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USB 3.0 Cameras

Ultra compact:

one of the smallest USB 3.0 cameras in the world - less than one cubic inch volume, cylinder-shaped

Fits into places where no other camera can fit

Can be installed with the optics in a tube

Lightweight:

weighs only 20 grams (0.7 oz)*

Perfect for autonomous systems like robots, aerospace applications etc.

Extremely fast:

USB 3.0 interface allows data rate up to 400 MBytes per second (10 times faster than USB 2.0)

Especially well-suited to use in multi-camera systems and 3D applications, as well as for fast process capturing

Robust:

unibody aircraft grade aluminum housing with a screw lock for USB cable, as well as shockproof electronic design allows the camera to survive 32 g of sinusoidal vibration and 6000 g shock tests **

Highly reliable even in harsh, demanding environments

Efficient and cool:

less than 1 W power consumption through the USB cable

Increases battery lifetime for autonomous devices with the camera onboard

No additional heat sinks required due to low heat generation

Connectivity:

programmable general purpose TTL input/output and triggering options

Can be easily integrated into your system or synchronized with other cameras

Compatibility:

comes with a set of software examples included into the SDK, is compatible with popular vision and image processing libraries and third party software like Labview, MATLAB, HALCON etc.

Simplifies integration into existing systems, no need to employ highly-qualified software developers

USB 2.0 High Speed mode support:

backward compatible to USB 2.0

Enables an old system without a USB3.0 interface to utilize new generation cameras

* CS-mount, without accessories
** Maximum tested values - consult with Sumix prior to using the camera under high g-force

Models

Camera model CMOS sensor type Optical
format
of sensor
Active pixels Pixel size,
μm
Shutter type fps Color/
Mono
Bit depth Lens
mount
 
SMX-15M5M 5 Mpixel CMOS 1/2.5 " 2592 × 1944 2.2 × 2.2 Rolling, Global Start Shutter 14 Mono Selectable,
8 bits or 12 bits
C/CS
 

Monochrome 5 megapixel (2592 × 1944) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 5 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $580

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • Camera
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
2592 × 1944
Frame rate at resolution (96 MHz):
14 fps at 2592 × 1944
63 fps at 1024 × 768
124 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 12 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 12 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
6-96 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.029 (at 96 MHz); max: 1000 (at 6 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls: 161 gain levels from 1 to 128
From 1 to 4 with increment 0.125;
from 4.25 to 8 with increment 0.25;
from 9 to 128 with increment 1
Output window modes:
View port (from 2592 × 1944 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:6), hardware
Frame Binning (1:2, 1:4), hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Monochrome 5 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/2.5 inch manufactured by Aptina Imaging Corp.
Pixel size:
2.2 µm × 2.2 µm
Image array size:
7.13 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Start Shutter (for Snapshot mode only)
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
12 bits
Sensitivity:
1.4 V/lux-sec (550nm)
Dynamic Range:
70.1 dB

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

SMX-15M5C 5 Mpixel CMOS 1/2.5 " 2592 × 1944 2.2 × 2.2 Rolling, Global Start Shutter 14 Color Selectable,
8 bits or 12 bits
C/CS
 

Color 5 megapixel (2592 × 1944) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 5 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $580

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • SMX-15M5C Camera with integrated IR cut-off filter
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
2592 × 1944
Frame rate at resolution (96 MHz):
14 fps at 2592 × 1944
63 fps at 1024 × 768
124 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 12 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 12 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
6-96 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.029 (at 96 MHz); max: 1000 (at 6 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls: 161 gain levels from 1 to 128
From 1 to 4 with increment 0.125;
from 4.25 to 8 with increment 0.25;
from 9 to 128 with increment 1
Output window modes:
View port (from 2592 × 1944 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:6), hardware
Frame Binning (1:2, 1:4), hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Color 5 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/2.5 inch manufactured by Aptina Imaging Corp.
Pixel size:
2.2 µm × 2.2 µm
Image array size:
7.13 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Start Shutter (for Snapshot mode only)
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
12 bits
Sensitivity:
1.4 V/lux-sec (550nm)
Dynamic Range:
70.1 dB

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

SMX-16E1M 1.3 Mpixel CMOS 1/1.8 " 1280 × 1024 5.3 × 5.3 Rolling, Global Shutter 60 Mono Selectable,
8 bits or 10 bits
C/CS
NEW!

Monochrome 1.3 megapixel (1280 × 1024) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 1.3 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $595

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • SMX-16E1M Camera
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
1280 × 1024
Frame rate at resolution (114 MHz):
60 fps at 1280 × 1024
82 fps at 1024 × 768
126 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
4 — 114 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.0308 (at 114 MHz); max: 1000 (at 4 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls:
analog (from 1 to 8)
digital (from 1 to 15.875)
Output window modes:
View port (from 1280 × 1024 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Frame Binning: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Monochrome 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/1.8 inch manufactured by E2V
Pixel size:
5.3 µm × 5.3 µm
Image array size:
8.7 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Shutter
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
10 bits
Responsivity:
6600 LSB10/(Lux/s)
Dynamic Range:
>62 dB
>90 dB in HDR mode

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

SMX-16E1C 1.3 Mpixel CMOS 1/1.8 " 1280 × 1024 5.3 × 5.3 Rolling, Global Shutter 60 Color Selectable,
8 bits or 10 bits
C/CS
NEW!

