The Canon 3U5MGXSBA Opens Up New Possibilities in a Number of Industrial Applications

For automotive, broadcasting, camera OEMs, electronics, flat panel display, food, intelligent transportation systems, manufacturing, medical, military, pharmaceutical, life sciences and print industries, the 3U5MGXSBA is ideal for:

  • Automotive parts inspection
  • Automotive metrology
  • Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS)
  • High speed video broadcasting
  • Microscopy
  • High resolution network cameras
  • Wide FOV cameras
  • 720 – 60fps cameras
  • Dome cameras with electronic pan, tile, and zoom
  • Hybrid video cameras with high resolution stills
  • Detailed feature extraction for smart cameras
  • 3D scanners for prototyping and quality assurance
  • Robotic vision
  • UAVs
  • Embedded vision (when used with flat ribbon flex cable)
  • Electronics part inspection


  • PCB inspection
  • Flat panel inspection
  • Fruit, vegetable and pastry inspection
  • Automated food production
  • License plate capture
  • Red light camera
  • Manufacturing parts inspection
  • Metrology
  • 3D scanning for prototyping and quality assurance
  • Dental imaging
  • Ophthalmology
  • Medical imaging
  • High end surveillance and security
  • Biometrics
  • Pharmaceutical and life science microscopy
  • Analysis of color prints


About this series


High Speed Image Capture in 5 Megapixel Resolution

With an electronic shutter and all pixel progressive readout of 120 fps, the Canon 3U5MGXSBA 5 MP CMOS sensor offers fast, distortion free image capture. In a 2/3″ format, proprietary pixel designs with low power consumption and enhanced sensitivity further improve performance. This CMOS sensor is available in monochrome (3U5MGXSBAM), color (3U5MGXSBAC) and a specialized RGB-NIR color filter array (3U5MGXSBAI).

Enhanced Solutions with RGB-NIR Pixel Filter

By replacing one of the green filters on a standard color CMOS sensor with a Near Infra-Red (NIR) filter, image processing from these sensors allows for the separation and discrete analysis of the visible and NIR wavelengths. Discrete analysis of these bands from a single image simplifies dual sensor systems by reducing size, weight, and power (SWaP) requirements; provides added capabilities to systems that can benefit from the additional band; and helps enhance current solutions already detecting in both the NIR and visible wavelengths with fast, distortion free imaging.

Innovative Pixel Designs Enable Simultaneous Visible and NIR Detection

Pixel Design and Drive Technology

The pixels of the Canon 3U5MGXSBA CMOS sensor include a gathering structure which enables photons entering from wide incident angles to be re-directed into the photodiode which otherwise would be lost. The result is a CMOS image sensor with higher sensitivity, capable of capturing high quality images even in challenging low-light situations.

Pixel Design and Drive Technology

Filter TypeSensitivity (e/lx/sec)Dark Random NoiseResolutionEffective PixelsSensor SizePixel SizeMaximum Frame RateShutter TypePower Consumption (Type)
RGB30,000 (Green)2.6e rms @ Analog gain x15 megapixels2592 x 2056 (Horizontal xVertical)Approx. 2/3 inch (8.8mm x 7.0mm)3.4µm x 3.4µm-60fps – Dynamic Range Priority Mode -120fps – Frame Rate Priority ModeGlobal electronic shutter function500mW (all pixels @ 60 fps)

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