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C-Mount Cameras (aka Box Cameras)


Great for Extreme Environments when combined with a Case with a Heater / Blower

Obvious Design can Deter Crime

Interchangeable Lenses


Now Viewing our Standard Definition C-Mount Cameras: Here are your resolution options


Big Box Store Analog Cameras

About the Quality of a 1990's Flip-Phone

The DVR in most big box stores records at CIF which is 360 x 240 pixels. The cameras included are often 420 or 480 TV Lines. We don't carry any cameras or DVRs that are this low quality.

Our Standard Definition Cameras

About the Quality of your Television

The DVRs included with our systems are 4X - 6X the resolution of a big box store's CIF DVR. We only carry cameras that are 600, 700, or 720 TV Lines.

Our HD Quality Cameras

Beautiful HD Video Footage

We have HD cameras that can record in 720P. 1080P, or 3MP (about 50% larger than 1080P).

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Why People Choose C-Mount Cameras

C-mount security cameras are a long-time favorites in this industry, but standard definition C-Mounts have fallen out of style. They became popular in banks from the 1970's to the 1990s and C-Mounts are often the "iconic" security camera. C-Mount cameras are big and obvious, and this size gave them, historically, the option to have higher resolutions than bullet or dome cameras. This larger size also had another advantage: C-Mount cameras can deter crime by making it obvious that you are recording. C-Mount cameras can sometimes be known as CS-Mount Security Cameras.

As technology has allowed cameras to get smaller and more powerful, the scenarios where someone would use a Standard Definition C-Mount camera have decreased. You no longer need the large size of a C-Mount to achieve the maximum resolution of a standard definition camera. Most banks and other institutions that used Standard Definition C-Mounts have switched to C-Mount cameras with HD recording.

Using a C-Mount Camera in an extreme environment

One of the most common uses of a C-Mount camera is in the extreme cold or extreme heat. C-Mount cameras can be fitted into a C-Mount Housing unit that will make them weatherproof and can include a heater or blower which will allow the camera to function in extreme weather. If you are thinking of installing a camera outdoors in the Arizona desert or in the Alaskan wilderness, a housing unit with a heater and blower will help maintain your camera's ability to operate.

C-Mount Lenses are Interchangeable and purchased separately

We only carry one C-Mount camera, since most of the customization comes from the lenses, which are interchangeable. This allows a single camera to meet whatever need you desire. Our lenses range from a typical 2.8 - 12 mm varifocal lens (from a 105° to 22° angle of view) to a super long-range 5 - 100 mm lens.

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  1. CS Mount 1/3 Sony Super HAD CCD 2.8-12mm Auto Iris DH-L2812AVF

      Model number: DH-L2812AVF
    • Lens: 2.8-12 AUTO IRIS
    • Imager Size: 1/3"
    • Focal Length: 2.8-12mm
    • Aperture Range: F1.4 -360°
    • Focusing Range: 0.3m
    • Back Focus: 7.4mm
    • Mount Type: CS
    • Field: 104° ~ -33°
    • Zoom Operation: Manual
    • Focus Operation: Manual
    • Iris Operation: Auto Iris (DC)
    • Weight: 0.38 lbs, 156g


  2. CS Mount 1/3 Sony Super HAD CCD 6-60mm Auto Iris

    CS Mount 1/3 Sony Super HAD CCD 6-60mm Auto Iris

    $66.00

    • Lens: 6-60 AUTO IRIS
    • Imager Size: 1/3"
    • Focal Length: 6-60mm
    • Aperture Range: F1.4 -360°
    • Focusing Range: 0.3m
    • Back Focus: 7.4mm
    • Mount Type: CS
    • Field: 104° ~ -33°
    • Zoom Operation: Manual
    • Focus Operation: Manual
    • Iris Operation: Auto Iris (DC)
    • Weight: 0.38 lbs, 156g


  3. CS Mount 1/3 Sony Super HAD CCD 5-100mm Auto Iris DH-L05100AVF

      Model number: DH-L0660AVF
    • Lens: 5-100 AUTO IRIS
    • Imager Size: 1/3"
    • Focal Length: 5-100mm
    • Aperture Range: F1.4 -360°
    • Focusing Range: 0.3m
    • Back Focus: 7.4mm
    • Mount Type: CS
    • Field: 104° ~ -33°
    • Zoom Operation: Manual
    • Focus Operation: Manual
    • Iris Operation: Auto Iris (DC)
    • Weight: 0.38 lbs, 156g

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