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Pike F-505

Pike F-505
Pike F-505
High-end FireWire

Fast 1394b cameras with high frame rates and powerful features


Pike F-505 with Sony ICX625 runs 14.0 frames per second at 5.0 MP resolution.

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Technical data

Interface IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
Resolution 2452 (H) × 2054 (V)
Sensor Sony ICX625
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 2/3
Pixel size 3.45 µm × 3.45 µm
Lens mount (default) C-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 14 fps
ADC 14 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 64 MByte
Bit depth 8-14 Bit
Monochrome pixel formats Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Raw pixel formats Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
Operating temperature +5 °C to +50 °C
Power requirements (DC) 8 V to 36 V
Power consumption 4 W (@ 12 VDC)
Mass 250 g
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm) 96.8 × 44 × 44 (including connectors)
Regulations CE: 2014/30/EU (EMC), 2011/65/EU, including amendment 2015/863/EU (RoHS); FCC Class B
  • High SNR mode (up to 24 dB better signal-to-noise ratio)   
  • Low-noise binning mode   
  • Smear reduction   
  • Shading correction   
  • Area of interest (AOI), separate AOI for auto features   
  • Binning   
  • Decimation   
  • Auto gain (manual gain control: 0 to 24 dB)   
  • Auto exposure (27 µs to 67 s)   
  • Auto white balance   
  • Look-up table (LUT)   
  • Hue, saturation, color correction   
  • Reverse X   
  • Deferred image transport   
  • Trigger programmable, level, single, bulk, programmable delay   
  • Sequence mode (changes the camera settings on the fly)   
  • SIS (secure image signature, time stamp for trigger, frame count)   
  • Storable user sets   

The Pike F-505B/F-505C is perfectly suited for very demanding applications. The brillant image quality can be enhanced by its image pre-processing functions. Due to the modular design, customization is easy and cost-effective. This camera fits especially for:

  • Science and research
  • Microscopy
  • Healthcare and medical applications (white housing available)
  • Multimedia, entertainment and sports
  • Very demanding OEM camera applications 
  • ITS (Intelligent traffic solutions)
  • Long cables - 400 meters and more without additional repeaters (fiber version)


This is a download archive for discontinued Pike cameras.

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