Tritech Tornado – Low Light Camera

The Tritech Tornado underwater video camera is a high quality low light camera system using the very latest CCD technology.



A ½” Interline CCD sensor provides a high-resolution 570 horizontal line monochrome picture.
The camera module has a light sensitivity of 3×10-4 lux.
The Tornado camera is contained within a new 4000m compact stainless steel housing fitted with a high quality water corrected acrylic view port.
The importance of the view port is often underestimated in underwater cameras.
The acrylic view ports used on all Tritech cameras have similar refractive properties to that of water providing the optimum solution for deep water lenses.
This ensures a clear and sharp picture during close proximity viewing in all water conditions.
The Tornado underwater video camera is supplied with a switchable high frequency boost amplifier making it suitable for use with short or long umbilicals.

Technical information

Camera Module
Minimum illumination: 0.0003 lux at faceplate
Gamma characteristic: y=0.45, y=0.6, y=1
Resolution: >570 TV lines
Video output: 1V (peak to peak) 75Ω
Pick-up element: 1/2” interline transfer CCD image sensor
Scanning system: 2:1 interlace
Signal to noise ratio: >50dB (AGC off)
Power requirement: 12 to 39V DC

Focal length: 4mm
Aperture: F1.2
Angle of view: D72°, H39°, V41°
Object distance: 0.1m – infinity

Weight in air: Stainless steel: 2.8kg, Titanium: 1.8kg
Weight in water: Stainless steel: 1.8kg, Titanium: 0.8kg
Diameter: 78mm
Length: 172mm
Depth rating: 4000m
Materials: Stainless steel (titanium alloy optional)
Connector options: Tritech, Subconn BH/MCBH, Burton/Seaconn 5506, Schilling SeaNet
Shock: DEF STAN 00-35 Part3, Chapter 2-03 30gn for 6ms in each axis (while operating) Vibration DEF STAN 00-35 Part 3, chapter 2-01
Sinusoidal sweep and dwell in each axis from 5 to 150Hz at 10gn
Operating temperature: -10 to 40°C
Storage temperature: -30 to 70°C