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Grasshopper®3 (USB 3.0) - High Performance CCD + USB 3.0


Grasshopper®3 (USB 3.0) - High Performance CCD + USB 3.0
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The high performance Grasshopper3 camera line combines the benefits of CCD with the affordability and data throughput of USB 3.0. Its FPGA and frame buffer-based architecture provides optimal reliability, a rich set of features, and a full image processing pipeline including color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality. The Grasshopper3 offers a powerful, easy-to-use, and cost-effective alternative to Camera Link and dual GigE LAG solutions.


  • 1/1.8" to 1" Sony CCDs
  • 2.8 to 9.2 MP; 9 to 26 FPS
  • USB 3.0 Interface
  • Compact 44 x 29 x 58 mm case


2.8 MP
  • Sony ICX687 CCD, 1/1.8", 3.69 µm
  • Global Shutter
  • 1928 x 1448 at 26 FPS
2.8 MP
  • Sony ICX674 CCD, 2/3", 4.54 µm
  • Global Shutter
  • 1932 x 1452 at 26 FPS
6.0 MP
  • Sony ICX694 CCD, 1", 4.54 µm
  • Global Shutter
  • 2736 x 2192 at 13 FPS
9.2 MP
  • Sony ICX814 CCD, 1", 3.69 µm
  • Global Shutter
  • 3376 x 2704 at 9 FPS

Available *Q1 2013 **Q2 2013

A/D Converter 14-bit
Video Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
Image Data Formats Mono8, Mono12, Mono16 (all models) RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV444, Raw8, Raw12, Raw16 (color models)
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Gamma, lookup table, hue, saturation, and sharpness
Shutter Global shutter; Automatic/manual/one-push/extended shutter modes

0.03 ms to 30 seconds (extended shutter mode)

Gain Automatic/manual/one-push modes

0 dB to 24 dB GS3-U3-28S4/GS3-U3-28S5; -6.158 to 24 dB GS3-U3-60S6; -9 to 24 dB GS3-U3-91S6

Gamma 0.50 to 4.00, programmable lookup table
White Balance Automatic/manual/one-push modes
High Dynamic Range Cycle 4 gain and exposure presets
Color Processing On-camera in YUV or RGB format, or on-PC in Raw format
Digital Interface USB 3.0 interface with screw locks for camera control, data, and power
Transfer Rates 5 Gbit/s
GPIO 8-pin Hirose HR25 GPIO connector for power, trigger, strobe, PWM, and serial I/O, 1 opto-isolated input, 1 opto-isolated output, 2 bi-directional I/O pins
External Trigger Modes Standard, bulb, overlapped, and multi shot trigger modes
Synchronization Via external trigger or software trigger
Image Buffer 128 MB frame buffer
Memory Channels 2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Flash Memory 512 KB non-volatile memory
Dimensions 44 mm x 29 mm x 58 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
Mass 90 grams (without optics or tripod mounting bracket)
Power Consumption TBD via GPIO or USB 3.0 interface
Machine Vision Standard USB3 Vision
Camera Control Via FlyCapture SDK or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Lens Mount C-mount
Temperature Operating: 0° to 40°C; Storage: -30° to 60°C
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows, Linux (32- or 64-bit)
Warranty 3 years





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