The Flea3 Webcam: The World’s Smallest 4K Camera

You may think that shooting 4K video is reserved for people with deep pockets and cinematographic aspirations, but a new camera from Point Grey begs to differ. The company’s new Flea3 webcam seeks to offer that same super-high resolution in a tiny package and for a significantly smaller (though still not small) price tag than, say, a RED Epic.

The Flea3 officially earns the title of “world’s smallest 4k camera.” It measures little more than an inch at its thickest point, sports a Sony Exmor R sensor, works in real-time through a USB 3.0 cable and is available to anyone with $945 of disposable income.

Of course, the price puts it out of range for most people’s webcam needs, but if you’re a business that wants to broadcast high-res video conferences or inspections, the Flea3 may be a welcome addition to the family. If you want more info, or are interested in dropping a grand on a pocket-sized 4K camera, head over to the Point Grey website for all the details.

(via Gizmodo)

  • Mark Marogil

    Finally! I’ve been waiting to go on chatroulette with 4K quality *rolls eyes*

  • Dave

    Who’s sporting a 4k monitor these days?

  • 9inchnail

    Great for surveillance cameras. Finally we get what we’ve been promised for the last 20 years in every tv show. Zooming in on that car’s licence plate at the end of the parking lot.

  • Jacqui Dee

    What’s the purpose of the camera? Security? Live streaming? 4k is excessive when your can’t touch the aperture of change focus…

  • John Stock

    Actually 4K TV’s are being trialled here in the UK and one of our broadcasters is experimenting with 4K during the Olympics this year.

  • Pete

    It works in real time because it would be many times larger if they included a way to record.