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The Blackfly camera line combines Power over Ethernet, highly sensitive sensors, industry-leading affordability and a host of unique features for uncompromising value. Every Blackfly model comes packed with functionality designed to maximize performance and reliability, including a 16 MByte frame buffer; LED status indicators; and an on-camera image processing pipeline that provides color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality. The Blackfly camera weighs just 36 grams, measures 29x29x30mm and uses 2 watts of power.

Sensor Technology
Learn more about Sony Exmor used in the IMX104 & IMX136
Learn about Sony EXview HAD CCD II used in the ICX692 & ICX445


MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
BFLY-PGE-03S2C-CS
BFLY-PGE-03S2M-CS
Color
Mono
0.3 MP
  • Sony ICX424 CCD, 1/3", 7.4 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 648 x 488 at 84 FPS
BFLY-PGE-05S2C-CS
BFLY-PGE-05S2M-CS
Color
Mono
0.5 MP
  • Sony ICX693 CCD, 1/3", 6.0 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 808 x 608 at 50 FPS
BFLY-PGE-09S2C-CS
BFLY-PGE-09S2M-CS
Color
Mono
0.9 MP
  • Sony ICX692 CCD, 1/3", 4.08 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1288 x 728 at 30 FPS
BFLY-PGE-12A2C-CS
BFLY-PGE-12A2M-CS
Color
Mono
1.2 MP
  • Aptina AR0134 CMOS, 1/3", 3.75 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1280 x 960 at 52 FPS
BFLY-PGE-13S2C-CS
BFLY-PGE-13S2M-CS
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  • Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3", 3.75 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1288 x 964 at 22 FPS
BFLY-PGE-13E4C-CS
BFLY-PGE-13E4M-CS
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  • e2v EV76C560 CMOS, 1/1.8", 5.3 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1280 x 1024 at 60 FPS
BFLY-PGE-14S2C-CS
Color
1.4 MP
  • Sony IMX104 CMOS, 1/3", 3.75 µm
  • Rolling shutter
  • 1296 x 1032 at 60 FPS
BFLY-PGE-20E4C-CS
BFLY-PGE-20E4M-CS
Color
Mono
2.0 MP
  • e2v EV76C570 CMOS, 1/1.8", 4.5 µm
  • Global shutter
  • 1600 x 1200 at 47 FPS
BFLY-PGE-23S2C-CS
Color
2.3 MP
  • Sony IMX136 CMOS, 1/2.8", 2.8 µm
  • Rolling shutter
  • 1920 x 1200 at 27 FPS
BFLY-PGE-50A2C-CS
BFLY-PGE-50A2M-CS
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  • Aptina MT9P031/MT9P006 CMOS, 1/2.5", 2.2 µm
  • Rolling shutter
  • 2592 x 1944 at 13 FPS

 

Imaging Performance
(EMVA 1288)
See the Imaging Performance Specification, which includes quantum efficiency, saturation capacity (full well depth), read noise, dynamic range and signal to noise ratio.
A/D Converter 10-bit (BFLY-PGE-13E4)/12-bit
Video Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
Image Data Formats Mono8, Mono12, Mono16, Raw8, Raw12, Raw16 (all models); RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV 444 (color models)
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning, decimation, and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Gamma, lookup table, hue, saturation, and sharpness
Shutter Global shutter; Rolling shutter (BFLY-PGE-14S2/BFLY-PGE-23S2/BFLY-PGE-50A2); Automatic*/manual/one-push* (*free running only for CMOS)
Up to 32 seconds (1 second BFLY-PGE-13E4/BFLY-PGE-20E4)
Gain Automatic*/manual/one-push* (*free running only for CMOS)
0 dB to 24 dB (BFLY-PGE-05S2); -4.5 dB to 24 dB (BFLY-PGE-09S2); 0 dB to 18 dB (BFLY-PGE-13E4/BFLY-PGE-50A2); -1.5 dB to 40.5 dB (BFLY-PGE-14S2)
Gamma 0.50 to 3.99, programmable lookup table
White Balance Automatic*/manual/one-push* (*free running only for CMOS)
Color Processing On-camera in YUV or RGB format, or on-PC in Raw format
Digital Interface Gigabit Ethernet interface with screw locks for camera control and data; Power over Ethernet
Transfer Rates 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
GPIO 6-pin Hirose HR10A-7R-6PB GPIO connector for trigger, strobe, and power
External Trigger Modes Standard, low smear (BFLY-PGE-05S2/BFLY-PGE-09S2), overlapped (BFLY-PGE-05S2/BFLY-PGE-09S2), multi shot
Synchronization Via external trigger or software trigger
Image Buffer 16 MB frame buffer
Memory Channels 2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Flash Memory 512 KB non-volatile memory
Dimensions 29 mm x 29 mm x 30 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
Mass 36 grams (without optics)
Power Consumption Power over Ethernet (PoE); or 12 V nominal (5 - 16 V) via GPIO interface, maximum 2.5 W (2 W BFLY-PGE-13E4)
Machine Vision Standard GigE Vision v1.2
Camera Control Via FlyCapture SDK or GigE Vision third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Lens Mount CS-mount (5 mm C-mount adapter not included)
Temperature Operating: 0° to 45°C; Storage: -30° to 60°C
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows, Linux (32- and 64-bit)
Warranty 3 years

Development Kit Contents
The Blackfly does not offer a Development Kit

Available Accessories (Sold Separately)
GIGE-PCIE2-2P02 Point Grey Gigabit Power over Ethernet Interface Card 2 port
ACC-01-0003 Tripod mount adapter
ACC-01-5004 C to CS-mount adapter
ACC-01-1100 Intel PRO 1000 CT Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express x1 Interface Card
ACC-01-9011 12V 1.5A Wall-Mount Power Supply, Plug Adapters, HR10 GPIO Wiring Harness
ACC-01-9012 19.6W Single Port Power over Ethernet Injector with NA power cord
ACC-01-2100 5.0 meter, CAT 5e Locking Cable, High Flex
ACC-01-3009 1.0-meter, Circular 6-pin pre-wired GPIO Hirose Connector
ACC-01-3010 4.5-meter, Circular 6-pin pre-wired GPIO Hirose Connector
ACC-01-3011 6-pin Circular Hirose HR10 GPIO Connector

 

 

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