Point Grey announced the addition of a new 1.4 megapixel global shutter CCD model to its Grasshopper3 family of USB3 Vision cameras.

The new Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-15S5 camera models are based on color and monochrome versions of the Sony ICX825, a 2/3” EXview HAD CCD II sensor capable of streaming 1384 x 1032 resolution images at 45 FPS. This sensor is the next generation of the popular ICX285 CCD, which has been the industry standard for scientific imaging due to its large pixel size, high saturation capacity, and excellent dynamic range. The new ICX825 continues this legacy and maintains the same optical format and pixel size while improving upon the imaging performance and frame rate. This new Grasshopper3 model is ideal for scientific and industrial applications such as fluorescent microscopy, electronics assembly, and inspection.

Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Grasshopper3 uses a proprietary USB 3.0 link layer and frame buffer-based architecture for optimal performance and reliability.  The Grasshopper3 uses an advanced image processing pipeline to enable color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning and USB3 Vision support.

 The GS3-U3-15S5 is list priced at $1,595/€1225 and is available to order now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and the online store (for North American, Australian, and EU customers).

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