Blackfly S USB3

Model: BFS-U3-16S7C-C: 1.7 MP, 97 FPS, Sony IMX432, 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. 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 Application Development

    Compatible with third party software and hardware. Less code-writing required using powerful on-camera features. Quickly build custom applications with rich sample code and descriptive API logging.

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Frame Rate
Lens Mount
Part Number
Pixel Size
Quantum Efficiency
77 (HCG) / 78 (LCG) @530 nm
Readout Method
Global shutter
Required Accessories
Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (USB 3.1 Gen 1), Tripod Mount Adapter (ACC-01-0016)
1600 x 1100
Sensor Format
Sensor Name
Sony IMX432
Sensor Type
Compliance & Certifications
CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS. The ECCN for this product is: EAR099.
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
Exposure Range
14 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)
8.10 (HCG) / 37.69 (LCG)
Dynamic Range dB
71.61 (HCG) / 72.55 (LCG)
Quantum Efficiency Blue
54 (HCG) / 53 (LCG) @470 nm
Quantum Efficiency Green
64 (HCG) / 63 (LCG) @525 nm
Quantum Efficiency Red
52 (HCG) / 51 (LCG) @630 nm
Saturation Capacity (e-)
19643 (HCG) / 98965 (LCG)
Temporal Dark Noise (e-)
4.68 (HCG) / 23.01 (LCG)
Auxiliary Output
3.3 V, 120 mA maximum
Dimensions [W x H x L]
29 mm × 29 mm × 39 mm
USB 3.1 Gen 1
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
8-24 V via GPIO or 5 V via USB3
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)
USB 3 Port
2 GB RAM or more
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Blackfly S USB3 - Model: BFS-U3-16S7C-C: 1.7 MP, 97 FPS, Sony IMX432, Color

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