USB3 Camera BU series
(CMOS, Compact・Rolling shutter)

BU1203MC / BU1203MCF

USB3 Camera BU series (CMOS, Compact・Rolling shutter) BU1203M series

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  • USB3
  • 12 MP
  • 1/1.7 type
  • Color
  • 30 fps
  • TeliCore
  • image buffer

The BU1203M Series is an integrated CMOS camera with a USB 5Gbps (USB3.1 Gen1) interface.
For video output and camera control, the USB 5Gbps interface standard is adopted for high transfer rate, and it is easy to integrate into industrial equipment.
This product is a 3 year warranty correspondence.

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Key Features

  • High frame rate
  • USB 5Gbps (USB3.1 Gen1) interface
  • USB3 Vision Ver.1.0 conformity
  • GenICam conformity Ver.2.4 / Ver.3.0
  • IIDC2 Digital Camera Control Specification Ver.1.1.0
  • e-CON Connector adoption
  • Scalable
    Frame rate calculation tool
    (BU series CMOS camera)
  • Square grid arrangement
  • Random Trigger Shutter


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BU1203MC / BU1203MCF Specifications table
Model BU1203MC BU1203MCF
Interface USB 5Gbps (USB3.1 Gen1) (Only SuperSpeed is supported)
Pixels 12M
Imager CMOS image sensor
Imager model IMX226CQJ
Resolution 4,000(H) x 3,000(V)
Frame rate 30fps (Bayer 8bit, Mono 8bit)
Pixel size 1.85μm x 1.85μm
Scanning area 7.40mm(H) x 5.55mm(V)
Image size 1/1.7 type
Aspect ratio 4:3
Scanning Progressive
Electronic shutter method MANUAL: Rolling shutter / Random Trigger Shutter: Global reset
Random Trigger Shutter Type External Trigger / Software Trigger
Random Trigger Shutter Mode Edge / Level / Bulk (255 times)
Sequential Shutter 16 entries (max)
Exposure Time MANUAL: 43.28μs to 16s
Random Trigger Shutter: 682μs to 16s (Edge or Bulk mode), 682μs to Trigger width (Level mode)
Synchronization System Internal
On-chip Color Filter RGB primary color mosaic-on-tip color filter
Optical glass/filter - IR Cut Filter
Sensitivity 4,200 lx
(F8, 1/30s)
4,600 lx
(F8, 1/30s)
Minimum illuminance 13 lx
(F1.4, Gain: +18dB, Video level: 50%)
14 lx
(F1.4, Gain: +18dB, Video level: 50%)
Gain MANUAL: 0 to +18dB
Black Level -25% to +25%
Gamma / LUT γ=1.0 to 0.45 / In 10bit, Out 10bit
White balance Manual white-balance / One-push white-balance
Image Buffer 256MB / 22 frames (all pixels readout)
Image Output Format Bayer 8bit, Mono 8bit
Readout Mode All pixel, Scalable, Mirroring, Flip
External trigger input Low: 0 to 0.5V, High: 2 to 24.0V
High active / Low active, Pulse width: 50μs (minimum)
Power supply DC5V ±5%
Power consumption 2.7W max.
Lens mount C-mount
External dimension 29(W) x 29(H) x 16(D) mm (Not including protruding parts)
Mass approx. 32g
Operation temperature 0°C to 40°C (below 50°C on cabinet surface)
Operation humidity 10% to 90% (no condensation)
Conformity CE, FCC, RoHS, WEEE, USB3 Vision, GenICam, IIDC2

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