Point Grey announces GX-FW-60S6 6.0 megapixel cameras

Point Grey announced Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6 6.0 megapixel digital cameras series based on Sony EXview HAD CCD II technology. It uses the Sony ICX694 to deliver high resolution and extreme sensitivity in a compact and low-cost package

Point Grey announced Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6 6.0 megapixel digital cameras series based on Sony EXview HAD CCD II technology. It uses the Sony ICX694 to deliver high resolution and extreme sensitivity in a compact and low-cost package.


ICX694 applies EXview HAD technology to higher resolution, multi-tap image sensors. Compared to other CCD devices, EXview is known for higher quantum efficiency, reduced smear, and increased near infrared sensitivity. The ICX694 is a full 1" CCD that features 4.54 micron square pixels and is capable of sending 2736 x 2192 images at 11 FPS.

Every Grasshopper Express camera is equipped with a tripod mounting bracket, on-board temperature and power sensors to monitor camera status, and Point Grey's rich feature set. Also included with every camera is the FlyCapture SDK software library which provides a common control interface for all Point Grey cameras under both Windows and Linux. The Grasshopper Express camera utilizes the FireWire-b interface. The 800 Mbit/s of bandwidth delivers low latency, deterministic image transfer without CPU loading. Industry-leading pricing and best-in-class image quality make the new GX ideal for applications in machine vision, bioscience, traffic and GIS applications.

The Grasshopper Express GX-FW-60S6M-C (monochrome) and GX-FW-60S6C-C (color) models are list priced at USD $3995.

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