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Point Grey to Showcase Small, Fast Cameras at Vision 2010

November 9, 2010

Point Grey Research will display what it claims are some of the world's smallest and fastest cameras at Vision 2010 in Stuttgart, Germany. Visits can expect to see many of the company's FireWire and USB 2.0 cameras running live, as well as several new cameras featuring new image sensors and digital interfaces.

The Flea3, which is just 29 x 29 x 30 millimeters, takes center stage at Vision 2010. Upcoming GigE and USB 3.0 models-the smallest of their kind, according to Point Grey-will be demonstrated alongside currently available FireWire-b models. The USB 3.0 FL3-U3 series will offer a variety of low-cost, high-speed CMOS image sensors. Two sensor models will be demonstrated in Stuttgart: the 3-megapixel Sony IMX036, capable of streaming uncompressed high-definition 1,080 pixels video at 60 frames per second, and the Cypress VITA1300, a 1.3-megapixel, 150 frames per second global-shutter sensor for machine vision.
 
Also on hand at Vision 2010 is the Gazelle Camera Link series, which offers a 2.2-megapixel CMOS sensor running at 280 frames per second or a 4.1-megapixel CMOS sensor running at 150 frames per second. The Gazelle has dimensions of just 44 x 29 x 58 millimeters, making it one of the smallest 8-tap Camera Link cameras currently available.