Quantcast Blackfly S Color 6.3 MP USB3 Vision (Sony IMX178)
Blackfly S Color 6.3 MP USB3 Vision (Sony IMX178)


Technical Specifications 

  • 3072 x 2048 at 59.6 FPS
  • Sony IMX178 CMOS
  • Rolling shutter with global reset
  • Color
  • C-mount

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Availability: Backordered

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

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The BFS-U3-63S4 features Sony’s IMX178 sensor. This 6.3 MP, 1/1.8" rolling shutter CMOS device is built using Sony’s Exmor R technology. This technology increases pixel sensitivity and greatly improves picture quality in low light conditions. The IMX178’s high sensitivity earns it Sony’s STARVIS designation.

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What is Exmor R

Back-illuminated pixel architecture for higher quantum efficiency

The hallmark of the Exmor R technology is a back-Illuminated pixel architecture that moves the readout circuitry from between each pixel’s microlens and photodiode to behind the photodiode layer. This gives the light entering each pixel a direct path to its light-sensitive photodiode. The result is higher quantum efficiency, since a greater percentage of photons entering each pixel are converted into charge.