Teledyne Bowtech L3C-720 High Resolution Colour CCD Video Camera

The Bowtech Products L3C-720 miniature high resolution underwater colour CCD camera, provides a low cost solution to general underwater viewing and observation.
The camera housing is manufactured with high quality titanium, rated to 4,000 metres operating depth, with a 6,000 metre option.


The camera housing is manufactured from high quality Titanium fitted with a Sapphire glass window rated to either 1,000, 4,000 or 6,000 metres operating depth.
The camera is fitted with a fixed focus wide angle lens, giving a diagonal field view of 65° in water.
The camera features built-in reverse polarity and surge protection.
The miniature, high quality Sony 1/3” CCD sensor, offers high resolution and low light level sensitivity, achieved by using 10 bit digital processing.
It is the ideal camera for underwater viewing tasks.
The camera is also available with the option of a Balanced Line Driver (Balun) allowing the transmission of video over twisted pair cable.

Product Features:

– High Resolution Colour 720 TVL
– Light Sensitivity 0.1 Lux
– 65° Diagonal Angle of View
– 4,000 or 6,000 Metre Rated Titanium Housing

Technical information

​​Electrical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Resolution, Horizontal​ 720 TV Lines​
Limiting Light Sensitivity​ 0.05 lux
Sensor Type​ 1/3″ Sony CCD​
Sensor Elements​ 1020 (H) x 508 (V) NTSC/EIA, 1020 (H) x 596 (V) PAL/CCIR​
Signal to Noise Ratio​ >50dB (AGC off)​
Scanning​ 625 line 50Hz PAL/CCIR, 525 line 60Hz NTSC/EIA​
Voltage​ 12 to 24Vdc​
Current​ 110mA max​
Composite Video Output​ 1V pk-pk​
Balanced Line Driver Option​ Inclusion of Balun increases camera length to 142.2mm​
Environmental​ ​​ ​​ ​ Depth Rating​ 1,000m, 4,000m or 6,000m​
Storage Temperature​ -20​°C to +60°C
Operating Temperature​ -10°C to +50°C (maximum 2 hours in-air operation at 24Vdc)​
Shock​ 3 Axis (operating), 30g peak, 6ms half-sine pulse​
​Optical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ ​Lens 2.9mm or 3.6mm​
Iris​ Electronic shutter 1/60s to 1/100,000s​
Focus​ Fixed 100mm to infinity​
Angle of View​ 91° diagonal in air, 65° diagonal in water​
Window​ Sapphire glass​
​Mechanical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ Dimensions​ 31mm (ø) x 133.2mm (l) (excluding connector)​
Weight in Air​ 295g​
Weight in Water​ 186g​
Standard Housing​ Titanium​
Standard Connector​ WETCON BH-4-MP or MCBH-4-MP​
Optional Connector​ Large selection of connectors available​


LCC or L3C-720 Datasheet