- December 20, 2019
- JAI, Inc.
December 20, 2019 – JAI’s has introduced the SP-45000-CXP4, a 45-megapixel industrial camera in the company’s Spark Series. The camera features a cutting-edge CMOS imager (with global shutter) capable of running at 65 frames per second in 8K TV resolution (7680 x 4320 pixels) or at 52 frames per second for full 8192 x 5460 (44.7 megapixel) 8-bit resolution.
In addition to speed, the SP-45000-CXP4 delivers image quality thanks to a dark noise rating of 4.5 electrons, and a standard dynamic range of 67 dB. A special built-in High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode that uses a dual gain technique applied to a single captured image, boosts the dynamic range to 73 dB with a maximum frame rate of 30 fps. HDR output can be delivered in a 14-bit linear format, or in a knee-point compressed format at a bit depth of 8, 10, or 12 bits.
For lower-speed applications, image quality can be further enhanced by using the camera’s built-in frame integration capabilities to average up to 8 consecutive frames, thereby reducing shot noise in the image.
Two SP-45000-CXP4 models are available – a model providing monochrome output (SP-45000M-CXP4), and a model providing raw Bayer output for host-based interpolation (SP-45000C-CXP4). Both models feature a four-lane CoaXPress interface for high-speed connection to the host.
The image sensor in the SP-45000-CXP4 has 3.2-micron square pixels and a diagonal of 31.5 mm (Super 35 mm format). This enables the camera to fit into a compact 62 x 62 x 84.2 mm form factor.
Other key features available on both models include single- and multiple region-of-interest (ROI) capabilities, horizontal image flip, an edge enhancement function, a sequencer trigger function, automatic level control combining auto-shutter and auto-gain capabilities, and a built-in function for controlling lenses connected via a Birger Mount. 1x2, 2x1, and 2x2 binning is available on the monochrome model only.
The cameras are suitable for a range of industrial and non-industrial applications including flat panel inspection, broadcast sports, traffic and street mapping, virtual reality, surveillance and facial recognition, electronics inspection, and more.