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exploreHD 3.0 (400m) Underwater ROV/AUV Machine Vision Camera

exploreHD 3.0 (400m) Underwater ROV/AUV Machine Vision Camera

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This patent-pending, UVC-compliant camera is the first to feature HD USB output while achieving a waterproof rating of IP69K. Equipped with a modern Sony sensor and a proprietary 4-layer PCB, you will be able to see in low light conditions like never before. Thanks to AI image processing, exploreHDs have exceptional color fidelity, producing pleasing natural images. With integrated H.264 compression technology and our open-source camera driver, you can stream up to 7 cameras simultaneously without major quality loss or latency. You can even stream an unlimited number of cameras together, provided that the bitrate is appropriately reduced. Furthermore, due to its UVC compliant nature, the exploreHD is the first plug and play machine vision capable subsea camera. This makes the exploreHD the perfect choice for anyone looking to make a truly modern multi-cam underwater setup.

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Technical Data

As of November '21 firmware update: exploreHD is now PLUG and PLAY with ArduSub Companion and QGround Control. No drivers are needed!


Cable Diameter: 4mm OD
Cable Length: 1 meter

Water-Resistance Specifications
Water-Resistance Depth: 400 meters

Camera Specifications
Image Sensor: 1/2.9" Sony Exmor™ CMOS 12-bit
Resolution: 1920x1080 (Adjustable down to 360p)
Framerate: 30fps with H.264/MJPEG
Format: H.264, MJPEG, YUY2
Chroma Subsampling: 4:2:2/4:2:0
Color Depth: 8 bit
Bitrate: 10Mb/s with H.264
Streaming Latency: 35ms ± 20 
Connection: USB 2.0 High Speed

Voltage: 5V
Current: 250mA

Communication: USB Video Class (UVC Compliant) 

Weight in Air: 75 grams

Weight in Water: 60 grams

Lens Specifications
Type: Fisheye
Lens Aperture: f/1.9
View Angle: 150 Degrees Diagonal (in water)
Minimum Focus Distance: 20-30 cm


Fit For
Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs)
Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)
Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs)
Aquaculture Drones
Aquarium Camera Array
Weather-resistant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Aerial Drones
...and more!

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  • 1x exploreHD USB Camera
  • 1x Flexible Rubber Case
  • 1x Mount for the Camera
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type A Male Port
  • 2x M2x0.4 Screws for Mount
  • 2x M2x0.4 Standoff for Rubber Case
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Learn about the unique features of the exploreHD subsea camera!


With the combination of a modern Sony sensor and a state of the art image processing software, this camera provides an image that is sharp and clear even in low light.

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With built-in H.264 compression, up to 7 cameras can be connected and streamed in HD using a mini computer like a Raspberry Pi without major loss of quality or high latency. We provide open source software with thorough documentation for streaming capabilities.

Additionally, because our camera can be connected directly to a single board computer, we are the first subsea camera to be computer vision capable out of the box. No additional adapters or converters needed.

DWE OS Plug and Play

Turn the exploreHD into an IP camera with our easy to use plug and play software. Adjust settings such as bitrate, compression format, streaming option, and more! Can support an infinite amount of UDP camera streams with automatic port selection.

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This camera is housed in a durable anodized 6061-T6 aluminum case that can survive depths of up to 400 meters, making it suitable for many marine applications.


This camera features a patent pending housing, allowing it to be smaller while maintaing high depth rating. Weighs in at less than 80 grams and has a maximum diameter of only 4 centimeters. This makes it great for getting the perfect angle while operating your ROV/AUV.


Our advanced image processing ensures that the camera obtains outstanding color science even in tough underwater situations thanks to the use of Artificial Intelligence. It also provides a very sharp image with outstanding dynamic range and low artifacts such as aliasing and moire.

See our TrueColor AI in Action!


Our front glass element is made from quartz which has a Mohs hardness scale of 7. This glass element will resist scratches to most materials and can survive a pressure of over 1700 PSI.


The optics on this camera are specifically designed to reduce distortion, vignetting, and chromatic aberration while maintaining superior sharpness even around the edges.


With our included camera case, the mounting possibilities of this camera are simply endless. Easily mount this camera on your next ROV/AUV even at odd angles.