In this year, Microsoft released the next-generation Kinect which called Azure Kinect DK.
Recently, our laboratory order a new Azure Kinect DK for our research project. Here are the short introduction of the Azure Kinect DK and comparison with other depth cameras.
Until now, there are four types of Kinect in the whole Kinect Family. The first generation of Kinect which was related to the XBox 360 was released in 2010. The second generation of Kinect was released in 2013 which used Time of Flight technology. The third generation of Kinect was used in HoloLens V1 which was released in 2015. In 2019, Microsoft announced the fourth generation of Kinect was released which is called Azure Kinect DK. In here, DK means developer kit. The technology of Azure Kinect DK is also used in the HoloLens V2.
This is the depth image and color image captured by Azure Kinect DK.
This is the depth image captured by Intel Realsense D415
This is the depth image captured by Intel Realsense camera D435