The Toshiba IK-HR1S Ultra Compact HD-SDI 1080i/720p Hi-Def Camera is a lightweight can make for a powerful monitoring tool in a wide range of conventional and specialized imaging applications. It can be used in sports, entertainment, wildlife, scientific, medical and numerous other industries needing the versatility of a compact camera along with the high quality of HD video. When rigged to a helmet, it can also be used as a head-cam for extreme sports athletes looking to capture all the action and excitement from their point of view in pristine quality. Its benefits also won't be lost on critical surveillance such as homeland security needing a high degree of facial and object recognition. The Toshiba IK-HR1S highlights all of these benefits along with the flexibility of switchable 1080i or 720p output. It also offers a number of manual and electronic controls to help maintain this degree of performance in various lighting and scene situations.