Compact iHDR camera features low light sensitivity

27th October 2016
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Compact iHDR camera features low light sensitivity

A 4K Autofocus USB 3.0 Camera, the See3CAM_130, has been announced by e-con Systems. See3CAM_130 is based on the 1/3.2" AR1335, a CMOS image sensor from On Semiconductor. The See3CAM_130 streams Ultra HD (3840x2160) at 30fps and 4K Cinema (4096x2160) @ 30fps over USB 3.0 in compressed MJPEG format. 

This See3CAM_130 streams Full HD (1920x1080) at 60fps and HD (1280x720) at 60fps in both uncompressed (UYVY) and compressed MJPEG formats. See3CAM_130 is a small camera with a form factor of 80x50mm.

e-con Systems had earlier launched its hugely successful USB Autofocus camera e-CAM51_USB four years ago and then followed this up with 8MP USB AF See3CAM_80. The See3CAM_130 is a natural progression of its USB Auto Focus cameras.

“Ever since we launched our first 13MP SuperSpeed USB Camera with fixed focus M12 lens holder in Feb 2015, our customers have been impressed with the image quality of that camera and were asking us for an autofocus version with the similar set of features. Our See3CAM_130 is the most advanced 13MP Autofocus SuperSpeed camera in the industry with superior low responsivity, HDR capability, Type-C Connector for flexibility and 3d syncing capabilities”, said Ashok Babu, President of e-con Systems. “With See3CAM_130 e-con Systems once again proves its commitment of bringing camera solutions to our customers”, he added.

See3CAM_130 houses a high-performance Image Signal Processor chip (ISP) that performs all the Auto functions (Auto White Balance, Auto Exposure control) in addition to complete image signal processing pipeline that provides best-in-class images and video and the MJPEG compression. See3CAM_130 features interlaced High Dynamic Range (iHDR) and also superior low light sensitivity enabling this camera work in both extreme lighting conditions. See3CAM_130 comes with seven GPIO headers for standard and custom functions. External hardware trigger input is available for 3D sync and 13MP still image capture with zero shutter lag.

Sample application
e-con Systems provides sample Windows applications, e-CAMView and Linux application, QtCAM that uses the standard UVC protocol to access the camera controls. The e-CAMView, a DirectShow based image viewer application from e-con Systems enables controls such as gain, exposure, saturation, brightness, contrast and various other controls. Region of interest based Auto focus and Auto exposure is enabled through extension unit. The extension unit also enables to control quality factor of MJEG streaming, burst mode, iHDR, scene mode, de-noise and effects such as sketch, negative, grayscale, etc. The exposure time can be adjusted manually and noise reduction level can also adjust manually.

QtCam – Open source Linux camera software application enables capturing and viewing video from devices supported by Linux UVC driver and also works with any V4L2 compatible device.

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