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.
Warranty & Product Life Cycle
Daheng Imaging produce yearly more than 100.000 industrial cameras according to the highest quality standards. The industrial cameras are certified by TÜV Rheinland and have a 3 year warranty. After market introduction, every camera model is at least available for 7 years. Most cameras have even a much longer product life cycle. For more information about our product life cycle management, check this article
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 invented to supply both power and data over a single standard ethernet cable. This can reduce the cabling and installing time in applications where no hardware trigger or I/O is required. When I/O is used in an application, we advise to supply the camera voltage using the I/O connector. Power over Ethernet consumes more power then power by the I/O connector. The GigE camera will get warmer using PoE, because the voltage of the PoE line must be converted to a lower voltage, resulting in heat generation. A PoE GigE camera is also larger then the version without PoE because an additional board is required to extract the power from the ethernet connector and convert the voltage to a lower voltage level. Due to the extra hardware required the price of a PoE GigE camera is also higher than the version without PoE.
Pixel Bith Depth
Pixel Data Format
BayerRG8 / BayerRG12
Hardware trigger, software trigger
1 opto-isolated input line and 1 opto isolated output line, 2 GPIO
Windows / Linux / Android
RoHS, CE, FCC, GigE Vision, Genicam