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The Chameleon™ USB 2.0 digital video camera from Point Grey Research is a complete, cost effective and reliable imaging solution. A high sensitivity Sony EXview HAD CCD® sensor, combined with a hi-speed USB 2.0 digital interface, makes the Chameleon an ideal choice for demanding imaging applications such as object and gesture tracking, test and measurement,life and bioscience, augmented reality, multitouch display, security and biometrics, and robot guidance.

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1.3 MP
  • Sony ICX445 CCD, 1/3", 3.75 µm
  • Global Shutter
  • 1296x964 at 18 FPS

Board level option available to OEM volume customers; please contact sales

A/D Converter 12-bit
Image Data Output 8-bit and 16-bit digital data
Image Data Formats Y8, Y16 (monochrome), 8-bit and 16-bit Raw Bayer data (color)
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Color/Greyscale conversion, gamma, lookup table, white balance
Gain Automatic/Manual/One-Push Gain modes
0 dB to 24 dB
Gamma 0.50 to 4.00
White Balance Automatic/manual modes, programmable via software
Digital Interface 5-pin Mini-B USB2.0 digital interface for camera control, video data transmission, and power
Transfer Rates 480 Mbit/s
GPIO 7-pin JST GPIO connector, 4 pins for trigger and strobe, 1 pin +3.3 V, 1 VEXT pin for external power
External Trigger Modes IIDC Trigger Modes 0, 1, 3, and 14
Synchronization Via external trigger or software trigger
Shutter Global Shutter
Automatic/Manual/One-Push/Extended Shutter modes
0.01 ms to >10 seconds (extended shutter mode)
Image Buffer N/A
Memory Channels 3 memory channels for custom camera settings
Flash Memory 256 KB
Dimensions 25.5 mm x 44 mm x 41 mm (excluding lens holder and connectors)
Mass 37 grams (without optics or tripod mounting bracket)
Power Consumption 2 W, 4.745 to 5.25 V via Mini-B USB 2.0 interface or JST 7-pin GPIO connector
Camera Specification IIDC v1.31
Camera Control via FlyCapture SDK, CSRs, or third party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Lens Mount CS-mount (5 mm C-mount adapter included)
Temperature Operating: 0° to 45°C; Storage: -30° to 60°C
Emissions Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows XP SP1
Warranty One year

Board level option available to qualified customers.

Development Kit Contents
The following items are included in the Development Accessory Kit DEVKIT-01-0003:

  • 2 meter USB 2.0 cable (Type A to Mini-B 5-pin)
  • ACC-01-3002: GPIO wiring harness
  • Firefly MV and Chameleon Getting Started Manuals

Emissions and RoHS Compliance
FCC / CE Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off or on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not expressly approved in this manual could void your authority to operate this equipment.

RoHS / WEEE Compliance
This product is RoHS and WEEE compliant. 




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