Octopus Camera – Open Platform With Swappable Sensors


Newsshooter published an interesting article about the new Octopus Camera with swappable sensor. This will be a great feature going forward if they continue to expand their options as they go forward. Right now they have a 1.1-inch, m43, and full frame sensor available, but maybe they will get more specialized with time.

The Octopus is basically a computer system that you attach a sensor too and it supports lossless compressed 12-bit RAW 4k in CinemaDNG format out of box. The camera also has 900MBit 10-bit HEVC. Additional formats can be added in the future with their SDK through Libavcodec or 3rd party libraries.

The camera records to SSD and CFast 2.0 attached via SATA III or USB3. It is made out of Milled Aluminum and measures 110 x 110 x 110mm and weighs around 900g.

5K FULL FRAME SPECIFICATIONS

Sensor Sony IMX253
Sensor Resolution 4112 x 3008
Global Shutter Yes
Dynamic range Approx. 12 stops
Sensor Options Monochrome / Color
Recording Codec, Frame Rates & Resolution 12-bit Lossy RAW / 10-bit HEVC
5K up to 48fps
4K up to 60fps
3K up to 100fps12-bit Lossless Cinema DNG
4K up to 30fps
3K up to 60fps
2K up to 120fps
Bitrate Up to (900Mbit) 10-bit HEVC
Weight 900g
Dimensions 110 x 110 x 110mm
Hardware Mainboard – Intel® NUC 7i7DNBE
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
16GB DDR4 RAM (Upgradeable to 32GB)
SATA III 6GB/s, 4x PCI-e Gen 3.0
4x USB3 Ports, 2x HDMI 2.0 Ports

4K 4/3 SPECIFICATIONS

Sensor Sony IMX253
Sensor Resolution 4112 x 3008
Global Shutter Yes
Dynamic range Approx. 12.5 stops
Sensor Options Monochrome / Color
Recording Codec, Frame Rates & Resolution 12-bit Lossy RAW / 10-bit HEVC
4K up to 70fps
3K up to 120fps
2K up to 240fps12-bit Lossless Cinema DNG
4K up to 30fps
3K up to 60fps
2K up to 120fps
Bitrate Up to (900Mbit) 10-bit HEVC
Weight 900g
Dimensions 110 x 110 x 110mm
Hardware Mainboard – Intel® NUC 7i7DNBE
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
16GB DDR4 RAM (Upgradeable to 32GB)
SATA III 6GB/s, 4x PCI-e Gen 3.0
4x USB3 Ports, 2x HDMI 2.0 Ports

CMV20000 KEY FEATURES

  • Pixel : 20 MP
  • Pixel Size : 6.4 x 6.4 µm
  • Resolution : 5120 (H) x 3840 (V)
  • Chroma : Monochrome. RGB
  • Optical Format : 35mm
  • Sensitivity : 8.3 V/lux.s
  • SNR : 41.7 dB
  • Frame Rate : 30 fps (12 bit)
  • Supply Voltage : 1.8 to 3.3 V
  • Power Consumption : 1100 mW
  • Package Type : PGA, Ceramic
  • Frame rate 30fps
  • 12 bit ADC output
  • High Dynamic Range mode supported
  • Power dissipation control
  • On chip temperature sensor
  • On chip timing generation
  • SPI-control

 

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