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Sony Releases New Low-Cost, High Definition Camera


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Sony HD Camera MCC-500MD
Top Line: Sony Electronics’ Medical Systems Division is adding a flexible high-definition camera to its line of imaging technologies. The new model, MCC-500MD, made its debut at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in New Orleans in November.
Close Up: The new camera is the successor to a widely used standard definition Sony model, and gives medical professionals a lower cost of entry into HD capture, priced at around $4,995.
“This new camera’s HD quality and image reproduction capabilities are perfect for capturing high resolution video and still images for ophthalmology procedures,” said Julie Holodak, senior marketing manager, Sony’s Medical Systems Division. “Its color performance rivals that of more expensive three-chip cameras and gives medical operations of any size a high-performance tool at a very affordable price.”
Vital Stats: The camera’s high-quality sensor lets physicians freeze an image at very high-quality and sharpness with no pixilation. The MCC-550MD camera has enough output flexibility to fit a range of medical environments, with HDMI, HD-SDI (1080P), S-video, composite connectivity. The camera can run on AC power, and its video sync capability allows easy use in 3D configurations.