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Sony BRC-300 3 CCD Mega Pixel P/T/Z Robotic Color Video Camera

Sony's new Broadband Remote Camera, the BRC-300, is an entire category unto itself. It's Sony's first robotic camera to offer the quality of three individual mega pixel CCDs for brilliant resolution. Specifically designed for remote video-shooting applications, the BRC-300 incorporates three 1/4.7-type Advanced HAD™ CCDs to provide high-quality, high-resolution images in both 4:3 and 16:9 modes. With its E: Flip function for desktop or ceiling mount flexibility, the BRC-300 is ideal for use in a wide range of remote video shooting applications such as houses of worship, distance learning, corporate training, and cable TV broadcasting. In addition, its all-in-one design makes it an incredibly affordable alternative to separately configured cameras, lenses and P/T/Z mounts. And with a high-accuracy and wide-range pan/tilt/zoom capability, users can precisely capture the right points of the viewable area surrounding the BRC-300 to meet their needs. They can also easily operate the camera with Sony's optional RM-BR300 remote control unit, which is equipped with an ergonomic joystick, and feature-rich control panel. The BRC-300 comes equipped with a card slot that accepts optional interface cards, enabling the BRC-300 to be integrated into every kind of system from S-Video to RGB, iLINK™ DVCAM interface (optional card planned to be available soon), SDI or even fiber. In addition, two remote control interfaces (VISCA™ protocol) are available to provide additional expendability and flexibility for user's remote shooting needs.


  • 16:9 Precision Technology and Wide Angle of View in 16:9 Mode
  • RS-232C or RS-422 Serial Control (VISCA™ Command)
  • Multi-Interface Card Slot
  • Various Optional Equipment
  • 1/4.7-type IT Mega Pixel 3CCD with Advanced HAD technology
  • Unique-All-in-One Design - Combines Camera, Lens & Pan/Tilt Mount
  • Built-in Auto Focus 48x Zoom Lens
  • Minimum Illumination - 7 lux
  • Horizontal Resolution - 600 TV Lines
  • High Performance Pan/Tilt/Zoom Mechanism
  • Pan angle: -170° to +170°
  • Tilt angle: -30° to +90°
  • 4:3 / 16:9 Aspect Selectable (16:9 Precision Technology)
  • E:Flip Function - Allows for Desktop or Ceiling Mount Installation
  • Optional Interface Card Slot - SDI, Fiber, RGB and i.LINK™ DVCAM Interface Capability (i.LINK DVCAM card coming soon)
  • Optional Joystick Remote Controller - Remotely Control via RS-232C (VISCA protocol) and RS-422 Protocols


  • Image Device : Three 1/4.7 type IT Advanced HAD CCD (x3), 1070000 pixels (gross)
  • CCD Effective Pixels : 4:3 mode: 960 (H) x 720 (V)16:9 mode: 1,152 (H) x 648 (V)
  • Effective Pixels : 768 (H) x 494 (V)
  • Signal System : NTSC
  • Horizontal Resolution : 600 TV lines (4:3 mode)
  • Synchronization : INT/EXT
  • Focal Length : f = 3.6 to 43.2 mm (F1.6 to F2.8)
  • Angle of View (H) : 4:3 mode: 3.3 degrees (tele end) to 37.8 degrees (wide end) 16:9 mode: 4.0 degrees (tele end) to 45.4 degrees (wide end)
  • Minimum Object Distance : 300mm (wide end), 800mm (tele end)
  • Pan/Tilt Angle : +/-170 degrees (pan), +90 degrees/-30 degrees (tilt)
  • Pan/Tilt Speed : 0.25 degrees/sec to 60 degrees/sec (pan/tilt)
  • Minimum Illumination : 7 lx at F1.6
  • S/N Ratio : More than 50dB
  • Shutter Speed : 1/10,000 to 1/4 sec.
  • Gain : Auto/Manual (-3 to 18 dB, 3 dB steps) switchable
  • White Balance : Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push WB, Manual
  • Position Preset : 6 positions
  • Analog Output : VBS (BNC), Y/C (4 pin Mini DIN)
  • Camera Control : RS-232C (VISCA) / RS-422 (VISCA)
  • Back-light Compensation : On/Off
  • Operation Temperature : 0 degrees to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage Temperature : -20 degrees to 60°C (-4°F to 104°F)
  • Power Requirement : 12V DC
  • Power Consumption : 21.6W
  • Dimensions (WxHxD) : 180 x 211.4 x 205 (7-1/8 x 8-3/8 x8-1/8 inches)
  • Mass : 2.7 kg (5 lbs. 15 oz.)

    For more information, please contact Ron Wells at 888-VMI-CAMS ext. 310, or email visales@vmivideo.com with your request (please include the article name, and your contact information).

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