Understanding FLIR's machine vision imaging product part numbers

Last Revision Date: 2/3/2017

This article explains how to interpret FLIR machine vision product part numbers. 

Our Model Numbers Mean Something!
Here is one example of our model numbers and what each section means. 
Understanding this will give you a quick explanation of the model’s specifications and help you when comparing models.

Product Family

BB2 Bumblebee2
BBX3 BumblebeeXB3
BFLY Blackfly
BFS Blackfly S
CMLN Chameleon
CM3 Chameleon3
CR Cricket
DR2 Dragonfly2
FFMV Firefly MV FireWire
FMVU Firefly MV USB2
FL2 Flea2
FL3 Flea3
GRAS Grasshopper
GS2 Grasshopper2
GS3 Grasshopper3
GX Grasshopper Express
GZL Gazelle
LD3 Ladybug3
LD5 Ladybug5
ORX Oryx
ZBR2 Zebra2

Interface Designator

Note: Applies only to newer products, beginning with FL3. Part numbers of earlier products do not include this designator.

FW Firewire
GE Gigabit Ethernet
PGE Power over Ethernet
POE Power over Ethernet /IP Camera
PGEHD Power over Ethernet/HD-SDI
10G 10 GigE
CL Camera Link


Sensor Designator

Resolution*ManufacturerOptical SizeColor or Monochrome
03 0.3 MP
08 0.8 MP
13 1.3 MP
14 1.4 MP
20 2.0 MP
50 5.0 MP
Y On Semi
S Sony
QS Quad-Tap Sony
K Kodak
M Micron
E e2v
A Aptina
H Sharp
1 1/4"
2 1/3"
3 1/2"
4 1/1.8"
5 2/3"
6 1"
C Color
M Monochrome

*in cases where two sensors share the same resolution, the number is increased by 1.  For example, the ZBR2-PGEHD-50S5C and ZBR2-PGEHD-51S5C are both 5.0 MP cameras 

Optics Designator

-C C-Mount
-CS CS-Mount



The -C or -CS optics designator may not appear on all product documentation. For example, on the camera box label shown below, the -C designator appears on the part number, but not on the model number. The lens mount designator may also not appear on the serial number label on the bottom of the camera, or on the etching on the side of the camera. However, the missing designator does not mean the camera is a different model from the one that was ordered. The part number and the model refer to the same camera on all product labelling. So, in the box label pictured below, part number FL2-03S2M-C and model FL2-03S2M are the same Flea2 camera, equipped with a C-mount lens holder.

Part Number FL2-03S2M-C and Model FL2-03S2M are the same camera, equipped with a C-mount lens holder



    • FMVU-13S2C-CS: FireflyMV USB2, 1.3 MP Sony 1/3" sensor, color, CS-mount (USB interface designator is missing from this part number because it is an earlier product.)
    • FL3-FW-03S1C-C: Flea3, FireWire, 0.3 MP Sony 1/4" sensor, color, C-mount
    • GS2-GE-20S4M-C: Grasshopper2, Gigabit Ethernet, 2.0 MP Sony 1/1.8" sensor, monochrome, C-mount

For any further questions about part numbering and labelling, please contact mv-sales@flir.com

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