JAI | B Sereis BM-500GE JAI JAI 5-megapixel machine vision area scan…


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B Series BM-500GE
JAI 5-megapixel machine vision area scan camera

This product is in the process of being discontinued and is not recommended for new projects. Last orders must be placed by 30 September 2019. Comparable replacement products are available. Click the “Contact a JAI engineer” button below to discuss your requirements and explore alternative product options.

The BM-500GE is a monochrome progressive scan camera with 5 megapixel resolution and GigE Vision interface. The camera utilizes the Sony ICX625 CCD and operates at 15 frames/second in continuous mode in full resolution.

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  • Monochrome progressive scan CCD.

  • 15 frames/second with full resolution in continuous operation.

  • Partial scanning and vertical binning for increased frame rates.

  • Sequence trigger mode which allows the user to pre-select a combination of gain, offset and Region of Interest (ROI) that can be changed on-the-fly.

  • Pre-processing functions such as blemish compensation, channel balancing and LUT for gamma compensation.

  • Edge Pre-Select and Pulse Width trigger modes.

  • Programmable GPIO with opto-isolated inputs and outputs.

  • GigE Vision interface with 8, 10 or 12-bit output.


Product Line




Area Scan

Color / Mono


Light Spectrum



5 MP

Resolution WxH

2456 x 2058 px

Frame rate / Line rate

15 fps




GigE Vision



Sensor Name


Optical Format

2/3 inch

Cell Size WxH

3.45 x 3.45 µm

Shutter type

Global shutter

Sensor Diagonal

11.1 mm

Active Sensor Dimensions WxH

8.5 x 7.1 mm

Camera Dimensions HxWxL

55 x 55 x 55 mm


210 g

Video Output


Lens Mount


Power Consumption

5.8 Watt

Operating Temperature (ambient)

-5°C to +45°C

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Typical applications for the B Series 5 MP camera

Here are a few applications where B Series 5-megapixel industrial cameras are especially suitable


From vision-guided robot arms to autonomous vehicles, the B Series cameras provide high quality images in a compact yet industrial-grade form factor.


The B Series cameras can be configured for a wide range of automotive and automotive parts inspections.

Electronics inspection

The B Series cameras are useful for inspecting printed circuit boards, sorting small parts, and other electronics-related applications.


Vision systems for track and trace, pill sorting, inspecting vials and ampoules, and many other applications, can all utilize the B Series cameras.

Production quality control

The 5 megapixel B Series cameras are the perfect “eyes” for many different types of quality control inspection systems.

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