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Elphel Model 333 camera is now discontinued. It is one of the legacy cameras, more are shown here

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General Specifications

  • High resolution 3.2Mpix (2048x1536) 10-bit Megapixel CMOS image sensors (5MPix sensors coming soon)
  • High frame rate over a LAN connection:

    12 fps at 2048x1536 resolution

    27 fps at 1280x1024 resolution

    90 fps at 640x480 resolution
  • Industry standard MJPEG and low-bandwidth Ogg Theora unicast/multicast streaming
  • Live-DVD included to get you started in minutes
  • Simple web based interface accessible from any browser
  • Direct Ethernet connection - camera can instantly work with computer running any operating system or upload data to a remote server using Internet connection
  • 48 VDC power - camera can run over a single CAT-5 cable up to 100m from the powered switch
  • Auto-Exposure and White Balance


  • 100MHz 32-bit Axis ETRAX100LX CPU
  • 64 MB SDRAM (32MB system +32MB Video)
  • 16 MB flash memory
  • Xilinx Spartan®3 1000K gate reconfigurable FPGA for fast image precessing and compression - 8-10 billions of arithmetic operations per second.
  • 42MPix/sec compression into JPEG/MJPEG and Ogg Theora without CPU overhead.
  • Low power consumption - 3W. 12VDC and 24VDC powered cameras available for battery operation
  • Compact size - 1.75"x1.75"x4.75" weighs 210 grams or 7.4 oz (without the lens)
  • Universal CS-mount makes it possible to use most of the CS and C mount lenses
  • Optional extension board available that provides external synchronization and RS232/422/485 serial interfaces, USB host coming soon
  • Gated intensified version is possible


  • Embedded servers running on GNU/Linux provide images/video over LAN or the Internet
  • Scriptable client uploads images to the remote server using available Internet connection
  • Easy customizable AJAX-based user interface
  • Fail-safe software and hardware compression algorithms upgrades over the Internet
  • All the software comes with the GNU/GPL and is free to use, modify and re-distribute. Complete distribution sufficient to build all the embedded software and hardware FPGA code is available for download and also is included in the camera flash memory file system.