pco.camware 4 is an application-oriented camera control software allowing for:

  • For on-boardor stationary application
  • Excellent light sensitivity
  • Superior image quality
  • High resolution of4 megapixels at 1,100 frames per second
  • Resistant to impacts ofup to 150 G

Fast frame rates at high resolution

1102 fps | 2016 x 2016 pixels pco.dimax cs41603
fps | 1920 x 1440 pixels pco.dimax cs33086
fps | 1296 x 1024 pixels pco.dimax cs1

Excellent light sensitivity at true 12 bit dynamic range

outstanding low light performance requires less light and allows for reduced shutter time in order to avoid motion blur

Ruggedized camera body

camera withstands 150g for more than 11 milliseconds in all axesself-contained & dust tight housing

Compact & lightweight

very compact and lightweight body allowing for quick and easy setup even in tight space

Secure and smart operation

employable pulse length filter reduces risk of false triggering by interfering EM signalssecure synchronization mode (phase-lock PLL) even if sync signal fails

High data security

optional battery secures image memory for 45 minutes in case of power failur

Electronic lens control for Canon EF lenses

allows for remote control camera lens (focus and aperture) for use in positions that are hard to access (film pit, hall ceiling, crash block)

One camera for every application

due to size, weight and changeable lens mounts, the camera can be quickly swapped between onboard and off-board positions delivering high-quality images

Wide variety of helpful accessories

camera-lens cage for perfect stabilization of the optical axis for onboard applicationsruggedized junction box with integrated battery and sync generator for multiple cameras

Use-oriented camera control software

pco.camware 4 allows for fast repeatability of different test scenarios integration in several major third-party camera control software packages

Frame Rate Table
Model Resolution (pixels) Frame rate (fps) Recording time (9 GB)
cs4 2016 x 2016
2016 x 1536
1102
1443
1.40 s
140 s
cs3 1920 x 1440
1920 x 1080
1440 x 1440
1603
2128
2032
1.41 s
1.42 s
1.49 s
cs1 1296 x 1024
1296 x 720
1008 x 952
864 x 848
528 x 528
3086
4346
4009
5010
10782
1.53 s
1.54 s
1.63 s
1.71 s
2.08 s
Image Sensor
Image Sensor Proprietary
Resolution cs4 2016 x 2016 pixels
cs3 1920 x 1440 pixels
cs1 1296 x 1024 pixels
Sensor Size/Diagonal cs4 22.18 x 22.18 mm² / 31.36mm
cs3 21.1 x 15.8 mm² / 26.4mm
cs1 14.26 x 11.26 mm² / 18.17mm
Pixel Size 11 x 11 µm²
Shutter Mode Global Shutter
Fullwell Capacity 36000 eˉ
Quantum Efficiency 50% @peak
Sensitivity (ISO¹) ISO 1250 – 16000 (monochrome)
ISO 160 – 6400 (color)
Spectral Range 290 … 1100nm
Readout Noise 22eˉ (typ.)
18eˉ²
Dynamic Range 1600 : 1/64dB
2000 : 1 / 66 dB²
Dark Current 530 eˉ/pixel/s @ 20 °C
Non - Linearity < 0.5% (diff.), <0.2% (integr.)
DSNU (dark signal non- uniformity) <0.6 counts rms
@90% center zone
PRNU (photo response non-uniformity) <1% @80% signal
¹Determination of ISO speed according to ISO 12232. ²In correlated double image mode (CDI) the readout noise is reduced and therefore the intrascene dynamic is improved. ³Contact signal type in combination with pco. extension box.
Camera Values
Exposure time 1.5 μs ... 40 ms
Dynamic Range A/D 12 bit
Region of Interest 24 x 4 pixel steps (centered)
Camera Memory 9 Gigabytes
Signal Types RS-485, TTL, contact³
Output Signals Status exposure / Status busy
Multi-camera Sync Sync In/Out (Master/Slave), PLL
Data Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Time Stamp in image (accuracy of 1 μs)
Time Code Input IRIG-B unmodulated (optional)
Interframing Time 3.58 μs (optional)
Shock 150g > 11ms (in all axes)
Operating Temperature 0° - 40°C
Housing self-contained housing
Power Supply 15 - 48 V DC
Power Consumption 27 W
Camera Connector LEMO (18-pin)
Available Lens Mounts C-mount / F-mount, EF-mount (optional)
Weight 0.985 kg
Dimensions 85 x 85 x 102.5 mm³