Gazelle camera series
Point Grey has launched its Gazelle Camera Link digital camera series, delivering an outstanding combination of size, speed and price.
The Gazelle camera debuts with 2.2 and 4.1 Megapixel monochrome models that are based on the high sensitivity Cmosis CMV2000 and CMV4000 global shutter CMOS sensors. With a Camera Link digital interface in Base (2-tap) and Full (8-tap) configurations, the 2.2 Megapixel model outputs 2,048 x 1,088 resolution images at a maximum rate of 280fps, while the 4.1 Megapixel model outputs 2,048 x 2,048 images at 150fps.
The Gazelle features the same compact housing as Point Grey’s popular Grasshopper camera, which measures just 44 x 29 x 58mm in size. A host of features are included for customising imaging applications, including opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output, pixel binning and region of interest modes, and user configuration sets for custom default settings.
The Gazelle is equipped with an industry-standard C-mount lens holder, removable optical window, two SDR connectors with screw locks, on-board temperature and power sensors, and status LED. Every Gazelle comes with an ASA/ISO-compliant tripod mounting bracket at no extra cost.
Additional features include 8- and 10-bit image modes, row windowing with support for up to 8 separate ROIs, the ability to install new firmware versions in the field, reverse imaging (X-Y mirroring), and embedded image information. Using a command set developed by Point Grey in conjunction with external frame grabber software, users can control camera operation and configure properties such as gain, exposure, and black level.