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Cognex Designer Vision Software

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Cognex Industrial Cameras (CIC Cameras)

The Cognex family of digital industrial cameras are designed for easy integration with industry-leading Cognex Designer Vision Software and VisionPro® software that is included with Designer. These small, lightweight GigE Vision® and Camera Link® cameras can are available in both area scan and line scan formats to address a wide variety of applications.

Cognex stands behind its reputation as being the leader in the machine vision market and now you can too. As a machine builder, the signature black and yellow Cognex cameras show your customers you have the leading machine vision technology integrated into your system. Large enterprise users easily recognize the systems that use Cognex Designer with these Cognex Industrial Cameras (CIC). Integration with Cognex Designer provides access to a comprehensive library of tools for meeting all of your machine vision needs.

Typical Cognex Vision Hardware Ordered with CIC Cameras:

These Cognex cameras are typically ordered with the Cognex VC5 Vision Controller for users that are ready to obtain a Cognex pre-qualified, ready-to-go vision solution. Alternatively, this hardware is typically ordered with the Cognex 8704e GigE Frame Grabber for those building an industrial PC. Both the VC5 and 8704e include Cognex Designer and Vision Pro software, to offer a complete vision solution delivered and supported by Cognex.

GigE Vision and Camera Link options

Need a value solution? Require high-performance to meet the most demanding requirements? Cognex offers industrial cameras to meet a variety of application requirements.


  • VGA to 29MP Area Scan, or 4k Line Scan
  • Global or rolling shutter
  • Monochrome or color
  • Single cable solution: GigE Vision with Power over Ethernet, or Power over Camera Link (PoCL)
  • 3-year warranty

Model Comparison - GigE Cameras

The 29mm x 29mm GigE Vision cameras fit easily into most spaces and offer bottom mounting options.
Model NumberResolutionFrame RateTypeSensor TypeSensor TechnologySensorColor / Mono
CAM-CIC-3000.3MP120fpsArea ScanCCDGlobal ShutterSony ICX618M
CAM-CIC-13001.3MP60fpsArea ScanCMOSGlobal Shuttere2v EV76C560C, M
CAM-CIC-2000-602MP60fpsArea ScanCMOSGlobal Shuttere2v EV76C570M
CAM-CIC-40004MP25fpsArea ScanCMOSGlobal ShutterCMOSIS CMV4000C, M
CAM-CIC-5MR/5000R5MP14fpsArea ScanCMOSRolling ShutterAptina MT9P031C, M
CAM-CIC-5000-245MP24fpsArea ScanCMOSGlobal ShutterSony IMX264M
CAM-CIC-10MR10MP10fpsArea ScanCMOSRolling ShutterAptina MT9J003C, M
CAM-CIC-2900-429MP4fpsArea ScanCCDGlobal ShutterTruesense KAI-29050M
CAM-CIC-4KL-244k24kHzLine ScanCMOSLinearAwaiba DR-4K-7M

Model Comparison - CameraLink Cameras

Model NumberResolutionFrame RateTypeSensor TypeSensor TechnologySensorColor / Mono
CAM-CIC-4KL-804K80kHzLine ScanCMOSLinearAwaiba DR-4K-7M

For more information on Cognex Industrial Cameras and other Cognex products:
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