Olive Medical has released its fully HD surgical camera that captures images at 1080p resolution.
The company claims this is the only camera in the industry to actually capture the image at full 1080p, rather than relying on post processing to get up to full HD. Indeed it is a public secret within the industry that virtually all camera systems advertised as HD actually capture images at far lower resolutions and actual sensor brand and specifications are usually a well-kept secret. Because of the native HD acquisition, the camera system is also ten times faster according to the company. Nevertheless, Olive claims that this is a budget camera that offers high quality imaging at a low cost.
The complete Olive Medical HD surgical camera system includes the TCK1 HD Camera Head and 24mm coupler, OVB1 Camera Control Unit, and OHD1 Surgical Display and is compatible with all other systems on the market. The camera head has full 1080p video acquisition, three fully programmable buttons and a light weight ergonomic design. The camera control unit has full 1080p video outputs, (2) DVI and (2) 3G/HD-SDI outputs, a unique smartphone like touch-screen interface, and integrated storage of 40 HD images that reduces the need for a separate capture device.