Blackfly S USB3

Model: 0.4 MP, 720 x 540, Color, 522 FPS, Sony IMX287
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The Blackfly® S leverages the industry’s most advanced sensors in an ice-cube form factor. It is packed powerful features which enable 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 Exact Images You Need The most choice in Sony CMOS sensors including: global shutter, polarization and high-sensitivity BSI sensors. Sophisticated color transformation tools ensure true- to-life color. Advanced auto-algorithms or precise manual control.

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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.

Frame Rate
522 FPS
Lens Mount
Pixel Size
6.9 µm
720 × 540
Sensor Type
Sensor Format
8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit
0.4 MP
Readout Method
Global shutter
Sensor Name
Sony IMX287
Part Number
Compliance & Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS. The ECCN for this product is: EAR099.
Machine Vision Standard
USB3 Vision v1.0
3 years
Operating Humidity
20 to 80% (no condensation)
Operating Temperature
0° to 50°C
Storage Humidity
30 to 95% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature
-30° to 60°C
Image Processing
Color correction matrix, gamma, lookup table, saturation, and sharpness
Acquisition Modes
Continuous, Single Frame, Multi Frame
Flash Memory
6 MB non-volatile memory
Image Buffer
240 MB
User Sets
2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Exposure Range
4 µs to 30 seconds
Gain Range
0 db to 47 dB
Partial Image Modes
Pixel binning, decimation, ROI
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (y)
Quantum Efficiency Blue
40 (% a 460 nm)
Quantum Efficiency Green
40 (% a 530 nm)
Quantum Efficiency Red
40 (% a 625 nm)
Saturation Capacity (e-)
Temporal Dark Noise (e-)
Dynamic Range dB
36 grams
Auxiliary Output
3.3 V, 120 mA maximum
USB 3.1 Gen 1
Non-isolated I/O Ports
1 bi-directional, 1 input
Opto-isolated I/O Ports
1 input, 1 output
Dimensions [W x H x L]
29 mm × 29 mm × 30 mm
Power Consumption
3 W
Power Requirements
8-24 V via GPIO or 5 V via USB3
Recommended System Configuration
Hard Drive
200 MB hard drive space
2 GB RAM or more
USB 3 Port
Operating System
Windows or Linux (32–bit or 64–bit)
3.1 GHz or equivalent CPU
Required Accessories
Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (USB 3.1 Gen 1), Tripod Mount Adapter (ACC-01-0003)
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