USB 3.0 Vision

FLIR offers the world’s largest selection of USB3 Vision® cameras to address the demand for speed, reliability, and ease-of-use. To help you get the most out of USB3 Vision imaging, FLIR has developed an ecosystem of products and resources including cables, host controller cards, drivers, API’s, application notes, videos, and white papers.


What’s Special About FLIR USB3 Vision Products?

FLIR’s USB3 Vision portfolio features the latest and most advanced CMOS and CCD sensors from the world’s leading providers: Sony, ON Semiconductor, CMOSIS, e2v, and Sharp with four camera form factors ranging from VGA to 12 MP and 9 to 170 FPS.

Competitively priced, yet rich on features such as: on-camera temperature, power, and status monitoring; in-field updatable firmware; and on-camera processing including color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning functionality and more.

Each camera comes equipped with a frame buffer for optimal performance and reliability. All models are backed by a hassle-free 3 year warranty and quality tested under FLIR’s ISO 9001 quality system.

For every step of the way, from basic installation to extending cable length or increasing frame rate, FLIR has developed a rich library of resources with practical information to help.
 


FireFly

Deploy Trained Neural Network Directly Onto Camera

The revolutionary FLIR Firefly® combines essential machine vision features with the power of deep learning. Its small size and low power are ideal for portable devices, and it provides excellent imaging with the latest global shutter CMOS sensors. With its integrated Intel® Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU) you can deploy your trained neural network directly onto the camera and achieve inference on the edge.

Ideal for embedding into compact,
portable devices

27 mm x 27 mm x 14 mm footprint
1.5W power consumption
20 gram weight

Core machine vision
capabilities

Latest global shutter CMOS up to 5MP and essential machine vision features including precise hardware triggering and GPIO support for tight integration into advanced embedded systems.

Deep learning inference
on-camera

Deploy your trained neural network onto the camera’s Intel Movidius Myriad 2 vision processing unit and possibly eliminate the need for a host pc or board.

 
More Information on FireFly Model

Model FFY-U3-16S2M-S
Resolution 1456 x 1088
Frame Rate 60 FPS
Megapixels 1.58 MP
Chroma Mono
Sensor Type: Sony IMX296, CMOS
Format: 1/2.9″
Readout Method Global Shutter
Pixel Size 3.45 μm
Lens Mount S-Mount (M12)
ADC 10-bit
Gain Range 0 – 24 dB
Exposure Range 15μs to 30s
Acquisition Modes Continuous, Single Frame, Multi Frame
Partial Image Modes Region of Interest
Non-isolated I/O 4 x bidirectional
Weight 20g
Interface USB 3.1 Gen 1
Power 5 V via USB3.0 interface, 1.5 W nominal
Dimensions 27 mm x 27 mm x 14 mm

 


Blackfly S

Small Package, Powerful Results

The Blackfly S combines the newest CMOS image sensors with our new and intuitive Spinnaker software development kit. The many new advanced camera features are designed to meet your complex imaging needs and speed up development time.

More Information on Blackfly S Model

MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
BFS-U3-04S2C-CS
BFS-U3-04S2M-CS
Color
Mono
0.4 MP
  1. Sony IMX287 CMOS, 1/2.9″, 6.9 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 720 x 540 at 522 FPS
BFS-U3-13Y3C-C
BFS-U3-13Y3M-C
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. On Semi P1300 CMOS, 1/2″, 4.8 μm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1280 x 1024 at 170 FPS
BFS-U3-16S2C-CS
BFS-U3-16S2M-CS
Color
Mono
1.6 MP
  1. Sony IMX273 CMOS, 1/2.9″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1440 x 1080 at 226 FPS
BFS-U3-32S4C-C
BFS-U3-32S4M-C
Color
Mono
3.2 MP
  1. Sony IMX252 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2048 x 1536 at 118 FPS
BFS-U3-50S5C-BD2
BFS-U3-50S5M-BD2
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. Sony IMX264 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 35 FPS
BFS-U3-51S5C-C
BFS-U3-51S5M-C
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. Sony IMX250 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 75 FPS
BFS-U3-51S5C-BD2
BFS-U3-51S5M-BD2
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. Sony IMX250 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 75 FPS
BFS-U3-63S4C-C
BFS-U3-63S4M-C
Color
Mono
6.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX178 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 2.4 µm
  2. Rolling shutter with global reset
  3. 3072 x 2048 at 59.6 FPS
BFS-U3-89S6M-C
BFS-U3-89S6C-C
Color
Mono
8.9 MP
  1. Sony IMX255 CMOS, 1″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4096 x 2160 at 42 FPS
BFS-U3-88S6C-C
BFS-U3-88S6M-C
Color
Mono
8.9 MP
  1. Sony IMX267 CMOS, 1″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4096 x 2160 at 32 FPS
BFS-U3-120S4C-CS
BFS-U3-120S4M-CS
Color
Mono
12 MP
  1. Sony IMX226 CMOS, 1/1.7″, 1.85 µm
  2. Rolling shutter with global reset
  3. 4000 x 3000 at 31 FPS
BFS-U3-122S6C-C
BFS-U3-122S6M-C
Color
Mono
12.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX304 CMOS, 1.1″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4096 x 3000 at 9.9 FPS
BFS-U3-123S6M-C
BFS-U3-123S6C-C
Color
Mono
12.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX253 CMOS, 1.1″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4096 x 3000 at 30 FPS
BFS-U3-200S6C-C
BFS-U3-200S6M-C
Color
Mono
20 MP
  1. Sony IMX183 CMOS, 1″, 2.4 µm
  2. Rolling shutter with global reset
  3. 5472 x 3648 at 18 FPS

