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Point Grey Research's Spherical Vision camera systems are provided as complete hardware and software packages. Customers can access and control their 360 °Spherical Camera with the Ladybug SDK.

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Ladybug2 (1394b)
The highly affordable Ladybug®2 spherical digital video camera system has six 0.8 MP cameras that enable the system to collect video from more than 75% of the full sphere, and an IEEE-1394b (FireWire 800) interface that allows streaming to disk at 30fps. The Ladybug2 is an excellent choice where smaller size, lower cost, or the ability to have the camera run over long distances via optical cable is required.

Word Doc Benefits of IEEE-1394b (FireWire S800)

0.8 MP
  • Sony ICX204 CCD x6, 1/3", 4.65 m
  • Global Shutter
  • 1024 x 768 at 30 FPS JPEG compressed; 15 FPS uncompressed


A/D Converter 12-bit
Image Data Output 8-bit Raw Bayer digital data
Image Data Formats Raw8, Mono8
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Shutter, gain, white balance, gamma and JPEG compression, are programmable via software
Gain Automatic/Manual/One-Push Gain modes
0 - 24 dB
High Dynamic Range Not applicable
Digital Interface 9-pin 1394b 800 MB/s interface for camera control, power, and video data; fiber optic link between head and compressor
Transfer Rates 100, 200, 400, 800 Mbit/s
GPIO Not applicable
External Trigger Modes Software only
Shutter Global Shutter
Automatic/Manual/One-Push/Extended Shutter modes
0.01 ms to 4.2 s (extended shutter mode)
Memory Channels 2 memory channels for custom camera settings
Case Machined aluminum housing, anodized red; two units (head and compressor)
Dimensions 110 mm x 100 mm x 141 mm
Mass 1190 g (both units)
Power Consumption 11.2 W at 12 V via FireWire interface
Camera Specification IIDC v1.31
Camera Control via Ladybug SDK, CSRs, or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Optics Six high quality 2.5 mm focal length lenses
Field of View >75% of full sphere
Spherical Distance Calibrated at 20 m
Temperature Operating: 0 to 45C; Storage: -30 to 60C
Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% (no condensation) ; Storage: 20 to 95% (no condensation)
Emissions Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows XP, Windows 7
Warranty One Year

Development Kit Contents

  • Ladybug2 Camera Head Unit
  • Ladybug2 Compressor Unit
  • IEEE-1394b OHCI PCI Host Adapter 3-port 800Mb/s card
  • 4.5 meter, 9-pin to 9-pin, IEEE-1394b cable
  • 4.5 meter, 6-pin to 9-pin, IEEE-1394a to IEEE-1394b cable
  • 4.5 meter, 4-pin to 9-pin, IEEE-1394a to IEEE-1394b cable
  • 10 meter 62.5/125um fiber optic link cable
  • 10 meter, 3-pin power link cable
  • 24V 2.5A power supply with standard connector and wall wart
  • Ladybug SDK, including C/C++ API and device drivers
  • Getting Started manual and LadybugCap demo software

Emissions and RoHS Compliance

FCC / CE Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

RoHS / WEEE Compliance

This product is RoHS and WEEE compliant.

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