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FL3-GE-28S4 Flea3 camera

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Point Grey has added 2.8 Megapixel models to its Flea3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. The Flea3 FL3-GE-28S4 monochrome and colour models use the highly sensitive Sony ICX687 EXview HAD CCD II image sensor to deliver high resolution, high quality images in a compact and low-cost package. Compared to other CCD devices, EXview is known for higher quantum efficiency, reduced smear, and increased near-IR response. The Sony ICX687 builds on the success of the popular ICX274 2 Megapixel CCD by offering more pixels and better sensitivity in the same 1/1.8-inch optical format.

The FL3-GE-28S4 camera runs at 15fps at full 1,928 x 1,448 resolution, and even faster using smaller regions of interest. The camera measures just 29 x 29 x 30mm and weighs only 38 grams without optics. This combination of resolution, sensitivity and size make these models ideal for applications in factory automation and machine vision; medical and life science applications such as fluorescence and microscopy; and intelligent transportation systems.

Like all Flea3 GigE cameras, the new models offer a host of features, including an 8-pin opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; 1 MB non-volatile flash memory for user data storage; and on-camera frame buffer for retransmitting images. The Flea3 complies with version 1.2 of the GigE Vision specification, which allows the camera to work seamlessly with software from Cognex, Mathworks, Matrox, MVTec, and NI, as well as with Point Grey's own FlyCapture SDK.

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