CCD & CMOS Cameras
Contact us for lowest price (800) 284-2288, (858) 565-1101,, or fax (858) 300-4193
2/3" Monochrome Progressive Scan CCD 5MP Camera

The JAI BM-500 CL is a new addition to the Basic tier of the C3 family. It is a monochrome progressive scan camera with 5 million pixels resolution and Camera Link (CL) interface.

The BM 500 CL camera utilizes the Sony ICX625 CCD and operates at 15 frames/second in continuous mode even with a 5 megapixel resolution, thanks to a well-crafted analog front end design. Partial scan and binning modes are also provided.

The BM500 CL camera offers superb thermal management and pre-processing functions such as: white balance, LUT for compensating lighting condition and a blemish compensation function.

Sensor 2/3” progressive scan CCD
Pixel Clock 60 MHz
Frame rate full frame 15 frames/second
Active area 8.47 (h) x 7.10 (v)
Cell size 3.45 (h) x 3.45 (v)
Active pixels 2456 (h) x 2058 (v)
Read-out modes, Full 2456 (h) x 2058 (v) 15 fps
Read-out modes, 1/2 partial scan 2456 (h) x 1028 (v) 24 fps
Read-out modes, 1/4 partial scan 2456 (h) x 514 (v) 34 fps
Read-out modes, 1/8 partial scan 2456 (h) x 258 (v) 43 fps
Read-out modes, 2/3 partial scan 2456 (h) x 1372 (v) 20 fps
Read-out modes, Vertical binning (BM-500 CL only) 2456 (h) x 1029 (v) 23 fps
Sensitivity (BM-500 CL) 0.34 Lux (On sensor, max. gain, shutter off, 50% video)
S/N ratio >50 dB (0 dB gain)
Video output Camera Link, 8-bit, 10-bit or 12-bit
Auto-iris lens video output 0.7 VP-p, enabled by internal switch
Gain Manual. Range -3 to 12 dB
Gamma/Knee Fixed 0.45 or 256 point LUT
Synchronization Internal X-tal
Inputs, Camera Link Ext. trigger, LVDS (CC 1)
Inputs, TTL Ext. trigger 4V ±2V
Outputs, Camera Link Clk., FVAL, LVAL, Data, EEN
Outputs, TTL XEEN
Trigger modes Pre-Select, Pulse Width
Electronic shutter, Pre-set shutter 1/15 to 1/10,000 in 10 steps
Electronic shutter, Programmable exposure (PE) 2L(64 micro s) to 2072 L (66.44ms) in 1L steps
Electronic shutter, Pulse Width max. 2 sec. (Can be set by 100 micro s unit or Pixel Clock unit)
Accumulation Auto-detect LVAL-synchr. / asynchr.
Pre-processing functions Output transfer functions (Gamma, multiple-point knee), Bayer white balance, L/R channel balancing, Blemish compensation
Control interface Camera Link serial communication
Functions controlled by serial communication Shutter, Trigger mode, Readout mode, Trigger Polarity, Black level, Gain, LUT, Pre-processing
Indicators on rear panel LED for power and trigger input
Operating Temperature -5°C to 45°C
Humidity (operation) 20 - 90% non-condensing
Storage temp./humidity -25°C to 60°C / 20 to 90%
Vibration 10 G (20Hz to 200 Hz XYZ)
Shock 70 G
Regulations CE (EN 61000-6-2, EN-61000-6-3), FCC part 15 class B, RoHS/WEEE
Power 12V DC /-10%. 5.5W
Lens mount C-mount
Dimensions (H x W x L) 55 x 55 x 55
Weight 200 g


facebook.png twitter.png linkedin.png youtube.png
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice.