CELERA series

One is good, DUAL is better. Unrivaled speed, extreme flexibility and quick system integration for those applications requiring nothing but highest quality and extreme speed.


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Silver winner of the Vision Systems Design 2017 Innovators Award!

Our dual-USB3 camera

CELERA CMOS dual-USB3 cameras provide unrivaled speed, extreme flexibility, and quick system integration. Its double USB3 interface, ultra-fast acquisition rate, extremely reduced dimensions, and rugged design make CELERA cameras suitable for the most demanding applications: automated optical inspection, high-performance sorting systems, industrial metrology, microscopy, medical diagnostics, and machine vision.

CELERA cameras are powered directly by the USB3 bus, with no need for external power adapters. USB3 provides the most cost-effective and widespread interface, pushing speed performances to the top level.

Versatile I/O

CELERA provides a versatile I/O interface to control external devices such as strobe lights, encoders, etc. 2 input lines with a direct encoder interface, 2 output lines, and 1 input/output (RS422, RS644 LVDS, LVTTL). Its multipurpose I/O connector provides user I/O, line/frame triggering, and a direct encoder interface.

Powerful on-board image processing

CELERA cameras provide powerful online user-controlled image processing: 8 AOI, independent LUTs, gamma correction, white balance, brightness, contrast, sharpness, saturation, and hue. Its control sequencing mechanism allows up to 64 different video settings to be applied to a chain of subsequent frames.

Driver and Software

An easy-to-use set of software API is available, which allows developers to quickly produce fast and clean code both on Windows and Linux, supporting all major programming languages such as Python, C#, VB, and C++ in the Visual Studio or QT environments.
Our Software Development Kit, provided with CELERA cameras, is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro, MVTech Halcon, NI LabView, and other major machine vision software for industrial applications.

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CELERA is equipped as standard with a C-mount lens adapter.
Other accessories available upon request are:

Recommended for:

Web and print inspection

Medical imaging

Pick-and-place applications


3D scan

Custom applications



firewireDual-USB3 interface

Twice the bandwidth with a double USB3 interface, supporting the maximum frame rate of both CMV4000 and CMV2000 image sensors.

tinyTiny rugged design

Small, ultra-lightweight, rugged aluminum machined high precision case allows maximum installation flexibility even in space-constrained environments.

sony ccdFast global-shutter CMOS technology

AMS/CMOSIS CMV series and SONY Pregius™ CMOS sensors, featuring a 12-bit A/D converter, allow a frame rate of up to 340 fps even at full resolution.

lutsTriple Programmable Look-Up-Tables

Independent LUTs (one for each color) allow easy color threshold, filtering, and calibration for color-critical applications.

smart dataSmart Data

Embedded timestamp, trigger counters, encoder position, latched input status and input change detection allow perfect image-to-real-world pairing.

ioVersatile I/O

With 2 inputs, 2 outputs, and 1 I/O, the CELERA series offers unprecedented flexibility for interfacing to outer-world signals: direct encoder readout and strobed lightning have never been so easy.

triggerAdvanced triggering

With the CELERA series, users can choose from a long list of triggering mechanisms. The acquisition can be driven by high/low logic levels, edges, and encoder position. Furthermore, the frequency of triggering signals can be internally converted to solve even the most challenging problems.






Technical specifications

Model C2K-M C2K-C C2K-N C4K-M C4K-C C3S-M C3S-C C5S-M C5S-C C9SX-M C9SX-C C12S-M C12S-C C12SX-M C12SX-C
Resolution 2048 x 1088 2048 x 2048 2064 x 1544 2464 x 2056 4112 x 2176 4112 x 3004
Sensor CMV2000 CMV4000 SONY Pregius™ IMX252 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX250 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX255 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX304 (*) SONY Pregius™ IMX253 (*)
Format 2 / 3 " 1 " 1/1.8 " 2/3 " 1" 1,1"
Pixel size 5.5 µm x 5.5 µm 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm
Color / Mono Mono Color NIR Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color Mono Color
Max Frame Rate 337 fps 174 fps (YUV 4:2:2) 337 fps 179 fps 92 fps (YUV 4:2:2) 216 fps 120 fps 152 fps 76 fps 85 fps 42 fps 23 fps 62 fps 31 fps
Pixel Format MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24 MONO8, MONO16, RAW8, RAW16 MONO16, RAW16, YUV4:2:2, RGB24
A/D Conversion 10, 11, 12 bits 8, 10, 12 bits 12 bits 8, 10, 12 bits
Synchronization External trigger, software trigger
Shutter Control 15 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 26 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 17 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 25 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 29 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter) 25 µs ÷ 5 s (global shutter)
Readout Normal, binning, frame combiner, ROI, subsampling
Power Supply < 3 W, powered by USB3 interface
Inputs / Outputs 2 in (direct encoder interface), 2 out, 1 I/O (RS422, RS644 LVDS, LVTTL)
Lens Adapter C-mount, F-mount (optional)
Interface 2 x USB3.2 Gen1x1
Weight < 150 g (with C-mount adapter)
Size 56 mm x 56 mm x 38.3 mm (with C-mount adapter)
Conformity CE, RoHS, FCC, IC
Controls Shutter, gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, LUT and gamma correction, white balance, sequencer configuration
Operative Temp 0 ÷ 50 °C
 *Pregius/Pregius S, Polarsens, and their logos are registered trademarks or otherwise trademarks of Sony Group Corporation or its affiliates.

CMV 2000/4000 - Mono

CMV 2000/4000 - RGB

SONY IMX 250/252/264 - Mono

SONY IMX 250/252/264 - RGB

Sensor specifications (b/w and color) are extracted from the data sheet of the manufacturer excluding lens and filter.
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All dimensions are expressed in millimeters.
Camera specifications are subject to change without notice.