Teledyne Bowtech EXPLORER PRO Low Light Monochrome Camera

The Bowtech Products EXPLORER PRO low light level high resolution monochrome underwater CCD camera, is the ideal solution for extremely low light level, underwater viewing and navigation, yet still producing excellent images in high intensity illumination.


The camera is manufactured with a high quality Titanium housing, rated to either 4,000 or 6,000 metres operating depth, or hard anodised aluminium, rated to 2,000 metres.

The camera is fitted with a wide angle, high speed, aspherical lens, giving a diagonal field of view of 103° through a fully water corrected front port. The camera features built-in reverse polarity and surge protection.

The miniature, high quality 1/2″ CCD sensor, offers high resolution and low light level sensitivity. It is the ideal camera for low light underwater viewing tasks, offering practically SIT performance.

Product Features:

– High Resolution Monochrome 570 TVL
– Low Light Sensitivity
– 2,000 Metre Rated Hard Anodised Aluminium/4,000 or 6,000 Metre Rated Titanium Housing
– 103° Diagonal Angle of View
– Water Corrected Optics
– Practically SIT Performance

Technical information

​​Electrical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ Resolution​ 570 TV lines horizontal, 570k pixels​
​Minimum Illumination ​2 x 10-5 lux (faceplate)
Sensor Type​ 1/2″ CCD​
Sensor Elements​ 752 (H) x 582 (V) CCIR, 768 (H) x 494 (V) EIA​
Signal to Noise Ratio >52dB​
Scanning​ 625 line 50Hz CCIR, 525 line 60Hz EIA​
Input Voltage​ 12 to 24Vdc​
Current​ 170mA maximum​
Composite Video Output​ 1.0 V pk-pk ​Ω
​Environmental ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Depth Rating​ 2000m, or 4000m and 6000m options​
Storage Temperature​ -30°C to +70°C​
Operating Temperature​ -10°C to +40°C​
Shock​ ​3 Axis (operating), 30g peak, 6ms half-sine pulse
Vibration​ 10g, 20-150Hz​
​Optical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Lens​ Wide angle, high speed, aspherical​
Iris Control​ Automatic​
Focus Fixed​ 300mm to infinity​
Angle of View in Water​ 93° (H) x 68° (V) 103° diagonal​
Window​ Fully water corrected quartz glass​
​Mechanical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ Dimensions​ 75mm (​ø) x 178.8mm (l) (excluding connector)
​Weight in Air ​1.4kg aluminium / 1.9kg titanium
Weight in Water​ 0.5kg aluminium / 1.0kg titanium​
Standard Housing​ Hard anodised aluminium 6082-T6 or titanium alloy grade 5 option​
Standard Connector​ 5506-1508​
Optional Connector​ ​Large selection of connectors available


Explorer-Pro Datasheet