Latest-generation CMOS sensors

Sony IMX252/265 (3.2 MP) and Sony IMX250/264 (5 MP)

CMOS sensors in the Pregius range with second, optimized pixel generation will be appreciated above all by customers with very demanding image quality requirements. These uncompromising sensors offer amazing image quality, excellent color reproduction and an unbelievably high dynamic range. IDS cameras with these sensors are ideal for applications in poor lighting conditions. Features such as long exposure, AOl, line scan mode and many more come as standard for IDS cameras.
The IMX264 and IMX265 sensors are the most cost-efficient variants, with less speed and limited functionality.

Sony IMX178

Sony IMX290

The cost-effective, high-resolution and fast CMOS sensor from the Sony STARVIS series is the ideal choice for traffic monitoring systems, microscopy, medical technology or astronomy. It offers sensational light sensitivity plus extremely low noise and, at less than 2 electrons per second, comes close to the SCMOS range. This sensor is particularly "at home" in cutting-edge applications in poor or changing light conditions (dynamic range >75 dB).

This cost-optimized, super-fast CMOS sensors from the Sony STARVIS series offers truly impressive image quality with clean color separation for a faithful rendering of subjects. It offers the much-loved full HD resolution for visualization applications, long exposure for low-light applications and very high IR sensitivity. The small visual format is ideal for cost-effective lenses.

Shutter Resolution
Pixel size
USB 3 uEye LE USB 3 uEye CP GigE uEye CP & GigE uEye FA
IMX290 Rolling
2.13 MP,
1936 x 1096
2.9 μm
120 fps 120 fps GigE uEye CP: 50 fps
IMX265 Global
3.2 MP,
2048 x 1536
3.45 μm
55 fps 55 fps 38 fps
IMX252 Global
3.2 MP,
2048 x 1536
3.45 μm
  134 fps  
IMX264 Global
5 MP,
2456 x 2054
3.45 μm
  36 fps 23 fps
IMX250 Global
5 MP,
2456 x 2054
3.45 μm
  77 fps  
IMX249 Global
2.36 MP,
1936 x 1216
5.86 µm
  41 fps 24 fps
IMX178 Rolling
6.41 MP,
3088 x 2076
2.4 μm
60 fps 60 fps 18 fps




The PYTHON 500 Global-Shutter Sensor is the fastest IDS camera model in the resolution range below 1 MP, with approx. 575 fps in full SVGA resolution (800 x 600 px). If using AOIs, you will exceed 1,000 fps. The sensor is ideally suited to slow-motion or high-speed tracking applications.

The global shutter PYTHON 1300 CMOS sensor with 1.3 MP (1280 x 1024 px) is entirely designed with speed in mind. Thanks to the AOI function, it reaches top speeds in excess of 1,000 fps. With top ratings by the EMVA and low image noise, this sensor is perfect for classic machine vision applications, as well as for tracking, robotics and endless web inspection.



With a resolution of 2.3 MP (1920 x 1200 px), the global shutter PYTHON 2000 sensor is designed for top speed in Full HD format, making it suitable for classic industrial applications and for pure visualization tasks. If necessary, you can also switch to the 4:3 format used in medical technology (1600 x 1200 px).

The global shutter CMOS sensor PYTHON 5000 is unrivaled in its class (5.3 MP) and is perfect for microscopy applications. With AOI, the total resolution of 2592 x 2048 can be converted into the square format 2K x 2K or full HD. The sensor can reach 260 fps, for example, using subsampling in the classic 1.3 MP resolution class.

ON Semiconductor Shutter Resolution
Pixel size
uEye CP
GigE uEye CP &
GigE uEye FA
PYTHON 500 Global
800 x 600 px,
1/3.6“, 4.8 μm 575 fps
250 fps
PYTHON 1300 Global
1.31 MP,
1280 x 1024
1/2“, 4.8 μm 224 fps 90 fps
PYTHON 2000 Global
2.3 MP,
1920 x 1200
2/3“, 4.8 μm 165 fps  
PYTHON 5000 Global
5.31 MP,
2592 x 2048
1“, 4.8 μm 72 fps