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  • Established in 1990, The Imaging Source has become a leading manufacturer of industrial machine vision cameras, frame grabbers and video converters, serving the following sectors:
    • Factory automation
    • Quality inspection
    • Medical systems
    • Microscopy systems
    • Life science projects
    • Astronomy
Product Portfolio
  • Industrial Cameras

  • Set resolution, format, FPS and sensitivity with shipped software.
      • USB 3.1 MONOCHROME

        • Resolution: VGA to 12 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source "37" and "38 series" industrial cameras are equipped with highly-sensitive, low-noise Sony Pregius global-shutter sensors which deliver outstanding image quality and good NIR sensitivity. The USB3 Vision standard (USB 3.1- Gen. 1), ensures stability and compatibility for easy integration and flexible configuration. Even at high frame rates, "38 Series" cameras deliver distortion-free images and are well-suited for applications such as intelligent traffic systems (ITS), automated optical inspection (AOI) and microscopy.

      • USB 3.1 COLOR

        • Resolution: VGA to 12 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source "37" and "38 series" industrial cameras support the USB3 Vision standard (USB 3.1 Gen. 1) - ensuring stability and compatibility for easy integration and flexible configuration. Equipped with highly-sensitive, low-noise Sony Pregius global-shutter sensors, the cameras offer exceptional image quality and color fidelity and are well-suited for applications such as intelligent traffic systems (ITS), automated optical inspection (AOI) and microscopy.

      • USB 3.0 MONOCHROME

        • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source USB 3.0 monochrome industrial cameras feature the latest in CCD and CMOS technology from Sony, ON Semiconductor and Aptina. These cameras are available with a variety of input/output strobe and trigger options via an external Hirose port. A highly versatile imaging solution, these cameras are competitively priced and available with resolutions from VGA to 10 megapixels and frame rates of up to 120 fps. Macro, wide-angle and tele lenses are also available as accessories. Our comprehensive library of software, available free of charge with all our products, and in-house customer support ensure maximum performance for your application.

      • USB 3.0 COLOR

        • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source USB 3.0 color industrial cameras are among the best selling products in our extensive portfolio - and with good reason. The cameras feature the latest in CCD and CMOS technology from Sony, ON Semiconductor and Aptina, and are best known for their excellent image quality, high speed and unbeatable value. Providing excellent image quality even under poor lighting conditions, the high-speed USB 3.0 interface allows for frames rates of up to 120 fps. Their compact form (29 x 29 x 43 mm) and choice of rolling or global shutter with pixel binning and ROI (CMOS only) make these cameras the perfect choice for many applications. Macro, wide-angle and tele lenses are also available as accessories.

      • USB 2.0 MONOCHROME

        • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 76 fps

        The Imaging Source One4all series of CMOS monochrome cameras is the perfect solution for many industrial automation, quality assurance, security, surveillance and scientific applications. Using Aptina CMOS technology, our USB 2.0 industrial monochrome cameras feature binning, windowing and high-speed readout with reduced image noise levels and wide dynamic range. An unbeatable price point and reliability are key characteristics of The Imaging Source One4all CMOS cameras. USB 2.0 CCD monochrome cameras are shipped with sensitive Sony CCD sensors and are available in a variety of resolutions and speeds which deliver exceptional image quality. Both CMOS and CCD cameras feature a compact, robust design which allows them to meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications.

      • USB 2.0 COLOR

        • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 76 fps

        The Imaging Source One4all series of CMOS color cameras is the perfect solution for applications requiring high speed, high performance and outstanding image quality. Equipped with Aptina CMOS technology, the cameras deliver exceptional image quality and feature binning, windowing and high-speed readout with reduced image noise levels and wide dynamic range. The Imaging Source One4all cameras produce low-noise images - even in less-than-ideal lighting conditions. USB 2.0 CCD color cameras shipped with sensitive Sony CCD sensors are available in a variety of resolutions and speeds and deliver exceptional image quality. Both CMOS and CCD cameras feature a compact, robust design which allows them to meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications.