 


Blackfly

The Blackfly USB3 Vision camera line combines the throughput of USB 3.0, highly sensitive sensors, industry-leading affordability, and a host of unique features for uncompromising value. The ultra-compact Blackfly camera weighs just 36 grams, measures 29 x 29 x 30mm, uses 2 watts of power, and comes with a 3-year warranty.

Every Blackfly model comes packed with functionality designed to maximize performance and reliability, including a 16 MByte frame buffer; LED status indicators; and an on-camera image processing pipeline that provides color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality.

More Information on Blackfly Model

MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
BFLY-U3-03S2C-CS
BFLY-U3-03S2M-CS
Color
Mono
0.3 MP
  1. Sony ICX424 CCD, 1/3″, 7.4 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 648 x 488 at 84 FPS
BFLY-U3-05S2C-CS
BFLY-U3-05S2M-CS
Color
Mono
0.5 MP
  1. Sony ICX693 CCD, 1/3″, 6.0 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 808 x 608 at 50 FPS
BFLY-U3-13S2C-CS
BFLY-U3-13S2M-CS
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3″, 3.75 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1288 x 964 at 30 FPS
BFLY-U3-20S4C-CS
BFLY-U3-20S4M-CS
Color
Mono
2.0 MP
  1. Sony ICX274 CCD, 1/1.8″, 4.4 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1624 x 1224 at 15 FPS
BFLY-U3-23S6C-C
BFLY-U3-23S6M-C
Color
Mono
2.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX249 CMOS, 1/1.2″, 5.86 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1920 x 1200 at 41.5 FPS
BFLY-U3-50H5C-C
BFLY-U3-50H5M-C
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. Sharp RJ32S3AA0DT CCD, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 7.5 FPS

 


Chameleon3

Entry-Level, Ultra-Compact, Flexible Form Factors

The Chameleon3 is the next generation USB3 Vision camera line that can be easily converted to a board-level version. Its unique combination of form factors, ultra-compact size, low cost, and CCD and CMOS sensor selection, makes the Chameleon3 an ideal camera for a wide range of machine vision and scientific applications.

More Information on Chameleon3 Model

MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
CM3-U3-13S2C-CS
CM3-U3-13S2M-CS
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3″, 3,75 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1288 x 964 at 30 FPS
CM3-U3-13S2C-CS-BD
CM3-U3-13S2M-CS-BD
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3″, 3.75 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1288 x 964 at 30 FPS
CM3-U3-13Y3C-CS
CM3-U3-13Y3M-CS
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. On Semi Python 1300 CMOS, 1/2″, 4.8 μm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1280 x 1024 at 149 FPS
CM3-U3-13Y3C-S-BD
CM3-U3-13Y3M-S-BD
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. ON Semi PYTHON 1300 CMOS, 1/2″, 4.8 μm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1280 x 1024 at 149 FPS
CM3-U3-28S4C-CS
CM3-U3-28S4M-CS
Color
Mono
2.8 MP
  1. Sony ICX818 CCD, 1/1.8″, 3.69 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1928 x 1448 at 13 FPS
CM3-U3-31S4C-CS
CM3-U3-31S4M-CS
Color
Mono
3.2 MP
  1. Sony IMX265 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2048 x 1536 at 55 FPS
CM3-U3-50S5C-CS
CM3-U3-50S5M-CS
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. Sony IMX264 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 35 FPS

 


Flea3

The Flea®3 line offers a variety of CMOS and CCD image sensors in ultra-compact, low-cost packages. Measuring just 29 x 29 x 30 mm, the Flea3 has the same small, lightweight form factor as many industry-standard “ice cube” analog cameras. The Flea3 also offers a host of features, including enhanced opto-isolated GPIO; a 32 megabyte frame buffer; non-volatile user data storage; various trigger modes; on-camera processing including color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, and pixel binning functionality. To maximize reliability, the Flea3 provides a unique set of features including on-camera power, temperature, and status monitoring; and in-field updatable firmware.

