The remote head camera with GP-KH232H multi-format capabilities, offers 1080p full-HD image quality.

The camera also enables hospitals and clinics to upgrade surgical microscopes, such as the popular Zeiss and Leica brands, from SD to HD.

The camera can be used for microscopy, industrial endoscopy, research imaging, ophthalmology, neurosurgery, industrial, machine visions, ENT and pathology lab applications.

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America Healthcare director Scott Thie said, "Now with the GP-KH232, hospitals can upgrade existing microscopes to capture full-HD quality footage with a new camera head, and reap the benefits of viewing clear, precise images in a surgical application, without having to buy an entirely new microscope system."

Panasonic Corporation of North America is the North American subsidiary of Osaka, PC, and provides digital and other electronics products and services for consumer, business and industrial use.