      • GigE MONOCHROME

        • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source "33" series Gigabit Ethernet monochrome industrial cameras feature low-noise CCD and CMOS technology from Sony, ON Semiconductor and Aptina. A variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options are available via the Hirose port. The Gigabit Ethernet interface enables easy setup and integration into existing and new applications. For applications where longer cable lengths are required, GigE allows for cable lengths of up to 100 meters. With up to 120 fps and a trigger delay of less than 5 µs, the "33" camera series is a cost-effective and highly-versatile imaging solution.

      • GigE COLOR

        • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        Even with cable lengths of up to 100 meters, GigE delivers unsurpassed data transmission. Combine this with low-noise CCD and CMOS technology from Sony, ON Semiconductor and Aptina and you have our "33" series cameras - ideal for high-performance machine vision applications. A Hirose port allows for a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options. The Gigabit Ethernet interface enables easy setup and integration into existing and new applications. With up to 120 fps and a trigger delay of less than 5 µs, the "33" camera series is a cost effective and highly versatile imaging solution.

      • FIREWIRE 800 MONOCHROME

        • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source FireWire / IEEE 1394b 800 monochrome cameras are the perfect solution for many machine vision applications where space is at a premium. Using Sony and Aptina CMOS and CCD sensors of up to 5 megapixels, these cameras feature a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options via an external Hirose port. With up to 120 fps and a trigger delay of less than 5 µs, the IEEE 1394b camera series from The Imaging Source is a low cost, yet highly versatile, imaging solution.

      • FIREWIRE 800 COLOR

        • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 120 fps

        The Imaging Source FireWire / IEEE 1394b 800 color cameras feature high-resolution, high-sensitivity CMOS and CCD sensors from Sony and Aptina and offer excellent image quality and megapixel resolution. High data transmission speeds make them ideally suited to applications in quality assurance, industrial automation, surveillance and medicine. These compact, low-cost cameras are the perfect solution for many machine vision applications where space limitations are an issue. With up to 120 fps and a trigger delay of less than 5 µs, the IEEE 1394b camera series from The Imaging Source is a low cost, yet highly versatile, imaging solution.

      • FIREWIRE 400 MONOCHROME

        • Resolution: VGA to 1.2 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 60 fps

        You can find The Imaging Source FireWire / IEEE 1394 400 monochrome cameras in machine vision applications requiring outstanding performance and exceptional value. These monochrome cameras feature a variety of Sony CCD sensors and are designed for long-term, maintenance-free operation. Their competitive price, easy-to-use software and compact industrial housing have made them the camera-of-choice in thousands of machine vision applications.

      • FIREWIRE 400 COLOR

        • Resolution: VGA to 1.2 MP
        • Frame rate: Up to 60 fps

        The Imaging Source FireWire / IEEE 1394 400 color industrial cameras offer a range of resolutions and speeds. The FireWire interface ensures efficient data transmission from Sony CCD sensors. You can find The Imaging Source FireWire color industrial cameras in machine vision applications requiring outstanding performance and exceptional value. This series' robust industrial housing, competitive price point and highly compatible software have made them the perfect solution for a broad range of machine vision applications.

    • Microscope Cameras

          • USB 3.0 COLOR Microscope Camera

            • Screen calibration and measuring
            • Tools to measure lengths, angles, circles and polygons
            • Freely configurable annotations (color, font and line width)
            • Save single images
            • Save image sequences (BMP, PNG, TIFF, JPEG)
            • Time lapse image saving, for example, one image per hour

            The Imaging Source has added additional high-quality microscope cameras to its product portfolio to support a wide variety of microscopy applications. With resolutions from 1.6 MP to 13 MP, Sony's latest STARVIS and Pregius sensors are characterized by high sensitivity, high dynamic range, low noise and excellent color reproduction. The table below offers a range of USB 3.0 color and monochrome microscope cameras which are delivered with IC Measure - a user-friendly software for archiving, measurement, calibration and camera control. All camera settings, such as exposure time, noise reduction, contrast, brightness and saturation can be set using IC Measure and then saved for future applications. The cameras and included software are an unbeatable combination at an outstanding price-performance ratio.

