Output Video and Camera Control
Maximum resolutions of output window:
2208 × 3000, full resolution mode
1104 × 1500, decimated by 2 mode
Frame rate at resolution (48 MHz)*:
6 fps at 2208 × 3000, full resolution
31 fps at 1280 × 1024
24 fps at 1104 × 1500
52 fps at 1024 × 768
91 fps at 768 × 576
126 fps at 640 × 480
219 fps at 400 × 400
426 fps at 320 × 240
Output bits per pixel:
Selectable, 8 bits or 10 bits
Downloadable for user selected 8 bits mode: converts 10 bits of imaging chip's ADC to 8 bits of output
3.33 MHz, 6.66 MHz, 8 MHz, 10 MHz, 12 MHz, 13.33 MHz, 16 MHz, 20 MHz, 24 MHz, 32 MHz, 40 MHz, 48 MHz
Exposure range (at maximum resolution), ms:
min: 0.93 (at 48 MHz); max: 2497.57 (at 3.33 MHz)
Pixel gain control:
Programmable hardware gain: 17 gain levels from 0 to 17.38
Output window modes:
View port (from 2208 × 3000 to 8 x 8 with 8 pixels/1 line step positioning)
Frame Decimation (1:1, 1:2, 1:3, 1:4, 1:6)
Gamma, brightness and contrast control:
Programmable with lookup table
SMX-160x camera utilizes IBIS4 sensor which has no snapshot mode. At the same time, the camera operating in video mode can receive external signal via external connector and mark the current frame. Camera's driver and API allow the user application to distinguish the labeled frame and act according to requirements.
* 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 6.6 megapixel CMOS sensor with an optical format of 1"
Manufactured by Cypress (FillFactory)
3.5 µm × 3.5 µm
Image array size:
7.74 mm × 10.51 mm
Electronic Rolling Shutter
Sensitivity (peak) 650 nm
(85 lux = 1 W/m2):
Sensitivity (visible) 400-700 nm
(163 lux = 1 W/m2)
1100:1 Full: 61 dB.
940:1 Linear: 59.5 dB.
5 V supplied by USB 2.0 interface
360 mA (at 5.0 V)
Maximum power consumption:
USB 2.0, 480 Mbps
USB mini-B, 5 pin
Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP Professional SP1 or later, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7
Recommended configurationCameras will function with nominal frame rates
Minimal configurationCameras will function with reduced frame rates
(1024Mb for Vista/2008/W7)
(512Mb for Vista/2008/W7)
ATI 9XXX series (or higher) or
NVidia GeForce 4x (or higher)
Any with 24 bit True Color
Intel integrated USB 2.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 2.0 port for connection
Any USB 2.0 Host Controller.
At least one USB 2.0 port for connection
The lightweight aluminum adapter with two screws allows quick and easy camera fixing to the tripod, offering additional protection of the camera.
6 pin Hirose trigger connector. (Without a cable)
See Camera User Guide to get more information on the Hirose trigger connector.
USB A to Mini B cable.
1.75 m long.
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-mount
Weight (without lens): 108 g
Dimensions (W × L × H):
54.2 × 54.2 × 32.6 mm
Camera housing material: Aluminum
External connector pinout
1 External trigger input (positive)
2 Frame start pulse output
3 Not used
4 External trigger input (negative)
5 Synchronous shutter start output
6 Common (GND)
Note: This is the default external connector pinout, which can be reprogrammed by customers to meet their specific requirements.
1. Case body
2. Case cover