Blackfly S Board Level Camera: Full-Featured, High Performance for Embedded Systems

The Blackfly® S camera exploits the industry’s most cutting-edge sensors in an ice-cube form factor. Packed with robust features, the camera allows users to effortlessly create their preferred precise images and speed up their application development.

This includes both accurate manual control and automatic control across on-camera pre-processing and image capture. On-camera features, such as full compatibility with well-known third-party software that supports GigE Vision, as well as IEEE1588 clock synchronization, provides system designers with the required tools to rapidly design novel solutions. The Blackfly® S camera is available in USB3, GigE, board-level and cased models.

The Exact Images Required by Users

The Blackfly® S camera offers a choice of polarization, CMOS global shutter and high-sensitivity BSI sensors. True-to-life color is ensured by color transformation tools. Accurate manual control and sophisticated auto-algorithms are also included.

Develop Once, Deploy Anywhere

The Blackfly® S camera supports a variety of host system hardware architectures and operating systems. Users can effortlessly switch to board-level models for built-in systems. Streamlined product iteration with reliable form-factor is available across different sensor sizes.

Accelerate Application Development

The Blackfly® S camera can be used with third-party hardware and software. Robust on-camera features minimize code-writing tasks. Custom applications can be rapidly built with descriptive API logging and a rich-sample code.

FLIR Blackfly S Family: Develop Once, Deploy Everywhere

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Source: FLIR Systems

ADC 8-bit, 10-bit, 12-bit
Chroma Color
Frame Rate 291
Lens Mount CS-mount
Megapixels 0.4
Part Number BFS-PGE-04S2C-CS
Pixel Size 6.9
Readout Method Global shutter
Required Accessories Lens, Cable, Host Adapter (GigE), Tripod Mount Adapter (ACC-01-0003)
Resolution 720 × 540
Sensor Format 1/2.9"
Sensor Name Sony IMX287
Sensor Type CMOS
Compliance and Certifications
Compliance CE, FCC, KCC, RoHS. The ECCN for this product is: EAR099.
Machine Vision Standard GigE Vision v1.2
Warranty 3 years
Operating Humidity 20 to 80% (no condensation)
Operating Temperature 0° to 50°C
Storage Humidity 30 to 95% (no condensation)
Storage Temperature -30° to 60°C
Acquisition Modes Continuous Single Frame Multi Frame
Exposure Range 4 µs to 30 seconds
Flash Memory 6 MB non-volatile memory
Gain Range 0 db to 47 dB
Image Buffer 240 MB
Image Processing Color correction matri×, gamma, lookup table, saturation and sharpness
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning, decimation, ROI
User Sets 2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Absolute Sensitivity Threshold (y) 7.39
Dynamic Range dB 74.27
Quantum Efficiency Blue 48.7 (460 nm)
Quantum Efficiency Green 57.43 (530 nm)
Quantum Efficiency Red 45.6 (625 nm)
Saturation Capacity (e-) 21947
Temporal Dark Noise (e-) 3.74
Auxiliary Output 3.3 V, 120 mA maximum
Dimensions [W x H x L] 29 mm × 29 mm × 30 mm
Interface GigE PoE
Mass 36 grams
Non-isolated I/O Ports 1 bi-directional, 1 input
Opto-isolated I/O Ports 1 input, 1 output
Power Consumption [Maximum] 3 W (2.8 W nominal)
Power Requirements Power over Ethernet (PoE), or 12 V nominal (8 - 24 V) via GPIO
Recommended System Configuration
CPU 3.1 GHz or equivalent CPU
Hard Drive 200 MB hard drive space
Operating System Windows or Linux (32–bit or 64–bit)
Port Gigabit Ethernet Port
Power Sourcing Equipment IEEE802.3af-2003 PoE Interface Card / Injector/ Switch or Camera Power Supply (12 V 1.5 A, 6–pin Hirose)
RAM 2 GB RAM or more




  • GigE cable
  • GigE locking cable

GPIO Cables

  • Hirose HR10 (6 Pin) GPIO cable


  • Computar A4Z2812CS-MPIR, 2.8- to 10-mm, 1/2.7", CS mount lens
  • Fujinon 6-mm 1/2″  C mount lens
  • Fujinon 25-mm 2/3″ C mount lens
  • Tamron 8-mm 1/1.8″ C mount lens
  • Tamron 16-mm 2/3″ C mount lens
  • Tamron 16-mm 1/1.8″ C mount lens
  • Tamron 25-mm 2/3″ C mount lens

Host Adapters

  • Ethernet Network Interface Card

Power Supplies

  • Includes 12 V power supply with a 6-pin HR10 connector

Optical Mounts

  • CS to C Mount 5-mm spacer adapter

Tripod Adapters

  • Tripod adapter for 39-mm Blackfly® S Models
  • Tripod adapter for BFS (30 mm), BFLY, CMLN, CM3, FFMV, FL2, FL3 and FMVU


  • Hirose HR10 Circular GPIO connector

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