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JAI today announced the latest additions to its Go Series of small industrial cameras. The GO-5100-PGE is a new 5-megapixel camera available in monochrome and Bayer color models built around the Sony PregiusTM IMX250 CMOS sensor. The GO-5101-PGE delivers the same 5-megapixel resolution using the Sony PregiusTM IMX264 CMOS imager. It too offers a choice of monochrome or Bayer color models.

These new Go Series cameras feature small, 3.45-micron square pixels, enabling the full resolution (2464 x 2056 pixels) to fit within a standard 2/3-inch C-mount optical format. This gives users a wider range of lens options than 5-megapixel cameras with typical 1” optical formats, and also makes these cameras ideal replacements for customers using older CCD cameras built around Sony’s ICX625 sensors, which have an identical pixel size and optical format.

Both the GO-5100-PGE and the GO-5101-PGE run at 22.7 fps in full, 8-bit resolution over a standard GigE Vision interface. 10-bit and 12-bit modes are selectable at reduced frame rates. Power can be provided via the GigE Vision interface, or using a separate power supply.

The cameras let users define a region-of-interest from within the full resolution, which can then be output at a faster frame rate. Similarly, on monochrome models, 1x2, 2x1, and 2x2 binning is available for both added sensitivity and faster frame rates at reduced overall resolution.

As part of JAI’s popular Go Series, the GO-5100-PGE and GO-5101-PGE feature a small form factor (29 mm x 29 mm x 41.5 mm, excluding lens mount) and weigh only 46 grams – among the lightest cameras available at this resolution. More importantly, the cameras carry the same industrial-grade specifications as other Go Series models to ensure performance in factory environments. These include an 80G shock rating, 10G vibration rating, a standard operating temperature range of -5°C to +45°C, and an overall MTBF rating of more than 200,000 hours.

Standard features include a high-performance global shutter with speeds as fast as 14 µs (in 8-bit mode), pixel blemish compensation and shading correction functions, a built-in 256-point look-up table for gamma customization, and JAI’s Auto Level Control (ALC) feature that combines auto gain and auto shutter capabilities into an integrated function to let users optimize their auto exposure control for lowest noise, fastest shutter, or other priorities.

A multi-ROI mode is included on the GO-5100-PGE models to allow users to define from 2 to 64 sub-regions within a single frame. This lets users maintain a wide field of view while reducing the amount of data being read out of the camera and increasing the overall frame rate.