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UAV Cameras: CCD & CMOS USB 3.1 Cameras & OEM Imaging Systems

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Teledyne Lumenera is a developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital cameras and custom and OEM imaging solutions. With powerful combinations of speed, resolution and sensitivity, our imaging products are ideal for the specialized and demanding requirements of UAVs and unmanned systems.

USB 3.1 Gen 1 Cameras

Our USB 3.1 Gen 1 cameras deliver exceptional image quality, making them ideal for unmanned and robotic applications where high resolution, sensitivity, accuracy, speed, and precision are critical.

CCD Sensor-Based USB 3.1 Gen 1 CAMERAS

Our CCD cameras are built on low-noise electronics to capture the most accurate details at high speed. Their responsiveness and high dynamic range make them a great choice for Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging.

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Lt16059H 16 Megapixel 35mm CCD Camera

Ideal for UAV and Industrial Inspections

Lt16059H High Performance 16 Megapixel 35 mm CCD USB 3.1 Gen 1 CameraThe Lt16059H is our top-of-the-range 16 megapixel high-performance CCD camera. The unique High Dynamic Range (HDR) design utilises two different amplifiers to produce high-quality images with zero blur, making the camera ideal for high-speed imaging applications.

The camera delivers 12 fps at full resolution (4864 × 3232). FPGA-enabled performance, complemented by 256 MB of onboard memory for frame buffering, ensures dependable and reliable image delivery even in the most demanding of applications.

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Lt29059H 29 Megapixel 35mm CCD Camera

Rugged high-resolution performance for 24/7 UAV inspections & imagingLt29059 29 Megapixel CCD Camera

The Lt29059H 29 megapixel CCD camera provides both monochrome and vivid colour images with zero blur. The camera’s NIR-enhanced 35mm format CCD sensor delivers excellent dynamic range and colour reproduction, as well as high smear rejection.

With a compact form factor, light weight and low power requirements, the Lt29059H is ideal for challenging UAV imaging and industrial inspection applications.

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Lt29059 29 Megapixel CCD Camera

High-resolution, zero blur imagery for inspection and surveillance

Lt29059 29 Megapixel CCD CameraThe Lt29059 utilises a 35mm format CCD sensor to deliver high-quality, 29 megapixel colour or monochrome images with zero blur. The camera features high smear rejection and dynamic range, as well as a zero loss 256 MB RAM frame buffer.

The small form factor and lower power requirements make the Lt29059 ideally suited for UAV applications with high-resolution requirements, such as industrial inspection and surveillance.

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Lt1265R 12 Megapixel CCD Camera

Industrial-grade system delivering sharp, accurate low-noise images

Lt1265R 12 Megapixel CCD CameraThe Lt1265R combines leading-edge EXview HAD II technology and high-grade electronics to deliver sharp, low noise images with superior detail and accuracy. The camera’s Quad-Tap mode supports 15 fps at a full resolution of 12 megapixels.

The industrial-grade Lt1265R is ideal for a variety of unmanned vehicle applications including surveillance and machine vision. A scientific-grade variant is available for the most demanding applications, and the camera can also be customized to suit OEM designs.

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Lt965R 9.1 Megapixel CCD Camera

Industrial-grade UAV camera for Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging

Lt965R 9.1 Megapixel CCD USB 3.1 Gen 1 CameraThe Lt965R is a high-performance 9.1 megapixel CCD camera that delivers the highest possible frame rate that can be achieved with Sony’s ICX814 sensor. Capable of 19fps at full resolution (3376×2704), the camera is ideal for applications where high resolution and sensitivity are critical.

UAV camera for aerial imaging

Read how Lumenera’s industrial USB 3.0 Lt965R cameras are being used in a UAV to monitor vegetation health.

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Lt665R 6.0 Megapixel CCD Camera

Fast frame rates for high speed imaging applications

Lt665 High-Speed 6.0 Megapixel CCD-Based USB 3.1 Gen 1 CameraThe Lt665R 6.0 megapixel CCD-Based USB 3.1 Gen 1 camera features ICX694 Quad Tap sensor technology, and is capable of 27 fps at full resolution and 46 fps with 2×2 binning. Can be customized for OEM designs.

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Lt365R 2.8 Megapixel CCD Camera

Ideal for Near-Infrared (NIR) imaging and high-speed UAV inspections

Lt365R High-Speed 2.8 Megapixel CCD-Based USB 3.1 Gen 1 CameraThe Lt365R is built around a leading-edge 2.8 megapixel Sony CCD sensor, with low-noise electronics providing superior quality imaging and sharp detail.

The camera is capable of 53 fps at full resolution and 66 fps at full HD (1920 x 1080). A zero loss 128 MB RAM frame buffer provides reliable image delivery in demanding situations.

Both colour and monochrome options are available, with a scientific-grade option for the most demanding applications.

