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Ikegami Electronics: Low-cost HC-HD300 system camera

The new Ikegami HC-HD300 is a compact and “aggressively-priced” HD shoulder mountable camera covering a wide range of broadcast and non-broadcast applications.

It has three 1/3-inch CMOS progressive-scan sensors, with a 1/3-inch bayonet lens mount, and outputs 1920×1080 50i or 59.94i, 1280×720 50p or 59.94p, plus NTSC and PAL. It offers 58dB signal-to-noise ratio and 2,000 lux sensitivity at F10 for 59.94i or F11 for 1080/50i.

The HC-HD300, which should ship in December, weighs 4.5kg including the newly developed FA-300 fibre adapter. Operating voltage range is 11v to 16v and power consumption (excluding FA-300) is 19W. Features include the focus assist and lens aberration correction functions from Ikegami’s UnicamHD cameras.

Options include the FA-300 and BSF-300 base station. The HC-HD300’s output cable is fitted with a Neutrik opticalCon Duo connector for protection against dust. Up to 250m of cable can be connected direct to the camera.