High-Speed Cameras Showcase Third-Generation Sony Pregius Sensors

Figure 1: Emergent Vision Technologies offers several camera models with third-generation Sony Pregius image sensors.
Figure 1: Emergent Vision Technologies offers several camera models with third-generation Sony Pregius image sensors.

When Sony announced its third generation of Pregius CMOS image sensors, it set out to improve upon the first and second generation in terms of data rates, dynamic range, and lowest noise. Emergent Vision Technologies develops cameras based on each of Sony’s four current generations of Pregius sensors. The cameras target various application needs, such as intelligent transportation systems, transportation logistics imaging, machine vision inspection, virtual reality, augmented reality, volumetric capture, and sports/broadcast/entertainment.

IMX420 Cameras

HB-7000-S 25GigE SFP28 IMX420 cameras reach 207.1 fps at full 3208 x 2220 resolution. Available in monochrome and color, the cameras support IEEE 1588/PTP and hardwire trigger synchronization at < 1 µs. They offer low CPU overhead, an excellent price–performance ratio, and fiber cable lengths from 1 meter to 10 kilometers without the need for fiber converters or repeaters.

Also available in color and monochrome versions, HR-7000-S 10GigE SFP+ IMX420 cameras achieve a frame rate of 170 fps at full resolution. These cameras also support IEEE 1588/PTP and hardwire trigger synchronization at < 1 µs, with three cable options for lengths from 1 meter to 10 kilometers.

HT-7000S IMX420 cameras — which use an RJ45 10GBaseT interface instead of 10GigE SFP — also reach 170 fps at full resolution and support IEEE 1588/PTP and hardwire trigger synchronization at < 1 µs. These 10GigE cameras offer cable lengths from 1 meter to 100 meters.

IMX421 Cameras

Figure 2: High-speed cameras from Emergent can be deployed in sports, broadcasting, and player analytics applications.
Figure 2: High-speed cameras from Emergent can be deployed in sports, broadcasting, and player analytics applications.

With color and monochrome sensor options, HB-2800-S IMX421 cameras feature a 25GigE SFP28 interface and reach 409.2 fps at full 1936 x 1464 resolution. Like the other cameras, these offer IEEE 1588/PTP and hardwire trigger synchronization at < 1 µs, with three supported cabling options for lengths ranging from 1 meter to 10 kilometers.

HR-2800-S 10GigE SFP+ IMX421 cameras reach 410 fps at full resolution, with the same trigger synchronization capabilities and cabling options as the cameras described earlier. These cameras come in monochrome and color versions as well. HT-2800-S RJ45 10GBaseT IMX421 cameras reach 410 fps and offer the same features as our other IMX421 cameras. They support cable lengths from 1 meter up to 100 meters via CAT6A cabling.

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IMX422 Cameras

Made in color and monochrome versions, 25GigE SFP28 IMX422 cameras in the HB-2000-S line reach 477.6 fps at full 1624 x 1240 resolution. These models offer the same trigger synchronization capabilities as those described above, with cable lengths from 1 meter to 10 kilometers.

HR-2000-S IMX422 cameras reach 485 fps at full resolution via a 10GigE SFP+ interface. They feature the same trigger synchronization capabilities as our other cameras, come in color and monochrome versions, and have cable lengths ranging from 1 meter to 10 kilometers. HT-2000-S IMX422 cameras, meanwhile, offer 485 fps at full resolution via an RJ45 10GBaseT interface. These cameras offer the same trigger synchronization capabilities described earlier. They come in color and monochrome models, with cable lengths from 1 meter up to 100 meters.

IMX425 Cameras

Figure 3: High-resolution cameras from Emergent Vision Technologies suit microscopy imaging applications.
Figure 3: High-resolution cameras from Emergent Vision Technologies suit microscopy imaging applications.

Through a 25GigE SFP28 interface, HB-1800-S IMX425 cameras reach a frame rate of 662.1 fps at full 1604 x 1100 resolution. Available in color or monochrome versions, the cameras offer the same trigger synchronization capabilities described earlier, with cable lengths from 1 meter to 10 kilometers.

Also available in color and monochrome, with the same features as the HB-1800-S cameras, HR-1800-S IMX425 cameras reach 660 fps at full resolution through a 10GigE SFP+ interface. HT-1800-S IMX425 cameras also reach 660 fps at full resolution via an RJ45 10GBaseT interface. These models have the same features as our other IMX425 cameras. They have cable lengths from 1 meter to 100 meters.

IMX426 Cameras

Through a high-speed 25GigE SFP28 interface, HB-500-S IMX426 cameras reach speeds of 1594.7 fps at 812 x 620 resolution. Like the other Pregius cameras mentioned here, these cameras come in color and monochrome models and offer the same trigger synchronization capabilities, plus cable lengths from 1 meter to 10 kilometers.

With a 10GigE SFP+ interface, HR-500-S IMX426 cameras reach 1586 fps at full resolution and come in color and monochrome models, while offering the same features as the HB-500-S line. Lastly, HT-500-S IMX426 cameras also reach 1586 fps at full resolution, with cable lengths from 1 meter to 100 meters. These cameras offer the same features as the other IMX426 cameras, aside from cable length.

Figure 4: Camera-based finish line assist applications can be done with Emergent Vision Technologies cameras.
Figure 4: Camera-based finish line assist applications can be done with Emergent Vision Technologies cameras.

Gen4

Keep an eye out for our next installment, which will cover Sony’s fourth generation of Pregius CMOS image sensors, and take a look at our previous blog on the second generation of sensor cameras here.