Suitable for use in broadcast situations as well as reality TV, sports, houses of worship, and security applications, the Marshall 2.5MP 3G-SDI/HDMI Compact Broadcast Camera with Interchangeable 3.7mm Lens provides HD video in a small form factor. Supporting Tri-Level sync, the camera easily integrates into a broadcast studio workflow for seamless switching without requiring a time base corrector or suffering any frame processing delay. The camera features a 1/3" CMOS sensor and includes an interchangeable 3.7mm lens in an M12 mount. HD video is captured at 1080p and 720p at 60, 59.94, 50, 30, 29.97, and 25 fps. It supports 1080i at 59.94 and 50, outputting via SDI or HDMI. The camera supports sync with 3G-SDI video, as well as Full HD.

With a minimum illumination of 0.2 lux in color or 0.1 lux in B&W mode, the camera can function as a security camera, or be used in teleconferencing in low light situations. It features Digital Wide Dynamic Range, motion detection, and privacy masking which make this camera a flexible option for capturing intrusions into sensitive areas. And the auto white balance function helps deliver normal looking video under changing conditions. Menu settings are available via an OSD that is actuated by a button on the back of the camera. The power cable includes an integrated joystick that allows you to navigate the OSD. It also integrates a TRS connector for audio input and an RS-485 connector for remote control.

General Overview

  • 2.5MP, 1/3" CMOS sensor
  • 1080p Video at up to 59.94 fps
  • 720p Video at up to 59.94 fps
  • 0.2 Lux in Color, 0.1 lux in B/W
  • Connects to a TV or DVR via a BNC connection
  • Die cast aluminum camera housing protects the camera from external impacts
  • The camera features one 3G/HD-SDI and one HDMI output connector
  • Tri-Level sync genlock is supported at 1920 x 1080p60, 59.94, and 50 fps (3G-SDI), as well as 1920 x 1080i60, 59.94, 50, 1920 x 1080p30, 29.97, 25, and 1280 x 720p60, 59.94, 50

Display Parameters

This camera's management interface features Wide Dynamic Range technology to compensate for issues of extreme backlighting. It also gives users the ability to set color, saturation, brightness, white balance, and other imaging display parameters.

  • Auto and manual white balance
  • Auto electronic shutter speed of 1/30 to 1/30,000 sec
  • Automatic gain control


The Tri-Level Sync connector is built into the included breakout cable. Tri-Level Sync compatibility helps the camera work seamlessly in a studio environment.

OSD Joystick

The camera incorporates a LEMO connector and includes a breakout cable that provides a joystick for OSD navigation, an RS-485 connector, a Tri-Level sync connector, a TRS connector for audio input, as well as a power connector for an optional power supply.

Marshall Electronics 2.5MP 3G-SDI/HDMI Compact Broadcast Camera

  • Specs

    Marshall Electronics CV565-MGB Specs

    Sensor 1/3" CMOS Sensor (approximately 2.5 MP)
    Pixel Resolution Total Pixels: 1944 x 1092
    Effective Pixels: 1956 x 1266
    Horizontal Resolution 1000 TVL
    Sync System Internal
    External: Tri-Level
    Minimum Illumination Color: 0.2 Lux
    B&W: 0.1 Lux
    DSS On: 0.005 Lux
    Lens Mount M12
    Lens 3.7mm
    Video Output 3G-SDI SMPTE 424M (2.97 Gbps)

    HD-SDI SMPTE 292M (1.485 Gbps)

    HDMI (1.3 Compliant)
    Audio Line Level Input (1 Vrms) 2.5 V bias
    Bit Depth: 32/24/20/16
    Sample Rate: 48 kHz
    Sync Reference In: Tri-Level
    Reference Loop-Out: Tri-Level
    Electronic Shutter NTSC: 1/30 to 1/30000
    PAL: 1/25 to 1/30000
    DSS: To approximately x64
    Backlight Compensation WDR/BLC/HLC
    Control Interface RS-485
    Sony-VISCA protocol
    8-bit data, 1 stop bit, no parity, 2400~115200 bps
    Temperature & Humidity Operating: 14 to 122 °F / -10 to 50 °C
    Power Voltage: 12 VDC (7 to 15 VDC range)
    Consumption: Max 6 W
    Certification CE, FCC, RoHS, KCE
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 1.4 x 1.4 x 2.9" / 36.5 x 36.5 x 73.0 mm (With lens)
    Weight 6 oz / 170 g (With lens, without I/O cable)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.225 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 5.1 x 2.7"