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Basler Ace U acA5472-17um

5472 x 3648 1" Monochrome CMOS USB3 Camera

Price: $729.00 each

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

The ace series of cameras offer fantastic value. The acA5472-17um 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. This is especially useful when imaging small features.

Note that this camera has a rolling shutter. It must be carefully coordinated with strobed lighting when used to image items that are in motion.

With USB3 Vision, a single cable is 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 signals – there is a total of four.

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 USB3 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 IMX183CLK
Chroma: Monochrome
Shutter Type: Rolling
Frame Rate (full resolution): 17.0 frames/second
Quantum Efficiency: 74.0 %
Dark Noise: 3.0 e-
Saturation Capacity: 14.3 ke-
Dynamic Range: 71.8 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 41.6 dB
Test Method: EMVA 1288
Data Interface: USB3 Vision
Data Rate: USB 3.0 Only (5 Gbps)


Conformance RoHS, USB3 Vision, 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.

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.