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High resolution 3-chip CMOS cameras from Toshiba

23 Sep 2014

Toshiba has introduced two new extremely versatile 3-chip CMOS high resolution cameras. The IK-HD5 is a progressive-scan full-HD 1080p/1080i video camera featuring a removable optical low pass filter for dual-mode imaging applications. This allows the camera to be optimized for visible light or near-infrared radiation.

The IK-HD4 is an Ultra High Definition 3840 x 2160p, 50/59.94 Hz camera system, designed to provide extremely sharp detail and rich colour in 4K resolution.

With up to 1000 TV lines resolution and a binning mode for a 4x increase in sensitivity, the IK-HD5 can be used for any HD video application as well as near IR imaging for applications such as medical diagnostics using indocyanine green (ICG) and other fluorescing agents. Other applications include surgical microscopy, endoscopy, IR inspection and defense imaging systems. For enhanced NIR applications the removable optical low pass filter provides a switchable output between full-HD video in the visible and near-infrared wavelengths while the 3-chip CMOS sensor gives approximately 3 dB increased sensitivity in the NIR.

High colour fidelity and resolution

The ultra compact IK-HD4 (110 x 40 x 196 mm) can be switched between 4K and 1080p/1080i resolution, and offers up to 1600 TV lines resolution. It is ideally suited to applications where colour fidelity and resolution are critical including broadcasting, clinical and defense imaging. Both the IK-HD4 and IK-HD5 feature a C-mount lens mount and remote control via RS 232.


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Established in 1875, Toshiba is now one of Japan's largest industrial companies with products ranging from power plants and bullet trains to sub-micron technologies.

Toshiba IK-HD5 - 3-CMOS HD camera
  • Video camera with 3-CMOS HD sensors
  • Various outputs (3G-SDI, HD-SDI and DVI-D)
  • Dual-mode imaging switchable between visible light and near-infrared (NIR)