A 2.3MP Sony Pregius global shutter CMOS camera has been released by Point Grey, expanding its Blackfly family of GigE Vision cameras. The BFLY-PGE-23S6 is based on colour and monochrome versions of the Sony IMX249, which is a 1/1.2" global shutter CMOS sensor capable of streaming 1920x1200 resolution images at 41fps.
To provide outstanding imaging performance, the sensor combines Sony Exmor and Pregius technology. The Exmor technology brings the high-speed performance of Sony CMOS, while the Pregius technology utilises an analogue memory pixel design that enables global shutter and low read noise. Offering the same optical format, pixel size and imaging performance as the Sony IMX174, the IMX249 sensor supports features required for industrial, scientific and traffic applications, such as high-speed triggering and region of interest functionality.
The Blackfly, which is compatible with third-party imaging libraries via the GigE Vision standard, supports cable lengths of up to 100m. Features include PoE, temperature and status monitoring, in-field updatable firmware, colour interpolation, look up table, gamma correction and pixel binning functionality.
"We're very excited about the expansion of Sony's global shutter CMOS sensor line-up," commented Michael Gibbons, Director of Sales and Marketing, Point Grey. "We've seen huge success with the Sony IMX174 in the Grasshopper3 GigE and USB3 Vision cameras. The IMX249 offers the same impressive imaging performance as the higher-speed IMX174, but at much lower cost, making this Blackfly model a suitable combination of imaging performance, compact size and unbeatable price".
The BFLY-PGE-23S6 is available now and priced at $495/€379.