Microsoft introduces the new Surface Hub 2 Smart Camera

Kip Kniskern

Microsoft continues to expand its approach to the hybrid workplace, including updates to the Surface Hub 2S, and the introduction of a new AI powered camera for Smart Hubs. The camera is being billed as the “first AI-powered camera from Microsoft,” and includes some stellar specs:

  • 12-megapixel sensor, with a stellar 136-degree field of view lens that can keep things near (.4m) and far (8m) simultaneously in crisp focus across a wide variety conference room sizes and configurations.
  • 1 Teraflop of compute power (a trillion floating point calculations per second)
  • New algorithm we developed to automatically compensate for tilt, distortions, and wide-angle corrections so object appear as they would in real life.
  • AI can detect people across a variety of postures, lighting conditions, and rooms, ensuring every participant is equally visible.

The camera is designed specially for Surface Hubs, and comes in an aluminum body and a USB-C mount, and attaches to a Surface Hub with a magnetic click. The camera will retail for $799.99 in all markets where Surface Hub is sold, beginning March 16th.