1. Description
  2. Specifications
  3. Smart features
  4. Applications

Ultra-compact, inexpensive 1394 VGA machine vision camera

The Guppy F-033B/C is an ultra-compact, inexpensive VGA machine vision camera with a sensitive CCD sensor (Sony ICX424). At full resolution, it runs up to 58 fps. Higher frame rates can be reached by a smaller AOI.

  • Sony ICX424 (progressive scan)
  • Trigger
    • Edge mode, level mode, bulk trigger; programmable trigger delay
Guppy F-033
Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 656 x 494
Sensor Sony ICX424
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/3
Cell size 7.4 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 58 fps
A/D 10 bit
Bit depth 8 bit
Mono modes Mono8
Color modes YUV n/a
Color modes RGB n/a
Raw modes Raw8
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
TTL I/Os 1 input, 3 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) <2 W
Mass 50 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
48.2 x 30 x 30 mm incl. connectors
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Download Guppy technical drawing (click here)

  • Programmable LUT
  • Gain
    • Auto/manual
    • Manual gain control: 0 - 24 dB
  • Exposure
    • Auto/manual
    • Exposure time: 129 µs - 67 s
  • Separate AOI for auto features
  • Auto white balance

This inexpensive, reliable mainstream VGA machine vision camera addresses a wide range of imaging applications. With its ultra-compact, small housing, the Guppy F-033B/C is the perfect fit for all applications with space constraints.

  • Machine vision
  • Robotics (robust housing, lightweight camera)
  • Quality control 
  • Ophthalmology
  • Semiconductor inspection
  • Industrial inspection
  • ITS/Traffic monitoring
  • ... and many more

Application Case Studies:

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