      • Board Cameras

          • USB 3.1 MONOCHROME

            • Resolution: VGA to 6 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 539 fps

            Using the latest Sony Pregius and STARVIS CMOS sensor technology, The Imaging Source USB 3.1 (gen. 1) monochrome board cameras offer excellent image quality and good NIR sensitivity and are well-suited to a range of space-limited applications such as industrial automation, quality control, surveillance and medicine. The cameras' board-level form with reversible Type-C connector offer configuration flexibility and are compatible with a variety of M12 lenses. Included software allows for the adjustment of gain, exposure, frame rate and white balance. Specific models are available with a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options.

          • USB 3.1 COLOR

            • Resolution: VGA to 6 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 539 fps

            The Imaging Source USB 3.1 (gen. 1) color board cameras combine the latest Sony Pregius and STARVIS CMOS sensor technology with the USB 3.1 reversible Type-C port connection to provide exceptional image quality and easy integration. These single-board cameras measure only 30 x 30 x 12 mm and offer maximum flexibility for a wide range of space-limited applications such as industrial automation, quality control, surveillance and medicine. The included software allows for the adjustment of gain, exposure, frame rate and white balance. Specific models are available with a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options.

          • USB 3.0 MONOCHROME

            • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 15 fps

            The Imaging Source USB 3.0 CMOS monochrome board cameras provide a highly stable, high-resolution video stream and excellent value. Featuring the latest in CMOS technology from Aptina, our USB board level cameras are the perfect OEM solution for your specialized application; our standard cameras can even be customized to meet your requirements. These cameras' compact dimensions ensure easy integration into existing systems and offer an outstanding price-performance ratio. Our comprehensive library of software, available free of charge with all our products, and in-house customer support ensure maximum performance for your application.

          • USB 3.0 COLOR

            • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 15 fps

            The Imaging Source USB 3.0 CMOS color board cameras are a high-performance and cost-effective solution for many OEM applications. These versatile board level cameras produce a high-quality video stream and high frame rates. To meet the requirements of your unique application, we can also customize our standard cameras. With our comprehensive library of free imaging software the user can adjust settings such as gain, exposure time and frame rate or allow the camera make these adjustments automatically. Easy integration and in-house customer support ensure maximum performance for your application.

          • USB 2.0 MONOCHROME

            • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 76 fps

            Using the latest Sony and Aptina CCD and CMOS sensor technology, The Imaging Source USB 2.0 monochrome board cameras are well suited to a wide range of applications where space limitations are an issue. Delivering a dramatic improvement in signal to noise ratios, it is ideally suited to applications in industrial automation, quality control, surveillance and medicine. Our USB 2.0 CMOS board cameras feature binning, windowing and high-speed readout . The smaller board-level form ensures easy integration into existing systems and the included software allows for the adjustment of gain, exposure, frame rate and white balance. Specific models are available with a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options.

          • USB 2.0 COLOR

            • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 76 fps

            The Imaging Source USB 2.0 color board cameras feature Sony and Aptina CCD and CMOS sensors - providing exceptional image quality even in poor or fluctuating lighting conditions. These cameras measure only 50 x 50 x 56 mm and their board-level form creates maximum flexibility for a wide range of applications where space is at a premium. Our USB 2.0 CMOS board cameras feature binning, windowing and high-speed readout - delivering a dramatic reduction in image noise levels. The included software allows for the adjustment of gain, exposure, frame rate and white balance. Specific models are available with a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options.

          • GigE MONOCHROME

            • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 36 fps

            The Imaging Source Gigabit Ethernet monochrome board cameras feature low-noise CCD and CMOS technology from Sony and Aptina. With dimensions of 45 x 45 x 20 mm, our board-level cameras are very compact and are ideally suited to cost- and space-sensitive applications. GigE technology also allows for cable lengths of up to 100 meters for maximum flexibility. The performance enhancing features available on the CMOS cameras such as binning, windowing and high-speed readout dramatically reduce image noise levels.

          • GigE COLOR

            • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 36 fps

            Characterized by small PCB dimensions of 45 x 45 x 20 mm and an unbeatable price point, The Imaging Source GigE color board cameras are the go-to cameras for a wide variety of industrial automation, quality assurance, surveillance and medical applications. Ideally suited to cost- and space-sensitive projects, GigE technology offers the additional benefits of unsurpassed data transmission and cable lengths of up to 100 meters. Performance enhancing features available on the CMOS cameras such as binning, windowing and high-speed readout, dramatically reduce image noise levels.

