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

Very compact, inexpensive FireWire camera - 0.5 Megapixels

The Guppy F-046B/C is a very compact, inexpensive camera with a sensitive Sony CCD sensor. At full resolution, it runs at up to 49.4 fps. Higher frame rates can be reached by a smaller AOI.

  • Sony ICX415
  • Trigger
    • Edge mode, level mode, bulk trigger, programmable trigger delay
Guppy F-046
Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 780 x 582
Sensor Sony ICX415
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/2
Cell size 8.3 µm
Lens mount C
Max frame rate at full resolution 49 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: 42 µs - 67 s
  • Separate AOI for auto features
  • Auto white balance

This inexpensive, reliable mainstream 0.5 Megapixel camera addresses a wide range of imaging applications (e.g. robotics). With its ultra-compact housing, the Guppy F-046B/C is the perfect fit for all applications with space constraints.

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

Application Case Study:

  • Underwater Vision
    AVT Sponsored Team from Cornell University Wins 2010 RoboSub Challenge with Guppy equipped Autonomous Underwater Vehicle.

  • Musical Amoebae
    Multimedia & Entertainment: Electronic music instrument Reactable turns images to sounds. The experimental synthesizer was developed by a research team of the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (Spain).