- April 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 - Point Grey announced Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-50S5 5 megapixel global shutter CCD USB3 Vision cameras. The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-50S5 camera models are based on color and monochrome versions of the popular Sony ICX625, a 2/3" CCD sensor capable of streaming 2448 x 2048 resolution images at 15 FPS. This combination of sensor format, resolution and frame rate have resulted in widespread adoption of this device in a variety of applications including optical inspection, 3D imaging, intelligent traffic systems and much more. The GS3-U3-50S5 offers existing Sony ICX625 sensor users a transitional path to USB 3.0 without affecting optics or imaging performance.
Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Grasshopper3 uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based architecture for optimal performance and reliability. The Grasshopper3 uses an advanced image processing pipeline to enable color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning and USB3 Vision support.
The GS3-U3-50S5M-C (2/3-inch 5 MP CCD 15 FPS) is list priced at $2,595.