          • FireWire 400 MONOCHROME

            • Resolution: VGA to 0.8 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 60 fps

            The Imaging Source FireWire / IEEE 1394b 400 monochrome board cameras consolidate a number of advantages into one compact industrial device: Excellent image quality and an ultra-fast FireWire interface. These monochrome cameras feature Sony CCD sensors and are designed for long-term, maintenance-free operation while delivering a sharp, high-contrast video stream and a frame rate of up to 60 fps. Their competitive price, easy-to-use software and compact form have made them the cameras-of-choice in thousands of machine vision applications.

          • FireWire 400 COLOR

            • Resolution: VGA to 0.8 MP
            • Frame rate: Up to 60 fps

            The Imaging Source FireWire / IEEE 1394b 400 color board cameras are designed to be a cost-effective OEM imaging module suitable for a variety of machine vision applications. Sensitive Sony CCD sensors deliver a well-balanced color video stream with very little noise. The FireWire interface ensures efficient data transmission, simplified cabling and precise timing. Specific models are available with a variety of input, output, strobe and trigger options. This series' compact form, competitive price point and highly compatible software make them the cameras-of-choice for cost-sensitive applications.

        • Autofocus Cameras

            • USB 3.0 MONOCHROME

              • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
              • Frame rate: Up to 15 fps

              In some machine vision system scenarios, maintaining exact working distances are virtually impossible. For these applications, The Imaging Source offers USB 3.0 autofocus monochrome cameras. Using software-driven One Push autofocus, they produce sharp images despite fluctuations in working distance. Highly-sensitive Aptina CMOS sensors deliver excellent image quality - even in poor lighting conditions. Additional image control functions such as gain and exposure time can be adjusted automatically or manually via the included imaging software. The cameras' compact dimensions ensure easy integration into existing applications.

            • USB 3.0 COLOR

              • Resolution: VGA to 10 MP
              • Frame rate: Up to 15 fps

              Does your application demand sharp images despite changing working distances? The Imaging Source has developed its USB 3.0 autofocus color cameras to address just this issue. The software-driven One Push autofocus produces crisp images despite fluctuations in working distance. Highly-sensitive Aptina CMOS sensors deliver excellent image quality - even in less-than-optimal lighting conditions. Additional performance enhancing features of the CMOS sensors include binning, windowing and high-speed readout. The cameras' competitive price point make them an excellent choice for cost-sensitive applications.

            • USB 2.0 MONOCHROME

              • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
              • Frame rate: Up to 76 fps

              In some machine vision system scenarios, maintaining exact working distances are virtually impossible. For these applications, The Imaging Source offers its USB 2.0 autofocus monochrome cameras. Using software-driven One Push autofocus, the cameras produce sharp images despite fluctuations in working distance. The Aptina CMOS monochrome sensors are highly-sensitive and deliver excellent image quality - even in less-than-optimal lighting conditions. Additional image control functions such as gain and exposure time can be adjusted automatically or manually via the included imaging software. The cameras' compact dimensions ensure easy integration into existing applications.

            • USB 2.0 COLOR

              • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
              • Frame rate: Up to 76 fps

              Does your application demand sharp images despite changing working distances? The Imaging Source has developed its USB 2.0 autofocus color cameras to address just this issue. The software-driven One Push autofocus produces crisp images despite fluctuations in working distance. These color cameras are especially suited to applications in traffic surveillance, quality and process control and electronic inspection. Using the included SDK or end-user software, IC Capture, camera functions such as auto white balance, gain and exposure time can be adjusted automatically or manually. The cameras' competitive price point make them an excellent choice for cost-sensitive applications.

          • Zoom Cameras

              • GIGE MONOCHROME

                • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
                • Frame rate: Up to 36 fps

                Does your application require multiple images at differing magnifications? Or are you imaging objects of varying sizes? For these applications, The Imaging Source offers its GigE monochrome zoom cameras. Featuring an integrated motorized zoom lens, iris and focus, these cameras are ideal for applications such as component inspection or intelligent traffic systems (ITS). The monochrome sensor ensures optimal sharpness and light sensitivity. Using the included SDK or end-user software, IC Capture, camera functions such as auto white balance, gain and exposure time can be adjusted automatically or manually. The Gigabit Ethernet interface ensures high-speed data transmission.

