LDX C86N Compact WorldCam
Native 3G/HD Compact Single-speed Upgradeable Camera
The LDX C86N Compact Series are self-contained native 4K UHD cameras in a small form factor. They are an extension to the revolutionary LDX range of cameras. They take compact cameras to a new performance level with native 4K UHD (3840x2160) and native HD (1920x1080) image capture, using three unique 3840x2160p 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra (dynamic pixel management) functionality. In addition, the LDX C86N gives you the same familiar GV-eLicense upgrade path as the other LDX 86 Series and LDX 86N Series cameras, so that you always have the camera that you need.

The LDX C86N WorldCam offers all the production formats of the LDX 86N WorldCam (HD/PsF/3G) plus an upgrade path via GV-eLicense directly to native 4K (LDX C86N 4K). With the addition of BT.2020 wide color gamut support and optional HDR support, the LDX C86N WorldCam provides an outstanding solution for all HD/3G applications.


Power: Approx. 45W (typical, depends on operational mode) 

Temperature range: -20° to +45° C (-4° to 113° F) (operating) 

Water protection: Compliant to IPX0 

Weight: approx. 2.5 kg (5.1 lbs.) 

Dimensions (approx.): 

  • Width: 113 mm (4.45 in.) 
  • Depth: 156 mm (6.14 in.) 
  • Height: 140 mm (5.51 in.) 


Pick-up device: 3x 2/3" 4K XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers with DPMUltra 

Picture elements: 3840x2160 

Smear: no vertical smear 

Shutter: no mechanical shutter 

Optical system: F1.4 prism 

Lens mount: 2/3" Bayonet type 

Optical filter wheels: 2x motorized wheels 

Optical filters on first wheel: clear, 1/4 ND, 1/16 ND, 1/64 ND 

Optical filters on second wheel: clear, 4P-star, 5µ OLPF, cap-filter 

Electronic color correction: 3200°K, 5600°K, 7500°K, FL, 2 AWB presets, Var, continuous auto white 

Video Modes 

LDX C86N Compact WorldCam switchable: 1080p50/59.94, 1080PsF23.98/24/25/29.97, 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94

Sensitivity at 2000 lux: 

  • F12 (1080i50, 720p50 & 1080p50) 
  • F11 (1080i59.94, 720p59.94 & 1080p59.94) 
  • F18 (1080PsF23.98/24/25) 
  • F16 (1080PsF29.97) 
  • F8.7 to F4.3 (3840x2160p50)* 
  • F8 to F4 (3840x2160p59.94)* 

Notes: All figures are valid for operation in native acquisition modes. 

Not all formats will be supported from initial product launch.

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical 

Aspect ratio: 16:9 

Modulation depth: 60% (typical) at 800 TV lines (27 MHz) in 1080i50/59.94 & 720p50/59.94 modes 

Digital resolution: Floating point A/D conversion with 16-bit performance and with 34-bit processing in RGB 

Gain selection: -6 dB to +12 dB in 3 db steps (user-definable presets) or continuous master gain 


Lens iris connector: 12-pin female Hirose (front) 

Lens zoom/focus connector: 12-pin male Hirose (front) 

USB: GV-eLicense, scene files, service 

HDMI: viewing 

Ethernet RJ-45: C2IP camera control 

Tally control/RS-232/RS-422/Private data: D-connector– 15 pin 

4x 2SI 3G HD-SDI output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω   

HD-SDI “combined live” output: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425 

Genlock input: BNC CVBS/BB/tri-level 

Power input: XLR-4 male (10.5-17 VDC) 

Control Buttons and LED Indications 

  • PickMe 
  • Menu control: menu select, rotary control 
  • Color bar button 
  • Info button 
  • Filter wheel selection 
  • Standard file recall 
  • 2 user-assignable buttons 
  • 2-digit display: power on, camera number 
  • Tally LEDs: on-air, ISO, call 

Note: LDX C86N Compact WorldCam is upgradable to LDX C86N Compact 4K. 

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode. 

LDX C86N WorldCam 

LDX C86N Compact native 3840x2160/1920x1080 camera head with DPMUltra, supporting switchable 1080i, 720p, PsF and 1080p formats — upgradable to 4K (LDX C86N 4K) 

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