(Item no.: MER-500-14GC-P)

GigE Vision Camera

The Mercury GigE camera series is an industrial vision camera, with a GigE interface. GigE is the most common interface used for cameras in traditional machine vision applications. The camera is available with and without Power over Ethernet (PoE).
This model is interesting for you when your application complies with the following conditions:
-    An industrial camera
-    Maximum cable length of 100 meters
-    Inexpensive and easy installation of cables
-    Only one cable is required to connect the device (in case of PoE)
-    Dimensions are: 29x29x29mm (without PoE), 29x29x38 mm (with PoE)
-    Optional hardware triggering

If more details are required, the manual can be consulted.

Specification MER-500-14GC-P


Color/Mono Color
Resolution 2592x1944
Sensor Type MT9P031
Optical Size 1/2.5''
Pixel Size 2.2um
Frame rate 14fps
Shutter type Rolling Shutter
ADC Bith Depth 12bit
Pixel Bit Depth 8bit, 10bit
Shutter time 36us ∼ 1s
Digital gain 0dB ∼ 17dB
Pixel Data Formats Bayer GR8/ Bayer GR10
Synchronization Hardware trigger, software trigger
I/O 1 opto-isolated input line and 1 opto isolated output line, 2 GPIO
Operating Temp. 0℃ ∼ 45℃
Operating Humidity 10% ∼ 80%
Power Consumption <3W    @ 12V
<3.75W@ PoE
Lens Mount C
Dimensions 38.3x29x29mm
Weight 75g
Software Windows XP/7/8/10 32 and 64 bit
Data Interface Fast ethernet (100Mbit/s)
Gigabit Ethernet (1000Mbit/s)
Programmable control Image size, gain, Exposure time, Image size, trigger polarity, flash polarity etc.
Conformity CE, RoHS, GigE Vision, GenICam

Color Camera

A color camera makes use of a Bayer pattern to produce a colored image. The RGB value of every pixel is being calculated by taking the value of a pixel, in combination with all the values of neighboring pixels. This results into less sharp images than those of a monochrome camera.
Due to the RGB filter on the pixels, every single pixel, considering white light, on average has 66% less photons than a monochrome camera. Which makes a color camera less light sensitive than a monochrome one. To compensate this, the following options are available:
-    Increase the amount of light
-    Increase the gain
-    Increase shutter speed / exposure time
-    Select a more light sensitive sensor
-    Select a more light sensitive lens


Power over Ethernet (PoE) for GigE is designed to provide both power and data communication over a standard Ethernet cable. This reduces the amount of cables and installation time, in applications that do not require a hardware trigger or I/O. When I/O is required in an application we advise to supply the camera via a I/O connector. The camera’s power usage is larger when using Power over Ethernet than via the I/O connector. The camera will generate extra heat when using PoE. A PoE GigE camera is larger than the version without PoE. An extra PCB is needed to separate the power of the Ethernet signal, and to convert the voltage to a lower voltage. Extra hardware is needed, which makes it more expensive than the version without PoE. The advantage of PoE is that installation is easier because less cables are required.

Information sensor manufacturer

(Please note that not all sensor features may be implemented)
MT9P031. Applications: High Resolution Network Cameras, Wide FOV Cameras, 720 P–60 fps Cameras, Dome Cameras with Electronic Pan, Tile, and Zoom. Hybrid Video Cameras with High Resolution Stills, Detailed Feature Extraction for Smart Cameras. Features: High Frame Rate, Superior Low-light Performance, Low Dark Current. Global Reset Release, which Starts the Exposure of All Rows Simultaneously, Bulb Exposure Mode, for Arbitrary Exposure Times, Snapshot Mode to Take Frames on Demand, Horizontal and Vertical Mirror Image, Column and row skip modes to reduce image size without reducing field−of−view (FOV) Column and Row Binning Modes to Improve Image Quality,  when Resizing Simple Two-wire Serial Interface. Programmable Controls: Gain, Frame Rate, Frame Size, Exposure, Automatic Black Level Calibration, On-chip Phase-Locked Loop (PLL).


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