JAI (San Jose, California) has introduced a new 12.4 megapixel camera in its Spark Series of high resolution area scan cameras.
The SP-12401-PGE is offered as two modes, a monochrome model (SP-12401M-PGE) and a colour model (SP-12401C-PGE).
Both are built around the Sony Pregius IMX304 CMOS imager, which features 3.45-micron pixels and a dark noise rating of less than 2.5 electrons for, said JAI, excellent image quality even under low light conditions.
The cameras are equipped with a standard GigE Vision interface capable of running at 9.3 frames per second for 8-bit monochrome, or raw Bayer images at full resolution (4112 x 3008 for monochrome and 4088 x 3000 for colour). The GigE Vision interface can accept power over the interface for an efficient, one-cable configuration, or power can be supplied via a separate 12-pin connector.
The new SP-12401-PGE models are housed in a new “second generation” enclosure that is considerably smaller than previous Spark Series cameras, while maintaining the high shock and vibration ratings of the earlier models. Overall size is 44 x 44 x 54 mm – more than 50% smaller by volume than previous Spark Series cameras – with an 80 G shock rating and a 10 G vibration rating for high durability in industrial environments.
JAI said that the compact size and lens format make the cameras suitable for a wide variety of applications ranging from life sciences to robotics.