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Blackfly S USB3

Model: BFS-U3-23S6M-C: 2.3 MP, 41 FPS, Sony IMX249, 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.

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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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Compliance & Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS. The ECCN for this product is: EAR099.
Machine Vision Standard
USB3 Vision v1.0
3 years
Acquisition Modes
Continuous / Single Frame / Multi Frame
Exposure Control
Hardware trigger, programmable via camera API, automatic
Exposure Range
33 µs to 30 seconds
Flash Memory
6 MB non-volatile memory
Gain Control
Manual, automatic (AGC)
Image Buffer
240 MB
Image Processing
Gamma, lookup table, and sharpness
Max Frame Rate Standard
Partial Image Modes
Pixel binning, decimation, ROI
Software trigger, hardware trigger, action command
User Sets
2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (y)
Dynamic Range dB
Gain Range
0 dB to 47 dB
Quantum Efficiency
71 @525 nm
Saturation Capacity (e-)
Temporal Dark Noise (Read Noise)
Auxiliary Output
3.3 V, 120 mA maximum
USB3 Micro-B | Hirose HR10A-7R-6PB
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 × 30 mm
Lens Mount
36 g
Non-Isolated I/O Ports
1 bi-directional, 1 input
Operating Humidity
20 to 80% (no condensation)
Operating Temperature
0° to 50°C
Optical Filter
Opto-isolated I/O Ports
1 input, 1 output
Part Number
Pixel Size
Power Consumption [Maximum]
<3 W
Power Requirements
8-24 V via GPIO or 5 V via USB3
1920 x 1200
Sensor Format
Sensor Model
Sony IMX249
Sensor Shutter Type
Global shutter
Sensor Type
Serial Port
Storage Humidity
30 to 95% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature
-30° to 60°C
Recommended System Configuration
USB3 Port
Required Accessories
Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
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Blackfly S USB3 - Model: BFS-U3-23S6M-C: 2.3 MP, 41 FPS, Sony IMX249, Mono

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