USB3.0 Monochrome or Color 5MP CMOS Camera (8 or 12 bit)


Super-speed USB3.0 cameras with a fast and high-definition Aptina 5 Megapixel CMOS image sensor. Up to 14 fps in full resolution and up to 350 fps using ROI mode. Comes in color or monochrome, board-level or with enclosure.

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Mightex’s ultrafast USB 3.0 cameras are designed for applications that require high-speed and/or multiple cameras. These cameras are equipped with a super-speed USB3.0 interface that can deliver a transfer rate of up to 400 Mbytes per second, which is 10 times the USB2.0 speed, 3.5 times GigE speed and 6 times Firewire-800 speed. With a fast and high-definition Aptina 5 Megapixel CMOS image sensor that can offer up to 14fps in full resolution and up to 350fps using ROI mode, Mightex USB3.0 cameras are suited for industrial applications that require a great amount of data to be processed and transferred from the camera to the PC. These ultra-compact cameras have external trigger-in, strobe-out, and a powerful engine that supports multiple camera operations. In addition to all these outstanding features, a user-friendly GUI based application software and an SDK are provided for custom software development.

USB3.0 powered – no need for external power supply.


[Note: Board-level cameras are designed for OEM applications, when a system-level enclosure is usually provided. One should be properly grounded when handling a board-level camera, in order to avoid Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) related damages. ESD related damages (which are considered as mis-handling) are not covered by product warranty. For lab use, it is strongly recommended that one choose an enclosed camera, instead of a board-level one.]

Specifications (Click here to download datasheet)

ParametersSMN-C050-U (Color)
SMN-B050-U (B/W)
SME-C050-U (Color)
SME-B050-U (B/W)
Number of GPIOs44
Resolution2,560 x 1,920
Image SensorAptina Micron MT9P031, Rolling Shutter CMOS (ERS or GRR)
Pixel Size2.2 x 2.2µm
Scanning SystemProgressive
Dynamic Range70dB
Sensor SNR38dB
Bit DepthColor: 24 (R/G/B)
B/W: 8 or 12 (Switchable)
Frame Rates* (@96MHz Clock)14 @2560 x1920, 20 @2048 x1536, 31 @1536 x1216, 41 @1280 x1024, 60 @1024 x 768, 105 @768 x 480, 114 @640 x 480, 240 @320 x 240,
350 @192 x 128
Sub ResolutionsSupport Arbitrary ROI (Nx, Ny), with Nx and Ny multiples of 64 and 16
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time)0.05 ~ 750ms
Hardware Gains1x ~ 16x
Trigger ModeWith external trigger (Trigger delay < 200µs)
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
Strobe OutYes
Lens MountC– mount or CS-mount
(M12.5-mount or custom-defined lens mount supported)
Built-in FiltersIR-cut (factory standard) or custom
Power Consumption< 2.0W
Dimension51 x 51 x 29 (CS-mount)
51 x 51 x 34 (C-mount)
58 x 58 x 34 (CS-mount)
58 x 58 x 39 (C-mount)
Weight (excluding lens)80150g
* The actual achievable frame rate depends on exposure time, as well as available resources of the host PC system.

Recommended System Configuration

Dual-core Intel CPU 1.8GHz or better, or a compatible processor
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
1GB or greater
Hard Disk Space
40MB for software installation, plus additional space for storing captured images
24bit True Color
USB3.0 Host ControllerIntel Integrated USB3.0 Host Controller is recommended

Product Datasheet:

Software Download:

Standard Packing List:

  1. 1x Camera (w/o an imaging lens)
  2. 1x IR-cut filter (pre-installed, retail version only)
  3. 1x USB Cable (Note: Trigger cable is NOT included and needs to be ordered separately)

Software Download:

  • USB3.0 Camera software package download (.zip file, 19.1MB), including User’s Guide, SDK, Windows-based application software with GUI, DirectShow driver, TWAIN Driver, and example codes in VB, C++ and Delphi.

(1) For a C-mount enclosed camera order, a CS-mount enclosed camera would be shipped along with a CS-to-C mount adapter (P/N: ACC-CAM-CSC). For details of converting a CS-mount camera to a C-mount camera, please click here.

Product specifications are subject to change without prior notice. All prices are FOB California, unless otherwise stated. Please call/email for volume pricing.