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GNAT II 1080p 60™ – Miniature 1080p 60 fps or 59.94 fps 3G SDI/HDMI Camera With Interchangeable C or CS lensing and Genlock Function.   Available in Cased or Board Versions.

Gnat™ – II Smallest 1080p 60 fps HD-SDI Camera: 1.4”


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Gnat™ – II Smallest 1080p 60 fps HD-SDI Camera: 1.4”
Miniature, Very Affordable, High Definition True 1080p, 60 fps, 50 fps, or 59.94 fps, Color, NTSC or PAL, with Interchangeable C or CS Lensing and Genlock Function. 1/3 Inch CMOS Sensor Camera with HD-SDI or 3G 3 Gbps or HDMI Output. Targeted to Sport Science, Medical, Military, Measurement and Government Markets. Available in OEM Versions.

The GNAT II is a compact HD 3G-SDI Broadcast Camera which produces clear and crisp HD Video suitable for use in a broad range of HD video applications.  The GNAT II features Self Adaptive Genlock Tri level Sync, built in OSD for customizable image settings, inter changeable lens design making it compatible with auto iris CS and C mount lenses and audio input that can relay embedded audio via SDI and HDMI.  This camera will be your go-to camera for multiple video production workflows.

Broadcast cameras are converging with industrial cameras in as much as both industries have recently adopted SDI and HD/SDI as the primary interface standard.  SDI is a Serial Digital Interface and is defined by uncompressed digital video with a BNC Connector and the ability to carry 3 Megapixels over coax cable.  This transfers to 1080p @ 60 fps which covers the higher end of broadcast standards.  The difference between broadcast and machine vision is that machine vision needs 60 fps and broadcast needs 59.97 fps with Genlock. 

The GNAT II camera covers both worlds.  It is a miniature 1080p camera with 3G HD/SDI or HDMI output and supports all broadcast standards and machine vision standards.  For broadcast requirements it supports Genlock as well.  For situational awareness users, a built-in 2D and 3D Digital Noise Reduction capability is very useful.  If fog, rain or dust threatens to impair the image, the DNR will digitally remove the "Noise".


  • 3G/HD-SDI and HDMI seamless video performance
  • Outputs:  3G-SDI/HD-SDI (NTSC, PAL) with 292M, or HDMI, in one camera
  • 2 Megapixels
  • 1/3” Progressive Scan CMOS Sensor
  • 49 x 49 x 57 millimeters – only 2.25 inches long
  • Maximum 1,920  x 1,080 resolution
  • Output resolutions
    • 1080p@60/59.94/50/30/29.97/25
    • 1080i@60/59.94/50
    • 720p@60/59.94/50/30/25
  • C/CS mount with DC Iris
  • Full HD Progressive Scan sensor captures sharp and vivid color under different light conditions
  • Advanced digital imaging processor provides vivid and detailed images by utilizing WDR, White Balance, and Noise Reduction
  • Motion Compensated temporal noise reduction filter leads to effective noise reduction for motion video without blur
  • Tri level sync Genlock synchronizes GEN3 cameras and other system components for seamless vertical interval switching between sources
  • Compatible with other industry leading products, conforming with SMPTE 424M/292M standard
  • Auto White balance and shutter speed provides optimized performance in a variety of situations
  • Flawlessly relays embedded audio via SDI and HDMI
  • Built in OSD (On Screen Display) controls for customizable image settings
  • Versatile, compact, and rugged design


  • Broadcast
  • Live Production
  • Sports and Racing
  • Houses of Worship
  • Education
  • Rugged Military Camera
  • High End Security
  • Medical (Microscopy, Dental Medicine)
  • Sport Science (Motion Analysis, Physical) POV
  • Situational Awareness for Subs, Airplanes, and Ships
  • Self Driving Cars

Sensor Specifications
Image Sensor

1/3” progressive scan CMOS Sensor, approx. 2.1 megapixel

Scanning System

16:9 Progressive

Sync. System


Effective Pixels

1,920 (H) x 1,080 (V)

Minimum Illumination

0.2 Lux (Day), 0.1 Lux (Night), 0.005 Lux (DSS on)

Horizontal Resolution



DC-IRIS, fixed lens

Lens Mount

C/CS Mount

Back Light Compensation WDR/BLC, HLC (High Light compensation)
Exposure Auto / Manual
White Balance Auto (3,000°K~8,000°K) / ATW (1,900°K~11,000°K) / Manual
Day & Night System AGC / TDN (ICR)
Electronic Shutter

NTSC:  1/30~1/30000

PAL: 1/25~1/30000, DSS ( ~X64)


WDR, Privacy Mask, Image Mirror, 3DNR, Flicker-less, Sharpness, Defog, DIS (Digital Image stabilizer), Freeze, Black & White

Video Outputs
SDI Output (3G, BNC)

SMPTE 292M(1.485 Gbps): 1080p@25/30 or 29.97, 1080i@50/60 or 59.94, 720p@50/60/25/30 or 59.94 SMPTE 424M(2.97 Gbps): 1080p@50/60 or 59.94 800mVp-p, 75Ω, unbalanced generator (single-ended)

HDMI Output

HDMI 1080p@50/60 or 59.94 1080i@50/60 or 59.94
1080p@25/30 or 29.97 720p@50/60/25/30 or 59.94

Sync Input

Tri-level Sync signal (HD format)1080p@50/60/59.94, 1080i@50/60/59.94, 1080p@25/30/29.97, 720p@50/60/59.94/25/30/29.97

Control Interface

Pelco®-P/D, Sony Visca™ protocol 8 bits data, 1 stop bit, no parity, 2400~115200 bps

Physical and Power


Power Consumption

Max 6W

Operating Temperature

10°C ~ +50°C  (50°F ~ +122°F)


45.22 (W) x 53.86 (H) x 50.97 (D) mm
1.78 (W) x 2.12 (H) x 2 (D) inches


Approx. 170g (camera 130g + cable 40g)
Approx. 6 ounces (camera 4.6 oz. + cable 1.4 oz.)

Ordering Information

GNAT II 1080p 60 Board:  2 Megapixel 3G SDI/HDMI HD Camera – Board Version


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