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Basler Ace 2 a2A3840-13gcBAS

3840 x 2160 Color CMOS GigE Camera

Price: $359.00 each

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51 full frames per second
Rolling Shutter
Color Camera
Basic firmware is still full of features

The Basler Ace 2 a2A3840-13gcBAS GigE Vision camera offers great value. This is the "Basic" model. Despite the name, it offers all the capabilities many installations demand.

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 with support for most operating systems.

The Basler ace 2 is available in "Basic" and "Pro" versions. Both feature a status LED on the back, a removable IR cut filter, and robust M8 I/O connector. This is the Basic version.


Pixel Bit Depth: 8/10/12 bits
Digital Input: 1 opto-coupled input, 0 - 24 VDC
Digital I/O: 2 configurable digital I/O, 0 - 24 VDC, 50 mA max. load as output
Power Requirement: PoE or 12 - 24 VDC


Lens Mount: C-Mount
Weight: < 100 g


Operating Temperature: -10 to 60°C (14–140 °F)
Operating Humidity: 20 to 80%, relative, non-condensing
Storage Temperature: -20 to 80 °C (-4 to 176 °F)
Storage Humidity: 20 to 80%, relative, non-condensing
Ingress Protection: IP30


Sensor Resolution: 3,840 (h) x 2,160 (v) pixels
Sensor Size: 8.81 mm
Sensor Model: Sony IMX334LQR
Chroma: Color Bayer
Shutter Type: Rolling
Frame Rate (full resolution): 13.0 frames/second
Quantum Efficiency: 72.6 %
Dark Noise: 2.0 e-
Saturation Capacity: 10.4 ke-
Dynamic Range: 69.5 dB
Test Method: EMVA 1288
Data Interface: Ethernet Gig-E Vision
Data Rate: Gigabit Ethernet

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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.