Point Grey want you to be able to record 4K video using a tiny camera and the use of USB 3.0. At least that is what the new Flea 4K camera does anyway. The new pocketable camera uses Sony’s IMX1221 Exmor R sensor to produce a nice 4,096 x 2,160 @ 21 fps and all through the use of USB 3.0. The camera has a high retail price of $945, but considering there is no competition in this area, high prices are expected. Check out the press release below for more info.
Point Grey Launches World’s Smallest 4K USB 3.0 Camera
RICHMOND, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Point Grey, one of the world’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of industrial digital cameras for machine vision, bioscience, traffic, and GIS applications, today releases an innovative new model to its popular line of Flea3 USB 3.0 cameras. This new model leverages the bandwidth capabilities of USB 3.0 by delivering 4096 x 2160 color images at 21 FPS (185 MByte/s) in an ice-cube sized, low-cost package.
“This camera is our latest innovation; we packed a high quality 8.8 MP, 4K2K sensor into the Flea3 and did it at an unbeatable price-point.”
The FL3-U3-88S2C features Sony’s new IMX121 sensor with “Exmor R” back-illuminated CMOS architecture. By increasing quantum efficiency and reducing noise, “Exmor R” improves sensitivity and dynamic range for sharp, high-quality color images. The impressive 4K2K resolution combined with the ease of USB 3.0 and the camera’s small size makes the new Flea3 suitable for a variety of high resolution color applications including automatic optical inspection, ophthalmology, interactive multimedia, and broadcast.
“Since demonstrating the world’s first USB 3.0 camera in 2009, Point Grey continues to push the boundaries of imaging technology,” explains Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Gibbons adds, “This camera is our latest innovation; we packed a high quality 8.8 MP, 4K2K sensor into the Flea3 and did it at an unbeatable price-point.”
Point Grey’s Flea3 camera line measures just 29 x 29 x 30mm and provides a unique set of features dedicated to maximizing USB 3.0 reliability, including a 32 megabyte frame buffer; on-camera power, temperature, and status monitoring; and in-field updatable firmware. The camera also provides color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, and pixel binning functionality.
The Flea3 FL3-U3-88S2C-C (color) model is list priced at USD $945 and is available to order now from Point Grey and its network of distributors.
Source: Point Grey