CELERA camera 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.


CELERA family

Silver Winner of 2017 Vision Systems Design's Innovator Awards!

CELERA CMOS dual-USB3 cameras provides 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 eliminating the need for external power adapters. USB3 provides the most cost effective and widespread interface, pushing speed performances at the top.

CELERA cameras provide powerful on-line 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 sequence of subsequent frames.

An easy-to-use set of software API is available which allows developers to quickly produce fast and well readable code on Windows (VC++/C#/VB.Net) and Linux (C++).

CELERA accessories available upon request:

  • F-mount adapter
  • shielded I/O cable
  • C-mount adapter is always supplied but can be removed easily

CELERA series is fully compatible with Cognex VisionPro and other major Machine Vision software for industrial application.

COLOR BW NIR Fmount Cmount cognex halcon advanced sequencer



firewireDual-USB3 interface

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

tinyTiny rugged design

Small, ultra-lightweight, rugged aluminium 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 12 bit A/D converter, allow a framerate up to 340 fps even at full resolution.

lutsTriple Programmable LUTs

Independent LUTs (one for each color) allow easy color thresholding, filtering and calibration for color-criticai 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, CELERA series offers unprecedented flexibility for interfacing to outer world signals: direct encoder readout and strobed lightening have never been so easy.

triggerAdvanced triggering

With CELERA series, user can choose among a long list of triggering mechanisms. Acquisition can be driven by 1/0 levels, edges and encoder position. Furthermore, the frequency of triggering signals can be internally converted to salve 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
Resolution 2048 x 1088 2048 x 2048 2048 x 1536 2448 x 2048
Sensor CMV2000 CMV4000 SONY Pregius® IMX 252 SONY Pregius® IMX 250
Format 2 / 3 " 1 " 1/1.8 " 2/3 "
Pixel size 5.5 x 5.5 µm2 3.45 x 3.45 µm2
Color / Mono Mono Color NIR 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
Pixel Format Mono 8, Mono 16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB 24 Mono 8, Mono 16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB 24 Mono 8, Mono 16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB 24 MONO 8, MONO16 YUV 4:2:2, RGB 24
A / D Conversion 10, 11, 12 bit 8, 10, 12 bit
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)
Readout Normal, 8 AOI, binning 2 x 2
Power Supply 3 W max, powered by USB3 interface < 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 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
Weight < 150 g (with C-mount adapter)
Size 56 mm x 56 mm x 30.53 mm 56 mm x 56 mm x 30.85 mm (with C-mount adapter)
Conformity CE, RoHS, FCC, IC
Controls Gain, shutter, frame rate, brightness, contrast, LUT, gamma, saturation, trigger configuration Shutter, gain, brightness, contrast, saturation, LUT and gamma correction, white balance, sequencer configuration
Operative Temp 0 ÷ 60 °C
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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.