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Canon U.S.A. Introduces the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W, Full HD Robotic Remote-Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom Indoor/Outdoor



  Canon U.S.A. Introduces the EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W, Full HD
  Robotic Remote-Control Pan-Tilt-Zoom Indoor/Outdoor Cameras

  Compact, Fully Integrated, and Durable, the Canon EVERCAM XU-Series PTZ HD
    Cameras Deliver Outstanding 1080i or 720p Resolution Widescreen Video,
 Accurate Color Reproduction, and Fast, Precise Auto Focus Performance with a
                        20x Optical Canon HD Zoom Lens

Business Wire

MELVILLE, N.Y. -- June 10, 2013

Building on the success of its line of cost-effective, remote-control HD
pan-tilt-zoom cameras, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging
solutions, has introduced the durable EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W
cameras, which provide improved image resolution, color reproduction, and
Canon Auto Focus precision over previous models. Compact, fully integrated,
and featuring an open control protocol for flexible systemization, the new
EVERCAM XU cameras provide high-quality widescreen (16:9 aspect ratio) image
capture from practically any visual perspective.

The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) HD cameras are
equipped with a 20x Genuine Canon zoom lens (with additional 12x digital
zoom), 2.1-Megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, genlock input, and an HD-SDI output.
Designed with a sturdy water-resistant/dustproof housing for indoor or outdoor
use, applications for the new cameras include broadcast TV, houses of worship,
sports arenas, schools, government, and performing arts venues. The Canon
EVERCAM XU-81 W features a motorized ND filter and a wiper unit for outdoor
applications.

“From sports stadiums, to traffic and weather POV cams, and houses of worship,
there is an increasing demand for broadcast-quality, cost-effective
remote-control HD image capture,” stated Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice
president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group,
Canon U.S.A. “Canon has successfully addressed this market with a series of
versatile professional HD pan-tilt-zoom cameras. The latest introductions –
the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras – deliver
exceptional full HD resolution video, precise Canon Auto Focus, and great
low-light performance ideally suited for most PTZ applications.”

Durable, Quick, and Quiet

The tough, durable housing of the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W
pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras meets the IP-55 enclosure rating for water-resistant
and dustproof integrity, enabling it to be installed in environmentally
challenging locations. The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 W is optimized for permanent
outdoor installation and comes equipped with a wiper unit to maintain lens
port clarity and a servo neutral density (ND) filter unit to optimize picture
quality (an optional washer unit is also available). Both cameras are equipped
with an integral weather-resistant microphone that allows for the capture of
sound at the camera location.

Capable of fast, smooth, and highly precise movements while simultaneously
panning and tilting at a maximum rate of 60˚/sec., the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and
EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras feature a pan range of ±180˚ and a tilt range of
+220˚/-40˚. While quick and nimble, the cameras are also extremely quiet while
in motion, with a maximum noise level of NC30. This makes the cameras
well-suited for use in quiet environments where noise distractions are not
permitted, including during broadcast, performance studios, lecture halls and
classrooms, conference rooms, and hospital operating theaters.

Further adding to the versatility of the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81
W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras are their low-light capabilities and super
sensitivity mode. When shooting under low-light conditions, the cameras can
acquire extra brightness by using a slow-shutter (frame accumulation)
function. The camera’s black & white mode, without the Infrared cut filter,
will also support shooting in near-darkness. Dynamic Range Compensation allows
for shooting in environments with a high contrast of light and shade (such as
an office building lobby on a sunny day) by automatically correcting the
contrast of the video according to the range of scene illumination. Both
camera models have a sensitivity rating of 0.6lux (f/1.6, 1/60, 50IRE, +42dB).

In addition to providing clear, crisp HD video, the 2.1-Megapixel CMOS sensor
in the Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras delivers native imaging
performance. A locally switchable output/control feature enables users to
select either 1080i or 720p HD output (via a convenient HD-SDI connection)
with simultaneous SD analog composite (NTSC or PAL) for monitoring. A genlock
input on the XU-81 and XU-81 W provides the synchronization signal necessary
for TV station use and other broadcast applications.

Remote control of the pan, tilt, and zoom movements of the EVERCAM XU-81 and
EVERCAM XU-81 W cameras employs a non-proprietary control protocol that
enables users and system integrators to interface the camera with their own
control system, or that of a range of third-party providers. Control can be
toggled between RS-232 and RS-422, making the cameras extremely adaptable to
new and existing multi-camera environments.

Compact and lightweight, the EVERCAM XU-81 camera weighs only 14.5 pounds, and
the EVERCAM XU-81 W camera weighs only 15.5 pounds. The cameras include a
built-in handle for convenient portability, and can be mounted upright or in
an inverted ceiling mount. In either position, the picture image will
automatically flip when the tilt angle reaches 90˚.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon EVERCAM XU-81 and EVERCAM XU-81 W pan-tilt-zoom HD cameras are
expected to be available in September 2013, for the estimated retail price of
$11,000.00 and $13,000.00, respectively.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business,
and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in
global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall
in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s
Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the
PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital
camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for
camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest
level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon
U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental
responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up
for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow
us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark
Office.

All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
respective owners.

Availability, prices, and specifications are subject to change without notice.
Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Contact:

Editorial:
Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Ashley Dickerson, 631-330-4286
adickerson@cusa.canon.com
or
Marcomm Group
Brian McKernan, 516-829-0404
bmckernan@marcommgroup.com
or
Canon U.S.A. Web site:
www.usa.canon.com
or
For sales information/customer support:
1-800-321-HDTV (4388)
www.canonbroadcast.com
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