Sony’s Exmor Pregius IMX253 is a 12.3 megapixel CMOS imaging sensor with the industry’s lowest global shutter function. It is built for machine vision applications to serve industrial use for inspection, testing, quality assurance and more.
Sony IMX253 achieves high performance with its CMOS technology, offering lower operational cost than most cameras in the 12 MP class and achieves clear, concise picturing for detailed inspection. Offering imaging frame rates of up to 63 fps (ADC 8-bit), the IMX253 is great for high-precision, high-speed imaging ensuring reduced levels of distortion.
High performance Sony Exmor imaging
Sony’s Exmor is a registered trademark known for its high-speed family of Sony’s CMOS imaging sensors offering low noise and power consumption by using column-parallel A/D conversion.
Best-in-class Sony Pregius imaging sensor
Sony Pregius is Sony’s registered trademark for CMOS technology with global shutter function used for high-quality, high-speed and high-precision imaging. The Pregius series also uses Sony’s low-noise CCD image sensor structure for lower noise and higher quality imaging in low light, producing superior results for industrial purposes.
Sony Pregius also delivers increased quantum efficiency, higher saturation capacity and lower noise among other key performance enhancements that are best suited for high-speed environments in industrial use.
Global shutter function for distortion-free imaging of high speed objects
Technology allows businesses to move at greater speeds and execute processes in record time. This creates a challenge for imaging as fast-moving objects can cause distortion in imaging and may not be captured correctly for proper inspection.
The Sony IMX253 uses the global shutter function instead of the traditionally used rolling shutter technology. Global shutter technology enables imaging sensors to take distortion-free images of objects moving at high speeds.
The IMX253 is a member of the Sony Pregius family, offering Sony’s signature global shutter function. It also has a pixel size of 3.45 µm, one of the smallest in the industry, allowing it to take higher quality images at faster speeds.
A variety of imaging options for different industrial uses
Sony IMX253 comes with a range of shooting options to serve different industrial uses. It has an ROI (region of interest) mode, that crops a specific region for use. The ROI mode offers cropping for the standard 8 by 8 grid as well as offers cropping in regions that overlap two standard regions.
The IMX253 also offers trigger mode to control exposure time using an external pulse and a fast trigger mode used for minimizing delay from trigger to start of exposure along with many other shooting modes. There are also other useful options such as subsampling, multiple frame set and horizontal/vertical inverted readout in the Sony IMX253 color series while the monochrome sensor offers horizontal/vertical pixel addition along with the shooting options available in the color variant.
High performance imaging meets the latest industrial interface
Sony Pregius offers high performance, high quality imaging with its CMOS global shutter technology. This also enables the industry’s latest and most advanced interface, the 10 GigE Vision to be compliant with Sony IMX253.
10 GigE Vision allows for 10 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity for image processing which is ten times as fast as its predecessor, the GigE Vision interface. This coupled with the IMX253’s compatibility with a range of Sony and other vendor products has enabled state-of-the-art machine vision systems to be made, such as Emergent Vision Technology’s HR/HT 12000-S.
High speed imaging unleashed
Along with 10 GigE Vision compliance, Sony’s low noise CCD structure, a frame rate of 30 fps for true HD imaging and A/D conversion for power efficiency, the Sony IMX253 also brings a broad exposure range, starting from under 0.01ms up to 32 seconds for high-detail area scan imaging in better lighting conditions.
Overall, the Sony Exmor Pregius IMX253 is one of the top contenders for machine vision applications and industrial use in the 12 MP class. Combining the power of high-performance CMOS technology and CCD structure for lower temporal noise, the Sony IMX 253 delivers great value for a range of business needs, from inspection to robotics, automation, high speed live coverage and more.