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Cathx M-12 Wideangle HD Camera


Cathx Ocean Limited

D3, M7 Business Park
Newhall, Naas
Co Kildare, Ireland

Phone: +353 0 45 252 786



M-12 Wideangle HD

High Definition (HD) Subsea Camera

Underwater imaging presents unique challenges due to poor lighting conditions, the fluid environment and the use of camera modules designed for surface.  To address these challenges, the M-12 camera is exclusively designed for the subsea environment.  With a sensor area 22 times larger than any subsea camera available today, combined with a fast dual-ARM processor, and a wide aperture lens the M-12 camera produces image quality that has been previously unobtainable.

Key Benefits

  • Superior Quality Images
  • Internal on Camera Storage or Direct Transfer to External NAS
  • Capable of Capturing Video & Stills Simultaneously
  • Real-time, Low Bandwidth Ethernet Transfer of High Resolution Images
  • Greatly reduced power consumption through lighting synchronisation



  • Full resolution 1080p/720p high definition output
  • Option for H.264 MPEG-4 HD with internal or external storage capability
  • Simultaneous video & stills image capture
  • SD video mode for non-HD missions
  • Up to 6x zoom for close up video inspection
  • Optical or electrical HD-SDI output options
  • High resolution stills capture at 12.5MP
  • Selectable image sizes for jpeg stills
  • Internal or external storage of still images
  • Real-time, low bandwidth Ethernet transfer of high resolution images
  • High dynamic range mode
  • Ability to manually control the zoom, exposure, focus, white balance, aperture and Cathx Ocean LED lighting
  • Create up to 20 imaging profiles that can be executed by external vehicle control/navigation systems to automatically configure camera settings
  • Camera control through Ethernet or RS485 using supplied IKON Capture GUI or a wide range of industry standard & custom protocols
  • Depth ratings up to 6,500m
  • Water corrected dome port
  • Housed in high quality 6AL4V Titanium
  • Camera control for Cathx Ocean lighting & laser systems

More Information: http://www.cathxocean.com/products/subsea-cameras/m12-wideangle-hd/