              • GIGE COLOR

                • Resolution: VGA to 5 MP
                • Frame rate: Up to 36 fps

                For imaging objects of varying sizes or when multiple images at differing magnifications are required, The Imaging Source offers its GigE color zoom cameras. Featuring an integrated motorized zoom lens, iris and focus, these cameras are ideal for applications such as component inspection or intelligent traffic systems (ITS). The highly-sensitive color sensors make these cameras uniquely suited to such color-based tasks as inspection, sorting, process control and measurement. Using the included SDK or end-user software, IC Capture, camera functions such as auto white balance, gain and exposure time can be adjusted automatically or manually. The Gigabit Ethernet interface ensures high-speed data transmission.

            • Converters

                • Video-to-USB 2.0

                  • Max. resolution NTSC: 640x480 at 30 fps, PAL: 768x576 at 25 fps
                  • Output: USB 2.0 uncompressed image data stream
                  • Compatible with color and monochrome cameras
                  • Includes drivers compatible to DirectShow, DirectX, TWAIN, VfW, WDM, ActivVisionTools, HALCON, LabVIEW, Matlab, and NeuroCheck
                  • Includes acquisition software, IC Capture, for Windows 7/8/10, Vista and XP
                  • Includes SDK, IC Imaging Control
                  • Free barcode SDK for Windows 7/8/10

                  Even though digital machine vision cameras continue to grow in popularity, there are still an enormous number of analog video sources. Using a video-to-USB converter from The Imaging Source, analog video sources become usable in a digital environment. The DFG/USB2pro converts analog video signals (PAL, NTSC, CCIR, EIA) into uncompressed image data streams, and supports digital and analog cameras in color and in monochrome. The DFG/USB2aud additionally converts analog audio signals.
                   

                • SDI-to-USB 3.0

                  • Max. resolution (HD-SDI): 1920x1080 at 30 fps
                  • Output: USB 3.0 uncompressed image data stream
                  • Compatible with color and monochrome cameras
                  • Includes drivers compatible to DirectShow, DirectX, TWAIN, VfW, WDM, ActivVisionTools, HALCON, LabVIEW, Matlab, and NeuroCheck
                  • Includes acquisition software, IC Capture, for Windows 7/8/10, Vista and XP
                  • Includes SDK, IC Imaging Control
                  • Free barcode SDK for Windows 7/8/10

                  HD-SDI is a serial, digital interface, primarily designed to transmit uncompressed and unencrypted video data over one or more coaxial cables with BNC connectors at a nominal impedance of 75 ohms. The cabling and connector type are relics from the previous analog video standard. When using high quality cable, the maximum cable length can be up to 100 meters. This USB 3.0 converter supports digital and analog cameras in monochrome and color. The DFG/HDSDI converts digital serial video signals into uncompressed image data streams for USB 3.0 interfaces.

              • Grabbers

                  • PCI

                    • Max. resolution NTSC: 640x480 at 30 fps, PAL: 768x576 at 25 fps
                    • Interface: PCI
                    • Inputs: 3-4

                    Frame grabbers from The Imaging Source are known for their reliability and easy integration. These industrial PCI frame grabbers convert analog to digital data - delivering actionable information by enabling storage, manipulation and evaluation of image data. They support NTSC and PAL video formats and include multiplexed video inputs; free software development tools allow for application-specific specialization. These-entry level frame grabbers offer a cost-effective solution for many machine vision applications.

                  • PCI Express

                    • Max. resolution NTSC: 640x480 at 30 fps, PAL: 768x576 at 25 fps
                    • Interface: PCI Express
                    • Inputs: 3-4

                    Despite the continuing growth in popularity of digital machine vision cameras, analog video sources remain a significant source of imaging data. Using PCI Express frame grabbers from The Imaging Source, analog video sources become usable in a digital environment. The latest version of PCI, known as PCI Express, is a much improved version in terms of speed. Suited to many machine vision applications, these frame grabbers support digital and analog cameras in color and in monochrome.