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C5 Series

3D Sensors with Ultra-HD-Resolution

3D Sensor C5
3D Sensor C5

the 3D-Sensors of the new C5 Series come with resolutions of up to 12-Megapixel and collect the 3D data with measuring speeds of up to 200,000 Profiles per second (depending on the model). The developers have devoted special attention to industrial suitability and have equipped the 3D sensors with a ruggedized housing (IP67), M12 connectors, air barriers and many more features.

Until now, 3D-recordings in a two-digit megapixel resolution were reserved only for the camera C4-4090-GigE. The C5 Series combines the high-resolution characteristics of the C4 camera with the compact and ruggedized design of the C2 sensor family, merging thanks to state-of-the-art technology the best of both worlds. The result is ultra-high resolution high-speed 3D-sensors that enable a reliable industrial use even in harsh environments.


  • Non-Contact 3D Measurement in Accordance with the Laser-Sheet of Light (Triangulation) Method
  • Measuring Speeds of up to 200 kHz
  • Image Processing Integrated in the Camera
  • Robust Housing with IP67
  • Configurable Camera Modes: Image Mode, Profile Mode
  • Selection of 3D Camera Algorithms: Threshold-Selection Method, Maximum Method, COG Method, FIR-PEAK Method
  • All algorithms achieve the maximum profile rate, regardless of the algorithm selected and its parameters
  • Easy Configuration via Camera Register
  • Configurable Selection of the Data Output, e.g. Height Data or Height Data + Intensity Data
  • Genuine Global Snapshot Shutter for Accurate Profiles without Movement Distortion (blurring)

  • Programmable Number of Profiles that can be merged to form a Height Image
  • Up to 8 Freely Selectable AOIs (Sensor Read-Out Windows) in Image
    and Profile Mode
  • Flexible Trigger Functions for Profile and Image Triggering
  • RS422 Interface Converter with Programmable Counter for Profile Trigger Generation and Integral Identification of Direction of Movement
  • Data Transmission via Gigabit Ethernet Interface
  • Configurable Opto-Coupled I/Os for Trigger Function and Synchronisation
  • Storage of a User-Defined Start-Up Camera Configuration in a Configuration EEprom
  • Integrated Control for External Illumination (Laser)
  • Enhanced 3D Imaging with High Dynamic Range 3D (HDR-3D)

C5-1280-GigE C5-2040-GigE C5-2040-4M-GigE C5-4090-GigE
Sensor Resolution 1280(H) x 1024(V) 2048(H) x 1088(V) 2048(H) x 2048(V)* 4096(H) x 3072(V)
Pixel Size 6.6 µm x 6.6 µm 5.5 µm x 5.5 µm 5.5 µm x 5.5 µm 5.5 µm x 5.5 µm
Dynamic Range (with HDR-3D) 90 dB 90 dB 90 dB 90 dB
Digitization 10 Bit 10 Bit 10 Bit 10 Bit
Sensitivity 9.6 V/lux.s @ 525 nm 5.56 V/lux.s @ 550 nm 5.56 V/lux.s @ 550 nm 4.64 V/lux.s @ 550 nm
Profile Length in 3D-Mode 1280 Pixel per Profile 2048 Pixel per Profile 2048 Pixel per Profile 4096 Pixel per Profile
Typical Profile Speed

depending on Number
of Sensor Rows

Height Resolution can be increased by using
TRSH (1/2 Pixel) or COG/FIR-PEAK (1/64 Pixel)
without Loss of Speed

Sensor Rows Profile Speed
1024 1.07 kHz
256 4.26 kHz
128 8.48 kHz
32 32.8 kHz
16 63 kHz
8 116 kHz
Sensor Rows Profile Speed
1088 340 Hz
256 1.4 kHz
128 2.6 kHz
64 5.2 kHz
16 16.0 kHz
8 25.0 kHz
Sensor Rows Profile Speed
2048 180 Hz
1088 340 Hz
256 1.4 kHz
64 5.2 kHz
16 16.0 kHz
8 25.0 kHz
Sensor Rows Profile Speed
3072 75 Hz
512 450 Hz
128 1.7 kHz
32 5.8 kHz
16 9.7 kHz
8 14.5 kHz
Max. Frame Rate for Image Mode (Full Frame) 288 fps (internal Recording)
94 fps (via GigE Vision)
170 fps (internal Recording)
50 fps (via GigE Vision)
90 fps (internal Recording)
25 fps (via GigE Vision)
32 fps (internal Recording)
9 fps (via GigE Vision)

Discontinued 3D Models

Here you can find here information about the models of the C2 series, the predecessor versions of our current C5 cameras.

CX Technologies

Learn more about three-dimensional measuring in accordance with the laser-scanning, software support with GigE Vision & GenICam and several CX special features like High Dynamic Range (HDR) or Automatic AOI-Tracking.

3rd Party Solutions

Our CX products support all well-known vision software packages. Therefore, developers can easily integrate a CX camera in a vision system without having to sacrifice their favourite programming environment. Learn more about software packages that are compatible with our CX cameras.


Athinodoros Klipfel
Head of Sales
Phone: +49 (0)4531/88011-14
Email: klipfel@automationtechnology.de

Armin Jehle
Senior Business Development and Key Account Manager
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Email: armin.jehle@automationtechnology.de