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Apex Series

The Apex AP-1600T-USB is a 3-CMOS prism-based industrial R-G-B area scan camera providing better color fidelity and spatial precision than traditional Bayer color cameras. The camera is built around the PregiusTM IMX273 1/2.9-inch sensor featuring 1456 x 1088 pixels and pixel sizes of 3.45 µm x 3.45 µm. The USB3 Vision interface offers excellent plug and play compatibility while delivering 3 x 1.6 megapixels at nearly 79 frames/second.

The camera can be optionally ordered with the IR-cut filter removed (AP-1600T-USB-NF) for applications needing extended sensitivity in the red/NIR channel. It is loaded with a range of advanced features and functions supporting the most challenging color imaging applications in machine vision, life sciences, and industrial microscopy.

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Exceptionally accurate color image data

Using a special prism-based imaging technique, the incoming light is separated into red, green and blue wavelengths, captured by three precisely-aligned CMOS sensors. The result is better color accuracy and spatial precision than traditional color cameras using the Bayer mosaic technique.

High resolution combined with high frame rate

The AP-1600T-USB is built around three Sony Pregius IMX273 sensors. Combined with a USB3 Vision interface, this machine vision camera can output as much as 3 x 1.6 megapixels at nearly 79 frames/second in full resolution.

Flexible color space conversion

The AP-1600T-USB provides great flexibility in on-board color space conversion: including RGB to HSI color space conversion and RGB to CIE-XYZ color space conversion. (sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces are also supported).


  • 3-CMOS prism-based RGB camera.

  • 3 x IMX273 Sony Pregius sensors.

  • True raw image data (Red, Green and Blue). Also available with IR-cut filter removed (AP-1600T-USB-NF) for extended sensitivity in the red/NIR channel.

  • USB3 Vision interface.

  • Analog gain and exposure setting for each individual R-G-B channel.

  • Flexible color space conversion.

  • Single and Multi-Region-of-Interest (ROI).

  • Automatic level control.

  • Shading correction on ROI.

  • Color temperature presets.

  • Built-in color enhancer and edge enhancer functions.

  • Pixel binning (2x1, 1x2 and 2x2).

  • Chunk data for each image.

  • Compatible with Image-Pro and Micro-Manager software packages for integration with digital microscopy applications.

  • Robust and compact design (Shock 50G/Vibration 3G).


Product Line

Apex Series




Area Scan

Color / Mono


Light Spectrum

Visible + NIR


1.6 MP

Resolution WxH

1456 x 1088 px

Frame rate / Line rate

79 fps




USB3 Vision (PoUSB)



Sensor Name


Optical Format

1/2.9 inch

Cell Size WxH

3.45 x 3.45 µm

Shutter type

Global shutter

Sensor Diagonal

6.3 mm

Active Sensor Dimensions WxH

5.0 x 3.8 mm

Camera Dimensions HxWxL

44 x 44 x 74 mm


170 g

Video Output

8/10/12-bit *

Lens Mount


Power Consumption

5.3 Watt

Operating Temperature (ambient)

-5°C to +45°C

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* Some video processing functions not available with 12-bit output

Typical applications where Apex Series industrial cameras are especially suitable

The Apex Series cameras are the ideal choice if you have imaging applications where you need very accurate color data and high spatial precision.

Imaging in ophthalmology

Eye examination looking at interior features such as the retina, optic nerve head and microcirculation in blood vessels.

Microscopy/cell imaging/pathology

Imaging of human tissue slices, cells and body fluid samples under a microscope or in tissue scanners.

Medical/pharmaceutical quality control

Color quality control of ampoules, capsules, multi-layer tablets and other medical products.

Endoscopy/surgical imaging

Imaging inside the human body and organs. Surgical imaging via microscopes or ceiling mounted cameras.

PCB and wafer inspection

Visual inspection of printed circuit boards, chips, electronic parts and wafers.

Flat panel inspection

Calibration of chrominance and luminance values to specified color spaces, as well as detection of pixel defects.

Print inspection

High-end print inspection of currency, pharmaceutical packages and other printed material.

Automotive inspection

Paint inspection and verification of color LEDs in dashboard instruments.

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