exploreHD Heavy (1000m) Underwater ROV/AUV USB Machine Vision Camera

exploreHD Heavy (1000m) Underwater ROV/AUV USB Machine Vision Camera

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The exploreHD Heavy is the ultimate upgrade from its predecessor, packed with groundbreaking features that make it a true revolution in underwater vision. Boasting a brand new back side illuminated sensor that uses Sony's STARVIS technology, this camera offers unmatched low light performance and dynamic range. The new military-grade aluminum alloy casing provides incredible resistance to galvanic corrosion, while the sapphire crystal front element adds durability and scratch resistance. This and in combination with our patent pending technology, offers an extreme depth rating of 1000 meters.

The exploreHD Heavy is designed to take on advanced computer vision applications, bridging the gap between autonomy and underwater robots. And when paired with our DWE OS software, the possibilities are endless! This cutting-edge software builds on our already popular exploreHD Controls, offering a range of new features on top of bitrate control such as brightness, contrast, exposure, backlight compensation, TrueColor, and more!

But that's not all - the exploreHD Heavy and DWE OS software work seamlessly together, allowing for advanced multi-stream capabilities of up to 7 cameras at the same time with low latency and bandwidth. Say goodbye to limitations and hello to endless possibilities!

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NDAA Compliant

Cable Diameter: 4.5 mm OD
Cable Length: 1.5 meters (Shielded) 

Water-Resistance Specifications
Water-Resistance Depth: 1000 meters

Camera Specifications
Image Sensor: 1/2.8" Sony Exmor™ STARVIS 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: 265 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 Systems
Aquarium Camera Array
Weather-resistant Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
Aerial Drones
...and more!

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  • 1x exploreHD Heavy USB Camera
  • 1x USB 2.0 Type A Male Port or JST
  • 2x M2x0.4 Screws for Mount
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Learn about the unique feature of this product below.


The exploreHD Heavy's housing is crafted from a new aluminum alloy, offering superior corrosion resistance and a depth rating of 1000 meters for unmatched durability and precision in underwater environments.


The exploreHD Heavy features a redesigned camera PCB, which includes a new backside-illuminated sensor and advanced processing capabilities. This upgrade enables exceptional low-light and dynamic range performance that surpasses its predecessor.


The exploreHD Heavy is engineered with WetLink, providing unparalleled reliability against moisture while maintaining a space-efficient design.


With a carefully crafted AR-coated 3mm thick sapphire crystal, the exploreHD Heavy defies the limits of scratch resistance and durability, delivering unparalleled strength and resilience.