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Alvium G5-1242

Alvium G5 -1242
Alvium G5 -1242
Alvium G5 - Speed up your vision application

5GigE Vision camera for demanding applications

Alvium G5-1242 with Sony IMX545 runs 39.0 frames per second at 12.4 MP resolution.


The Alvium G5 camera series combines the advantages of the 5GigE interface for higher bandwidth and the flexibility of the Alvium platform offering various mount and sensor options. It enables an easy upgrade of existing systems (USB3 Vision or GigE Vision) and offers backwards compatibility with 1000BASE-T solutions. Powered by ALVIUM® Technology, the sugar cube Alvium G5 camera delivers highest image quality at a low power consumption.

Technical data

Interface IEEE 802.3 5GBASE-T, 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3af Power Class 0 PoE
Resolution 4128 (H) × 3008 (V)
Sensor Sony IMX545
Sensor type CMOS
Sensor size Type 1/1.1
Pixel size 2.74 µm × 2.74 µm
Shutter mode GS (Global shutter)
Lens mounts (available) C-Mount, CS-Mount
Max. frame rate at full resolution 39 fps at 525 MByte/s, Mono8
ADC 12 Bit
Image buffer (RAM) 512 MByte
Non-volatile memory (Flash) 1024 KByte

Imaging performance data is based on the evaluation methods in the EMVA 1288 Release 3.1 standard for characterization of image sensors and cameras. Measurements are typical values for monochrome models measured without optical filter.

Quantum efficiency at 529 nm 68 %
Temporal dark noise 2.3 eˉ
Saturation capacity 9400 eˉ
Dynamic range 70 dB
Absolute sensitivity threshold 2.9 eˉ
Bit depth 12-bit
Monochrome pixel formats Mono8, Mono10, Mono10p, Mono12, Mono12p, Mono12Packed
YUV color pixel formats YCbCr411_8_CbYYCrYY, YCbCr422_8_CbYCrY, YCbCr8_CbYCr
RGB color pixel formats RGB8 (default), BGR8
Raw color pixel formats (Bayer) BayerRG8, BayerRG10, BayerRG10p, BayerRG12, BayerRG12p, BayerRG12Packed
Opto-isolated I/Os 1 input, 1 output
Power requirements (DC) 10.8 to 26.4 VDC AUX | IEEE 802.3af, Power Class 0 PoE
Power consumption External power: 6.5 W at 12 VDC (typical) | Power over Ethernet: 7.1 W (typical)
Operating temperature You can find these specifications after configuring your camera below.
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)

Image control: Auto

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


Image control: Other

  • Adaptive noise correction
  • Binning (digital)
  • Binning (digital, sensor)
  • Black level
  • Color transformation (incl. hue, saturation; color models)
  • Contrast
  • Custom convolution
  • De-Bayering up to 5×5 (color models)
  • DPC (defect pixel correction)
  • FPNC (fixed pattern noise correction)
  • Gamma
  • Lens shading correction
  • LUT (look-up table)
  • Multiple ROIs (regions of interest)
  • Reverse X/Y
  • ROI (region of interest)
  • Sharpness/Blur


Camera control

  • Acquisition frame rate
  • Action commands, incl. ToE (trigger over Ethernet)
  • Bandwidth control
  • Burst mode
  • Counters and timers
  • Event channel
  • Firmware update in the field
  • I/O and trigger control
  • Image chunk data
  • Power Saving Mode
  • PTP (IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol)
  • Sequencer
  • Serial I/Os
  • Temperature monitoring
  • User sets

Software and firmware

FAQs and application notes

  • Knowledge base:

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  • Application notes overview:

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  • Application notes recommended for Alvium GigE cameras:

Data sheets

3D CAD files (STEP) for Alvium cameras and accessories

You can download STEP components for Alvium models and Alvium accessories at the Alvium STEP file download page.

Or you can download prepared sets of components for standard Alvium models like this:


  1. You need a 3D CAD viewer application to view and measure the STEP files. Download a STEP viewer free of charge:
  2. Go to the Camera Selector, select your Alvium model, and configure the corresponding hardware option (such as an Open Housing C-Mount camera).
  3. In the tile showing your Alvium submodel, open the "STEP files" link. See the image below.
  4. Download the files from the link selection shown at the bottom of the tile.
  5. To assemble housed cameras from the STEP file components, follow the Instructions included in the link collection.

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

Alvium GigE, 5GigE, and USB cameras can be easily integrated into embedded systems with Allied Vision's next generation  Vimba X SDK, a fully GenICam-compliant platform-independent SDK for all Allied Vision cameras with GigE, 5GigE and USB3 Vision Interface.

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


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

  • GenICam for CSI-2 Access controls the camera by GenICam features, using the Alvium CSI-2 driver and CSI-2 transport layer (TL) directly.
  • 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