Product Profile
Garmin Thermal-Imaging/Low-Light Marine Cameras

Garmin Thermal-Imaging/Low-Light Marine Cameras

  • Supplier: Garmin
  • Region: United States
  • Updated: 2012/10/25
Product Specifications
  • These cameras can pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ), and provide extra situational awareness by enhancing visibility at any time of day. The GCL 20, Garmin’s low light camera, is especially useful at dawn, dusk and in light fog, and Garmin’s thermal imaging versions, the high-resolution GCT 30 and low-resolution GCT 20, aide in navigating in total darkness.

    Garmin’s top-of-the-line thermal imaging camera, the GCT 30, boasts a high-resolution VGA (640x480) image, and a continuous digital zoom of 1x to 12x. It pans, tilts and zooms while maintaining a crisp, smooth thermal image in motion at all times with a refresh rate of 9Hz. The GCT 20 thermal imaging camera has a QVGA+ resolution (384x288), offering 44 per cent more pixels than standard QVGA offerings. The GCT 20 has a continuous digital zoom of 1x to 8x, with a refresh rate of 9Hz. Both the GCT 30 and GCT 20 have five definable scene modes and seven colour modes. The powerful GCL 20, Garmin’s new low light camera, offers extraordinary zoom capabilities with an optical zoom of 28x and a digital zoom of 12x, for a combined total of 336x zoom. The GCL 20 has a minimum illumination spec of .0004 lux at 10iRE and is available in PAL and formats.

    The new GCT 30, GCT 20 and GCL 20 are compatible with Garmin’s award-winning series of GPSMAP? 4000/5000/6000/7000 chartplotters. The GCT 30 has a Recommended Retail Price (RRP) of $15,499.00 and the GCT 20 has an RRP of $9,899.00; both are available in 9Hz configuration. The GCL 20 has an RRP of $3,849.00, and is available in PAL configuration. Garmin’s new cameras are expected to be available July 2012.