Pike F-145


  • Versatile IEEE 1394b camera
  • Advanced feature set
  • Many variants
  • High frame rates

IEEE 1394b camera with Sony ICX285 sensor – 30 frames per second

The Pike F-145B/F-145C is equipped with one of the finest sensors, Sony's EXview HAD CCD ICX285. Furthermore, various real-time pre-processing functions enhance its exceptional image quality. At full resolution, it runs 30 frames per second. Higher frame rates can be reached by using a smaller area of interest (AOI), binning (b/w), or sub-sampling.



  • IEEE 1394b connectors: 2 x copper (daisy chain) or 1 x GOF, 1 x copper, Hirose power: out
  • Various IR cut/pass filters, various lens mounts
  • Angled head, white medical housing

Also available: Pike F-145B/C (-15fps) version - lower framerate, enhanced image quality

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Availability: Discontinued. Last time buy: January 31, 2019 | Last time repair service: July 31, 2024
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IEEE 1394b - 800 Mb/s, 2 ports, daisy chain, fiber optic (GOF) optional
1388 (H) × 1038 (V)
Sony ICX285
Sensor type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
Type 2/3
Pixel size
6.45 µm × 6.45 µm
Lens mount (default)
Max. frame rate at full resolution
30 fps
14 Bit
Image buffer (RAM)
64 MByte
Bit depth
8-14 Bit
Monochrome pixel formats
Mono8, Mono12, Mono16
Raw pixel formats
Raw8, Raw12, Raw16
Operating conditions/dimensions
Operating temperature
+5 °C to +50 °C
Power requirements (DC)
8 V to 36 V
Power consumption
4 W (@ 12 VDC)
250 g
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)
96.8 × 44 × 44 (including connectors)
CE: 2014/30/EU (EMC), 2011/65/EU, including amendment 2015/863/EU (RoHS); FCC Class B
  • High SNR mode (up to 24 dB better signal-to-noise ratio)   
  • Low-Noise Binning Mode   
  • Smear reduction   
  • Shading correction   
  • Area of interest (AOI), separate AOI for auto features   
  • Binning   
  • Decimation   
  • Auto gain (manual gain control: 0 to 32 dB)   
  • Auto exposure (39 µs to 67 s)   
  • Auto white balance   
  • Look-up table (LUT)   
  • Hue, saturation, color correction   
  • Reverse X   
  • Deferred image transport   
  • Trigger programmable, level, single, bulk, programmable delay   
  • Sequence mode (changes the camera settings on the fly)   
  • SIS (secure image signature, time stamp for trigger, frame count)   
  • Storable user sets   

The well-engineered sensor Sony ICX285 in combination with the diverse image pre-processing functions and the modular design of the Pike F-145B/F-145C result in a  camera with an exceptional high performance. It is the perfect choice for sophisticated applications, especially with low light.

The Pike F-145B/F-145C is especially suited for:

  • Applications which require the highest image quality even with low light
  • OEM applications (modular concept)
  • Motion studies
  • 3D recordings of still and moving objects
  • Science and research
  • Healthcare and sports 
  • Multimedia and entertainment
  • Intelligent traffic solutions (ITS)
  • Long cable lengths, 400 meters and more (fiber version)


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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Data sheets

Camera installation and technical manual

Additional documentation

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: https://www.freecadweb.org/

Software and firmware

Vimba is our current future-proof SDK.


You can also download legacy software for 1394 cameras.


To obtain firmware for your 1394 camera, please contact our technical support team.