1.4 Megapixel Research-Grade USB 2.0 Board Level and Enclosed Cameras

Lumenera’s Lw160R and Lw165R megapixel cameras are designed for use in a wide variety of applications, particularly in low-light conditions and where high dynamic range and very low noise are required.

Superior Sensitivity and Color Reproduction

Equipped with a high quality Sony ICX285 CCD sensor, the Lw160R and Lw165R cameras have the unmatched light sensitivity needed for low light applications. Superior performance is achieved through low noise electronics, high grade components and Lumenera’s unique thermal management techniques. With an extremely high dynamic range and large 6.45 μm square pixels, this camera is an excellent choice for lightchallenged applications.

Live Stream and Still Image Capturing

Uncompressed images in live streaming video and still image capture are provided across a USB 2.0 digital interface. No framegrabber is required. Advanced camera control is available through a comprehensive Software Developer’s Kit, with numerous sample applications and associated source code available to quickly integrate camera functions into OEM applications.


Camera models are offered in both enclosed (Lw165R) and board-level (Lw160R) form. Custom form factor (sizes) as well as color and monochrome camera models are available. Take advantage of Lumenera’s engineering expertise to make any other software or hardware customizations required for unique applications.

Product Highlights

  • Best-in-class Sony ICX285 EXview HAD CCD sensor 
  • Excellent sensitivity with high color fidelity
  • Color or monochrome, Interline transfer progressive scan CCD, 1.4 megapixel sensor
  • Color or monochrome, interline transfer progressive scan, 1.4 megapixel CCD sensor
  • 30 fps at full 1392 x 1040 resolution, 54 fps 640 x 480 (binned) 
  • Binning and Region of Interest (ROI) options improve sensitivity and provide higher frame rates
  • GPIO for control of peripherals and synchronization of lighting (4 in / 4 out)

Ordering Options

  • Lw160RM 1.4 Megapixel Monochrome Module (Board Level)
  • Lw160RC 1.4 Megapixel Color Camera Module (Board Level)
  • Lw165RM 1.4 Megapixel Monochrome Camera (Enclosed)
  • Lw165RC 1.4 Megapixel Color Camera (Enclosed)
  • LuCAMSW —DVD with user application software, camera device drivers and documentation (no charge accessory)
  • LuSDK Software Developer’s Kit (Web download)
  • LuSDK — DVD Software Developer’s Kit (DVD)
  • La20515 —5 VDC, 2.5 A Power Supply
  • LuSDK — Software Developer's Kit

Custom Ordering Options

  • SCI - Scientific grade
  • WOCG - Without any cover glass on the camera sensor
  • WOG - Without any glass within lens mount
  • WOIR - Plain glass within lens mount
  • CS - With Adjustable CS-mount lens mount

For more details on these camera options, click here.

Technical Specifications

Camera Specifications

Image SensorSony ICX285, EXview HAD CCD, color or mono, progressive scan
Effective Pixels1392 x 1040 pixels, 6.45 x 6.45 um
Frame Rate30 fps at full resolution, 54 fps at 640 x 480 (ROI)
Dynamic Range70 dB
Sensitivity5.3 DN/(nJ/cm²) [at 8-bit, 1 x gains]
Auto ExposureManual and automatic control
White BalanceManual and automatic
Dimensions39.62 x 57.15 x 96.52 mm (enclosed) 1.56 x 2.25 x 3.8 inches (enclosed)
Mass300 g (enclosed)
Power RequirementUSB bus, optional external 5 V DC, 500 mA (not included)
Power Consumption~2.5 W
Operating Temperature0 to 50°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%, Non-condensing
Interface ConnectorStandard USB 2.0 cable
Lens MountAdjustable C-mount standard, (CS-mount option)