Point Grey (Richmond, BC, Canada) recently announced the addition of new 2.8 megapixel models to its Flea®3 line of GigE Vision digital cameras. Building on Point Grey’s experience with Sony CCD technology, the Flea3 FL3-GE- 28S4 monochrome and color models use the all-new, highly sensitive Sony ICX687 EXview HAD CCD II™ image sensor to deliver high resolution, high quality images in a compact and low-cost package. The Sony ICX687 builds on the success of the popular ICX274 2MP CCD by offering more pixels and better sensitivity in the same 1/1.8" optical format.
The FL3-GE-28S4 camera runs at 15 FPS at full 1928 × 1448 resolution, and even faster using smaller regions of interest. The Flea3 measures just 29 × 29 × 30 mm and weighs only 38 grams without optics. Like all Flea3 GigE cameras, the new models offer a host of features unique in their class, including an 8-pin opto-isolated GPIO for industrial triggering and strobe output; 1MB non-volatile flash memory for user data storage; and on-camera frame buffer for retransmitting images.