Quantcast Blackfly S Color 2.8 MP USB3 Vision (Sony IMX421)
Blackfly S Color 2.8 MP USB3 Vision (Sony IMX421)


Technical Specifications 

  • 1936 x 1464 at 130 FPS
  • Sony IMX421 CMOS
  • Global shutter
  • Color
  • C-mount

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Available Q1 2019
Recommended System Configuration:
  • Windows or Linux (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • 3.1 GHz or equivalent CPU
  • 2 GB RAM or more
  • 200 MB hard drive space
  • USB 3 Port
  • Compatible with Spinnaker SDK
Supported SDKs

The BFS-U3-28S5M-C features Sony’s IMX421 sensor. This 2.8 MP, 2/3" global shutter CMOS device is built using Sony’s Pregius technology. This model is an ideal replacement for the IMX174 on the GS3 platform. The BFS-U3-28S5 delivers a similar frame rate and resolution as the GS3-U3-23S6, but it is higher resolution and is smaller and supports more compact and less expensive optics.

• The IMX421's global shutter, and HD resolution are ideal for high-throughput inspection

• NIR sensitivity is ideal for inspection of polymer and semiconductor parts as well as fruit sorting

• High saturation capacity, quantum efficiency, and low read noise will serve high resolution microscopy and biomedical applications well

• The IMX421 has a similar optical format and pixel size as the ICX694 but faster and with improvements in absolute sensitivity threshold, read noise, quantum efficiency, and dynamic range