Goldeye G-008



  • Affordable GigE Vision SWIR camera
  • Power over Ethernet
  • Compact industrial design, no fan

Goldeye G-008 - High-speed, low-cost InGaAS camera


The new Goldeye G-008 is the fastest 1/4-VGA resolution short wave infrared camera (SWIR) with GigE Vision interface. With frame rates up to 344 fps at full resolution, versatile application fields can be addressed and processes can be sped up strongly. Thanks to its very affordable price, many cost-sensitive applications, where the lower resolution is sufficient, can benefit from the cameras outstanding performance.

Save time and money to integrate the camera into your system: a small form factor and multiple mounting options let the camera fit easily into compact system designs. Additionally, its standardized GigE Vision interface including Power over Ethernet (PoE) and comprehensive I/O control options simplify the connection to your software solution and the synchronization with other system components.

The integrated thermo-electric sensor cooling and several on-board image correction features contribute to the Goldeye's outstanding image quality.


Reveal more of the invisible with Goldeye SWIR cameras!


Benefits and Features

  • Compact industrial design
  • Up to 344 fps at full resolution
  • GigE Vision interface with PoE+
  • Comprehensive I/O control options
  • Automated on-board image correction
  • Stabilized sensor-cooling, no fan
  • Extended operating temperature range



  • Available with C-Mount, F-Mount, M42 Mount
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IEEE 802.3 1000BASE-T, IEEE 802.3af (PoE)
320 (H) × 256 (V)
InGaAs FPA 320 x 256
Sensor type
Sensor Size
No standard size
Cell size
30 µm x 30 µm
Lens mount
M42-Mount, F-Mount, C-Mount
Frame rate
344 fps
14 Bit
Image buffer (RAM)
256 MByte
Bit depth
8 - 14 Bit
Mono modes
Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed, Mono14
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
LVTTL I/Os: 1 Input, 1 Output
Opto-isolated I/Os
1 Input, 2 Outputs
115 000 Baud, 8N1 (adjustable)
Operating conditions/dimensions
Operating temperature
-20 °C to +55 °C (Case)
Power requirements (DC)
10.8 V to 30.0 V or via PoE
Power consumption (@12 V)
10.8 W (@ 12 V DC), <12.95 W (@ PoE),
340 g (with C-Mount adapter)
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)
78 × 55 × 55
CE (2004/108/EC), RoHS (2011/65/EU), WEEE (2012/19/EU), FCC Class B

IR-specific features (camera and sensor)

  • Integrated correction data sets, compensation of sensor inhomogeneity and underlying structures (non-uniformity correction - NUC )
  • Defect pixel correction
  • Background correction
  • Automated and manual sensor temperature management via TEC Features
  • Temperature status indicator
  • Temperature specific events

General features

  • Automatic exposure time control
  • Gain (analog)
  • I/O configuration and trigger control
  • Stream hold (deferred image output)
  • Storable user sets
  • Firmware update in the field
  • Region of interest (ROI) control, Look-up table (LUT) support, as well as various Auto-Features

Goldeye cameras are compatible with Allied Vision's Vimba SDK. Moreover, in combination with our AcquireControl software, extensive image analysis functions are available:

  • Pseudo color LUT with several color profiles
  • Auto contrast
  • Auto brightness
  • Analyze multiple regions (rectangular, circle) within the image
  • Real-time statistics and histogram display

Goldeye cameras are very sensitive in the SWIR spectrum. They can be used in an extended operating temperature range. Thanks to TEC cooling and integrated image correction, Goldeye cameras achieve an outstanding image quality with little noise and a high dynamic range. They are well-suited for many typical SWIR applications in various industry branches:

  • Semiconductor industry: solar cell and chip inspection
  • Recyling industry: plastics sorting
  • Medical imaging, sciences: hyperspectral imaging, microscopy, OCT
  • Metal and glass industry: thermal imaging of hot objects (250 °C to 800 °C)
  • Agriculture industry: airborne remote sensing
  • Printing industry: banknote inspection
  • Electronics industry: laser beam profiling
  • Surveillance and security: vision enhancement (e.g., through fog or night vision)

White Paper
To learn more about typical application fields for SWIR cameras, download our White Paper:

Seeing beyond the visible – short-wave infrared (SWIR) cameras offer new application fields in machine vision


Please note: This selector filters lenses on technical criteria only. To find the right lens for your application requirements, please ask our Sales and Support teams for advice.

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InGaAs FPA 320 x 256 InGaAs sensor graph

Datasheets and brochures

Camera installation, technical manual, and features

Additional documents

3D CAD files (STEP)

Please right-click the link of a 3D camera model and select save as to download the file. After downloading,  unzip the STEP file. You need a 3D CAD viewer application to view and measure the STEP files. Download a STEP viewer free of charge:

Software and firmware

Vimba is our current future-proof SDK.


AcquireControl is a viewer and image analysis application for our LWIR, SWIR, and cooled cameras.


To obtain firmware for your Goldeye camera, please contact our technical support team.