Marshall Electronics Offers Tiny $499 HD Camera CV500-MB

by JamesNYCJanuary 7. 2014 01:26

CV500-MB is 1.5 Inches Square, Delivers Up to 60p Full HD Video, Depending on Configuration

2MP HD-SDI 1080i/59.94 Broadcast Full HD Miniature Camera with 3.7mm HD MP Lens

 

  • Panasonic 2.2 Megapixel 1/3" CMOS Sensor
  • Megapixel Fixed 3.7mm 3MP Lens
  • 1080i/59.94 Broadcast (NTSC & PAL)
  • HD-SDI (BNC) & CVBS (BNC) simultaneous streams
  • 0.5Lux (color), 0.1Lux (b/w), 0.02Lux (Sens-up x30)
  • WDR (ACCE), DNR (2D+3D), Digital Defog, HLC
  • Privacy Masking, Motion Detection, Automatic White Balance
  • 12V DC (Marshall PN: V-PS12-500, sold separately)
  • 36.5mm x 36.5mm x 35mm, 50 grams
  • Also available in 1080p/60 (3G-SDI)
  • OSD Joystick on cable

The CV500-MB HD-SDI Miniature Camera is a uniquely small and powerful camera that meets the need for high resolution video for Broadcast applications. The CV500-MB provides full HD 1920x1080i/59.94 video for filming all types of Broadcast projects such as Reality TV, Extreme Sports, Documentaries, Stunt Filming, Hidden Cams, and others. The CV500-MB is only 1.5" (36.5mm) square, enabling unobtrusive placement or concealment.

These HD cameras incorporate a newly designed Panasonic 2.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with video enhancement features such as Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Digital Noise Reduction (2D+3D), High Light Compensation (HLC), Automatic White Balance, Digital Defog, Auto Day/Night, Privacy Masking, Digital Zoom, and Motion Detection offer effective tools for rich video quality in all types of applications. Marshall offers a variety of M12 mount lenses for specific requirements.

Other models available upon request: CV500-M 1080p/60(50) (3G-SDI), 1080p/30(25), 1080i/60, 720p/60(50) and CV510-MPH pinhole camera.

All camera versions can switch between PAL and NTSC (meaning 60 becomes 50 and 30 becomes 25) and can support a second simultaneous video stream over BNC output.

"The CV500-MB is capable of capturing difficult and compelling shots by going where other cameras can't go," said Marshall Electronics CEO Leonard Marshall in a prepared statement. "With the prevalence of reality and documentary television, a tiny camera with these capabilities is invaluable."

The mini-cam is built around a Sony Exmor 2.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor and a prime lens, and Marshall says it will offer other lens options to accommodate specific shooting conditions. Also on board are video-enhancement features including wide dynamic range, digital noise reduction, high light compensation, auto white balance, digital defog, and more.

Marshall says the CV500 is available now for $499, with colume discounts available.

 

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