Industrial cameras

Industrial cameras from The Imaging Source

The Imaging Source industrial cameras: Excellent image quality, durability and an outstanding price-performance ratio.

With a selection of over 100 industrial cameras, The Imaging Source maintains one of the broadest portfolios in the machine vision market - offering an extensive range of industrial cameras with numerous interface options including GigE, USB 3.1, 3.0 and 2.0.

Our free software development kits (SDKs) IC Imaging Control (Windows) and Tiscamera (Linux), provide users with powerful tools to easily integrate The Imaging Source's industrial cameras into virtually any machine vision application. The free IC Capture and IC Measure programs allow end users to visualize images output from The Imaging Source industrial cameras.

Below you will find more details about our industrial camera families. Please contact our machine vision experts today.

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  • Latest CMOS sensors: ON Semi and Sony including Pregius, Pregius S (global shutter) and STARVIS (rolling shutter)
  • Resolutions: 0.4 MP to 42 MP with highest image quality and high frame rates
  • Camera housing: compact and robust metal enclosures made for years of use in standard or harsh industrial environments
  • Free SDKs and end-user software: for latest Windows and Linux releases
  • Interfaces: wide range of interfaces and connector types; USB-Vision, GigE-Vision and GeniCam-compliant
  • Custom and OEM cameras: OEM applications and co-branding for customer projects
  • Warranty: 3-year warranty with continuous support

A Quick Guide to The Imaging Source's Industrial Camera Families

38 Series

Full-feature industrial cameras for modern imaging applications in factory automation and ITS

38 series (GigE industrial interface - RJ45 interface optional)
38 series (USB 3.1 Type-C interface)

38 Series cameras feature newest Sony Pregius and Pregius S CMOS global-shutter sensors - the first Sony sensors specifically designed for machine vision applications. The cameras are ideal for intelligent traffic systems (ITS) requiring a large field of view as well as in high-speed machine vision applications such as production and factory automation.

All 38 Series cameras offer advanced feature sets including external trigger control, advanced readout functions (ROI, subsampling readout, multiple frame set output) as well as image and color processing (e.g. LUT, gamma, white balance, color correction matrix, hue, and saturation).

37 Series

Single-board cameras ideal for cost-sensitive and OEM applications

Equipped with high-performance Sony Pregius and STARVIS sensors, The Imaging Source's cost-optimized, single-board, 37 Series family offers several form factor variants, providing a flexible customization concept for systems engineers and OEMs.

These streamlined, standard-feature cameras offer a reduced hardware footprint and are available in an industrial-grade housing with optional Hirose hardware trigger and I/Os (board-level form factor also available). With frame rates up to 539 fps and resolutions up to 12 MP, the 37 series serves as an adaptable platform enabling efficient and cost-effective customized solutions for system integrators and OEM applications.

37 A series with USB 3.1 (Type-C connector)
37 B series including hardware trigger and I/Os with USB 3.1 interface (Type-C connector)

33 Series

High-performance imaging with the widest selection of sensors

33 series with USB 3.0 interface (Type-B connector)
33 series with GigE interface (RJ45 connector)
33e series with ruggedized housing (RJ45 connector)

The 33 Series portfolio offers the widest selection of CMOS sensors from Sony and ON Semiconductor. With resolutions from 0.4 MP to 20 MP (frame rates up to 539 fps - more than 1000 fps with use of ROIs), this full-feature camera series delivers a value-driven imaging solution for nearly every machine vision application. Available with either a USB 3.0 or GigE interface, these area scan industrial cameras deliver high-performance imaging in a light-weight and compact form factor.

In addition to standard sensors, the 33 Series also includes industrial cameras featuring Sony's Polarsens™ 4-way polarization sensors (color and monochrome). These sensors improve contrast, reduce glare and enhance the visualization of transparent objects via on-chip polarization technology.

Camera Features

Industrial camera specifications of the 38, 37 and 33 Series

Camera features table

Camera features table

More Industrial Cameras from The Imaging Source

2 Series (One4All USB 2.0)

Tried-and-tested design: our most cost-effective imaging solution

The Imaging Source 2 Series (formerly One4All series) of CMOS color cameras is the perfect solution for applications requiring a cost-effective USB 2.0 imaging solution. The cameras feature powerful ON Semi CMOS sensors and are available as housed or board-level form factors. The compact cameras deliver high image quality and offer binning, windowing and high-speed readout with reduced image noise levels. With resolutions ranging from 0.4 to 5MP, these robust digital industrial cameras are ideal for standard machine vision applications requiring a USB 2.0 interface.

2 series with USB 2.0 interface
AFU420 with USB 3.0 interface


42MP industrial USB 3.0 camera

The AFU420 features a unique 42MP sensor with a compact 2/3 inch sensor format. This cost-effective high resolution color camera is available with a C/CS mount or an integrated autofocus optic. The camera's flat, compact housing allows for integration into space-critical designs.

27 Series

The 37 series predecessor

27 Series cameras are compact, cost-optimized, single-board cameras. This USB 3.0 camera family features a variety of ON Semi sensors with resolutions from 1.2 to 10.7 MP. Hardware features include digital I/O strobe, binning and ROI. Cameras of the series are also available as board-level variants.

27 series with USB 3.0 interface
23 series with USB 3.0 interface (Type-B connector)

23 Series

The 33 series predecessor

The 23 Series is a compact industrial camera family and the predecessor of the 33 series. These cameras come with a variety of features including input/output, strobe, and trigger options via an external 6-pin Hirose port.

Custom & OEM Industrial Cameras

Application-specific imaging solutions from experts with over 30 years of machine vision experience and know-how.

In addition to manufacturing a wide variety of ready-made machine vision cameras, The Imaging Source also manufactures customized camera solutions for customer-specific requirements. Customers may specify minor or major changes to casing design, PCB layout, connection type, location and pinning, in addition to alterations to software drivers and end-user applications. The Imaging Source guarantees to manufacture customized camera solutions to the same high technical level as our ready-made cameras.


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About The Imaging Source

Established in 1988, The Imaging Source is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial cameras, video converters and embedded vision components for factory automation, quality assurance, medicine, science, security and a variety of other markets.

Our comprehensive range of cameras with USB 3.1, USB 3.0, USB 2.0, GigE, MIPI interfaces and other innovative machine vision products are renowned for their high quality and ability to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications.

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