Sony BRC-Z700 HD/SD 3 CMOS High Definition P/T/Z Color Video Camera


About Sony BRC-Z700

The Sony BRC-Z700 combines a high picture quality HD 3 CMOS camera with pan/tilt/zoom mechanism, wrapped in a sleek, compact body. Like its other family members, the BRC-300 and the BRC-H700, the BRC-Z700 can also be ceiling mounted. The BRC-Z700 supports simultaneous outputs of analog HD Y/Pb/Pr output as well as Y/C and composite in Standard Definition (SD).

It is also equipped with a slot for optional cards to adapt to diverse needs. By inserting the optional BRBK-HSD1 card into this slot, High Definition SDI (HD-SDI) as well as down converted SD SDI output is possible by proper selection (not simultaneously). For HD optical multiplex remote operation, the BRC-Z700 requires a new BRBK-MF1 board. Boards used with the existing BRC-H700 camera are NOT compatible with the BRC-Z700.

When used with the BRU-H700 HD optical multiplex unit, the BRC-Z700 in combination with the new BRBK-MF1 board, can transmit uncompressed digital data without deterioration through the CCFC-M100HG HD optical fiber cable. The same RM-BR300 remote controller currently used with the BRC-300 and BRC-H700 cameras can also be used with the BRC-Z700. The RM-BR300 can simultaneously control up to 7 cameras from a distance.

Sony BRC-Z700 Features

  • All-in-one stylish robotic camera with a robust body using a new DSP
  • Superb picture quality achieved through the use of 1/4" type HD 3-ClearVid CMOS
  • Both HD and SD outputs as standard
  • Silent and smooth Pan/Tilt mechanism
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens w/ 20x optical zoom
  • Optical image stabilization function to reduce vibration
  • Built-in Auto Focus function
  • Desktop and ceiling-mount installation capable
  • Wide system expandability with interface card slot for optional cards
  • External sync input
  • 16 position presets
  • Daisy chain capability (up to 7 units)
  • RS-232C/RS-422 serial control (VISCA protocol)
  • OSD (On-Screen Display)

Sony BRC-Z700 Specifications

Image Device
Three 1/4" type CMOS
Total Picture Elements
Approx. 1.12 Mega Pixels
Effective Picture Elements
Approx. 1.04 Mega pixels
Signal Systems
HD: 1080/59.94i, 1080/50i. SD: NTSC, PAL
Sync Systems
Internal /External
20x Optical Zoom, 80x Digital Zoom. Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T*
Focal Length
f=3.9 to 78.0 mm (F1.6 to F2.8)
Minimum Object Distance
10mm (wide end, Limit Off), 800mm (tele end)
Focus System
Auto / Manual
Pan/Tilt Range
-170 to +170 degrees (Pan), -30 to +90 degrees (Tilt)
Pan/Tilt Speed
0.22 to 60 degrees/s (Pan/Tilt)
Minimum Illumination
6lx (F1.6, 50IRE, +24dB)
S/N Ratio
Shutter Speed
1/10,000 to 1/59.94 (1/50) s
Auto/Manual (0 to 24 dB and Hyper Gain)
White Balance
Auto1, Auto2, Indoor, Outdoor, One-push WB, Manual
Image Stabilizer
On/Off (Optical)
Image Flip
Preset Positions
Video Output
HD component/RGB, Composite, Y/C
Camera Control Interface
RS-232C (VISCA protocol)/RS-422 (VISCA protocol)
Back Light Compensation
Power requirement
DC 10.8V to 13.2V
Power Consumption
Max. 28.8W (Without optional cards)
198mm (W) x 252mm (H) x 238mm (D)
4.8 kg (10.58 lbs.)
Sony warranty
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