Ikegami Announces Medical Grade 4K-native UHD Camera

Ikegami announces a major addition to its range of medical grade cameras. Making its world-first appearance at MEDICA 2016 (Messe Duesseldorf, November 14-17), the camera is a full 4K-ultra-high-definition model designed to capture video of surgical operations. It is also ideal for attachment to microscopes or endoscopes. 

The new 4K-native camera incorporates a 4K-native 3840 x 2160 pixel CMOS optical sensor achieving a very high horizontal resolution of 1800 television lines, very much higher than that of 1920 x 1080 pixel HD cameras. 

Sensitivity is 2000 lux (at an aperture of f/5.6 and 3.2 K colour temperature), allowing effective image capture in a wide range of lighting conditions. UHD TV output can be provided as Quad3G to match customer requirements, including optional HDMI 2.0, 12G or IP output, pending confirmation of an established standard for UHD equipment connectivity. 

The camera can output pictures in UHD and full HD, allowing use with existing HD monitors as well as UHD displays. 

An integral image correction function enables the camera to express high image resolution in detail. Also included is a gradation correction function which delivers high contrast without over-exposure or black-crushing. 

Structurally, the 4K-native camera consists of miniature head with integral optics. The head connects via cable to an Ikegami mains-powered camera control unit (CCU). The camera and CCU have an antibiotic coating to assist infection control. All major camera functions, plus the ability to record video and capture still images, can be controlled from the front panel of the CCU. 

The CCU itself is based on the same control board as the established MKC-750 pixel-offset 3-CMOS medical grade camera, providing essentially a universal platform for future cameras in this product range.

The new Ikegami 4K-native camera will be available in 2017.

Further information will be available in due course at http://www.ikegami.de/medical.html

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