The new Ikegami HC-HD300 is a compact and “aggressively priced” high definition camera designed for broadcast television.
Launched at IBC 2014, the camera is the latest addition to the Japanese company’s Unicam HD product line and features three 1/3-inch CMOS progressive-scan sensors with a 1/3-inch bayonet lens mount, and outputs all commonly used HD video formats. Typical performance characteristics of the camera in 1080/59.94i output mode are 1000 television lines horizontal resolution, 58dB signal-to-noise ratio and 2000 lux sensitivity (89.9 per cent white reflection) at F10 aperture.
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 the Unicam HD cameras.
Pricing has not been confirmed but the company says the model will be its most affordable HD studio camera system in a bid to attract independent studios, church-based broadcasting and cable TV productions.
Source: media release