Panasonic introduces new 4K medical images recording camera

21 June 2017 (Last Updated June 21st, 2017 18:30)

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has introduced a new medical recording camera system with 20x optical zoom to capture 4K resolution images, IP control and IP streaming.

Japanese electronics maker Panasonic has introduced a new medical recording camera system with 20x optical zoom to capture 4K resolution images, IP control and IP streaming.

The new portable POVCAM system captures the high-definition images by employing an AG-MDR25 compact recorder and AG-MDC20GJ 4K camera head.

Designed for a variety of medical applications such as medical training and surgical documentation, the new recording system is expected to replace the existing Full HD AG-MDR15/AG-MDC10.

The AG-MDR25 recorder combines double SD memory card slots (SDXC), advanced compression and 4K/UHD image acquisition in a compact unit, while the AG-MDC20GJ camera head features a wide-angle 20x optical zoom lens to cover a 29.5mm wide-angle to 612mm close-ups range.

The recorder further includes improved operation, a touch-panel monitor, large buttons covered by a membrane sheet for easy disinfection, and 3.5” colour LCD monitor for display of content in thumbnail images to facilitate quick view that can also be displayed reverse.

"By bringing the resolution up to 4K, introducing a touch-enabled LCD panel as well as all the other improvements over the original HD version of this camera, this system is one of the most capable IMV devices on the market."

The camera head additionally features a 16-axis independent colour correction function, an optical ND filter, a 5-axis hybrid image stabiliser and a new surgical light mode to allow refinement according to the surgical and medical environment.

Panasonic Industrial Medical Vision European marketing manager Margarita Zoussevitch said: “By bringing the resolution up to 4K, introducing a touch-enabled LCD panel as well as all the other improvements over the original HD version of this camera, this system is one of the most capable IMV devices on the market.”

A LAN terminal with video and audio streaming distribution function is available with the recorder to enable IP control and IP streaming.

The distribution can be done over a local area network, accessed from personal computers and tablets, and can be connected to a Panasonic remote camera system IP controller.