The Double-Rate camera series DR2-D1920-S01-G1 is based on the SONY IMX174 CMOS image sensor. The IMX174 CMOS image sensor is optimized for low light conditions and is available as standard monochrome version. Equipped with the Photonfocus Double-Rate technology, this camera is nearly 100% faster than standard GigE cameras and use only one data cable (no link-aggregation).
The camera has the GigE interface (GigEVision).

These cameras focus on demanding applications in industrial image processing and they are optimized for low light applications. Thanks to the global shutter, even high-speed applications with exposure times in the µs-area are possible.

Due to their excellent capabilities of managing high frame rates CMOS cameras are at the fore front of high speed image capturing and image analysis. Until recently CMOS high speed cameras were used as compact camera heads with an internal image buffer or as landed camera heads with a CameraLink full interface and frame grabbers with a large image buffer.

Applications such as motion analysis (e.g. in the area of bionic, sports or biomechanical analysis) and process failure analysis (e.g. burst or fracture of tools, failure of handling systems, breakdown of packaging systems) require frame rates which are increasingly being provided by fast CMOS standard cameras. These are also used in machine vision applications. The preferred camera choice for such applications are standard machine vision cameras with a GigE interface due to their flexibility in long transmission distance. For even faster motion analysis cameras with a double frame rate, being captured with a GigE interface and a combined link aggregation with recording systems are required.

Photonfocus has recognized the need and requirements of high-speed applications. The Double-Rate (DR) camera technology displays a double bandwidth for data transmission via the standardized GigE Vision interface, common for machine vision applications. The technology is based on the standard software protocol GenICam. This Photonfocus technology is based on standard bandwidth tools and standard software libraries used for high speed image capturing. Even a multiple camera system set-up can be easily implemented due to the usage of the GigE standard, in contrary to a point-to-point connection as used in Link aggregation solutions. With the GigE standard the data transmission is not getting interrupted. The DR technology eliminates the complications of systems using cameras with link aggregation right from the beginning.

Comparison of data rates of different interfaces used in machine vision

An additional advantage of the implemented modulation technology is the capability to save unmodified image formats. The storage space for all image sequences is almost half the size of standard solutions. This is made possible thanks to the real picture format saving which enables fast sequence search runs.

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Sensor: Sony, IMX174
Frame rate: 94fps
Optical format: 1/1.2"
Lens mount: C-Mount
Sensor Resolution: 1920 x 1200
Pixel size: 5.86μm x 5.86μm
I/O Input: 2x Opto-isolated
I/O Output: 1x Opto-isolated
Dimensions: 40 x 40 x 58mm³
  • Double Rate technology
  • Configurable region of interest (ROI)
  • Up to 4 regions of interest (MROI)
  • Decimation in y-direction
  • 2 look-up tables (12-to-8Bit) on user-defined image region (Region-LUT)
  • Constant frame rate adjustable by software
  • Crosshairs overlay on the image
  • Temperature monitoring of camera
  • Camera informations readable over SDK
  • Ultra low trigger delay and low trigger jitter
  • Extended trigger input and strobe output functionality
  • Status line in picture




Manual Revision Doc-ID
1.3 MAN089
Software Version

This installer contains

Link: Changelog
Supported Operating Systems:
- Win8, Win10
GigE Cameras:
- PFSDK and PFViewer (GUI) with Doublerate support
- SDK examples and documentation
- C# and Python (2.7, 3.x) wrappers
- Support of polarized Cameras
3D Cameras:
- PF3DLib and PFViewer (GUI)
- SDK examples


This installer contains

Supported Operating Systems:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.4 LTS, 22.04 LTS
GigE Cameras:
- SDK examples and documentation

3D Data Revision Doc-ID

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Cable T/S MV0/MV2, Binder, 4 pin (trigger)

Trigger/strobe cable with Binder connector for MV0/MV2

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Power cable with Binder connector for MV2