Tritech Super SeaSpy camera

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  • Rental
  • Sale (ex rental)

Tritech Super SeaSpy camera – Available for rental, hire and ex-rental purchase from Ashtead Technology.

The Tritech Super SeaSpy underwater video camera is a compact, high resolution, full colour camera with integral low voltage lighting.  Built to survive the harsh underwater inspection environment, the Super SeaSpy has been designed to be compact and rugged, whilst providing high quality colour video.

The Super SeaSpy incorporates a ring of white LEDs, which provide uniform illumination over the field of view. The LED engine utilises dynamic light control, which automatically adjusts the lighting level to optimise video image quality, regardless of the reflectivity of the work surface. This feature also helps to enhance picture quality by reducing the amount of backscatter from suspended particles in the water column.

This integral lighting provides a camera that is suited for close proximity inspection work where little or no lighting is available. The Super SeaSpy is also specified for ROV intervention tooling by several of the major developers in this field.

Integrated LED lighting, Ivanoff corrected lens and variable gain long line driver

An integrated array of high power LEDs ensures the camera always has light to operate. The Super SeaSpy is also fitted with an Ivanoff corrected lens system that optimises the picture quality by reducing radial distortion and reducing chromatic aberration. Additionally an integral video line driver can be fitted which compensates for attenuation of the signal when used through longer cables.

Key features

  • Compact design
  • Dynamic light control
  • Optimised illumination
  • Water corrected optic
  • 4000m depth rating
  • Dynamic or manual illumination
  • Evenly distributed beam from LED
  • Optimised optics using Ivanoff correction
  • Amplified video for long umbilical


  • ROV inspection and ancillary camera
  • ROV intervention tooling camera
  • Emergency services search and inspection
  • Restricted access area inspection
  • Marine science research

Technical specifications

Vertical resolution550 lines (PAL), 470 lines (NTSC)
Scanning system625 lines at 50Hz (PAL), 525 lines at 60Hz (NTSC)
CCD module1/3” Interline Transfer CCD
Viewing angle72° in water (diagonal)
Focus range50mm to infinity
Primary lensFixed, 4.2mm (f/2.2) Ivanoff water corrected optics
Iris controlAuto Iris
Video output1V peak to peak composite, 75Ω unbalanced
Signal to noise ratio>48dB (AGC off)
Other featuresAuto white balance, back light compensation, gamma correction
Minimum luminance0.5 lux
Illumination10 lux at 1m and 110 lux at 0.3m
Illumination controlDynamic light control, on/off, manual override
Power requirement12 to 48V DC (drawing 4.8W at 24V)
Standard connectorTritech 6-pin connector
Optional connectorBurton/Seacon 5506 series or Schilling SeaNet
Depth rating4000m
Operating temperature-10 to 35°C
Storage temperature-20 to 50°C
Shock30gn for 6ms in each axis (operating)
VibrationSinusoidal sweep and dwell in each axis from 5 to 150Hz at 10gn (operating)
MaterialsHousing: Stainless steel 316 Lens: Water corrected optical acrylic


53 x 82mm (99mm with Tritech connector)0.65kg (in air), 0.45kg (in water)