HDTV resolution (1920 x 1080) at 2/3″ Optical Format
Shoot images and video in HDTV resolution using lens for industry standard 2/3" sensor size.
Be fast. Camera provides frame rate up to 60 fps progressive, with maximum sensor resolution
The high efficiency microlens array of the camera allows you to shoot even in poorly lit environments.
Electronic focal plane rolling shutter
Shoot as if using a film tape cinema camera.
Progressive readout with rolling shutter
Forget about de-interlacing problems. Receive every frame in full.
Patented high-speed video architecture
Enjoy high quality video — shoot with one of the best 2/3" CMOS image sensors
Output Bayer raw data 12, 10 and 8 bit per pixel
Achieve up to 12 bits per pixels in Bayer format.
"High speed shutter mode"
Reduce the rolling shutter effect
Synchronize external shutter/flash with your camera.
Synchronize your camera to external events.
Gigabit Ethernet full duplex mode interface
Control your camera and receive images simultaneously through the Gigabit Ethernet interface.
Ethernet cable length up to 100 m
Forget about cable length limitations. Expand your working space.
Hardware image processing
Streamline image processing. Gamma, brightness, contrast, median filter, and lossless image compression can be modified by the camera itself.
Matrix color calibration
Get true colors in the simplest way. Use matrix color calibration.
- Save video in .raw format
- Convert videos from .raw to .avi format.
- User defined lookup table: from 12 bits to 8 or 12 bits to 10
Lossless 8 bits video compression up to 60 fps to Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080)
Output Video and Camera Control
Maximum resolutions of output window:
1936 × 1090 Effective Pixels
2008 × 1094 Total Pixels
Frame rate at resolution*:
60fps at 192 × 1080 (75/150MHz)
120 fps at 1280 × 720 (1/2 inch)
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits, 10 bits or 12 bits
Downloadable for user selected 8 or 10 bits mode: converts 11 bits (12 bits output with >11 bits dynamic range) of imaging chip's ADC to 8 or 10 bits of output
10 MHz, 18 MHz, 20 MHz, 25 MHz, 36 MHz, 50 MHz, 64.8 MHz, 74.76 MHz
Pixel gain control:
Programmable Gain at 0.006, 3 & 6 dB resolution
Video Gain from -24 to 72 dB
Output window modes:
Viewport from 1920 × 1080 to 16x9;
user selectable from 1920 ? 1080 to 16 × 9 with 16 pixels/9 lines step
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table
(only for 8 and 10 bit mode - hardware, for all modes - software)
Hardware Gamma correction
* Listed frame rate values at the defined resolutions are not the maximal possible. Increasing of frame rate can be done by reducing the current Exposure value (the lower Exposure the higher frame rate is), hiding the active video window, running the camera on a faster computer, etc.
Monochrome 2.1 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 2/3 inch, manufactured by AltaSens, Inc.
5 µm x 5 µm
Electronic Focal Plane Rolling Shutter
Green Responsivity (550 nm): > 5000 LSB/lx-s
Power Over Ethernet IEEE 802.3af compliant or external power: 5 V
500 mA (at 5.0 V) 1A at 5V
2.5 W at 74.25 MHz Video Rate up to 5w at maximum video rate
1000BASE-T full duplex
RJ 45 standard Ethernet connector
Ethernet cable type:
UTP CAT 5e cable up to 100 m, recommended UTP CAT 6;
STP CAT 5e or STP CAT 6 cable for strong electromagnetic interference environment
Windows XP Professional SP1 or later,
Windows Server 2003/2008,
Windows Vista, Windows 7
Intel Core 2 Duo, recommended 2 GHz or higher
Hard Disk Space:
10 MB for installation plus additional space for captured images
for capturing at maximum video rate recommended RAID-0 HDD configuration
Video chipset: ATI 9X series (or higher) or NVidia GeForce 4x (or higher);
up to date Video card drivers
At least one free Gigabit Ethernet port for connection.
We recommended Intel 1000 Pro PCI-Express adapters.
The lightweight aluminum adapter with two screws allows quick and easy camera fixing to the tripod, offering additional protection of the camera.
IR-cut Filter and Ring-adapter
The IR-cut filter characteristics:
- Diameter= 20mm
- Thickness= 2 mm
Read more about filter specifications.
When the camera is used with the IR-cut filter, the focus distance is increased to 0.66mm. To restore the focus distance (when the camera is used with no IR-cut filter ring and no ring-adapter) use the Ring-adapter.
Read more about IR-cut filter usage.
Note that the image quality always depends on many factors, such as lighting, lens type, color processing algorithm, and others.
CommandShot camera software package contains a standard application, drivers, user guide and SDK (API, examples, documentation).
Standard application provides control of various set-up commands demonstrating cameras performance.
API allows a full control of all camera features and along with examples and documentation enables easy integration of the camera into the custom-developed applications.
Windows XP Professional SP1 or later
Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 SP4
Windows Vista, Windows 7
Linux (for SMX-150x, SMX-M7x)
Compatibility With 3rd Party Software/IDE
- Delphi/Builder C++
- HALCON (upcoming)
- MATLAB (soon also for SMX-12A2x)
- Streampix (for SMX-15xx, SMX-16xx, SMX-M7x, SMX-M8xx)
- Visual Basic 6.0
- Visual Studio 6.0 (2002, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010)
View compatibility chart
DirectShow component is provided for SMX-15xx, SMX-160x, SMX-M7xx, SMX-M8xx and SMX-95C cameras.
Camera Standard Application Controls
- Image sensor options
- Selectable video data depth
- Frame rate control
- Auto Exposure
- Image correction (brightness, contrast, gamma)
- Color Bayer algorithm selection
- Color balance (color models)
- White balance (color models)
- Image and video capture
- Software zoom
API Function Categories
- Get camera info
- Get/Set camera features
- Video stream controls (Start/Stop)
- Image grabbing
- Image correction controls (brightness, contrast, gamma)
- Snapshot controls (Exposure)
- Open /Close camera
A set of examples is included into the SDK as a tutorial for developing new applications.
Our developers are ready to advise and assist with the integration of the SDK into your application.
Operating temperature: 0 to +60°C
Lens mount type: C/CS-mount
Weight (without lens): 198 g
Dimensions (W × L × H):
50 × 80 × 50 mm
Camera housing material: Aluminum
External connector pinout
1 External trigger input or GPI 1
2 Frame start pulse output or GPO 1
3 External power supply (+5V)
4 General purpose input 2
5 Inverted frame start pulse or GPO 2
6 Common (GND)
Note: This is the default external connector pinout, which can be reprogrammed by customers to meet their specific requirements.