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HDC840 High Definition 1080p Digital Video Camera


The HDC840 provides full HD resolution at a native 1920 x 1080 pixels at rates up to 60 frames per second (1080p60). The multi-standard output signals include both HD-SDI (3G-SDI) and HDMI (available simultaneously) to meet the needs of most systems for true high definition digital connections. A simultaneous standard definition analog output in NTSC or PAL is also produced. The flexible outputs allow use in existing systems while being ready for future high definition upgrades. The output of the HDC840 is a true 16:9 ratio widescreen image with square pixels which will display accurate aspect ratios. MicroImage Video Systems offers several systems based on this incredible new high performance camera.

The HDC840 is all about performance with a native resolution that is true HD (1920x1080 pixels) at the full 60Hz refresh rate. A menu setting allows the refresh rate to be changed including a European rate at 1080p50 and a lower refresh rate is also available for system that don't support the full bandwidth (1080p30 and 1080p25).

The true HD standard 16:9 wide screen resolution with square pixels allows images to be geometrically correct on wide screen HD monitors. All video modes produce a progressive video image rather than an interlaced image to maintain maximum image quality without temporal distortion errors. Minimum illumination is 0.1 lux at f/1.2 with maximum gain.

The HDC840 has many menu settings in a logical, easy to use menu format. Many parameters and settings can be adjusted from within the menu such as shutter speed, white balance, gain, sharpness, video modes and much more. Image mirror and flip image are both included as menu settings.

The lens mount is C/CS compatible (threaded mount) and the camera includes an auto-iris connector for use with compatible lenses. Audio input and output connections (analog) are available for audio functionality. Operating power is from 12VDC at approximately 425mA and the unit can operate over a wide temperature range of -10 to +50 degrees Celsius.

All HDC840 models ship from the factory set to 1080p60 HD mode and NTSC SD mode. Once displayed on a monitor to see the menus, a lower mode can be set. The analog standard definition output (NTSC/PAL) is always available. The HDC840 is available with a 12V universal power supply and HDMI cable or as just the camera head only without power supply or cable. The HDC840 has a full one year warranty. The HDC840 is produced in Taiwan and is RoHS compliant.


Additional Information Links

HDC840 Printable Literature (PDF)
HDC840 Operation Manual (PDF)

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Ordering Information


Hi Definition 1080p Camera Only

does NOT include power supply & cable




Hi Definition 1080p Camera System

includes power supply & cable




Camera Control Unit for HDC840 camera

includes power supply. An HD-SDI capable BNC cable is required for the camera connection.




Key Specifications

Video System  NTSC / PAL Selectable (For SD Composite Video Output) 
Image Sensor  1 / 2.8" Sony 3.0 Megapixel Progressive Exmor CMOS Sensor 
Resolution  1920(H) x 1080(V) (1080p) 
Frame Rates up to 1920 x 1080p @60fps (3G-SDI) 
SDI Standards  3G-SDI (SMPTE 424M); HD-SDI (SMPTE 292M) 
Minimum Illumination  Color:0.1Lux@F1.2, B/W:0.01Lux@F1.2 
Digital Wide Dynamic Range  On / Off 
Digital Video Outputs Gold-plated BNC Connector (SDI)
Analog Video Output  BNC Connector (1.0Vp-p Composite, 75Ω) 
Audio Streaming  Two-way Audio 
Mechanical IR Cut Filter (ICR)  Automatically Switches (Switching Lux Level Can Be Adjusted) / External 
OSD Menu  OSD Control by RS-485 Remote Control or by Coaxial Control 
Digital Day & Night Mode  Auto / Color / Black & White 
Auto Electronic Shutter  Auto:1/60 to 1/2,000 sec. (60Hz) ; 1/50 to 1/2,000 sec. (50Hz) 
Manual Electronic Shutter  1/30; 1/50; 1/60; 1/100; 1/120; 1/150; 1/180; 1/200; 1/250; 1/300; 1/350; 1/400; 1/450; 1/500; 1/600; 1/750; 1/1000; 1/2000; 1/3000; 1/4000; 1/10000 Sec. 
Automatic Gain Control  Auto / Manual / Off 
Flickerless  Auto / Manual / Off 
White Balance  Auto (1,800K~10,000K) / Manual (Color Temperature Level Can Be Adjusted) 
Backlight Compensation (BLC)  On / Off 
Dynamic Noise Reduction  2D DNR 
Sense Up  On / Off 
Back Focus  Yes 
I/O Connectors  DC12V Power Jack, BNC (Composite Video Out) x1, BNC (SDI) x1, HDMI x1 RS-485(Pelco-D/P)x1, Digital Input x1, Digital Output x1, Audio Input(3.5mm) x1, Audio Output(3.5mm) x1, D4 IRIS Jack (Automatic IRIS) 
Lens Mount  CS / C Mount 
Power Supply; Consumption  12V DC / PoC (Power over Cable) ; 5W 
Operation; Storage Temp.  -10C ~ 50C ; -20C ~ 60C  
Operation; Storage Humidity  Maximum: RH80% ; RH90%  
Dimensions  2.40 x 2.64 x 4.73 (61mm x 67mm x 120mm)
Net Weight  12.35 oz. (350g)
Country of Origin Taiwan, R.O.C.