Teledyne Bowtech L3C-400-MICRO High Resolution Colour Camera

The Bowtech Products L3C-400-MICRO is the tiniest camera in our range. It is a miniature high resolution colour underwater camera.



The L3C-400-MICRO provides an extremely compact solution to specialised underwater viewing and observation in restricted spaces.
The cameras are manufactured with high quality grade 5 Titanium housing and Sapphire window, rated to 6,000 m operating depth.
The camera is fitted with a fixed focus lens giving a diagonal field of view of 45° in water.
The image quality that emanates from this micro camera is astounding and will permit access to underwater viewing tasks never previously contemplated.
A right angled viewing adaptor can also be fitted which provides additional viewing options in restricted spaces (dimensions increase).
The camera can also be supplied with a Helium relief valve fitted for use in saturation diving applications (dimensions increase).

Product Features:

– Ultra-miniature Size
– Extremely Lightweight
– Optional Integral LED
– High Resolution Colour 400 TVL
– Low Light Sensitivity 1 Lux @ f1.2
– 6,000 Metre Rated Titanium Housing

Technical information

​​Electrical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Resolution 400 TV Lines​ horizontal
Limiting Light Sensitivity​ 1 lux @ f1.2​
Sensor Type​ Colour CMOS​
Signal to Noise Ratio​ 36 dB​
Sensor Scan Mode​ Progressive scan​
Voltage​ 5Vdc camera, 3.3Vdc lights​
Current​ 120mA maximum​
Composite Video Output​ 1.0V pk-pk, 75ohms – Available with PAL output or as NTSC (L3C-400-MICRO-N)​
LED Light Illumination​ Optional to 200mm maximum working distance (subject to visibility and back reflection)​
Environmental​ ​​ ​​ ​ Depth Rating​ 500m, or 6,000​m option
Storage Temperature​ -30°C to +70°C​
Operating Temperature​ -10°C to +45°C​
Shock​ 3 Axis (operating), 30g peak, 6ms half–sine pulse​
Optical​ ​​ ​​ ​ Lens​ 1.2mm / f2.8​
Focus​ 30 – 200mm (factory set)​
Diagonal Angle of View​ 60° in air, 45° in water (40° with RA adaptor)​
Window​ Sapphire glass​
Mechanical​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ Dimensions​ 10.8mm (ø) x 42mm (l) (excluding connector)
Weight in Air​ 20g (when fitted with HUMG-5-BCR connector)​
Weight in Water​ 15g​
Standard Housing​ Grade 5 titanium​
Standard Connector​ HUMG-5-BCR​
Optional Connector​ GLOBEG-​7-BCR


L3C-400-MICRO Datasheet