Stereo depth technology

Make perception your advantage

Intel® RealSense™ Stereo depth technology brings 3D to devices and machines that only see 2D today. Stereo image sensing technologies use two cameras to calculate depth and enable devices to see, understand, interact with, and learn from their environment — powering intuitive, natural interaction and immersion.

Through the Lens of Stereo Depth

Stereo depth works both indoors and outdoors in a wide variety of lighting conditions and can also be used in multiple camera configurations without the need for custom calibration. The onboard Intel® RealSense™ Vision Processor D4 performs all the depth calculations on the camera, allowing for low power, platform agnostic devices. Compare what the human eye sees to what Intel® RealSense™ depth technology sees.


RGB Depth


RGB Depth

Stereo depth solutions

Designed for easy setup and portability, Intel® RealSense™ D400 series cameras feature high depth resolution and include active infrared (IR) stereo with standard or wide field of view. For high-precision applications, choose the D415 with rolling shutter. If your application is fast‑moving or outdoors, select either the D435 or D435i camera which feature a global shutter. For longer range applications, the D455 features wide field of view and global shutter on the depth and RGB sensors.

Intel RealSense Depth Camera D455
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D455
Depth FOV 87° × 58°
Ideal Range .6 m to 6 m
Global Shutter RGB and Depth, IMU
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435i
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435i
Depth FOV 87° × 58°
Ideal Range .3 m to 3 m
Global Shutter Depth, IMU
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D435
Depth FOV 87° × 58°
Ideal Range .3 m to 3 m
Global Shutter Depth
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D415
Intel RealSense Depth Camera D415
Depth FOV 65° × 40°
Ideal Range .5 m to 3 m
Rolling Shutter

Stereo depth in action

D400 Family
Introducing Intel RealSense Depth Cameras D415 and D435
On-chip self-calibration for Intel RealSense depth cameras
D400 Optimization
How to optimize D400 depth cameras
2D and 3D views in the Intel RealSense Viewer
D455 Optimization
Quick Start: D455 Optimization
Firmware update
Updating your depth camera firmware
D435 Unboxing
Intel RealSense D435 Depth Camera Unboxing

More control, tighter integration.

More control, tighter integration.

Depth processors

Accelerate Real‑Time Processing

Achieve superior stereo depth and computer vision with the Intel® RealSense™ Vision Processor D4 Series. This accelerator provides dedicated real‑time processing at 27 million pixels per second in a small footprint, while offering support for flexible camera customizations.

Depth Modules

Designed for easy system integration, our complete module lineup features a high‑quality calibrated imaging sub‑system with stereo image sensors. When paired with an Intel® RealSense™ Vision Processor, depth data can be output via USB.

Depth modules

Leveraging the power of SDK 2.0

Build the future with the open source Intel® RealSense™ SDK 2.0 and depth tools. Platform independent, the SDK supports all current Intel RealSense depth cameras and includes wrappers for many common platforms and languages.

Intel RealSense SDK 2.0

Download SDK

Get the latest Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 to kick-off your project.

Intel RealSense SDK 2.0 and product documentation


Find answers to your questions with our how-to guides and articles.

SDK 2.0 Code samples

Code Samples

Get started fast with depth development.

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