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FLIR Blackfly 3.2 MP Color GigE PoE

The Blackfly camera line combines Power over Ethernet, industry-leading affordability and a host of unique features for uncompromising value. Every Blackfly model comes packed with functionality designed to maximize performance and reliability, including a 16 MByte frame buffer; LED status indicators; and an on-camera image processing pipeline that provides color interpolation, gamma, and lookup table functionality. The Blackfly camera weighs just 36 grams, measures 29x29x30mm and uses 2 watts of power.

What sets the FLIR Blackfly apart is the Sony IMX265 CMOS. This feature provides higher resolution and higher dynamic range which has allowed the Blackfly to really stand out amongst other image sensing technologies.


  • Ultra-compact PoE camera, only 29 × 29 × 30mm
  • On-camera image processing: color interpolation, gamma, and LUT
  • 16 MByte frame buffer; LED status indicator


Video Data Output 8, 12, 16 and 24-bit digital data
Image Data Formats Mono8, Mono12, Mono16, Raw8, Raw12, Raw16 (all models); RGB, YUV411, YUV422, YUV 444(color models)
Partial Image Modes Pixel binning, decimation, and region of interest (ROI) modes
Image Processing Gamma, lookup table, hue, saturation, and sharpness
Shutter Global shutter; Rolling shutter (BFLY-PGE-14S2/BFLY-PGE-23S2/BFLY-PGE-50A2); Automatic/manual/one-push See product webpage for specific model’s range
Gain Automatic/manual/one-push
Gamma 0.50 to 3.99, programmable lookup table
White Balance Automatic/manual/one-push
High Dynamic Range Not supported
Color Processing On-camera in YUV or RGB format, or on-PC in Raw format
Digital Interface Gigabit Ethernet interface with screw locks for camera control and data; Power over Ethernet
Transfer Rates 10/100/1000 Mbit/s
GPIO 6-pin Hirose HR10A-7R-6PB GPIO connector for trigger, strobe, and power
External Trigger Modes Standard, bulb (BFLY-PGE-03S2/BFLY-PGE-03S3/BFLY-PGE-13H2/BFLY-PGE-13S2/BFLY-PGE-14S2/BFLY-PGE-23S2/BFLY-PGE-23S6/BFLY-PGE31S4/BFLY-PGE-50A2/BFLY-PGE-50S5), low smear (BFLY-PGE-03S2/BFLY-PGE-03S3/BFLY-PGE-05S2/BFLY-PGE-09S2/BFLY-PGE-13H2/BFLY-PGE-13S2/BFLY-PGE-50H5), overlapped (BFLY-PGE-03S2/BFLY-PGE-03S3/BFLY-PGE-05S2/BFLY-PGE-09S2/BFLY-PGE-13H2/BFLY-PGE-13S2/BFLY-PGE-23S6/BFLY-PGE-31S4/BFLY-PGE-50S5), multi-shot
Image Buffer 16 MB frame buffer
Memory Channels 2 user configuration sets for custom camera settings
Flash Memory 512 KB non-volatile memory
Dimensions 29 mm × 29 mm × 30 mm excluding lens holder, without optics (metal case)
Mass 36 grams (without optics)
Power Consumption Power over Ethernet (PoE); or 12 V nominal (5 – 16 V) via GPIO interface, maximum 2.5 W (2 W BFLY-PGE-13E4)
Machine Vision Standard GigE Vision v1.2
Camera Control Via FlyCapture SDK or GigE Vision third-party software
Camera Updates In-field firmware updates
Lens Mount CS-mount (C-mount BFLY-PGE-23S6/BFLY-PGE-31S4/BFLY-PGE-50H5/BFLY-PGE-50S5) (5 mm C-mount adapter not included)
Temperature Operating: 0° to 45°C; Storage: -30° to -60°C
Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% (no condensation); Storage: 20 to 95% (no condensation)
Compliance CE, FCC, RoHS
Operating System Windows, Linux(32- and 64-bit)
Warranty 3 Years