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Guppy F-046

Guppy F-046
Guppy F-046
Lightweight and robust

Guppy - Ultra-compact camera with IEEE 1394a interface

Not for new designs

Last time buy: 2024, August 31 | Last time shipment: 2026, August 31

Guppy F-046 with Sony ICX415 runs 49.0 frames per second at 0.5 MP resolution.

Guppy is an ultra-compact, inexpensive IEEE 1394a VGA machine vision camera. This reliable mainstream FireWire camera addresses a wide range of imaging applications. With its ultra-compact, small housing, Guppy is the perfect fit for all applications with space constraints.

Technical data

Interface IEEE 1394a - 400 Mb/s, 1 port
Resolution 780 (H) × 582 (V)
Sensor Sony ICX415
Sensor type CCD Progressive
Sensor size Type 1/2
Pixel size 8.3 µm × 8.3 µm
Lens mount (default) C-Mount, CS-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 49 fps
ADC 12 Bit
Bit depth 8-bit
Monochrome pixel formats Mono8
RGB color pixel formats n/a
Raw color pixel formats (Bayer) Raw8
Power requirements (DC) 8 V to 36 V
Power consumption <2 W (@ 12 VDC)
Operating temperature +5 °C to +45 °C
Mass 50 g
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm) 48.2 × 30 × 30 (including connectors)
  • Look-up table (LUT)
  • Area of interest (AOI), separate AOI for auto features
  • Auto gain (0 to 24 dB)
  • Auto exposure (42 µs to 67 s)
  • Auto white balance
  • Storable user sets

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/F-046C 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

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