USB 3 Cameras

Lumenera’s highly innovative USB 3.0 cameras are built with leading-edge sensor technology from Sony, ON Semiconductor and CMOSIS, making these cameras ideal for a wide variety of applications where high resolution, sensitivity, accuracy, speed, and precision are critical.

Proven CMOS and CCD Sensors

Our USB 3.0 cameras deliver incredible image quality at very high frame rates and often at lower costs. Built in FPGA-based image processing off-loads the work from your computer and ensures the highest image quality without having to compromise on performance.

The combination of USB 3.0 technology and the CMOSIS / Sony sensors:

  • Unleashes the speed limitations found with other sensors
  • Does not require CameraLink framegrabber as USB 3.0 is native to new computers
  • Result is a simplified system and reduced total system cost
  • Provide data rates comparable to CameraLink (and far exceeding GigE), without the software and hardware complexities

High-Speed, Global Shutter, CMOS Sensor-Based USB 3.0 Cameras

CMOS, USB 3 Camera

The Lt225 and Lt425 cameras are built for rugged 24/7 use. Both cameras have a proven, high resolution CMOS sensor with a fully electronic global shutter that captures excellent quality, high-speed images with zero blur. This industrial-grade camera is ideally suited for applications that include traffic monitoring, Automatic License Plate Recognition (ALPR), high-speed inspection and motion control. This camera can be customized to suit OEM designs and is available in a scientific-grade version.

High Sensitivity, Low Noise, CCD Sensor-Based USB 3.0 Cameras

USB 3 Camera, CCD

The Lt365RLt665RLt965R, and Lt1265R cameras feature Sony’s EXview HAD II CCD sensor technology, making them ideal for a variety of applications including traffic, tolling, high-speed inspection and machine vision. These cameras were built on low noise electronics to render details with amazing accuracy at astounding speeds. This responsiveness and high dynamic range, make them a great choice for Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging. These cameras include 128 MB of onboard memory for frame buffering, which ensures dependable and reliable image delivery even in the most demanding environments. Unlike some competitive camera companies, Lumenera’s buffer technology delivers all frames at full speed and max resolution without introducing latency. A scientific-grade variant is available for the most demanding life science applications.

USB3 Vision Certified

USB3 Vision Cameras

Lumenera's Lt Camera Series has received certification with the USB3 Vision standard, which is appointed by the world's largest machine vision trade association, the AIA.  Lumenera products that are compliant ensure compatibility with vision software applications.

(-SCI) Scientific Camera Option

Did you know, most of Lumenera's industrial cameras are available to order with a scientific option (-SCI), which includes microscopy-grade glass, ideal for collimated light source applications. For more camera options, click here.

USB 3.0 Power Requirements - Click here for an overview of power over USB 3.0 requirements.


Lumenera will be expanding their USB 3.0 Lt Camera Family in 2016. A series of new cameras based on Sony's latest Pregius™ global shutter CMOS technology will boast CCD-like performance from a CMOS sensor with increased frame rates and crisp, clear distortion-free images. Building on this new line of technology, Lumenera will also be releasing several additional camera models based on Sony’s 2nd generation IMX sensors such as the 5MP IMX250 and IMX264 sensors and other sensors to produce a line of GS CMOS cameras ranging in resolution from 3MP to 12MP.

For more details on these cameras click here.

The image here shows the smear-free still images you can except to see from these new CMOS sensors even when strong light sources are present in a frame. Photo credit: Sony

 new cmos sensors

Ordering Options

Camera ModelMPResolutionFrame Rate cOptical FormatSensorColor/ Mono
Lt2252.22048 x 10881702/3"CMOSIS CMV2000Color or Mono NIR versions available
Lt365R2.81936 x 1456532/3"Sony ICX674 CCDColor or Mono
Lt4254.02048 x 2048901"CMOSIS CMV4000Color or Mono NIR versions available
Lt665R6.02752 x 2192271"Sony ICX694 CCDColor or Mono
Lt965R9.13376 x 2704191"Sony ICX814 CCDColor or Mono
Lt1265R 124240 x 2832151"Sony ICX834 CCDColor or Mono
Lt16059H164896 × 32641235mmON Semiconductor (Truesense) KAI-16070 CCDColor or Mono
Lt29059 (Coming Soon)296576 x 4384~635mmON Semiconductor (Truesense) KAI-29050 CCDColor or Mono