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

High Speed Camera, sensitive global shutter CMOS sensor, Camera Link

The Bonito is a high speed camera with a sensitive global shutter CMOS sensor. The Bonito CL-400B/C runs 386 fps at 4 Megapixel resolution and has an ultra-fast 2 x 10-tap Camera Link Full+ interface. Considerably higher frame rates can be reached with a smaller ROI (region of interest). The Bonito CL-400B/C 200 fps version runs 193 fps at full resolution and is equipped with a 1 x 10-tap Camera Link Full+ interface. 

  • 386 fps at 2320 x 1726 pixels (200 fps version: 193 fps)
  • Global shutter CMOS sensor (excellent sensitivity due to microlenses)
  • Robust and lightweight aluminum housing
  • Very low power consumption, 4 W

Available with C/F/EF-Mount

Application Notes:
Frame grabbers for Bonito cameras

PIV - Particle Image Velocimetry

Bonito CL-400CL-400 200 fps
Interface 2 x 10-tap Camera Link Full+1 x 10-tap Camera Link Full+
Resolution 2320 x 1726
Sensor CMOS Sensor 4 MPixel
Sensor type CMOS Progressive
Sensor size Type 4/3
Cell size 7 µm x 7 µm
Lens mount C/F/EF-Mount
Max frame rate at full resolution 386 fps193 fps
A/D 10 bit
Bit depth 8 bit
Mono modes Mono8
Operating conditions/Dimensions
Operating temperature 0°C ... +45 °C0 °C ... +45 °C
Power requirements (DC) 12 V
Power consumption (12 V) 4.2 W
Mass 360 g (C-Mount)350 g (C-Mount)
Body Dimensions
(L x W x H in mm)
44.2 x 80 x 70 mm incl. connectors, w/o tripod and lens
Regulations CE, RoHS (2002/95/EC)

  • ROI (Region of Interest)
  • Fixed pattern noise (FPN) correction
  • Digital Gain (selects 8 of 10 bits for output)
  • Offset (brightness)
  • Exposure time: 1.5 µs, up to 1 s (recommended), > 1s also possible
  • Two readout modes:
    • 386 fps with two 10-tap Camera Link outputs
    • 193 fps with one 10-tap Camera Link output
  • Continuous mode (image acquisition with maximum frame rate)
  • Image on Demand mode (triggered image acquisition)

The Bonito high speed CMOS camera is the perfect choice for applications which require a fast frame rate and excellent image quality. Its global shutter CMOS sensor is ideally suited for high-resolution motion capture.
Another benefit is the robust, lightweight, and very compact housing. The camera transmits the images to the frame grabber in real-time.

Typical applications:

  • Applications with high demands on image quality and very fast frame rates
  • Motion capture with high resolution
  • 3D recordings of still and moving objects
  • Science and research
  • Medical imaging
  • High speed imaging in general