From High Speed to High Resolution: Four New Mako Cameras for Every Taste

Allied Vision significantly expands its entry-level camera family, Mako. Four new models ranging from VGA to 5 Megapixels with up to 309 fps showcased at VISION 2014.

Since its introduction at VISION 2012, Allied Vision’s Mako camera series has successfully established itself in the market as an entry-level digital camera offering an unbeatable price-performance ratio. At this year’s VISION show, the leading camera manufacturer expands the Mako range with four new models, each of which address specific applications needs.

Mako G-030: High-Speed GigE with more than 300 frames per second
The Mako G-030 targets industrial inspection applications with a high throughput. It features the new CMV300 CMOS sensor from CMOSIS. This global shutter imager with fast readout allows for a frame rate of up to 309 fps at full VGA resolution. Thanks to its High Dynamic Range (HDR) mode and built-in defect pixel correction, the Mako G-030 delivers excellent image quality.

Dynamic Duo: Mako G-050 and Mako G-095 with new CCD sensors
Allied Vision integrated two new Sony CCD sensors with a very high sensitivity and outstanding dynamic range into the Mako series. The Mako G-050 features the ICX693 with 0.5 Megapixels and the Mako G-095 the ICX692 with 0.9 Megapixels/720p HD resolution. Both sensors outperform comparable sensors on all major sensitivity and image quality criteria: dark noise, quantum efficiency, dynamic range, and full-well/saturation capacity. The best part is: they also deliver higher frame rates for even more performant imaging systems.

With their high dynamic range, these two new Mako models are ideally suited for image-processing applications in low-light conditions, for example in robotics, microscopy or surveillance.

Big resolution for small cost: Mako G-503
With 5 Megapixels, the Mako G-503 is the new top-resolution camera in the Mako family. It is fitted with a rolling shutter CMOS sensor from Aptina and delivers 14 fps at full resolution. This new camera the best choice for users looking for a high resolution at an affordable price for applications in which precision is key.


Mako G-030   Mako G-050Mako G-095Mako G-503
Sensor type1/3“ CMOS1/3“ CCD1/3“ CCD1/2.5“ CMOS
SensorCMOSIS CMV300Sony
Aptina MT9P031
Resolution644 x 484
812 x 614
1292 x 734
720p HD
2592 x 1944
5 MP
Frame rate309 fps71 fps42 fps14 fps