Broadcast Lenses

Canon XU-81W

A cost-effective, versatile Pan and Tilt camera with 20x zoom lens and AF, the XU-81/XU-81W delivers high quality, high sensitivity images in HDTV format. Ideal for indoor or outdoor installation.


  • Robust, versatile 1/3" Pan and Tilt camera for a wide range of indoor and outdoor applications

  • High quality HDTV/SDTV images with single 1/3-inch CMOS sensor, 2.1 Megapixel, 20x HD zoom lens and AF

  • Fast, precise Pan & Tilt movements with wide angle of rotation

  • Quiet operation with a noise rating of NC<30

  • Smooth movements while zooming for broadcast applications using optional control unit (OP-300)

  • Easy upright, inverted or suspended installation with compact, lightweight design

  • Adaptable to new and existing multi-camera environments with 1080i or 720p HD output

  • Super-sensitivity Night Mode enables shooting in low light or at night

Detailed Features

  • Robust, versatile 1/3" Pan and Tilt camera

    The XU-81/XU-81W is a versatile, remote control, indoor/outdoor single 1/3" CMOS camera system, featuring a compact, highly waterproof and dustproof design which is ideal for challenging locations and environmental conditions. Applications include: Outdoor and Indoor Event Broadcasting, Weather POV, Traffic POV, Outdoor Monitoring, Education and Video Conferences. For outdoor applications, the XU-81W is equipped with a motorized ND filter and a wiper unit. An optional washer unit is also available.

  • High quality HDTV/SDTV video images

    A single 1/3-inch CMOS imaging sensor with a 2.1 Megapixel, 20x HD zoom lens and Auto Focus captures exceptional, high-quality images in full-HDTV format with excellent colour reproduction.

  • Optimised for broadcast applications

    An optional operation unit (OP-300) is available that enables smooth pan and tilt movements while zooming using a single pre-set button on the control panel. This allows for on-air movements similar to manually-operated cameras. For long distance operation the camera can also be controlled from a PC using an internet connection. HD-SDI output delivers beautiful images from a distance of up to 100m.

  • Fast, quiet, and precise Pan & Tilt movements

    The XU-81/XU-81 W offers a wide angle of rotation (Pan +/- 180° and Tilt +220° to -40°) and precise 40° per second movement in Standard Mode. High Speed Mode accelerates movement by 50% to 60° per second. Operation is very quiet with a noise rating of NC<30 in Standard Mode, enabling use in areas such as libraries or conference rooms. An image flipping function automatically flips images so they are not upside down due to the angle tilt.

  • Easy to install

    Compact and lightweight, the camera weighs only 6.6kg (XU-81) or 7kg (XU-81W) and includes a handle for easy portability. It can be mounted upright, inverted or suspended from a ceiling for shooting in all kinds of locations.

  • Locally switchable output/control

    1080i or 720p HD output is available to match existing systems. Control can also be toggled between RS-232C and RS-422, making the XU-81/XU-81W extremely adaptable to new and existing multi-camera environments.

  • High sensitivity Night Mode

    Super-sensitivity Night Mode enables shooting at a brightness level of just 0.2 lux- ideal for shooting in dark rooms or at night. Backlight compensation increases the visibility of backlit dark subjects.