Prosilica GC 1290

Prosilica GC

  • Sony ICX445 sensor
  • 33 fps at full resolution
  • Rugged housing
  • Video-type auto iris


GigE Vision, Sony ICX445 EXview CCD sensor, auto-iris, 33 fps

Prosilica GC1290 is a 1.2 megapixel camera with a GigE Vision compliant Gigabit Ethernet port and Hirose I/O port. Prosilica GC1290 is offered in both monochrome and color models. This camera incorporates the high quality Type 1/3 (6.0 mm diagonal) Sony ICX445 CCD sensor with EXview HAD CCD technology that provides superior image quality, excellent sensitivity, and low noise. At full resolution, this camera has a frame rate of 33 frames per second. With a smaller region of interest higher frame rates are possible. By default monochrome models ship with no optical filter and color models ship with a Type IRC30 IR cut filter.


Benefits and features

  • Monochrome (GC1290) and color (GC1290C) models
  • GigE Vision interface
  • Screw mount RJ45 Ethernet connector for secure operation in industrial environments
  • Supports cable lengths up to 100 meters (CAT-5e or CAT-6)
  • Popular C-Mount lens mount
  • Easy camera mounting via standard M3 threads or optional tripod adapter
  • Easy software integration with Allied Vision's Vimba Suite and compatibility to the most popular third party image-processing libraries.

Hardware options

  • Various lens mounts: Select between C-Mount and CS-Mount
  • Various optical filters: Select between B 270 ASG protection glass Type IRC30 IR pass filter.

See the Modular Concept for lens mount and optical filter options. 

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IEEE 802.3 1000baseT
1280 (H) × 960 (V)
Sony ICX445
Sensor type
CCD Progressive
Sensor size
Type 1/3
Pixel size
3.75 µm × 3.75 µm
Shutter mode
Global shutter
Lens mount (default)
Max. frame rate at full resolution
33 fps
12 Bit
Image buffer (RAM)
64 MByte
Imaging performance

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 at full resolution without optical filter. 

Quantum efficiency at 529 nm
51 %
Temporal dark noise
14.0 eˉ
Saturation capacity
6200 eˉ
Dynamic range
52.7 dB
Absolute sensitivity threshold
14.5 eˉ
Bit depth
8/12 Bit
Monochrome pixel formats
Mono8, Mono12, Mono12Packed
Raw pixel formats
BayerRG8, BayerRG12, BayerRG12Packed
General purpose inputs/outputs (GPIOs)
1 input, 1 output
Opto-isolated I/Os
1 input, 1 output
Operating conditions/dimensions
Operating temperature
0 °C to +50 °C ambient (without condensation)
Power requirements (DC)
5 to 25 VDC
Power consumption
3 W at 12 VDC
106 g
Body dimensions (L × W × H in mm)
59 × 46 × 33 (including connectors)
CE: 2014/30/EU (EMC), 2011/65/EU, including amendment 2015/863/EU (RoHS); FCC Class A; CAN ICES-003

Image optimization features:

  • Auto gain (manual gain control: 0 to 24 dB; 1 dB increments)
  • Auto exposure (manual exposure control: 12 µs to 72.4 s; 1 µs increments)
  • Auto white balance (GC1290C only)
  • Binning (horizontal and vertical) (sum)
  • Black level (Offset)
  • Gamma correction
  • Hue, saturation, color transformation (GC1290C only)
  • Three look-up tables
  • Region of interest, DSP subregion (selectable region for auto features)

Camera control features:

  • Auto-iris (video type)
  • Event channel
  • Global shutter (digital shutter)
  • IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol
  • Image chunk data
  • Recorder and Multiframe acquisition modes
  • RS232
  • Three storable user sets
  • StreamBytesPerSecond (bandwidth control)
  • StreamHoldCapacity (Up to 52 frames at full resolution)
  • Sync out modes: Trigger ready, input, exposing, readout, imaging, strobe, GPO
  • Temperature monitoring (mainboard only)

Prosilica GC1290 is ideal for a wide range of applications including:

  • Industrial inspection
  • Machine vision
  • Ophthalmology
  • Aeronautical and aerospace
  • Public security
  • Surveillance
  • Traffic imaging
  • OEM applications


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, technical manual, and features

Prosilica GC QuickStart Guide

  • Prosilica GC QuickStart GuideThe QuickStart Guide is available in 12 languages including Chinese, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Software and firmware

Vimba is our current future-proof SDK.


Other SDKs and tools are available on our Software downloads webpage.


GigE camera firmware is available on our Firmware webpage.