USB3.0 Monochrome or Color 1.2MP Global Shutter CMOS Camera (8 or 12 bit)


Super-speed USB3.0 cameras with a fast Aptina 1.2 Megapixel Global Shutter CMOS image sensor. Up to 60 fps in full resolution and up to 380 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 the 1.2MP Global Shutter CMOS sensor, the frame rate can be as high as 44 fps in full resolution and up to 300fps using ROI mode. Mightex USB 3.0 cameras are optimized for machine-vision applications, and they can also be used for a wide variety of other applications such as digital microscopy and medical imaging, where quality, ease of use, and cost-effectiveness are crucial. These cameras have external trigger-in, strobe-out, and a powerful camera engine that supports multiple cameras. In addition, 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)

SMN-B012-U (B/W)
SME-C012-U (Color)
SME-B012-U (B/W)
Number of GPIOs44
Resolution1,280 x 960
Image SensorAptina MT9M031, Global Shutter CMOS
Pixel Size3.75 x 3.75µm
Scanning SystemProgressive
Dynamic Range64dB
Sensor SNR38dB
Bit DepthColor: 24 (R/G/B)
B/W: 8/12 (Switchable)
Frame Rates* (@96MHz Clock)60 @1280×960
70 @1024×768
110 @768×480
110 @640×480
200 @320×240
325 @192×128
380 @64×64
Sub ResolutionsSupport Arbitrary ROI (Nx, Ny), with Nx and Ny multiples of 64 and 16
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time)0.05 ~ 750ms
Hardware Gains1x ~ 8x
Trigger ModeWith external trigger (Trigger delay < 600µs)
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.


Dual-core Intel CPU 1.8GHz or better, or a compatible processor
Operating System
Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 10
2GB 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.