Blackfly S GigE

Model: BFS-PGE-70S7C-C: 7.1 MP, 17.4 FPS, Sony IMX428, Color
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The Blackfly® S leverages the industry’s most advanced sensors in an ice-cube form factor. It is packed with powerful features enabling you to easily produce the exact images you need and accelerate your application development. This includes both automatic and precise manual control over image capture and on-camera pre-processing. On-camera features including IEEE1588 clock synchronization and full compatibility with popular third-party software supporting GigE Vision, gives system designers the tools to quickly develop innovative solutions. GigE models featuring Lossless Compression (LLC) are also available with higher maximum frame rates and lower bandwidth requirements, helping maximize output without compromising image quality. The Blackfly S is available in GigE, USB3, cased, and board-level versions.

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  • The Exact Images You Need

    Choice of CMOS global shutter, polarization, and high-sensitivity BSI sensors. Color transformation tools ensure true- to-life color. Advanced auto-algorithms or precise manual control

  • Develop Once, Deploy Anywhere

    Support for a wide range of operating systems and host system hardware architectures. Easily switch to board level models for embedded systems. Simplified product iteration with consistent form factor across sensor sizes

  • Accelerate Development & Output

    Compatible with third party software and hardware. Reduce coding requirements using powerful on-camera features. Accelerate output with LLC on select models. Quickly build custom applications with rich sample code and descriptive API logging.

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Frame Rate
Frame Rate [Lossless Compression Enabled]
Lens Mount
Part Number
Pixel Size
Readout Method
Global shutter
Required Accessories
Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (GigE), Tripod Mount Adapter (ACC-01-0016)
3208 × 2200
Sensor Format
Sensor Name
Sony IMX428
Sensor Type
Compliance & Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS. The ECCN for this product is: EAR099.
Machine Vision Standard
GigE Vision v1.2
3 years
Operating Humidity
20 to 80% (no condensation)
Operating Temperature
0° to 50°C
Storage Humidity
30 to 95% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature
-30° to 60°C
Acquisition Modes
Continuous Single Frame Multi Frame
Exposure Range
22 µs to 30 seconds
Flash Memory
6 MB non-volatile memory
Gain Range
0 db to 47 dB
Image Buffer
240 MB
Image Processing
Color correction matrix, gamma, lookup table, saturation, and sharpness
Partial Image Modes
Pixel binning, decimation, ROI
User Sets
2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (y)
5.00 (HCG) / 10.11 (LCG)
Dynamic Range dB
70.59 (HCG) / 71.87 (LCG)
Quantum Efficiency Blue
52 (HCG) / 53 (LCG) @470 nm
Quantum Efficiency Green
62 (HCG) / 63 (LCG) @525 nm
Quantum Efficiency Red
49 (HCG) / 50 (LCG) @630 nm
Saturation Capacity (e-)
10559 (HCG) / 25198 (LCG)
Temporal Dark Noise (e-)
2.62 (HCG) / 5.92 (LCG)
Auxiliary Output
3.3 V, 120 mA maximum
Dimensions [W x H x L]
29 mm × 29 mm × 39 mm
GigE PoE
53 grams
Non-isolated I/O Ports
1 bi-directional, 1 input
Opto-isolated I/O Ports
1 input, 1 output
Power Consumption [Maximum]
4.2 W
Power Requirements
Power over Ethernet (PoE), or 12 V nominal (8 - 24 V) via GPIO
Recommended System Configuration
3.1 GHz or equivalent CPU
Hard Drive
200 MB hard drive space
Operating System
Windows or Linux (32–bit or 64–bit)
Gigabit Ethernet Port
Power Sourcing Equipment
IEEE802.3af-2003 PoE Interface Card / Injector/ Switch or Camera Power Supply (12 V 1.5 A, 6–pin Hirose)
2 GB RAM or more
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Blackfly S GigE - Model: BFS-PGE-70S7C-C: 7.1 MP, 17.4 FPS, Sony IMX428, Color

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