Product Announcement from Point Grey Research, Inc.
Starting at $295 USD, the new Blackfly models use Sony Exmor™ CMOS sensor technology, which combines the speed of CMOS with the low noise, high dynamic range, and high saturation capacity of many of today’s CCDs. The BFLY-PGE-14S2C-CS features a color IMX104 1/3” CMOS rolling shutter sensor capable of 720p resolution at 60 FPS, and boasts a full well depth of 19,000 electrons. The BFLY-PGE-23S2C-CS uses a color IMX136 1/2.8” sensor capable of 1080p resolution at 27 FPS, and offers dynamic range of almost 70 dB. Both models deliver excellent color fidelity, very low temporal dark noise (4 e-), and support long exposures up to 30 seconds.
Like other Blackfly models, these new cameras support cable lengths of up 100 meters using Gigabit Ethernet, are compatible with third-party imaging libraries via the GigE Vision standard, and provide a host of features including Power over Ethernet, temperature and status monitoring, in-field updatable firmware, color interpolation, look up table and gamma, and much more. With their unique combination of imaging performance, 29 x 29 x 30 mm size, and low price, the new Blackfly models are perfectly suited for applications in machine vision and factory automation; scientific applications such as astronomy, microscopy and biophotonics; and visualization applications such as video conferencing and kiosk imaging.