Image shows a Basler Ace U acA3088-57uc

CABR242 favorite

Basler Ace U acA3088-57uc

3088 x 2064 Color CMOS USB3 Camera

Price: $439.00 each

Not available for purchase outside of North America.

Please sign in to check inventory.

6.4 MP color images at 59 frames per second
Excellent quantum efficiency and dynamic range
Sony Starvis IMX178 sensor
Compact 42 x 29 x 29 mm footprint
PGI image enhancement

The ace series of cameras offer fantastic value. The acA3088-57uc is built on the Sony Starvis IMX178 1/1.8" sensor. It offers 6.4 MP (3088 x 2064) resolution with excellent quantum efficiency and dynamic range, making it ideal for outdoor installations such as traffic monitoring and aerial imaging.

This color camera includes Basler's PGI algorithms, including 5x5 debayering, color-anti-aliasing, denoising, and sharpening filter.

This camera has a rolling shutter that enables superior quantum efficiency. However, without careful coordination of a strobe light, image artifacts may be visible when imaging objects 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: 3,088 (h) x 2,064 (v) pixels
Sensor Size: 8.93 mm (1/1.8")
Sensor Model: Sony IMX178LQJ
Chroma: Color Bayer
Shutter Type: Rolling
Frame Rate (full resolution): 59.0 frames/second
Quantum Efficiency: 81.0 %
Dark Noise: 3.2 e-
Saturation Capacity: 14.3 ke-
Dynamic Range: 72.8 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 41.5 dB
Test Method: EMVA 1288
Data Interface: USB3 Vision
Data Rate: USB 3.0 Only (5 Gbps)


Conformance CE, RoHS, GenICam, USB3 Vision, IP30, FCC, UL (pending)

The EMVA data above is for the monochrome version. Nonetheless, it is indicative of the relative performance of this camera.

Learn about camera specs in our Camera Tech Center.


See Resources section below to download drawings.

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.