- August 01, 2014
August 1, 2014 - Point Grey announced Blackfly USB3 Vision cameras. Blackfly BFLY-U3-13S2 models are based on color and monochrome versions of the popular Sony ICX445, a 1/3" EXview HAD global shutter CCD featuring 3.75 micron square pixels and capable of 1288 x 964 resolution at 30 FPS. This combination of sensor format, resolution and frame rate have resulted in widespread adoption of this sensor in a variety of applications including 2D and 3D metrology, electronics and semiconductor inspection, microscopy, and automated license plate recognition.
The Blackfly measures just 29x29x30 mm in size and offers a host of unique features, including temperature, power, and status monitoring; a powerful image processing pipeline for color interpolation, look up table, and gamma; a 16 MByte frame buffer for retransmitting images; and USB3 Vision support. Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Blackfly uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based architecture for optimal performance and reliability, and comes with a 3-year warranty. The BFLY-U3-13S2M is list priced at $395/€299.