Teledyne Bowtech SURVEYOR-HD WIDE ANGLE HD Camera

The Bowtech Products SURVEYOR-HD WIDE ANGLE underwater HDTV camera is designed to provide a 33% increase in angle of view, from the standard SURVEYOR-HD, whilst remaining compact and very competitively priced. The camera is ideal for ROV inspection tasks, scientific observation and broadcast applications.



Video output is available as component (Y/Pb/Pr), utilising standard connectors or HD-SDI on hybrid 75Ω coaxial or fibre optic connectors, a composite video output is also available.

The camera is available in a variety of control formats, including the Bowtech Products GUI, which facilitates the control of all features including white balance, auto tracking and back light compensation, which can be switched on or off using the GUI.

Excellent images are obtained, through the sapphire window and 10:1 zoom optics, wide 65° angle of view, which is ideal for overall scenes and close-up inspection.


Product Features:

– 10:1 Optical Zoom
– High Resolution 800 TVL
– High Definition 1080i/720p HD
– Component, HD-SDI or HD-SDI Over Fibre Output
– 65° Diagonal Angle of View
– 4,000 Metre Rated Titanium Housing

Technical information

​​Electrical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Resolution​ 800 TV Lines horizontal, pixels 1920 (H) x 1808 (V)​
Sensor Type​ 1/2.8″ Exmor CMOS
Sensitivity​ 1.4 lux typical @ f1.8, 50 IRE​
Signal to Noise Ratio​ >50dB​
Voltage​ 11 to 30Vdc​
Current​ 400mA max​
HD Video Output​ Component, HD-SDI or HD-SDI over fibre output​
HD Format​ 720, 1080i and 1080p 50/60 fps​
Video Aspect Ratio​ 16:9 or 4:3 (user selectable)​
Electro-magnetic Compatibility​ EN50081-1 Emission / EN50082-1 Immunity​
Control Options​ Single wire​ tristate, two wire bipolar, RS232 or RS485, Bluetooth tablet control
​Environmental ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ Depth Rating​ 4,000m or 6,000m options​
Storage Temperature​ -20°C to +60°C​
Operating Temperature​ -5°C to +60°C​
Shock​ 3 Axis (operating), 30g peak, 6ms half-sine pulse​
Vibration​ 10g, 20-150Hz​
​Optical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​ ​Optical Zoom ​10:1 3.8mm to 38mm focal length
Digital Zoom​ 12x (120x with optical zoom) deactivated as standard​
Angle of View​ 74° diagonal in water​
Iris Control​ Automatic, f1.8 to close​
Focus Control​ Front window to infinity (wide), 1500mm to infinity (zoom)​
Window​ Sapphire glass​
​Mechanical ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​​ ​Dimensions ​98.4mm (front retainer) (ø) x 200.9mm (l) (excluding connector) (4,000m)
Weight in Air​ 2.74kg (4,000m)​
Weight in Water​ 1.46kg (4,000m)​
Standard Housing​ Titanium alloy grade 5 6AL-4VASTM B3 48​
​Standard Connector ​5506-1508
Optional Connector​ Large selection of connectors available​


Surveyor-WAHD Datasheet