Two compact box cameras for POV and remote observation applications of Hitachi Kokusai will receive an update to their firmware that will boost its high-definition capabilities. The DK-H200 1080p cameras will add HDR support including HLG (Hybrid Log-Gamma) and HPQ, compatible with the HDR10 open standard. The DK-Z50 1080i will improve its quality by increasing its signal-to-noise ratio to more than 60dB, among others innovation. These updates will happen in the second quarter of 2019.
John J. Humphrey, Vice President of Business Development of Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd., talks about the benefits of the update: “The new updates to the DK-H200 and DK-Z50 deliver significant enhancements on their own, but are particularly noteworthy when used alongside their SK-HD1300 and Z-HD5000 broadcast counterparts by enabling producers to switch between signals from the two camera types while maintaining a similar look.”
The DK-H200 captures 1080p video with its 2.6 million pixels, 2/3-inch MOS sensors. According to the company, this deliver “sharp, clear images and combine with advanced digital signal processing to provide superior picture quality with low noise, faithful color reproduction and remarkable sensitivity”. The DK-Z50, with 2/3-inch CCDs and 14-bit analog-to-digital conversion, provides “outstanding performance and quality for 1080i and standard-definition workflows at an economical price point.”