Panasonic Introduces 4K ULTRA HD 3MOS Camera

 Panasonic, a leading provider of professional healthcare display and monitoring solutions, today announced the release of its Ultra HD remote head camera series GP-UH532, for use with surgical microscopes. The GP-UH532 camera will be available in March 2016 and will be fully compliant with the IEC60601-1 medical safety standard.

The GP-UH532 camera will be the next generation of the company’s current 1080p HD camera, the GP-US932X series, which was released in 2013. The GP-US932X series is used for various applications which require high color reproduction and high resolution and where a very small profile is beneficial.

The new GP-UH532 boasts ultra-high 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), smooth-moving 60p picture and high color reproduction thanks to Panasonic’s original 3MOS technology and newly developed video processing engine.

The new camera will be on display at MEDICA/COMPAMED 2015 in Dusseldorf, Germany from November 16-19, and at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting in Las Vegas from November 14-17, 2015.

Main features of the GP-UH532 camera include:

High color reproduction by 3MOS and newly developed video process engine

The accurate color rendition and the high color dynamic range are achieved by processing the respective three primary colors through the three dedicated RGB sensors in the 3MOS system. Since each pixel has all three-color components (R, G, B), the camera produces outstanding faithful color reproduction.

Our newly developed picture engine processes color performance according to the BT.2020 standard which has about 170 percent of the color gamut as compared to the conventional HDTV standard BT.709.

High resolution and smooth motion picture by 4K60P

4K (UHD: 3840 x 2160) pictures can be sent by the HDMI 2.0 and 3G-SDIx4 outputs. In addition, 4K and FHD pictures can be output simultaneously, so existing equipment like FHD monitors and recorders can be used, allowing a smooth transition from existing environments to 4K.

Flexible functions for the surgical workplace:

Surgeon/Procedure Profile function: Six surgeon/procedure profiles are available so performance parameters can be set for a variety of applications, such as fluorescence-guided surgery, ICG, 5-ALA and others. Save and Load can be available using USB memory effectively expanding the profiles available.

12-axis color processing: In addition to the six axes of RGB and CMYK, neutral manual adjustment is available. Consequently, fine tuning tailored to the surgical affected area is also available.

Chemical resistance coating: By applying a chemical resistance coating, cleaning with a disinfectant agent will not result in cracks or discoloration.

Camera Cable Length: Selectable camera cable is 3m or 6m. The new small diameter cable makes wiring easy. When using a 15m extension cable, the cable lengths becomes 18m or 21m, expanding the installation flexibility.

Select features and specifications for the GP-UH532 include:

Image Sensor    1/3” progressive color MOS x3
Lens Mount    C-Mount
Synchronization    Internal
Video Output  

 HDMI x 2ch (Ultra HD/Full HD)

 3G/HD-SDI x 4ch (Ultra HD /Full HD), 3G/HD-SDI x 1ch (Full HD)

Video Format HDMI 

 3840x2160/59.94p, 3840x2160/50p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i,1080/50p, 1080/50i,

3840x2160/59.94p, 3840x2160/50p, 1080/59.94p, 1080/59.94i,1080/50p, 1080/50i,

Sensitivity    F8
Required Illumination    2000 lx (3200K, F8)
S/N Ratio    54dB@F8

Horizontal and Vertical Resolution

   1600 TVL
External Control    φ3.5 mini jack (3-pole, RS-232C signal level compliant)
Foot Switch  

 φ3.5 mini jack

Operation Temp. Range    0℃ to 40℃
Operation Humidity Range    30% to 90% (Not Condense)
Power Source    12VDC, 40W
Dimensions  Head 

W27 mm x H30 mm x D42.5 mm

W185 mm x H57mm x D270mm

Camera Cable    3m, 6m & 15m
(18m=3+15 or 21m=6+15 w/extension cable)
3m , 6m cable
15m extension cable
 Conformity to Safety Regulation and EMC Requirement for Medical Use    Medical Safety Compliant: IEC60601-1, IEC60601-1-2(3rd Edition) *Including AC adaptor

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