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Point Grey Grasshopper3- World’s first machine vision camera to combine CCD technology with a USB 3.0 interface


Point Grey recently announced its latest innovation in imaging with the Grasshopper3, the world’s first machine vision camera to combine CCD technology with a USB 3.0 interface. The Grasshopper3 fulfills a growing demand from machine vision and in life science applications for a combination of highly sensitive CCD global shutter technology, high bandwidth, and a plug-and play-interface, all at an attractive price point. The first Grasshopper3 model, GS3-U3-28S4, has a maximum frame rate of 26 FPS and features the Sony 2.8 MP, ICX687 CCD sensor with its excellent image quality and near IR response.

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Like all Point Grey USB 3.0 cameras, the Grasshopper3 is built on an FPGA and frame buffer-based architecture to provide optimal reliability, a rich set of features, and a full image processing pipeline including color interpolation, look up table, gamma correction, pixel binning functionality, and much more. The Grasshopper3 GS3-U3-28S4 (color and monochrome) model is list priced at USD $1295 and EUR €995 and is available to order now from Point Grey.
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