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CMOS Cameras: USB 2.0 and USB 3.0
USB 2.0 with Trigger Input
GUI and Software Package Included
High-Sensitivity USB 3.0 with Trigger Input
SM1 Thread Compatibility
These compact, lightweight CMOS cameras are available with a monochrome sensor. They can be used in a wide range of applications from microscopy to monitoring. Our CMOS cameras offer a full-frame resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. All camera series are controlled and powered via a standard 5 V USB 2.0 or 3.0 port.
The DCC1240M and DCC3240M high-sensitivity CMOS cameras include CMOS sensors that allow for switching between rolling and global shutter mode, offer a considerably higher dynamic range, and include an input for an external trigger. A brief comparison of the features available in each model is presented in the table below. For a detailed list of specifications, see the Specs tab.
For quantitative applications requiring low noise, high quantum efficiency cameras, consider our Quantalux® sCMOS and Kiralux® CMOS Cameras.
USB and Trigger Cables
A graph of the camera response as a function of wavelength is presented here. Individual sensitivity curves are provided below.
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ThorCam Graphical User Interface (GUI)
ThorCam is a powerful image acquisition software package that is designed for use with our cameras on 32- and 64-bit Windows® 7 or 10 systems. This intuitive, easy-to-use graphical interface provides camera control as well as the ability to acquire and play back images. Single image capture and image sequences are supported. Application programming interfaces (APIs) and a software development kit (SDK) are included for the development of custom applications by OEMs and developers. The SDK provides easy integration with a wide variety of programming languages, such as C, C++, C#, and Visual Basic .NET. Support for third-party software packages, such as LabVIEW, MATLAB, and µManager* is available.
*µManager control of Zelux and 1.3 MP Kiralux cameras is not currently supported. When controlling the Kiralux Polarization-Sensitive Camera using µManager, only intensity images can be taken; the ThorCam software is required to produce images with polarization information.
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Back of Camera with Input for External Trigger
The DCC1240M monochrome high-sensitivity USB 2.0 CMOS camera includes CMOS sensors that allow for switching between rolling and global shutter mode, offer a high dynamic range and include an input for an external trigger. The camera is controlled and powered via a USB 2.0 connection. These cameras can achieve frame rates up to 98 fps (reduced ROI).
Each camera is shipped with C-mount to internal SM1 and C-mount to external SM1 adapters (also sold separately below). Taps in the bottom of the camera allow for post mounting with 8-32 or M4 screws.
These cameras are fully compatible with our C-Mount Camera Lenses and High-Magnification Zoom Lenses that are sold separately. Our standard lenses include fixed focal lengths from 3.5 mm to 75 mm with maximum apertures of up to f/0.95, as well as an 18 - 108 mm focal length, f/2.5 zoom lens. Our high-magnification zoom lenses are a modular system that features magnifications from 0.07 to 28.
The DCC3240M monochrome camera has a USB 3.0 connection for improved performance. Compared to the DCC1240, the DCC3240M camera is capable of a faster frame rate (60.0 fps vs. 25.8 fps in Free Run Mode) and lower trigger delay (as low as 3 µs vs. 20 µs). The camera is powered via the USB port and also has two GPIOs (General Purpose I/O) that allow it to serve as a trigger for peripheral devices. Faster than the DCC1240 cameras, it can achieve a maximum frame rate of 229 fps (limited ROI).
The front aperture features an internal C-mount thread. The bottom of the housing has a 6 mm deep 1/4"-20 tap, so adapters are included for easy post mounting using either the 8-32 or M4 standard. These camera can also be connected to SM1-Threaded Lens Tubes using the adapters sold at the bottom of this page.
The DCC3240M camera is fully compatible with our C-Mount Camera Lenses and High-Magnification Zoom Lenses that are sold separately. Our standard lenses include fixed focal lengths from 3.5 mm to 75 mm with maximum apertures of up to f/0.95, as well as an 18 - 108 mm focal length, f/2.5 zoom lens. Our high-magnification zoom lenses are a modular system that features magnifications from 0.07 to 28.