/OFF
Color Detail
Off/Narrow/STD/Wide switchable in menu
Skintone Detail
No
Gamma
Normal/Cinema
Gamma Level
NA
Black
NA
Black Gamma
NA
Knee Point
Auto/Low/Mid/High/Off switchable in menu
Knee Slope
NA
Knee Sat Level
NA
Auto Focus Assist Function
On/Off
Flicker Cancel
On/Off
B&W
On/Off
Color Bar
On/Off
Interface
HD Video Output
Component (Y/Pb/Pr) or RGB, HD, VD or SYNC
SD Video Output
Composite, Y/C
Camera Control Interface
RS-232C/RS-422
(VISCA)
External Sync. Input
Yes
General
Power Requirements
DC 10.8 V to 13.2 V
Power Consumption
Max 18 W (without optional cards)
Operating Temperature
32 °F to 104 °F
0 °C to 40 °C
Storage Temperature
-4 °F to +140 °F
-20 °C to +60 °C
Dimensions (W x H x D) *[1]
6 3/8 x 7 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches
160.8 x 186 x 193.4mm
Mass
4 lb 4 oz
1.9 kg
Optional Card Slot?
Yes
Body Color
White
Size of Screw Hole for Tripod
1/4-20UNC
Mountable Angle
±15°
Ceiling Mount
Yes
Supplied Accessories
Wire rope (1)
Screws(M4 x 8) (1)
Screws(M3 x 8) (7)
RS-422 connector plug (1)
Operating instructions (1)
IR Remote Commander Unit (1)
Ceiling bracket (2)
AC power cord (1)
AC power adaptor (1)
Notes
Note
*[1] The values for dimensions are approximate.