Canon BU-47H High Definition PTZ Cameras

Canon introduces the versatile BU-47H, the latest turn-key Pan-Tilt-Zoom camera solution for outdoor broadcasters, cable networks, diverse businesses, weather monitoring and traffic POV. The BU-47H features several new technologies and standard functions in a compact, weatherproof body, all the while ensuring high image quality in production, making it Canon’s most capable outdoor PTZ camera.

The BU-47H houses a three CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV III Image Processor combination, outputting 1080i Full HD resolution with a full array of video adjustment options, including color level, gain, gamma, white balance, skin detail, and sharpness. Canon CMOS sensors offer several advantages over traditional CCD: reduced power consumption, exceptional low-light performance, and resistance to glare. The use of multiple CMOS sensors dedicated to separate RGB channels improves noise and color accuracy.

The BU-47H is prepared for a wide range of lighting conditions with a minimum required brightness of 0.08 lux (under 60i, +33dB and shutter 1/4 conditions) and four ND filter positions (Off, 1/4, 1/16 and 1/64) for brightly lit scenes. The 18x Wide-Angle zoom lens utilizes multiple aspherical and Hi-UD elements for distortion-free images and optical image stabilization for clear images in high-vibration environments. The BU-47H includes a wiper for the lens and is IP45 rated dust- and waterproof, able to withstand a direct water jet and particulate matter to 1mm. Its compact size is unobtrusive for versatile placement and installation, while its minimal weight does not require a heavy-duty mount.


Pan-Tilt Section:
Operation Condition Outdoor
Panning: 340°,
tilting + 30°, -50°.
Panning: 0.5° – 25°/s,
Tilting: 0.3° – 20°/s
Repeatability Less than +/- 10
arc degrees
Wiper Provided as a standard accessory
Washer Control terminal provided (pedestal unit)
MIC input Yes, pedestal section
Connector Receptacle DC terminal,
Control (RS-422), SDI out, SD composite, Genlock, Aux out
Video output HD-SDI/SD-SDI Embedded audio outputBNC1Line (receptacle section)SD Composite (NTSC/PAL) output

BNC1 Line (receptacle section)

GENLOCK input BNC 1 Line (receptacle section) (3value/BB)
Operating temperature Ambient – 15 ~ 40°C / Less than 90% humidity (Without condensation)
Wind Velocity-Resistance 0~25m/s Normal operation25 ~ 40m/s Operation possible*40 ~ 60m/s Non destruction
Noise Less than NC55
Power Source 10.5 to 15 V DC, 80 W
Dustproof waterproof efficiency IP45
Size (Including Camera & Lens) 318.5(W) x 390 (H) x 386 (D) mm
Mass (Including Camera & Lens) Approx. 17kg

*Some functions may be limited depending on operating environment.

Camera & Lens:
Imaging Sensor 1/3″
No. of Effective Pixels 2.07 megapixels (total no. of pixels: 2.37 megapixels)
Lens 4.1 to 73.8 mm, F1.6 to 2.8, approx. 7.4 to 134 mm (2/3″ equivalent), 18x optical zooming, 1.5x digital extender
Focusing system AUTO, Manual
Lowest Subject Brightness 0.08 lux (under F1.6, +33 dB, 1/4 shutter speed conditions)
Frame Rate and Shutter Speed
BU-47H 1AM* 1/4, 1/15, 1/60, 1/100, 1/1000 (60i/1AM)
BU-47H 2AM* 1/3, 1/12, 1/50, 1/100, 1/1000 (50i/2AM)
Gain AUTO, 0dB, 6dB, 12dB, 18dB, 33dB
ND Filter 1/1, 1/4, 1/16, 1/64 (4 positions)
White balance AUTO, Set
Picture Quality Adjustments White balance, master pedestal, R-Gain, B-Gain, G-Gain, hue, master black (R/G/B), setup level, gamma, knee, sharpness, knee aperture, skin detail, color matrix, horizontal detail frequency
GENLOCKPhase adjustment Adjustment range approximately ±0.4H
Image Stabilizer Optical Shift method

* Suffix 1A corresponds to NTSC, 2A corresponds to PAL