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Blackfly S USB3

Model: BFS-U3-20S4M-C: 2.0 MP, 175 FPS, Sony IMX422, Mono Go to Product Support
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The Blackfly® S leverages the industry’s most advanced sensors in an ice-cube form factor. It is packed with powerful features enabling you to easily produce the exact images you need and accelerate your application development. This includes both automatic and precise manual control over image capture and on-camera pre-processing. The Blackfly S is available in GigE, USB3, cased, and board-level versions.

The Blackfly S currently has a lead time of four weeks or less. Get the cameras you need – when you need them.

854,00 € ex. VAT
1 024,80 € inc. approx. VAT (20 %)
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  • The Exact Images You Need

    Choice of CMOS global shutter, polarization, and high-sensitivity BSI sensors. Color transformation tools ensure true- to-life color. Advanced auto-algorithms or precise manual control

  • Develop Once, Deploy Anywhere

    Support for a wide range of operating systems and host system hardware architectures. Easily switch to board level models for embedded systems. Simplified product iteration with consistent form factor across sensor sizes

  • Accelerate Application Development

    Compatible with third party software and hardware. Less code-writing required using powerful on-camera features. Quickly build custom applications with rich sample code and descriptive API logging.

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1616 x 1240
Max Frame Rate Standard
Pixel Size
Lens Mount
Sensor Type
Sensor Model
Sony IMX422
Data Interface
USB 3.1 Gen 1
Part Number
Acquisition Modes
Single, Multi Frame, Continuous
Exposure Range
9 µs to 30 seconds
Flash Memory
6 MB non-volatile memory
Image Buffer
240 MB
Image Processing
Gamma, lookup table, and sharpness
Max Frame Rate Standard
Partial Image Modes
Pixel binning, decimation, ROI
User Sets
2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (y)
4.51 (HCG) / 8.93 (LCG)
Dynamic Range dB
70.72 (HCG) / 71.63 (LCG)
Gain Range
0 dB to 47 dB
Quantum Efficiency
76 (HCG) / 77 (LCG) @530 nm
Saturation Capacity (e-)
10961 (HCG) / 24277 (LCG)
Temporal Dark Noise (Read Noise)
2.69 (HCG) / 5.87 (LCG)
Auxiliary Output
3.3 V, 120 mA maximum
Data Interface
USB 3.1 Gen 1
Digitization Bit Depth (ADC)
10-bit, 12-bit
Dimensions [W x H x L]
29 mm × 29 mm × 39 mm
Lens Mount
53 grams
Non-Isolated I/O Ports
1 bi-directional, 1 input
Operating Humidity
20 to 80% (no condensation)
Operating Temperature
0° to 50°C
Opto-isolated I/O Ports
1 input, 1 output
Part Number
Pixel Size
Power Consumption [Maximum]
4.2 W
Power Requirements
8-24 V via GPIO or 5 V via USB3
1616 x 1240
Sensor Format
Sensor Model
Sony IMX422
Sensor Shutter Type
Global shutter
Sensor Type
Storage Humidity
30 to 95% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature
-30° to 60°C
Recommended System Configuration
3.1 GHz or equivalent CPU
Hard Drive
200 MB hard drive space
Operating System
Windows or Linux (32–bit or 64–bit)
USB 3 Port
2 GB RAM or more
Required Accessories
Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (USB 3.1 Gen 1), Tripod Mount Adapter (ACC-01-0016)
Compliance & Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS. The ECCN for this product is: EAR099.
3 years
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Blackfly S USB3 - Model: BFS-U3-20S4M-C: 2.0 MP, 175 FPS, Sony IMX422, Mono

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