JAI | Spark Series SP-12401M-USB high performance CMOS 12 MP camera

Spark Series
12.4-megapixel area scan camera

The SP-12401M-USB provides 12-megapixel monochrome resolution at up to 23.4 fps over a standard USB3 Vision interface. Featuring the Sony Pregius IMX304 CMOS imager, it delivers outstanding low-noise image quality suitable for a wide range of high resolution machine vision applications.

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Compact optical format

The SP-12401M-USB features Sony’s advanced 3.45 µm pixel technology, enabling its 12.37-megapixel resolution to fit in a compact 1.1” optical format for more lens options and a smaller, lighter form factor.

Excellent sensitivity and image quality

Also available in a model with color output, the SP-12401-USB cameras feature a dark noise rating of less than 2.5 electrons for outstanding image quality even under low light conditions.

Advanced exposure control

The SP-12401-USB handles difficult lighting situations with ease - indoors or out – thanks to JAI’s Auto Level Control (ALC) function, which links auto shutter and auto gain for smart exposure control under any condition.


  • 12-megapixel resolution at 23.4 fps via standard USB3 Vision interface.

  • Compact 1.1” CMOS imager with global shutter.

  • 8/10/12-bit monochrome output.

  • 3.45 µm square pixels provide low noise with excellent sensitivity.

  • Automatic Level Control (ALC) for dynamic lighting conditions.

  • Edge enhancement function for added contrast and sharpness.

  • Industrial grade performance with 80G shock, 10G vibration, and -5°C to +45°C operating range.

  • 8/10/12 bit


Product Line

Spark Series




Area Scan

Color / Mono


Light Spectrum

Visible + NIR


12.4 MP

Resolution WxH

4112 x 3008 px

Frame rate / Line rate

23 fps




USB3 Vision (PoUSB)



Sensor Name


Optical Format

1.1 inch

Cell Size WxH

3.45 x 3.45 µm

Shutter type

Global shutter

Sensor Diagonal

17.6 mm

Active Sensor Dimensions WxH

14.2 x 10.4 mm

Camera Dimensions HxWxL

44 x 44 x 44 mm


130 g

Video Output

8/10/12-bit *

Lens Mount


Power Consumption

3.7 Watt

Operating Temperature (ambient)

-5°C to +45°C

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

Here are a few applications where Spark Series cameras are especially suitable

Spark Series cameras are the perfect starting point for a wide range of machine vision, entertainment, and mapping applications.

Electronics inspection

Verification of circuit layouts and coatings, ball grid array inspection, component positioning, solder paste quality, dimensional accuracy, pick & place applications, and more.

Mapping and aerial imaging

Cameras mounted on aircraft, satellites, or ground vehicles capture images to help create maps, analyze terrain, or build street views.

Inventory robotics

Large fields-of-view with high levels of detail are needed to scan shelves for products and their associated identification codes.


Many types of industrial parts must be carefully measured to ensure conformance to system requirements. High resolution images enable higher precision on critical measurements.

Pharmazeutische Produkte

Die Hochgeschwindigkeitskameras der Spark-Serie ermöglichen eine detaillierte Inspektion von Tabletten, Verpackungen und anderen pharmazeutischen Produkten bei gleichzeitig maximalem Durchsatz.

Automotive spray finish

High speed, high resolution systems identify surface imperfections finer than a grain of salt in final vehicle assembly, to cue operators where to polish and buff out imperfections.

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