Color 1.3 megapixel (1280 × 1024) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 1.3 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $595

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • SMX-16E1C Camera with integrated IR cut-off filter
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
1280 × 1024
Frame rate at resolution (114 MHz):
60 fps at 1280 × 1024
82 fps at 1024 × 768
126 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
4 — 114 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.0308 (at 114 MHz); max: 1000 (at 4 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls:
analog (from 1 to 8)
digital (from 1 to 15.875)
Output window modes:
View port (from 1280 × 1024 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Frame Binning: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Color 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/1.8 inch manufactured by E2V
Pixel size:
5.3 µm × 5.3 µm
Image array size:
8.7 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Shutter
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
10 bits
Responsivity:
6600 LSB10/(Lux/s)
Dynamic Range:
>62 dB
>90 dB in HDR mode

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

SMX-16E1IR 1.3 Mpixel CMOS 1/1.8 " 1280 × 1024 5.3 × 5.3 Rolling, Global Shutter 60 Mono Selectable,
8 bits or 10 bits
C/CS
NEW!

Monochrome with High NIR Sensitivity 1.3 megapixel (1280 × 1024) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 1.3 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $795

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • SMX-16E1IR Camera
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
1280 × 1024
Frame rate at resolution (114 MHz):
60 fps at 1280 × 1024
82 fps at 1024 × 768
126 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
4 — 114 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.0308 (at 114 MHz); max: 1000 (at 4 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls:
analog (from 1 to 8)
digital (from 1 to 15.875)
Output window modes:
View port (from 1280 × 1024 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Frame Binning: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Monochrome with High NIR Sensitivity 1.3 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/1.8 inch manufactured by E2V
Pixel size:
5.3 µm × 5.3 µm
Image array size:
8.7 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Shutter
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
10 bits
Responsivity:
13000 LSB10/(Lux/s)
Dynamic Range:
>63dB
>90 dB in HDR mode

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

SMX-16E2M 2 Mpixel CMOS 1/1.8 " 1600 × 1200 4.5 × 4.5 Rolling, Global Shutter 50 Mono Selectable,
8 bits or 10 bits
C/CS
NEW!

Monochrome 2 megapixel (1600 × 1200) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 2 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $645

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • SMX-16E2M Camera
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
1600 × 1200
Frame rate at resolution (114 MHz):
50 fps at 1600 × 1200
60 fps at 1280 × 1024
82 fps at 1024 × 768
126 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
4 — 114 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.0295 (at 114 MHz); max: 1000 (at 4 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls:
analog (from 1 to 8)
digital (from 1 to 15.875)
Output window modes:
View port (from 1600 × 1200 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Frame Binning: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Monochrome 2 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/1.8 inch manufactured by E2V
Pixel size:
4.5 µm × 4.5 µm
Image array size:
9 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Shutter
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
10 bits
Responsivity:
7400 LSB10/(Lux/s)
Dynamic Range:
>66 dB
>90 dB in HDR mode

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

SMX-16E2C 2 Mpixel CMOS 1/1.8 " 1600 × 1200 4.5 × 4.5 Rolling, Global Shutter 50 Color Selectable,
8 bits or 10 bits
C/CS
NEW!

Color 2 megapixel (1600 × 1200) CMOS camera with USB 3.0 interface.

Designed for industrial and scientific applications
  • one of the smallest and lightest 2 megapixel USB 3.0 camera in the world
  • robust unibody aluminum housing with a screw lock USB connector
  • low noise and low power consumption design

US $645

Buy in Sumix Store

What's in the box:

  • SMX-16E2C Camera with integrated IR cut-off filter
  • Tripod adapter
  • C-mount adapter
  • USB 3.0 A to micro-B cable (with screws)
  • Trigger connector (optional)
  • Camera Application Software
  • API Library

Output Video and Camera Control

Maximum resolutions of output window:
1600 × 1200
Frame rate at resolution (114 MHz):
50 fps at 1600 × 1200
60 fps at 1280 × 1024
82 fps at 1024 × 768
126 fps at 640 × 480
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Lookup table:
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
Pixel rates:
4 — 114 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.0295 (at 114 MHz); max: 1000 (at 4 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain controls:
analog (from 1 to 8)
digital (from 1 to 15.875)
Output window modes:
View port (from 1600 × 1200 to 8 × 8 with 4 pixels/2 lines step positioning)
Frame Decimation: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Frame Binning: (1:1 to 1:32) hardware
Horizontal and Vertical flipping, hardware
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table

Imaging Chip

Type:
Color 2 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1/1.8 inch manufactured by E2V
Pixel size:
4.5 µm × 4.5 µm
Image array size:
9 mm diagonal
Shutter:
Rolling, Global Shutter
Scanning mode:
Progressive
ADC resolution:
10 bits
Responsivity:
7400 LSB10/(Lux/s)
Dynamic Range:
>66 dB
>90 dB in HDR mode

Camera Electrical

Supply voltage:
5 V supplied by USB  3.0 interface
Power consumption:
less than 1 W (depends on operating modes)

Camera Interface

Interface Type:
USB  3.0
Connector Type:

USB 3.0 micro-B with locking screws

USB 2.0 HighSpeed interface, micro-B connector compatible

System Requirements

Operating System:
Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu
Recommended configuration
Cameras will function with nominal frame rates
Minimal configuration
Cameras will function with reduced frame rates
Processor:
Intel i7-3770, Samsung Exynos5422 Cortex™-A15 2.0Ghz quad core, Cortex™-A7 quad core
PIV 2Ghz
RAM:
4GB DDR3
2048 Mb
Video Card:
Any with 24 bit True Color
Any with 24 bit True Color
Hardware Interface:
Intel integrated USB 3.0 Host Controller. At least one USB 3.0 port for connection
Any USB 2.0 Host Controller. At least one USB 2.0 port for connection
Hard Drive:
SSD (write speed 150 MB/s minimum)
N/A