Re: CCD Video Cam (cheap sources)

Fri, 15 Dec 1995 09:03:39 -0500 (EST)

> To all,
> Here in Holland they are selling CCD video camera's as a kit.
> That means you get the complete print with all the parts mounted on it but
> have to supply a power supply and a housing.
> I tried it with CU and it works great.
> Resolution is 512 x 582
> Works only in grey scale (colour will follow next year).
> Shutter speed from 1/50 to 1/32000
> Light sensivity 1 lux (so it works in your office without huge light bulbs).
> The size is about 2(W) x 1.5(H) x 1 (D) inch
> Works on 11 - 13 volts DC
> The price is about 150 USD.
> Is this to expensive ?

Luc (and everyone else),

Here's a couple of cheaper places for cameras. Note that these are
complete, ready to go -- you don't have to put them together.

BG Micro
PO Box 280298
Dallas TX 75228

They sell one that is close to your specs (400x504), comes in a case
with power supply for $89.95.


They sell a range of CCD cameras, color and B&W, in various sizes, along
with other neat stuff, like low power video transmitters/receivers and
more. Potential spook stuff. They sell a cheap "camera on a card" which
is likely similar to the CCD camera kit that you are talking about. All
you have to do is put in a box, and hook up a power supply. Sample price:
PC-18XS (with medium wide angle lens) $99.00. Case -- $14.94. Power Supply
is an additional $14.95. Note that these are available with other lenses,
including a C-mount version.

They have a web site as well --

I hope none of this sounds like a plug. I've not bought products from
either of these companies -- I'm using old B&W security cameras myself
($20.00 apiece).


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