Ikegami’s MKC-X800 Native 4K Medical Grade Camera Sets New Standards in Surgical Microscopy


MKC-X800 Tokyo, Japan, 20 September, 2019 – A new addition to Ikegami’s range of medical imaging equipment, the MKC-X800 native 4K medical grade camera sets higher than ever standards of imaging quality to capture the precise color and image detail of surgical operations. Measuring just 28 x 28 x 52 mm WHD and weighing only 100 g, it can be mounted on a surgical microscope.

With its 4K-native sensor and advanced signal processing, the MKC-X800 delivers outstandingly precise detail (1800 TV lines horizontal resolution) and low picture noise. The camera connects to its control unit via a single camera cable which can be up to 15 meters in length. All functions can be accessed via an easy-to-use touch-screen user interface panel. Camera head and control unit have antibacterial-coated surfaces.

Stereoscopic configurations for head-up surgery can be deployed quickly by assigning two cameras as master and slave. The slave camera automatically follows any change in master camera control setting.

HDR mode delivers wide dynamic range video reproduction. This function ensures that high quality display extends both to dark and bright parts of the image. The system’s wide color gamut (BT.2020) ensures accurate reproduction of fine details such as small veins.

Camera sensitivity can be doubled while maintaining the 1800 TV lines UHD video resolution. Total sensitivity can be further enhanced up to four times normal for inspecting very dark image areas.

Color correction can be applied more easily than ever via a newly-designed rotary switch or by tuning 16 axes of the color gamut.

Additional functions accessible at the CCU include automatic or manual gain, white balance, shutter speed, knee compression, high sensitivity mode, detail enhancement, vertical and horizontal image inversion and up to four times digital zoom. Four groups of scene file settings can be stored as control function presets. All scene files are name-editable.

The MKC-X800 can output in a variety of signal formats such as quad-link 3G-SDI, HDMI 2.0 or 12G-SDI. Originated for the professional broadcast sector, the 12G-SDI signal format allows easy 4K-UHD connection over up to 50 m of single coax cable. 4K-UHD and 1080p/1080i HD can be output simultaneously.

Full-HD can be captured directly to the Ikegami MDR-600HD video recorder. The MKC-X800 can be connected to Ikegami’s MLW-2750UHD 4K monitor via a single HDMI cable.