More Information on Flea3 Model

MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
FL3-U3-13E4C-C
FL3-U3-13E4M-C
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. e2v EV76C560 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 5.3 µm
  2. Global Shutter
  3. 1280 x 1024 at 60 FPS
FL3-U3-13S2C-CS
FL3-U3-13S2M-CS
Color
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX035 CMOS, 1/3″, 3.63 µm
  2. Rolling Shutter
  3. 1328 x 1048 at 120 FPS
FL3-U3-13Y3M-C
Mono
1.3 MP
  1. On Semi VITA1300 CMOS, 1/2″, 4.8 µm
  2. Global Shutter
  3. 1280 x 1024 at 150 FPS
FL3-U3-20E4C-C
FL3-U3-20E4M-C
Color
Mono
2.0 MP
  1. e2v EV76C5706F CMOS, 1/1.8″, 4.5 µm
  2. Global Shutter
  3. 1600 x 1200  at 59 FPS
FL3-U3-32S2C-CS
FL3-U3-32S2M-CS
Color
Mono
3.2 MP
  1. Sony IMX036 CMOS, 1/2.8″, 2.5 µm
  2. Rolling Shutter with Global Reset
  3. 2080 x 1552 at 60 FPS
FL3-U3-120S3C-C
Color 12 MP
  1. Sony IMX172 CMOS, 1/2.3″, 1.55 μm
  2. Rolling Shutter with Global Reset
  3. 4000 x 3000 at 15 FPS

 


Grasshopper3

The Grasshopper3 camera line combines large format, high resolution, CCD and CMOS sensors, with the throughput capabilities of USB 3.0 for maximum performance. It is ideal for a wide variety of demanding applications including flat panel inspection, 3D measurement, ophthalmology, flow-scanning cytometry, and fluorescence imaging.

It’s 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.

More Information on Grasshopper3 Model

MODEL VERSION MP IMAGING SENSOR
GS3-U3-14S5C-C
GS3-U3-14S5M-C
Color
Mono
1.4 MP
  1. Sony ICX285 CCD, 2/3″, 6.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1384 x 1036 at 30 FPS
GS3-U3-15S5C-C
GS3-U3-15S5M-C
Color
Mono
1.4 MP
  1. Sony ICX825 CCD, 2/3″, 6.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1384 x 1032 at 45 FPS
GS3-U3-23S6C-C
GS3-U3-23S6M-C
Color
Mono
2.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX174 CMOS, 1/1.2″, 5.86 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1920 x 1200 at 163 FPS
GS3-U3-28S4C-C
GS3-U3-28S4M-C
Color
Mono
2.8 MP
  1. Sony ICX687 CCD, 1/1.8″, 3.69 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1928 x 1448 at 26 FPS
GS3-U3-28S5C-C
GS3-U3-28S5M-C
Color
Mono
2.8 MP
  1. Sony ICX674 CCD, 2/3″, 4.54 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 1920 x 1440 at 26 FPS
GS3-U3-32S4C-C
GS3-U3-32S4M-C
Color
Mono
3.2 MP
  1. Sony IMX252 CMOS, 1/1.8″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2048 x 1536 at 121 FPS
GS3-U3-41C6C-C
GS3-U3-41C6M-C
Color
Mono
4.1 MP
  1. CMOSIS CMV4000-3E5 CMOS, 1″, 5.5 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2048 x 2048 at 90 FPS
GS3-U3-41C6NIR-C
NIR
4.1 MP
  1. CMOSIS CMV4000-3E12 CMOS, 1″, 5.5 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2048 x 2048 at 90 FPS
GS3-U3-41S4C-C
GS3-U3-41S4M-C
Color
Mono
4.1 MP
  1. Sony ICX808 CCD, 1/1.8″, 3.1 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2016 x 2016 at 18 FPS
GS3-U3-50S5C-C
GS3-U3-50S5M-C
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. Sony ICX625 CCD, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 15 FPS
GS3-U3-51S5C-C
GS3-U3-51S5M-C
Color
Mono
5.0 MP
  1. IMX250 CMOS, 2/3″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2448 x 2048 at 75 FPS
GS3-U3-60QS6C-C
GS3-U3-60QS6M-C
Color
Mono
6.0 MP
  1. Sony ICX694 CCD, 1″, 4.54 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2736 x 2192 at 25 FPS
GS3-U3-60S6C-C
GS3-U3-60S6M-C
Color
Mono
6.0 MP
  1. Sony ICX694 CCD, 1″, 4.54 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 2736 x 2192 at 13 FPS
GS3-U3-89S6C-C
GS3-U3-89S6M-C
Color
Mono
8.9 MP
  1. Sony IMX255 CMOS, 1″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4096 x 2160 at 43 FPS
GS3-U3-91S6C-C
GS3-U3-91S6M-C
Color
Mono
9.1 MP
  1. Sony ICX814 CCD, 1″, 3.69 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 3376 x 2704 at 9 FPS
GS3-U3-120S6C-C
GS3-U3-120S6M-C
Color
Mono
12 MP
  1. Sony ICX834 CCD, 1″, 3.1 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4240 x 2824 at 7 FPS
GS3-U3-123S6C-C
GS3-U3-123S6M-C
Color
Mono
12.3 MP
  1. Sony IMX253 CMOS, 1.1″, 3.45 µm
  2. Global shutter
  3. 4096 x 3000 at 30 FPS

* Specific hardware required: Achieving Maximum Frame Rate with GS3-U3