May 1, 2014 | Kowa Optimed Will Debut New Low Light Color Camera and Megapixel Zoom Lenses at the 2014 SPIE DSS Show

Attendees of next week's show in Baltimore will get a firsthand look at Kowa's new products debuting in the U.S. this spring.

Torrance, CA / May 1, 2014-

Kowa is excited to announce that it will be exhibiting at this year's SPIE DSS Show from May 6th-8th in Baltimore, Maryland.

Newly released Kowa lenses and cameras will be featured in booth 972. Attendees will be the first in the U.S. to see how Kowa's new vision products can improve surveillance systems in critical areas such as target recognition and identification.

One of these featured products is Kowa's new 2/3" CMOS 2MP color camera, which can capture images at a light level as low as 0.005 lux. Designed for high-end surveillance applications where color is required in dark settings, the SC200PK1C camera provides a high sensitivity similar to EMCCD type sensors. The corresponding 1" 5MP 60mm F0.8 lens is six times brighter than any standard 50mm F2.0 lens on the market today, making this duo capable of providing the brightest color image in low light conditions possible.

Kowa will also feature three prominent megapixel zoom lens series - the LMZ20750, LMZ20550-IR, and LMZ16160-IR series. The new megapixel 1/1.8" 20-750mm LMZ20750-XF zoom lens series utilizes Kowa's unique Ball Bearing Cam design and XD (eXtra low Dispersion) glass to improve resilience to shock and vibration and decrease chromatic aberration. Kowa's 1" 16-160mm LMZ16160-IR series and the 1/1.8" 20-550mm LMZ20550-IR series are high definition day/night lenses designed for cameras with 5MP resolution or greater.

For additional information on Kowa and its products, please visit or call (310) 327-1913.

About Kowa Optimed, Inc.: Kowa Optimed, Inc. is a U.S. subsidiary of a global multi-faceted company offering a broad range of products including ophthalmic diagnostic equipment, binoculars, spotting scopes, CCTV and machine vision lenses.

Kowa Optimed, Inc. is one of the leading manufacturers of top quality CCTV and machine vision lenses for a wide range of applications requiring the highest standards in precision and clarity optics. With over 60 years of technical experience, Kowa Optimed continues its tradition of leading the industry in providing innovative solutions to even the toughest vision system obstacles. Kowa Optimed offers extensive product lines in both the CCTV and machine vision categories. Furthermore, Kowa also provides custom lens solutions to ensure that each customer finds the perfect fit with a Kowa product for any type of project. In addition to continuing its longstanding tradition of leading the CCTV and machine vision industries, Kowa Optimed continually pushes its boundaries by expanding into new markets such as photography, cinema, aerospace, and robotics. Kowa looks forward to pairing customers in these new markets with a lens that will take their project from mediocre to cutting-edge.