Point Grey has added 5 Megapixel models to its Flea3 GigE Vision digital camera line. The new Flea3 FL3-GE-50S5 camera models are based on colour and monochrome versions of the Sony ICX655 CCD and are capable of streaming high quality 2,448 x 2,048 images at 8fps over Gigabit Ethernet.
The Flea3 measures just 29 x 29 x 30mm in size and offers a variety of Sony CCDs, ranging from VGA to 5 Megapixels. Like all Point Grey GigE cameras, the Flea3 complies with version 1.2 of the GigE Vision specification, which allows the camera to work with software from Cognex, Mathworks, Matrox, MVTec, and NI, as well as with Point Grey's own FlyCapture SDK.
The Flea3 offers a host of features, including an 8-pin opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; 1MB non-volatile flash memory for user data storage; and on-camera frame buffer for retransmitting images. Competitive pricing and excellent image quality make the FL3-GE-50S5 models ideal for applications in 3D scanning, metrology, microscopy, medical, factory automation and machine vision.