Intel's latest RealSense depth camera doubles the range of previous models

Intel Realsense D455 Front View
Intel Realsense D455 Front View (Image credit: Intel)

What you need to know

  • Intel today announced the RealSense 455 depth camera.
  • The stereo camera doubles the range of its predecessors, giving developers more accuracy to work with.
  • The Intel RealSense D455 is available to preorder now for $240.

Intel is no stranger to depth cameras, having created a whole line of them under the RealSense umbrella. Today, the company took the wraps off of its latest, the RealSense D455, which doubles the range compared to prior cameras in Intel's lineup.

Intel envisions the D455 as a camera fit for a range of indoor and outdoor applications. Thanks to its increased "optimal range" of six meters, Intel says the D455 is twice as accurate as D400 cameras without cutting down on the field of view.

"The D455 also includes global shutters for the depth and RGB sensors to improve correspondence between the two different data streams and to match the field of view between the depth sensors and the RGB sensor," Intel said in a press release. "In addition, this camera also integrates an IMU to allow for refinement of its depth awareness in any situation where the camera moves."

Intel Realsense D455 Exploded

Source: Intel (Image credit: Source: Intel)

This combination of capabilities should allow the camera to be used by robots to allow them to improve on the choices they make, like how to avoid obstacles. In hospitals, Intel says, the camera can be used to more closely monitor patients with alerts based on movement.

The Intel RealSense D455 is available to preorder starting today for $240.

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