April 8, 2016 – Richmond, BC, Canada – Point Grey, a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance digital cameras, today announced the addition of new 3.2 and 5 MP CMOS models to its Chameleon®3 USB3 Vision™ and Blackfly GigE Vision® camera lines.
The latest Chameleon3 and Blackfly models feature Sony’s 2nd generation Pregius sensors and set a new benchmark for global shutter CMOS by reducing pixel size and lowering temporal dark noise. The smaller 3.45 µm pixel size allows more pixels to be packed into a smaller optical format, allowing a wider variety of more compact and lower-cost lenses to be used. The new Sony Pregius IMX264 and IMX265 sensors offer the same impressive imaging performance as the higher-speed IMX250 and IMX252, but at lower frame rate and lower cost.
“We’re excited about the rapid expansion of our global shutter CMOS camera lines,” says Michael Gibbons, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Point Grey. “Point Grey is currently shipping a total of 20 different camera models with Sony Pregius technology offering customers a choice of form factor, digital interface, resolution, frame rate, and price point.”
The Chameleon3 CM3-U3-31S4 and CM3-U3-50S5 as well as the Blackfly BFLY-PGE-31S4 and BFLY-PGE-50S5 models are available to order now from Point Grey, its network of distributors, and the online store (for North American, EU and Australian customers).
About Point Grey
Point Grey Research, Inc. is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of innovative, high-performance digital cameras for industrial, scientific, medical, traffic, and security applications. We offer a unique and comprehensive portfolio of USB3 Vision, GigE Vision, FireWire, and USB 2.0 products known for their outstanding quality, ease of use, and unbeatable price-performance. Point Grey was founded in 1997 and is based in Richmond, Canada. A broad range of hardware, software and mechanical engineering skills under one roof has allowed Point Grey to successfully bring many innovative and ground-breaking products to market. This drive for innovation has led to many industry firsts, including the world’s first and smallest 1394b digital camera, the smallest GigE camera, and the first USB 3.0 machine vision camera. Point Grey currently employs over 250 people and has international offices in Germany, China, Japan, and Italy. The company also has a strong network of distributors in Japan, Korea, Singapore, China, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit www.ptgrey.com.
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