Toshiba Manage UHD Spec on 1/3 inch Sensor

A new 3 chip (1/3 inch) 4k cam from Toshiba has been announced - the IK-4K.

3840 x 2160 pixels are packed into a 1/3 inch sensor shooting at 50p/60p/50i/60i only. 

This may raise the question of the demands on these tiny C Mount lenses. This 4K camera may start a demand for higher quality C Mount lenses from popular makes like Kowa even if they are more expensive!

Spec for the camera:

  • 3840 x 2160 59.94/50 Hz UltraHD 4K output
  • Switchable formats; 4K, 1080p and 1080i
  • Up to 1600 TV lines resolution
  • Ultra-compact two piece design
  • 4x 3G/HD-SDI output for maximum signal fidelity
  • 12-channel colour adjustment to achieve colour accuracy and control
  • 5 User-configurable settings files to support different operating modes and conditions
  • Image flip and mirror
  • Freeze frame
  • Gen-lock for 3D and multi-camera use
  • Remote control via RS232
  • C-mount lens mount

More details from Toshiba here

Posted on October 23, 2014 and filed under uhd, 4k, action.