High Speed, Global Shutter, 5 MP CMOS USB 3.0 Camera

Lt545RSony's latest Pregius global shutter CMOS sensors combine beneficial aspects of both CCD and CMOS in a pixel design resulting in impressive performance. The Pregius sensors have an analog pixel design similar to a CCD, but with the back end resembling a CMOS sensor. This architecture takes the advantages of a CCD sensor (excellent imaging performance - including good color reproduction, low noise, and high dynamic range) along with all the digital advantages of a CMOS sensor (built-in analog-to-digital conversion, image correction, digital output and high speed) to produce a low-power, low-cost alternative to traditional CCD sensors.

The Lt545R camera uses the high performance global shutter CMOS IMX250 sensor from Sony for optimal image output while operating at very fast frame rates. Using Lumenera's proven and reliable USB 3.0 technology, the Lt545R provides the fastest full resolution images possible from the Sony Pregius sensors when coupled with USB 3.0.

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Technical Requirements for Building a Vision System for Your Unique Imaging Application

There are a number of factors that need to be considered when designing a vision system, including: the hardware platform, the operating system, the software and API, and the very things that make the vision system "see"- the camera and its lens. Although each aspect plays an important role in achieving desired results, the camera and lens are the essence of the vision system. As such, it is recommended that both the camera and the lens be selected as a pair based on overall system requirements.

Here we discuss various elements of vision systems with a focus on the camera and lens.



Selecting the Right Camera for Intelligent Traffic Systems

Resolution is one of the most important factors when choosing digital cameras for Intelligent Traffic System (ITS) applications, such as tolling and speed enforcement. The more pixels in a camera, the higher its resolution and the clearer the images. In the case of ITS applications, more pixels, specifically along the horizontal edge of a camera's sensor, allow for more lanes of traffic to be covered with a single camera, consquently reducing overall system cost. More pixels, however, come at a cost of sensitivity.

Read more here.


An In-Depth Look at Bit Depth

Lt16059HThe bit depth of a camera defines the number of distinct shades that are available for each pixel. Many imaging applications don't require a bit depth of more than 8 bits, however when color accuracy is needed, high bit depth is key in detecting the slightest deviation from specific color tones. For instance, as outlined in this Lumenera case study on paint inspection applications, when inspecting paint in automotive assembly lines, high bit depth allows the industrial camera to perform the analysis with greater accuracy.

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Aerial Imaging - Selecting the Correct UAV and Industrial Camera Combination

Lumenera featured on the AZO Network

"By combining a UAV (Unmanned Arial Vehicle) with a high-resolution industrial-grade camera the cost of aerial imaging is significantly reduced. For such an experiment to be effective the data gathered needs to be RAW, uncorrupted and easily processed. Lumenera, experts in imaging, recently worked with AggieAir, a research lab at Utah State University, to develop an aerial imaging system for agricultural research.

We spoke to Corey Fellows, Sales Director at Lumenera, about the best drone/camera combination to use for aerial imaging, the benefits of using a scientific camera and the exciting new applications this technology is opening up."

Read the interview here.



Lumenera at Vision China 2017

In March 2017, Lumenera exhibited at VISION China and featured our Lt29059 high performance camera in a special "Back to the Future" demo complete with a DeLorean model car. This live-action demo illustrated the Lt29059's excellent dynamic range, extremely low smear, and outstanding color reproduction.



Automate 2017

Lumenera will be exhibiting
April 3-6, 2017
Chicago, USA
Booth #2662
Event website


Lumenera will be exhibiting
May 8-11, 2017
Dallas, USA
Booth #1749
Event website

Laser World of Photonics Germany 2017

Lumenera will be exhibiting
June 26-29, 2017
Munich, Germany
Booth #A2.519
Event website

Check out our Event page to see where we will be in 2017!




Lumenera has just released their National Instruments LabVIEW Plug-In v4.0.1 to support LabVIEW's 2016 software. This plug-in requires the installation of LabVIEW, the NI Vision Development Module, and the applicable Lumenera Software for your camera model. Lumenera's LabVIEW plug-in now supports LabVIEW 32-bit and 64-bit version from release 2010 to release 2016.

Learn more or download a copy of the software.



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We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

Embedded Software Developer

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