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Modular design, advanced features, FireWire 1394b, ideal OEM camera, ideal custom camera

The Stingray is a versatile, powerful camera for almost all applications, and an ideal custom camera or OEM camera. Stingray cameras have an excellent image quality and incorporate an advanced set of camera features. Their design is modular and flexible (angled heads, board level versions, AVT modular concept…).

Stingray cameras are available with daisy chain FireWire connectors or with both copper and GOF (glass optical fiber, ideal for long cable lengths) ports. High-end image pre-processing functions are included - a mid price Stingray IEEE 1394b camera is even suitable for very demanding requirements.

  • IEEE 1394b (800 Mb/s), daisy chain copper or copper and GOF
  • Sony CCD sensors (1/3, 1/2, 1/1.8, 2/3)
  • 8 models (VGA to 5 Megapixel)
  • Options
    • Various IR cut/pass filters
    • Various lens mounts on request
    • Hirose power: out
    • Angled head
    • White medical housing
    • Compact housing version
    • Board level versions on request

Stingray F-033F-046F-080F-125
Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 656 x 492780 x 5801032 x 7761292 x 964
Sensor Sony ICX414Sony ICX415Sony ICX204Sony ICX445
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/2Type 1/2Type 1/3Type 1/3
Cell size 9.9 µm8.3 µm4.65 µm3.75 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 84 fps61 fps31 fps30 fps
A/D 14 bit
On-board FIFO 32 MB
Output
Bit depth 8-14 bit
Mono modes Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Color modes YUV YUV411, YUV422
Color modes RGB RGB8
Raw modes Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
Opto-coupled I/Os 2 inputs, 4 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) <4 W
Mass 92 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
72.9 x 44 x 29 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Stingray F-145F-146F-201F-504
Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 1388 x 10381388 x 10381624 x 12342452 x 2056
Sensor Sony ICX285Sony ICX267Sony ICX274Sony ICX655
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 2/3Type 1/2Type 1/1.8Type 2/3
Cell size 6.45 µm4.65 µm4.4 µm3.45 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 16 fps15 fps14 fps9 fps
A/D 14 bit
On-board FIFO 32 MB32 MB32 MB64 MB
Output
Bit depth 8-14 bit
Mono modes Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Color modes YUV YUV411, YUV422
Color modes RGB RGB8
Raw modes Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
Opto-coupled I/Os 2 inputs, 4 outputs
RS-232 1
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Power requirements (DC) 8 V - 36 V
Power consumption (12 V) <4 W
Mass 92 g
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
72.9 x 44 x 29 mm including connectors, w/o tripod and lens
Regulations CE, FCC Class B, RoHS

Stingray cameras include numerous real-time image pre-processing functions. All below mentioned functions are performed by the FPGA inside the camera – with no additional CPU load and thus an inexpensive host computer.

  • AOI (true partial scan), separate AOI for auto features
  • Programmable LUT, white balance, hue, saturation
  • Debayering
  • Auto gain, auto exposure
  • Color correction
  • Shading correction
  • High SNR mode (up to 24 dB better signal-to-noise ratio)
  • Local color anti-aliasing
  • Sub-sampling, 2x – 8x binning (b/w) (only Stingray F-201C: binning with color)
  • Low noise binning mode
  • Defect pixel correction
  • Sequence mode (changes the camera settings on the fly)
  • Image mirror
  • Deferred image transport
  • SIS (secure image signature, time stamp for trigger, frame count etc.)
  • Storable user settings

The Technical Manual contains detailed descriptions of all functions.

The Stingray is the most versatile series of all AVT FireWire cameras: Its excellent price/performance ratio, the many opportunities for customization, and last but not least its brillant image quality make it suitable for almost every application. It is also available as board level version (no housing, sensor board and main board are linked with a flexible cable). Furthermore, the Stingray is an ideal OEM digital camera.

The Stingray is implemented in:

  • Industrial inspection and automation
  • Logistics
  • Science and research
  • Healthcare and medical
  • Multimedia, entertainment and sports
  • ITS (Intelligent traffic solutions)

Additionally, Allied Vision Technologies recommends using the Stingray for:

  • Demanding OEM digital camera applications (board level versions with separate sensor board  available)
  • Daisy chaining (two copper connectors)
  • Long cable lengths (GOF version)

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