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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

CIC Cameras

Model Comparison - GigE Cameras

Model Number Resolution Frame Rate Type Sensor Type Sensor Technology Sensor Color/Mono
CAM-CIC-300 0.3MP 120fps Area Scan CCD Global Shutter Sony ICX618 M
CAM-CIC-1300 1.3MP 60fps Area Scan CMOS Global Shutter e2v EV76C560 C, M
CAM-CIC-2000-60 2MP 60fps Area Scan CMOS Global Shutter e2v EV76C570 M
CAM-CIC-4000 4MP 25fps Area Scan CMOS Global Shutter CMOSIS CMV4000 C, M
CAM-CIC-5MR/5000R 5MP 14fps Area Scan CMOS Rolling Shutter Aptina MT9P031 C, M
CAM-CIC-5000-20 5MP 20fps Area Scan CMOS Global Shutter Sony IMX264 M
CAM-CIC-10MR 10MP 10fps Area Scan CMOS Rolling Shutter Aptina MT9J003 C, M
CAM-CIC-2900-4 29MP 4fps Area Scan CCD Global Shutter Truesense KAI-29050 M
CAM-CIC-4KL-24 4k 24kHz Line Scan CMOS Linear Awaiba DR-4K-7 M

Model Comparison - CameraLink Cameras

Model Number Resolution Frame Rate Type Sensor Type Sensor Technology Sensor Color/ Mono
CAM-CIC-4KL-80 4K 80kHz Line Scan CMOS Linear Awaiba DR-4K-7 M

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