Camera Selector
Show data sheet
{{ totalBookmarksCount }}
Industrial vision goes embedded

Alvium 1800 C-1620

Alvium 1800 C -1620
Alvium 1800 C -1620
Alvium 1800 C – High-performance camera modules for embedded vision

Machine vision sensors for embedded system developers

Alvium 1800 C-1620 with Sony IMX542 runs 30.0 frames per second at 16.2 MP resolution.


The powerful Alvium 1800 C MIPI CSI-2 camera series gives embedded system developers access to Sony’s high-performance image sensors popular in the machine vision industry. These sensors with resolutions up to 20 megapixels deliver excellent image quality and up to twice the frame rates compared to similar Alvium 1500 C models.

Technical data

Interface MIPI CSI-2, up to 4 lanes
Resolution 5328 (H) × 3040 (V)
Sensor Sony IMX542
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Type 1.1
Pixel size 2.74 µm × 2.74 µm
Shutter mode Global shutter
Lens mounts (available) C-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 30 fps using 4 lanes, RAW8 (GREY)
ADC 12 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 256 KB
Non-volatile memory (Flash) 1024 KB
Bit depth Max. 12 Bit
Raw pixel formats RAW8 (GREY), RAW10 (Y10), RAW12 (Y12) [MIPI CSI-2 (FOURCC)]
TTL I/Os 2 programmable GPIOs
Power requirements (DC) 5 VDC over MIPI CSI-2
Power consumption Typical: 3.8 W

Image control

Auto control

  • Auto exposure
  • Auto gain
  • Auto white balance (color models)


 Other image controls

  • Black level
  • De-Bayering up to 5×5 (color models)
  • DPC (factory calibrated)
  • Exposure time
  • FPNC (factory calibrated)
  • Gain
  • Gamma
  • Hue (color models)
  • Region of interest (ROI)
  • Reverse X/Y
  • Saturation (color models)


Camera control

  • Acquisition Frame Rate
  • Temperature monitoring (sensor board)
  • Triggering (Frame Start)

Software and firmware

FAQs and application notes

  • Knowledge base:

Search the knowledge base for technical papers.

  • Application notes overview:

Click here to search from all available application notes!

  • Application notes recommended for Alvium CSI-2 cameras:

3D CAD files (STEP)

Download the components for your Alvium CSI-2 camera sub model from the Alvium STEP File Toolbox!

Configure your camera!


Allied Vision approved machine vision accessories have been selected by our experts to deliver best possible image quality to your application with the greatest possible reliability. Our technicians and engineers conduct extensive tests with accessories such as lenses and interface cables in combination with our cameras. That way, we can recommend the best possible accessories and ensure maximal performance of your Allied Vision camera.

Perfectly connected - thanks to powerful software

Software integration made easy

To operate Alvium CSI-2 cameras on your vision system, Allied Vision provides different access modes:

  • Direct Register Access (DRA) to control the cameras via registers for advanced users.
  • Video4Linux2 Access allows to control the cameras via established V4L2 API and applications like GStreamer and OpenCV.

    Open-source CSI-2 drivers are available on GitHub for different boards and system on chips (SoCs).


Alvium USB cameras can be easily integrated into embedded systems with Allied Vision's Vimba Suite, a future-proof, platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with USB3 Vision Interface.

GenICam-based Transport Layers support the Alvium USB cameras and can automatically connect them to third-party software solutions such as MATLAB, OpenCV, Halcon, CVB, and many more.