The chart below shows the major differences and limitations fo both the SD (Standard Definition) and HD (High Definition) Cameras to assist in your selection. If you are using your videos in post production processing the HD system would give you the best results because of the higher resolution. Addtitionally the HD cameras can be controlled via the OSD (On Screen Display); Analog are factory configured for the best overall setting. We have multiple VIDEOS on our website to aid you in your selection.
SD - Standard Definition Cameras (Analog) with very good quality and resolution. This type of camera connects to the AV or Composite connection on a TV or Monitor. The connection on the TV is normally a YELLOW RCA Type connection.
HD-SDI - [Serial Digital Interface] -With a frame rate of 60fps this is the highest quality camera with vivid colors and excellent picture quality. SDI cameras are considered to be "broadcast quality" and are used in production of TV and other professional environments. We are probably the only manufacture that offers this quality in a system that can be viewed at the surface. Recordings made with this camera are excellent in post production and cable lengths are limited to 250' to maintain quality.
HD-TVI & HD-AHD - [HD Quality] - With a frame rate of 30fps this is considered to be the next best competitor to our highest quality camera while still maintaining very good quality color and functionality while extending the cable length up to 1000'.
All specifications are based on NTSC and are slightly less under PAL standards. * Factory configured as either B&W or Color / ** Must be ordered as NTSC or PAL
976 x 582
1080x1920 720 x 1920
Frame Rate [fps]
1080 / 30 720 / 60
TVI / AHD - are limite to 30fps (300-1000')
Color / B&W
NTSC or PAL
Viewed at Surface
50 – 250’ Depth
HD-SDI / opt TVI & AHD
300 – 1000’ Depth
HD-TVI / HD-AHD
50 – 1000’ Depth
1000# Pull Cable
Armored Cable Opt.
600’ /1500# pull
Degree View Angle
Gas Filled Chamber
1000' Depth Rated
Internal /External Light Option
Adapters may be required (included) at higher voltage for longer length cables.
All specifications are based on NTSC and are slightly less under PAL standards.
* Factory configured as either B&W or Color / ** Must be ordered as NTSC or PAL