Broadcast Lenses

Canon BU-51H

The BU-51H is a cost-effective, versatile Indoor Pan and Tilt 1/3inch 3 CCD camera with 20x zoom lens providing high quality images in HDTV format


  • Built in 2x Extender

  • Focal length 4.4-90mm (180mm with extender)

  • Autofocus and Image Stabilization

  • Night mode

  • Built-in Electric Wiper

  • Genlock

Detailed Features

  • 1/3” 3 CCD HD Indoor Pan and Tilt camera

    The BU-51H is a 1/3” 3 CCD HD video camera all housed in an elegant design. It features a pan-tilt head, a built-in 20X zoom. The system offers extensive control of the pan-tilt head, lens functions, and key camera CCU adjustments. The BU-51H has an extremely low operational mechanism noise level so that the system can be located within venues and situations which are unusually quiet such as concert halls, lecture auditoriums, and recording studios.

  • Built-in Microphone

    The BU-51H is equipped with a convenient, built-in microphone with adjustable settings.

  • Positional Information

    The BU-51H provides Pan/Tilt/Zoom/Focus position information.

  • Open-Source Protocol

    The BU-51H has a wide range of uses within many diverse market sectors. It is particularly well suited for custom system design and custom installations, especially, those that utilize third party's controllers. Canon have developed an open control protocol for the BU-51H and are keen to develop relationships with partners who can take responsibility for the sale, design, and installation of the final fully-functional system to end users.

  • High Quality HDTV/SDTV Video Images

    The BU-51H has a 1/3 inch, 3 CCD HD camera with 1,670,000 pixels per CCD. It offers exceptional video quality for broadcasting, event coverage, and high quality surveillance, among others.

  • High Optical Performance and Image Stabilization

    The 3 CCD HD camera combines a 20X Optical Zoom HD lens (4.5-90mm, 9-180mm with 2X Digital Extender) with Auto Focus and Image Stabilization, providing exceptional HD video images with enhanced operational flexibilities.

  • Variety of Outputs

    The camera outputs an uncompressed HD-SDI (or SD-SDI) signal. The HD-SDI signal and an SD Composite signal (NTSC or PAL - please request format at time of purchase) can be output simultaneously. The SD signal can be used for monitoring. In addition, BU-51H features GENLOCK for video synchronization.

  • Night Mode

    The BU-46H and BU-51H now include a newly designed "night mode." The shutter speed is slowed down to a minimum of 1/4 (60i, 30F) or 1/3 (50i, 25F, 24F), allowing frame accumulation that elevates camera sensitivity.

Canon BU-51H
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