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New – global shutter autofocus-zoom block cameras

September 9, 2020

Following on from the success of our autofocus-zoom block cameras, we’re delighted to now offer two new options with a global shutter sensor for enhanced industrial inspection, remote surveillance, law enforcement, ITS and aerospace applications. Images of fast-moving objects are captured without the distortion that occurs with rolling shutters.

Our HD-SDI AF-Zoom Block Camera with Tamron MP2030M-GS combines the high-quality CMOS sensor of the Tamron with our advanced Harrier processing technology, delivering HD-SDI (1080p/30, 720p/60) output as well as HD-VLC™ compressed video for very long cable length applications.

The USB/HDMI AF-Zoom Block Camera with Tamron MP2030M-GS delivers simultaneous HDMI and USB 3.1 video output. It offers a wide range of UVC camera control features (including zoom and focus) so that standard USB Video Class 1.1 (UVC) software applications can be used to control the camera and view the USB video. A fully featured example UVC video application is available as part of the Harrier USB SDK. Additional camera control features are available over USB using VISCA commands sent to the camera via a virtual COM port.

Please note: as the Tamron MP2030M-GS camera is no longer available we recommend the Harrier 36x AF-Zoom with Global Shutter, which is available with LVDS, SDI, USB 3, HDMI, HD-VLC or Ethernet IP video output options.

Global shutters improve image quality
Both cameras benefit from Tamron’s excellent 30x optical zoom and 16x digital zoom and full HD image output at 1920 x 1080p (30 fps) or 720p (60 fps). The autofocus-zoom functionality brings excellent flexibility to a vision system as the camera will quickly re-focus with no mechanical adjustment required when the object scenery changes. Additional features include Wide Dynamic Range mode, 3D noise reduction, keystone correction and motion detection.

The full specification for the cameras can be seen on our website. Other modules in our range include the extremely compact 10x AF-Zoom block cameras, ideal for pipe inspection and long-reach video applications, and AF-Zoom block cameras with powerful zoom or cameras offering 4K video. Multiple video output options are available.

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