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Basler Ace U acA5472-5gc

5472 x 3648 Color CMOS GigE Camera

Price: $639.00 each

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Sony IMX183 20 MP 1" color sensor
75% quantum efficiency
PGI for superior image quality

The ace series of cameras offer fantastic value. This model is built on the Sony Pregius IMX183 20 MP back-illuminated sensor. It offers excellent sensitivity with low noise despite the small 2.4 µm pixels. Those small pixels keep the image format within the 1" standard for a greater selection of compatible lenses.

This camera features Basler PGI for reduced noise and improved sharpness. The unique 5 x 5 debayering and color anti-aliasing minimize image artifacts.

This camera has a rolling shutter. If the item you’re imaging is moving relative to the camera, you’ll want to use a strobe light for “stop-action” imaging. The camera can output a flash window signal to control the strobe.

Because the Basler ace GigE camera uses the same 29 x 29 mm footprint that has been standard on analog cameras for many years, replacement of analog cameras is easy. Some existing Camera Link cameras and IEEE 1394a or 1394b cameras with this same footprint can also be easily replaced.

Using a Power over Ethernet (“PoE”) configuration, a single cable may be used to apply camera power and to transfer data between this camera and a PC, keeping cable runs to a minimum. An auxiliary connector is provided for terminating the input and output signal – there is one of each. The input may be configured to trigger image acquisition, reset the frame counter, or reset the software trigger count. The output may be configured to indicate acquisition trigger wait, exposure active, flash window, or timer active. Or the output may be controlled via a PC. The auxiliary connector may be used to power the camera if PoE is not available.

The Basler ace provides a full set of features to address a wide range of applications. Pixel data can be output in 8 or 12 bit depth. You may adjust the camera’s black level, gain, area of interest, input debounce, and trigger delay. It features automatic exposure control, pixel binning, horizontal image mirroring, event reporting, sending of test images, and a programmable lookup table. There are also “chunk” features that include a frame counter, time stamp, trigger input counter, and CRC checksum calculator. Note that not all features may be available when using third-party software.

Because this camera is GigE Vision and GenICam compliant, there are many third party software applications and API’s that are compatible. Basler offers their royalty-free Pylon SDK for 32 and 64 bit Windows and Linux platforms.


Lens Mount: C-Mount


Sensor Resolution: 5,472 (h) x 3,648 (v) pixels
Sensor Size: 15.86 mm (1")
Sensor Model: Sony IMX183CQJ
Chroma: Color Bayer
Shutter Type: Rolling
Frame Rate (full resolution): 5.0 frames/second
Quantum Efficiency: 75.0 %
Dark Noise: 3.0 e-
Saturation Capacity: 14.1 ke-
Dynamic Range: 71.4 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 41.5 dB
Test Method: EMVA 1288 (mono camera)
Data Interface: Ethernet Gig-E Vision
Data Rate: Gigabit Ethernet


Conformance RoHS, GigE Vision 2.0, GenICam, FCC Class B, CE, IP30, UL (pending)

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This camera is warranted by the manufacturer to be free from defects in materials and workmanship under normal use for a period of three (3) years from the date of original factory manufacture. For further information, please refer to the manufacturer's website.

Small quantities of cameras normally stocked by Machine Vision Store may be returned within 30 days, subject to a 20% restocking charge, if original package is unopened and in new condition. Larger quantities are subject to Basler's 40% restocking charge. Open packages may not be returned.

All returns must be pre-authorized by Machine Vision Store and shipped with freight pre-paid. Please contact us to request authorization and instructions. The item's serial number and associated sales order number will be needed.