Next Generation Kinect Sensor:More Fun

VGleaks has revealed the the Kinect 2.0 specifications.It seems the upcoming Kinect is far better than the present one.

It will come with Durango sensor which has multiple advantages over the xbox 360 kinect sensor,like:-

Increased Field of view-it will accommodate up to six players.

Color stream is full HD :More resolution and a far better picture quality.

Depth sensor is more precise.

IR Stream will allow to keep video and audio streaming perfect ignoring whether the room is well illuminated or not.

Not only the above there are more features like-sensor data stream registration,skeleton tracking etc etc.

Sensor Characteristics Summary vs Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor

Feature Xbox 360 Kinect Sensor Durango Sensor
Field of View (FOV) 57.5˚ horizontal by 43.5˚ vertical 70˚ horizontal by 60˚ vertical
Resolvable Depth 0.8 m -> 4.0 m 0.8 m -> 4.0 m
Color Stream 640 x 480 x 24 bpp 4:3 RGB @ 30fps640 x 480 x 16 bpp 4:3 YUV @ 15fps 1920 x 1080 x 16 bpp 16:9 YUY2 @ 30 fps
Depth Stream 320 x 240 16 bpp, 13-bit depth 512 x 424 x 16 bpp, 13-bit depth
Infrared (IR) Stream No IR stream 512 x 424, 11-bit dynamic range
Registration Color <-> depth Color <-> depth and active IR
Audio Capture 4-mic array returning 48 Hz audio 4-mic array returning 48K Hz audio
Data Path USB 2.0 USB 3.0
Latency ~90 ms with processing ~60 ms with processing
Tilt Motor Vertical only No tilt motor

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