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Native 4K UHD Compact Camera

For those that have a clear need for only 4K UHD (3840x2160) 50p/59.94p acquisition, Grass Valley has developed the LDX C85N 4K Compact Camera, providing you with full native 4K UHD performance at a more affordable price level. With the correct GV-eLicenses installed (available as a daily, weekly or perpetual license), the camera can capture in native HDR (HLG and PQ/SMPTE ST 2084) and wide color gamut for both frame rates. 

For the companion LDX 85N 4K FullSize Camera, click here.


  • Native 4K UHD acquisition
  • Wide color gamut support for both frame rates
  • User-selectable native HDR licensing for both HLG and PQ SMPTE ST 2084
  • The LDX C85N 4K Compact camera has selectable HD (1080i50/59.94) monitoring as well as a selectable 3G (1080p50/59.94) main output and at the rear of the camera



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 UHD XensiumHAWK CMOS imagers

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, 5μOLPF, cap-filter

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


Video Modes

With 1080p50/59.94 main program output downconversion and 1080i50/59.94 monitoring downconversion available at the rear of the camera

S/N ratio: 60 dB typical


Sensitivity at 2000 lux:

  • F8.7 to F4.3 (50 Hz)*
  • F8.0 to F4.0 (59.94 Hz)*

Sensitivity at 2000 lux and S/N ratio 60 dB:

  • F10.0 to F5.0 (50 Hz)*
  • F9.5 to F4.8 (59.94 Hz)*
Video Details

Aspect ratio: 16:9

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

Horizontal resolution: >2,000 TV lines (native 4K UHD)

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 HD/3G SDI outputs: BNC 0.8 Vp-p, 75Ω, SMPTE ST 292, 424/425 @ 4K UHD operation they carry 4x 2SI 3G HD-SDI

HD-SDI monitoring video 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


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

* Specifications depend on the selected sensitivity mode.



LDX 85N 4K UHD compact. Supports 4K UHD 50/59.94 formats.



LDX 85N 4K & LDX C85N 4K


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