By: Hitachi
Industrial Video System & Broadcast
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1/4" color Chassis camera with integrated 27X lens

The Hitachi VL-21A is an integrated high performance camera module featuring a 27 times zoom lens with auto focus and auto iris modes of operation, with a wide angle view of 3.6mm and a telephoto view of 97.2mm. The camera is designed for use in OEM systems and supports Pelco “D” byte and Pelco “P” byte remote control protocol formats. The VL-21A features a high resolution of 580 TV lines, the camera has a number of user selectable adjustments to meet the requirements for most any imaging application. An OSD (On Screen Display) menu system allows the user to easily set the camera adjustments to produce the desired image. A single 10 pin flat cable supplies all the necessary signal and power connections.

VL-21A features include:

  • Array: 768H x 494V
  • Output: Analog & Y/C
  • H Resolution: 580 Lines
  • Dimensions: 1.9 x2 x3.2
  • Sig to Noise: 50dB
  • Connector: 10-pin ribbon
Image Sensor 1/4 inch IT Micro lens CCD
Resolution 580 TV Lines
S/N More than 50dB
Sensitivity 1 lux max AGC f 1.6, 0.25 lux NIGHT Mode, 0.00005 lux Digital Slow Shutter Mode
Lens 27x Zoom auto focus, auto iris, f1.6.; 3.6mm to 97.2mm
Digital Zoom 10x
Video Focus Auto / Manual
Sync Internal / External
White Balance Auto / Manual / Special
Shutter Speed Auto / Manual (1/60 to 1/10K)
Iris Control Auto / Manual
Gain Control Auto / Manual
Sharpness Adjustable
Brightness Adjustable
Video Polarity Positive / Negative
Menu On Screen Display
Backlight Normal / Zone Selectable
Day / Night Auto / Day / Night
Remote Pelco “D” Byte or Pelco “P” Byte format
Power 12 Volts DC, 240ma, 4.56 watts
Dimensions 48mm (W) x 51.5mm (H) x 81.6mm (L)
Weight 05 grams


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