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Basler Pulse puA1280-54uc

1280 x 960 Color CMOS USB3 Camera

Price: $239.00 each

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Global shutter for imaging objects in motion
1280 x 960 resolution with 3.75 micron pixels
Compact low-power design

The Basler pulse cameras offer good performance at an amazing price, and this model is our favorite. Built on the Aptina AR0134 CMOS sensor, it has 3.75 micron pixels that perform well without demanding too much from the lens. And the global shutter images objects in motion without introducing artifacts.

The compact but robust metal housing is both elegant and practical. The CS lens mount is easily converted to C- or S- mount for mechanical compatibility with most lenses. There is a USB3 Vision connector on the housing’s side. The 1/4-20 tripod mount is built in. And it weighs just 60 grams.

As with all Basler cameras, there is great software support from both Basler and third-parties. Communication is via the USB3 Vision interface – nothing proprietary here. The free Pylon software suite can configure the camera, display and save images, and provides a comprehensive API for developers.

This camera is a great choice when size, weight, power consumption and price are critical design factors.


Lens Mount: CS-Mount


Sensor Resolution: 1,280 (h) x 960 (v) pixels
Sensor Size: 6.00 mm (1/3")
Sensor Model: Aptina AR0134
Chroma: Color Bayer
Shutter Type: Global
Frame Rate (full resolution): 54.0 frames/second
Data Interface: USB3 Vision
Data Rate: USB 2.0/3.0 (up to 5Gbps)


Conformance CE, RoHS, UL (pending), USB3 Vision

There are no electrical I/O for interfacing with trigger or strobe light. If you need these, please see the ace series.

Learn about camera specs in our Camera Tech Center.


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.