Blackfly S USB3

Model: BFS-U3-70S7C-C: 7.1 MP, 51 FPS, Sony IMX428, Color
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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.

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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
51 FPS
Lens Mount
Pixel Size
4.5 µm
3208 × 2200
Sensor Type
Sensor Format
7.1 MP
Readout Method
Global shutter
Sensor Name
Sony IMX428
Required Accessories
Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (USB 3.1 Gen 1), Tripod Mount Adapter (ACC-01-0016)
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
Gamma, lookup table, 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
9 µs to 30 seconds
Gain Range
0 dB to 47 dB
Partial Image Modes
Pixel binning, decimation, ROI
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (y)
4.73 (HCG) / 9.52 (LCG)
Quantum Efficiency Blue
52 (HCG) / 53 (LCG) @460 nm
Quantum Efficiency Green
68 (HCG) / 69 (LCG) @530 nm
Quantum Efficiency Red
63 (HCG) / 64 (LCG) @625 nm
Saturation Capacity (e-)
11097 (HCG) / 25428 (LCG)
Temporal Dark Noise (e-)
2.70 (HCG) / 6.06 (LCG)
Dynamic Range dB
70.72 (HCG) / 71.86 (LCG)
53 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 × 39 mm
Power Requirements
8-24 V via GPIO or 5 V via USB3
Power Consumption [Maximum]
4 W
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
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Blackfly S USB3 - Model: BFS-U3-70S7C-C: 7.1 MP, 51 FPS, Sony IMX428, Color

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