Canon CR-N300 and CR-N500, Unveiled!


Canon makes its first move in entering the PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) camera industry. The giant manufacturer confirmed its interest in entering this new field after releasing its latest CR-N300 and CR-N500. Aside from these, Canon also released its first IP (Internet Protocol) camera controller called RC-IP100 PTZ.

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Canon CR-N300 and CR-N500 are Company’s First PTZ Cameras– They Offer 4K Resolution, 20x Zoom, and More!

This is currently big news since Canon is only well-known for its high-end DSLRs and mirrorless cameras. As of the moment, Canon is considered the best brand for video cameras, but Nikon is also making efforts to make gadgets that will compete with the company’s products.

And now, Canon wants to expand its scope by entering the PTZ industry. To give you more idea, here are the specs of its CR-N300 and CR-N500 PTZ cameras:

Canon CR-N300 and CR-N500’s specs

According to Cision PR News‘ latest report, the two new Canon gadgets pack new high-end features. Each of these cams fits the needs of specific production styles. On the other hand, they also offer a variety of remote control options that will allow their operators to navigate them more smoothly. Here are their specific specs:

Canon CR-N300 and CR-N500 are Company's First PTZ Cameras-- They Offer 4K Resolution, 20x Zoom, and More!

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Canon CR-N300 and CR-N500 are Company’s First PTZ Cameras– They Offer 4K Resolution, 20x Zoom, and More!

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Canon CR-N500

  • Wide dynamic range
  • Sensitivity to 1.5 lux
  • Built-in ND filters
  • Canon’s DIGIC DV6 processor
  • UHD 4K30 and 1080p60 video output via HDMI and 3G-SDI
  • Professional gamma support, such as Canon Log3, to make post-production camera matching and color correction a breeze
  • 15x zoom (25.5-382.5mm 35mm equivalent focal length), offering a highly adjustable field of view
  • Genlock
  • Dual XLR inputs and a mini mic input jack to fit right into a professional production
  • Scene modes
  • PoE+ for direct power
  • Serial, IR, and IP (wired or Wi-Fi) control
  • Built-in NDI|HX support

Canon CR-N300

  • Scene modes
  • A 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel
  • Canon’s DIGIC DV6 processor
  • Wide dynamic range
  • 1.5 lux
  • 20x optical zoom (29.3-601mm 35mm equivalent focal length)Support for UHD 4K30 and 1080p60 video capture
  • NDI|HX support
  • PoE+
  • In addition to IP, HDMI, and 3G-SDI outputs, it also features a USB Type-C output with UVC support so you can utilize it as a tethered webcam
  • There are no XLR inputs, but it does feature microphone input using a mini-jack
  • Serial, IR, and IP (wired or Wi-Fi) control

Is there a third Canon PTZ camera? 

Aside from the new CR-N300 and CR-N500, News Shooter confirmed that there is a third Canon PTZ camera called CR-X500. This gadget is expected to be a high-end out-door PTZ cam that will also provide a whopping 4K resolution. It is considered the top-of-the-range offering from Canon. You can click here to know more details.

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