Windowless USB2.0 Buffered CMOS 10-bit Monochrome 1.3MP Cameras, 32MB on-board memory


Mightex USB 2.0 cameras with frame buffers 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 built-in frame buffers, external trigger-in, strobe-out, and a powerful camera engine that supports multiple cameras. Monochrome cameras often exhibit a 20% higher spatial resolution than their color counterparts because no pixel interpolation is necessary. Without a Bayer color filter on the sensor, monochrome cameras are also more sensitive than color sensors, especially in near IR and UV regions. The frame rate can be as high as 12 fps in full resolution and up to 150 fps using ROI mode. In addition, a user-friendly GUI based application software and an SDK are provided for custom software development. A DirectShow driver and a TWAIN driver are included, and a USB command set protocol is also provided for non-Windows based applications.

Windowless cameras are particularly useful for applications that are sensitive to multiple reflections due to the existence of the glass window in front of the CMOS sensor. One example of such an application is laser beam profiling.


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Specifications (Click here to download datasheet)

Number of GPIOs4
Built-in LED DriversNo
Resolution1,280 x 1,024 Monochrome
CMOS Chip½" (5:4) Micron MT9M001
Pixel Size5.2 x 5.2μm
Active Imager Size6.66 x 5.32mm
Scanning SystemProgressive
Dynamic Range68dB
Sensor SNR45dB
Gray Level10bit
Frame Rates* (@48MHz Clock)12 @1280x1024
18 @1024x768
25 @800x600
28 @752x480
33 @640x480
70 @320x240
Sub ResolutionsSupport arbitrary ROI, (X, Y) with X and Y multiples of 4
Shutter Speed (Exposure Time)0.04 ~ 750ms
Hardware Gains0.125x ~ 8x
Trigger ModeWith external trigger
Trigger CableACC-CAM-DIN8
Lens MountC-Mount, CS-Mount or custom-defined
Built-in FiltersNone
Power Consumption< 1.8W
Dimension58 x 58 x 34  (CS-mount)
58 x 58 x 39 (C-mount)
Weight (excluding lens)150g

* The actual achievable frame rate may vary, depending on exposure time setting as well as available PC resources.


Processor:                                Pentium III 900MHz or better, or a compatible processor
Operating System:                 Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8
RAM:                                        256M or greater
Hard Disk Space:                   10M for software installation, plus additional space for storing captured images
Display:                                    24bit True Color

USB2.0 Host Controller:      (Recommended) Intel Integrated Host Controller.


  • Laser beam profiling
  • Laser interferometry
  • Digital holography
  • Holographic data storage
  • Digital microscopy
  • Machine vision
  • Medical imaging
  • Semiconductor equipment
  • Test instruments


  • No glass window
  • Ideal for coherent light detection
  • 32MB On-board Memory
  • Higher resolution than color sensors
  • 10-bit gray level
  • 4-pin GPIOs
  • Higher sensitivity especially in IR
  • Simpler data processing
  • 1280 x 1024 active imaging pixels
  • High-speed USB2.0 (480Mb/s)
  • ROI & pixel skipping/binning
  • Support arbitrary ROI
  • Digital output, no need for frame grabber
  • Custom programmable with SDK provided
  • TWAIN driver
  • DirectShow driver
  • External and software trigger
  • Strobe output for external flash
  • No need for external power supply

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Mechanical Drawing Downloads:

Software Download


Enclosed Camera, with CS-mount


Standard Packing List:

  1. 1x Camera (w/o an imaging lens)
  2. 1x USB Cable

Software Download

  • Buffered camera software package download (.zip file, 10MB), including User’s Guide, SDK, Windows-based application software with GUI, DirectShow driver, TWAIN Driver, and example codes in VB, C++ and Delphi.

Note: 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.