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Toshiba IK-HD5 Video Camera with Enhanced Infrared Imaging Capabilities

Are you keen on the newest imaging technology? No matter if you a drone enthusiast or not, this following article might definitely interest you. There has been a great boom at the HD cameras market recently, so many developers always try to offer something new and bring the current technology level for a bit forward. Hence, we can now present you the brand new Toshiba 3CMOS 1080p HD Video Camera. Made by Toshiba Imaging Systems Division, the new IK-HD5 progressive-scan, 2.1 Megapixel 3CMOS camera is mainly suited for color-critical applications. The camera allows dual-mode imaging applications both in visible light and near-infrared spectrum. It is also equipped by a removable optical low-pass filter, 3G-SDI/HD-SDI and DVI-D outputs. Actually, it is the first camera made by Toshiba, which includes the 3G-SDI output.

What else? This full HD 1080p/1080i camera with enhanced infrared imaging capabilities is not ideal only for aerial imaging, but even for critical applications like surgery, endoscopy, surgical microscopy or defense imaging systems. The camera operates at speed at 60 frames per second (fps) and is easily switchable between the visible and infrared mode. So, if you use an infrared camera attached to your UAV, but sometimes you would like also to receive a normal image, this very device could be perfect for you. It also contains expanded menu functions for the IR mode. Moreover, you would surely appreciate a binning mode for up to 4x increased sensitivity, an image flip and mirror function, 5 user-configurable settings files, and up to 1,000 TV lines resolution.

The IK-HD5 camera can be also very easily integrate into new or existing vision systém thanks to the convenient C-mount lens mount and remote control access via RS232. I suppose that all of the informations what we mentioned above can be a great ilustration of how universal imaging system the Toshiba IK-HD5 is. HD video stream from the world´s smallest 3CCD camera head can be a great benefit not only on fields of scientific imaging, broadcasting, defense, surveillance, but of course in aviation. With such small size and weight the IK-HD5 camera could be an ideal option for small copters, or basically any drone, which is used e.g. for aerial thermography, aerial survey, precision agriculture, surveillance and any other application what you can imagine as feasible.