Canon’s new CR-X300 is a small, robust outdoor pan/tilt/zoom UHD camera. It supports various IP protocols for remote use, and its simple operation and connectivity options means it should streamline remote production workflows.
The 7kg CR-X300 has a durable body that meets IP65 standards, weather resistant paint and a wiper for rainy conditions. It can cope with wind speeds of 60m/s and temperatures between -15°C to 40°C.
Powered by a Digic DV6 processor, it can capture UHD at up to 30p at 4:2:2 10-bit. Combining a 1/2.3in type CMOS sensor with Canon’s Hybrid Autofocus system, the CR-X300 boasts fast, precise focus on subjects even in low-light. It has a removable IR Cut Filter to enhance IR performance, a stabilised 20x optical zoom lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.8, plus a graduated ND filter for brighter environments.
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The CR-X300 supports multiple IP protocols, including RTMP/RTMPS, NDI|HX1, RTP/RTSP Standard Communication Protocol, and Canon’s newly developed XC Protocol. Other connectivity options include Power over Ethernet (PoE++), HDMI and 6G-SDI.
It has a variable-speed pan-and-tilt drive (0.3° per second to 60° per second) to smoothly follow the action. It is compatible with Canon’s recently launched RC-IP100 controller and the Remote Camera Control Application via IP, as well as selected third-party controllers. It can colour match with other Canon cameras from the Cinema EOS or XF/XA ranges.
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