Intel RealSense D415, D435 Depth Cameras Launched
Intel has launched two new 3D capabilities RealSense Cameras D415 and D435, both camera part of its RealSense D400 Depth Cameras product lineup. Both cameras are powered via USB and are sold ready-to-use, is ideal for educators and makers, according to Intel, though they’re suitable for a number of projects including prototype development. Both cameras are supported by Intel’s RealSense SDK 2.0.The cameras feature a D400 depth module, the RealSense D4 vision processor, and a turnkey optical depth solution
The cameras can also be used both indoors and outdoors and in any lighting environment, Intel claims. In terms of pricing, the D415 is available for $149 (roughly Rs. 9,500), while the D435 costs $179 (roughly Rs. 11,400).
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While both the new cameras appear to be identical, the difference lies in the field of view. The D415 has a narrow field of view and a rolling shutter that scans its environment from one side to the other to take an image. Meanwhile, the D435 has a wider field of view and has a global shutter that takes images all at once. This means the former is useful for smaller objects that require precise measurement while the latter is to capture depth perception in moving objects and larger areas. Also, the depth cameras offer a 1280×720 resolution at 90 frames per second while the RGB sensors provide the same resolution at 30fps.
When it comes to dimensions, there is a marginal difference between the cameras. The D415 is 99x20x23mm and the D435 is 90x25x25mm.
In terms of functionality, the company also said: “The Intel RealSense D400 Depth Camera series is compact, ready-to-use & it does not only make it easy for developers to build 3D depth sensing into any design, but they are also ready to be embedded into high-volume products.”