USB 3.0 industrial cameras from camera manufacturer IDS are now available with second-generation CMOS sensors from Sony’s Pregius series. The 2/3” IMX250 and IMX264 sensors provide a resolution of 5 megapixels (2456 x 2054) and, due to the advanced 3.45 µm pixel structure, they deliver excellent image quality and extremely low-noise images even under low-light conditions. In combination with the IDS Software Suite, some interesting features will be available including triggered linescan mode, multi AOI, and long exposure up to 30 seconds.
These new USB 3 uEye CP industrial cameras are suitable for classical machine vision applications as well as for inspection tasks on fast-moving objects, for applications in microscopy, or in the ITS market. The CMOS camera provides an integrated image memory, and it can be used flexibly due to its compact dimensions measuring only 29 x 29 x 29 mm, the robust magnesium housing, and screw-on Micro USB 3.0 and Hirose connectors.
The Sony IMX250 global shutter CMOS sensor achieves a frame rate of 77 fps in the UI-3080CP camera while its “little brother” Sony IMX264 reaches 36 frames per second in the UI-3280CP camera. The latter camera will be especially interesting for users who prefer a more cost-effective option and have no need for high frame rates.
The IMX250 provides a number of interesting features that can be used in combination with IDS’ own driver package. By using the triggered linescan mode, for example, expensive linescan cameras can be easily replaced in many applications. Long exposure of up to 30 seconds is also possible which allows perfect images even under low-light conditions. In addition, the USB industrial camera provides features such as a variable speed shutter, and the monochrome version of the cameras also provide a so-called pixel addition feature.