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CCD Camera Specifications:

Effective Pixels1936×14562752×21923376×27044240×28326576×43844864×3232
Frame Rate53 fps (1936×1456)
66 fps (1920×1088)
109 fps (640×480)
27 fps at 2752×2192,
46 fps with 2×2 binning
19 fps at 3376×2704,
33 fps with 2×2 binning
15 fps6 fps12 fps
Optical format2/3”1”1”1”35mm35mm
Dimensions (mm)43x43x6543x43x6543x43x6543x43x6576.2×76.2×82.676.2×76.2×82.6
Weight (g)175175175175590600
Dynamic range68.8 dB68.8 dB65 dB60 dB62.5 dB66.7 dB

CMOS Sensor-Based USB 3.1 Gen 1 Cameras

CMOS Sensor-Based USB 3.1 Gen 1 CamerasOur CMOS cameras capture high-quality, high-speed images with zero blur. Ideally suited to the rugged environments of UAVs and unmanned systems, each camera features a fully electronic shutter, as well as a lightweight enclosure and low power draw to help meet your application’s SWaP requirements.

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LtX45R Series Global Shutter CMOS Cameras

CCD-like performance with distortion-free imagery

Incorporating Sony’s Pregius global shutter CMOS technology, the LtX45R Series features cameras ranging from 3MP to 12MP and provides CCD-like performance with increased frame rates and sharp distortion-free imagery.

With an architecture combining the advantages of a CCD sensor (good colour reproduction, low noise, and high dynamic range) with the benefits of CMOS technology (built-in analogue-to-digital conversion, image correction, digital output and high speed), the LtX45R Series provides a low-power, low-cost alternative to traditional CCD cameras.

Models ResolutionFrame Rate Sensor
Lt345R 3.2 MP 120 fps IMX252 colour/mono
Lt545R5.1 MP75 fpsIMX250 colour/mono
Lt945R8.9 MP42 fpsIMX255 colour/mono
Lt1245R12.4 MP30 fpsIMX253 colour/mono

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Lt1245R 12 Megapixel CMOS Camera

High resolution camera with a compact form factor

Built around the Pregius IMX253 – the largest of Sony’s global shutter CMOS sensors – the Lumenera Lt1245R can provide 12 megapixel colour or monochrome images at 30 fps frame rate. The onboard FPGA delivers advanced frame buffering and image processing technology.

Measuring just 44 x 44 x 61 mm, the Lt1245R is ideally suited for space-constrained systems such as UAVs.

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Lt945R 8.9 Megapixel CMOS Camera

High-performance, high-resolution camera for UAVs and machine vision

The Lt945R camera integrates a Sony Pregius IMX255 CMOS with our state-of-the-art imaging technologies. Capable of 42 fps at full 8.9 megapixel resolution, it is available in colour or monochrome versions.

The advanced architecture combines good colour reproduction, low noise, and high dynamic range with all the advantages of a CMOS sensor – built-in ADC, image correction, digital output and high speed – to provide a lightweight, low-power imaging solution for unmanned systems.

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Lt545R 5.1 Megapixel CMOS Camera

Delivers high quality images at fast frame rates

The Lt545R delivers the fastest full resolution images possible from the high-performance Sony IMX250 global shutter CMOS sensor. Operating at 75 fps at a full resolution of 5.1 megapixels, the Lt545R is available as a colour or monochrome solution.

FPGA-enabled performance is combined with onboard memory for frame buffering, resulting in highly reliable image delivery for even the most demanding machine vision applications.

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Lt345R 3.2 Megapixel CMOS Camera

Fast frame rate and low noise for demanding machine vision applications

The high-speed Lt345R provides 3.2 megapixel colour or monochrome images at 120 fps, leveraging the maximum potential of the Sony Pregius IMX252 sensor. In addition, it features very low noise and a compact 44 x 44 x 61 mm form factor, making it ideal for high-performance unmanned systems and imaging applications.

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CMOS Camera Specifications:

Effective Pixels4112×30084112×21762464×20562064×1544
Frame Rate30 fps42 fps75 fps120 fps
Optical format1.1”1”2/3”1/1.8”
Dimensions44 x 44 x 61 mm
Dynamic range73 dB

OEM Custom Camera Design

Custom UAV CameraWe can tailor our flexible products to meet your specific imaging needs, or fully customize your own product to fit your design requirements. Select your sensor, interface, custom filters, and features of choice to build a solution that is ideal for your UAV or unmanned systems application.

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Lumenera Camera SDK

Lumenera’s Software Developers Kit (SDK) provides customers with a complete, comprehensive set of software tools to easily and quickly integrate their imaging solutions into your applications.

32 and 64-bit Windows and Linux API’s available from Lumenera (now x86 and ARM core) with dedicated factory support.

UAV Cameras: CCD & CMOS USB 3.1 Cameras & OEM Imaging Systems
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