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Piranha3 Cameras

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The Piranha3 camera family takes imaging to a new level with unsurpassed resolution and throughput. With horizontal resolution up to 16k, Piranha3 cameras deliver more detail with fewer cameras in a multi-camera system for measurable cost savings. Additional system cost-savings stem from the Piranha3’s superior sensor alignment accuracy, high responsivity and optimized pixel pitch, 3.5 µm (16k), 5 µm (12k) and 7 µm (8k).

Unmatched flexibility and programmability

A Camera Link interface ensures easy integration of the Piranha3 8k and 12k into existing systems. With a selectable number of taps, bit depth, and Camera Link mode, the Piranha3 cameras are extremely flexible. Other programmable features include flat field correction, exposure control, and gain and offset control.

With throughput of 1.179 Gpixels/s, the CMOS-based Piranha3 16k goes beyond the limits of Camera Link and so uses HSLink, the next generation interface pioneered by Teledyne DALSA. HSLink takes the key strengths of Camera Link®, adds new features and functions, and combines them with unprecedented, scalable bandwidth (from 300 to 6000 megabytes/second in 300 megabyte/second steps ) using globally available, off-the-shelf components.

Lowest price/pixel system solution

The Piranha3 cameras enable you to meet the line rates necessary for your high performance applications and allow you to reduce the number of cameras in your system. When you use fewer cameras, you use fewer framegrabbers, lenses, computers and cables. The Piranha3 family delivers the lowest price/pixel system solution.


Piranha3 Camera Models

ModelResolutionPixel SizeLine Rate
Piranha3 8k, 33 kHz8192 x 17 µm33.7 kHz
Piranha3 12k, 23 kHz12288 x 15 µm23.5 kHz
Piranha3 16k CL, 40 kHz16384 x 13.52 µm40 kHz
Piranha3 16k HS, 40 kHz16384 x 13.52 µm40 kHz
Piranha3 16k HS, 72 kHz16384 x 13.52 µm72 kHz


  • Up to 1.179 Gpixel/s throughput
  • Line rates up to 72 kHz (16k), 33.7 kHz (8k) or 23.5 kHz (12k)
  • Teledyne DALSA's own CCD and CMOS line scan sensors
  • 100% fill factor
  • ±50µm sensor alignment accuracy
  • High responsivity
  • Flat field correction




  • Flat panel inspection
  • Printed circuit board inspection
  • Web inspection (narrow and wide web)
  • Parcel sorting
  • High performance document scanning
  • High throughput applications


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