Canon Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ), CR-N500 and CR-N300 Remote Cameras

Driven by its pursuit of innovation, Canon India has launched the brand new innovative Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) remote cameras, namely CR-N500 and CR-N300 to meet the diverse needs of the broadcast industry and streaming. Designed and customized for every segment, from corporate and broadcast/production houses to houses of worship, the education segment, and event management, these cameras make workflows seamless with unparalleled clarity.


The new indoor cameras demonstrate their suitability for today’s hybrid work systems with amazing features such as single-person operation with up to 20x wide-angle optical zoom lens for imaging 4K UHD. Setting a benchmark in broadcast, the powerful wallet is able to support production houses with increased flexibility to simplify operations, allowing a single operator to manage multiple cameras remotely.

Talking about the new products, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said “At Canon India, we are constantly analyzing new industry trends and how the broadcast industry is transforming since the pandemic. The surge in streaming and broadcasting has driven the growth of video production and distribution in both live and recorded formats. Marking our foray into the remote camera category, the newly introduced products demonstrate our continued commitment to bringing the most advanced imaging solutions to our customers. Meeting the varied needs of remote operations, these cameras are well placed to meet the changing demands of customers in the broadcast and streaming segment and we are confident that they will be positively received.

CR N500

For more information on new camera features, Mr. K Bhaskhar, Senior Vice President – Professional Imaging Solutions, Canon India said, “Over the years, Canon has become a trusted brand, well known for providing innovative and reliable imaging solutions for customers in all segments. Having established our footprint in multiple avenues and industries, we are proud to elevate our product proposition even further, with the launch of new remote cameras, CR-N500 and CR-N300. With comprehensive innovative features, they are the perfect choice for diverse production landscapes looking for workflow-compliant broadcast solutions. Ensuring the operation of many cameras using a single operator, these remote cameras significantly reduce economic operational expenses and provide flexibility to customers. Plus, with features like dual autofocus, multiple broadcast protocols, and IP control, we look forward to new ways broadcasters can engage their audiences using our latest offerings.

Canon CR-N500

The CR-N500 is a multi-faceted camera that targets high-quality video shooting and distribution via remote setting. This new system demonstrates the device’s incredibly fast response time during remote operations, while also offering flexible methods during video production and broadcast, all controlled by a single person operation setting. .

Exemplary broadcast quality

To meet video production needs, the CR-N500 is equipped with a 1.0-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor that captures up to 60 fps in Full HD. Utilizing 9-blade Iris Diaphragm technology, the camera creates attractive and natural bokeh effects, while offering high 15x optical zoom and wide-angle coverage to meet a producer’s shooting needs.

Improved handling

Introducing a four-axis correction mechanism, the CR-N500 is enabled for vertical and horizontal roll correction, as well as up-down/left-right correction, allowing users to maintain a proportional image regardless of the angle at which the video or image is shot. Powered by Dual Pixel CMOS AF, the camera also shoots with incredibly precise autofocus assist technology with high speed and accuracy.

One-man operation

The CR-N500 also has a selection of remote control apps, whether using the WL-N01 infrared remote control or a paired Windows Surface tablet, with the Remote Camera Controller app installed, to allow a person to operate the entire camera from a remote location. . The various ways the CR-N500 can be operated remotely via the methods mentioned above also gives producers and camera operators increased flexibility in choosing their method of operation depending on the needs of their video production objective. Users can use both Wi-Fi and infrared connectivity to activate the camera, with a ‘indicator light’ near the lens to indicate whether the camera is in sleep mode or not, with a red light indicating that it is is on air, while a green light to indicate that it is on standby.

Multicast Capabilities

The CR-N500 also supports a total distribution of three video streams at the same time, allowing users to work simultaneously with a single device. This can be achieved through the Network Device Interface protocol, as the camera also supports the real-time transport protocol. The camera can output HDMI/SDI video at a maximum of 30 FPS or less when delivering three channels, but is also capable of delivering two video streams at 4K H.264 and 360p H.264 codecs at the same time.

Canon CR-N300

Equipped with a hybrid autofocus system that combines high-precision contrast autofocus with high-speed phasing, this camera allows users to also utilize the impressive Preset Scene Mode, which enables a shooting mode based on the subject’s surroundings. Equipped with a small but powerful 20x optical zoom, as well as a wide angle and high magnification, the CR-N300 covers a wide range of shooting needs, from simple web streaming to live broadcast production. studio.

Stay logged in

The Canon CR-N300 comes with USB connectivity, in addition to IP, SDI and HDMI connectivity, allowing users to easily integrate their device into any web-based application. With USB connectivity, a UVC connection is also available to allow users to directly connect their camera to a computing device, without the need to install a third-party driver.

Incredible Clarity

Equipped with a 20x high magnification optical zoom lens that starts from 29.3mm and a 1/2.3 type 4K UHD CMOS sensor, this device brings real-time 3D lens structure that validates its use in all kinds of applications. Apart from providing users with an incredibly quiet style of operation, it also moves freely and responds in real time to zoom and image stabilization procedures.

Equipped with 8-blade technology, the CR-N300’s circular aperture also helps create aesthetic images and videos comparable to the professional range of lenses.

Highly accessible

The CR-N300 also comes with several terminals, including a USB media connection that will allow producers to use this device whatever their needs. The camera also supports high-efficiency video codecs, ranging from JPEG, H.264 and H.265, reducing storage costs while reducing the need for immense data scrubbing during transmission, thereby improving its accessibility. and its connectivity.

Kimberly B. Nguyen