Posted by August 21, 2017

New Subsea Camera Boasts 4K UHD Image Quality

  • (Photo: Sidus Solutions)
  • (Photo: Sidus Solutions)
  • (Photo: Sidus Solutions) (Photo: Sidus Solutions)
  • (Photo: Sidus Solutions) (Photo: Sidus Solutions)

A new subsea camera from Sidus Solutions, the SS490, is a 4K UHD camera that provides superior video image quality at four times the resolution of 1080 full HD images.

According to Sidus Solutions, the camera maintains full 4K resolution while providing excellent focus with a 20x zoom and a combined optical and digital zoom of 144x. The SS490 delivers better picture quality than non-4K models due to its use of HDR (high dynamic range). This is especially helpful with varying lighting conditions such as working with multiple ROVs or reflectivity from stainless steel objects.

“We developed the SSS490 because we wanted to create a camera that produced the clearest and highest quality image in the most challenging environments,” said Leonard Pool, CEO of Sidus Solutions. 

The cutting-edge camera not only provides top-notch image quality but also features fully integrated automatic image processing that corrects distortion, shading and chromatic aberration. In addition, the SS490 camera has adaptive noise reduction and visibility enhancement. 

Image quality was of the utmost importance to the Sidus Solutions team as they were designing the new camera, but equally as important was the camera’s range and durability, the manufacturer said. The SS490 is rated for operating depths of 6,000 m or 3,000 m and is constructed with titanium, stainless steel or aluminum housings paired with sapphire or acrylic windows.

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