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

Ultra-compact, inexpensive 0.4 Megapixel camera - interlaced, high sensitivity

The Guppy F-044B/C is equipped with an ultra-sensitive interlaced CCD sensor - which makes the move from analog to digital cameras (e.g. quality control applications) very easy. Additionally, with the Guppy F-044B/C NIR, a version with enhanced NIR sensitivity is available. At full resolution, it runs at up to 25 fps. Higher frame rates can be reached by a smaller AOI.

  • Sony ICX419 (NIR version: ICX429), interlaced CCD
  • Trigger
    • Edge mode, bulk trigger, programmable trigger delay
Guppy F-044
Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 752 x 580
Sensor Sony ICX419
Sensor type CCD Interlaced
Sensor size Type 1/2
Cell size 8.6 x 8.3 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 25 fps
A/D 12 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: 62 µs - 67 s
  • Auto white balance

Due to the very sensitive interlaced sensor, the Guppy F-044B/C is a very inexpensive, easy solution for the switch from analog to digital cameras, e.g for quality control. The Guppy F-044B/C NIR version has enhanced near infrared sensitivity.

  • Machine vision
  • Quality control 
  • Industrial inspection
  • Robotics
  • Security and surveillance
  • Pharma
  • Semiconductor inspection
  • ITS/Traffic monitoring
  • ... and many more

Application Case Study:

  • Cotton Interlaced
    Industrial Inspection: How Guppy interlaced digital cameras provided an easy and affordable migration from analog to digital interface incotton testing machines in India.